Friday, October 31, 2014

spooky costumes 2014

I really enjoy coordinating Halloween costumes (like our circus costumes a couple of years ago or our Harry Potter costumes from when William was a baby) but this year, I was just too tired and didn't have the desire to do much. So, when William said he wanted to be a ghost this year, I wanted to give him the highest of fives. I cut up an old sheet and filled in the eye holes with some black nylons. Boom. Done. Then I had this adorable sheep costume that I bought for $6 at Last Chance when I was pregnant with Louisa. It is so cute I can hardly stand it.
I asked Fritz what he wanted to be and he insisted on a cowboy. I should've guessed, knowing his obsession with boots. I borrowed these cute cowboy boots from his cousin and then put all the rest of the costume together from our costume basket and some scrap leather fabric I had in my stash. It took a total of 30 minutes to put together all their costumes and the boys are very happy, so it's a Halloween win!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

house tour: baby girl's nursery

As soon as I found out I was having a girl, I started thinking about how I was going to decorate Louisa's nursery. It was honestly more exciting to me than the clothes and hair bows, but those things were exciting too. :) We were living at my parent's house when we had Louisa so I didn't get to nest by setting up her nursery, but I purchased everything I needed so that I would be ready for when we moved! Ha! When we moved here to Seattle, it was so exciting for me to finally set it all up!
There are a lot of unfinished elements to the room so it feels little empty in a few corners (and the lighting in here STINKS) but I'm not planning on doing any more for now. Even still, it makes me happy to be in such a girly space as I am nursing her several times a day in there. It's like our own little feminine place for us two girls to hang out. :) Having a girl is really fun...

Monday, October 27, 2014

louisa: 4 months

My baby girl is already 4 months old! I can't believe it! With all the moving and stress of the last few months, I feel like I didn't relish in the newborn phase as much as I would have liked. I guess that's also the way it goes when you're the third child, but it still makes me a little sad.
Louisa is such a joy to our family! We all are just so smitten with her. William is particularly in love. He is always wanting to snuggle, hold and talk to her. The boys will lay their heads down next to her and stroke her face. I love seeing them love on her.
I took her to the doctor for her 4 month shots and check-up. She weighs 14 pounds (50%), 25 inches (75%). It's so weird to me to see a 75% on the chart because the shortest the boys ever were was 95%! She is more dainty, for sure! She is also rolling (both ways), giggles and "talks" a lot, sucks her thumb (I admit, I kind of love thumb sucking even if it is hard to break the habit - ahem, Fritz!) and loves to kick her legs and "stand" up as we hold her. She is such a social butterfly and the only time she really fusses is if she can't see what's going on and knows that she's missing out! We love our Lou-Wheezy!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

picnic at the park

I'm so behind on blogging so here's my catch-up! Last weekend, we went over to one of the many parks by Lake Sammamish by our house. It was one of the last few sunny days and the weather had the perfect fall "bite" in the air. The boys loved playing by the water and looking for "treasures" (you know, sticks, clam shells, leafs, rocks... typical boy stuff). Then we had hot dogs and potato salad and watched the sun start to go down, which made those beautiful fall leaves create the most stunning golden glow. I really felt like life is really, really good in that moment. I love my family!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

house tour: the boy's room

In every house we've lived in, I've liked to take pictures and do a house tour. Maybe it's interesting to you and maybe it's not (don't we all secretly love to sneak a peak of other people's homes?) I love decorating my home and I think it's so fun to look back and remember our lives there. It's also entertaining to look at what I thought was cute at the time and how I did things on the budget I had. My house certainly isn't fancy, but it's home!
We won't be living in this house very long. It's a great little set up in a nice neighborhood, but we rented it mostly because it is a short lease and we are trying to find a house to buy. The timing was perfect for us. Since we left San Diego, the boys haven't been very settled. All their things were packed away and we were feeling pretty unsettled. I wanted to get their room set up as soon as we moved to Seattle, so I made that a priority. We had some old headboards that my mom was going to throw away so we sprayed them gray. The boys have been pretty good about making their beds every day (I've been really impressed with William's ability!). So far, so good!