Friday, November 14, 2014

{stay-at-home mom: first days}

When this post goes live, I will have been a stay-at-home mommy for about 2 months although not officially until recently! My first couple of days of being a stay-at-home mom, I wanted to document.

My husband stayed home for 2 weeks after our little girl made her appearance, and so I technically wasn't doing it all by myself at that point....

My son is endless entertainment and I am so glad I am not missing these moments! They are priceless! He drives me crazy and keeps me sane at the same time. The first day of me at home by myself with 2, he fell asleep over his lasagna lunch on the kitchen floor:

Having mommy at home is exhausting!

The next day, he walked into the kitchen with my rainboot on. It looked like he was coming and going at the same time. I had to sit down I was laughing so hard. 

A few short days later, this is how I caught the little rascal. In his sisters car seat, with her binky and her someone a little jealous of the baby? 

We typically start our days to dance parties to get out that beginning of the day energy, the most recent one to "I Like Big Butts" by Sir Mix A Lot at 8:15 in the morning, I might add.  GMA was doing a special on people enhancing their assets and we both looked at each other and knew it was dance party time.  We are the same person.....

He also helps me make all the beds after Mike leaves for work.  I love having the beds made because it makes my head clear for the day and he loves to help me with that. 

This child has more personality than anyone I have ever met. If I'm doing the laundry or busy, he says "Mommy, nee hep?" {Mommy, need help?}. He even was there to help when we got our security system installed.  He went and got his "tools".  He is getting a Little Tikes Workbench for Christmas and I know he will LOVE it.  He loves to help and learn.

If we ask him to do something he says one of two things: "No, I can't, I too strong" or "I busy!!". To which I always say, "Landon, you are two, what are you so busy doing?" 

He also walks into a room and says "What doin' daddy?" or "What doin' mommy". 

If he doesn't want something he says "I no yike it, it's dirty" no matter what it is. What?! Where did he even learn that?!?

Also he has started "I do it MYYYSEF!", which pulls are my mommy heart strings! 

He was playing with my favorite Stella and Dot earrings that he found in my nightstand the other day and I said "Landon Thomas, bring those to mommy right now!" He said "I put it riiiiiiiggghhht there, don't touch it!" and placed them just out of my reach. Never a dull moment. I currently only can find one of those earrings by the way, because he uses them as a "crew" {screw} to fix "Yightning A Queen" {Lightening McQueen}.  Perfect. 

Added into the mix is a sweet snuggle muffin girl named Harper Kate that always wants to be held so this is how I normally am during the day! This face was because my husband wanted a pic {probably of the kids} and this was a fussy morning for Harper. 

Landon loves his new sissy so much and I cherish every single moment that I get to spend watching them grow together. When he sees her first thing in the morning he says "Hi Harper Kate, whatcha doin'?" or "Hi Pincess!!" Or he tickles her. I swear she smiles when she sees him! Or cries, one of the two...

I just told my husband, the hardest part is figuring out how to get everyone showered/bathed. When my husband gets home, I like to have dinner ready and then relax as a family and not have to worry about it, so I like to do it during the day :). It's near impossible. I swear. Any tricks? 

We have gone grocery shopping every week and I wear her in my Infantino Mei Tai wrap and put Landon in the cart.  I must look like a hot mess because almost everyone wants to stop and help/talk.  One lady stopped me at the grocery store and said "Do you stay home with your babies?" I told her I do, she said "I think that is so wonderful, you can't get that time back, and your babies need you home."  That really made an impact on me and told me that I made the right decision with the help of my husband. Of course grocery shopping always requires a selfie :)

We have gone to our playground {we are lucky to have a playground, sand volleyball, pool, fitness center, tennis court in our neighborhood} more times than I can count but with the weather starting to get cold, it won't be possible. Because in the winter we won't be able to go to our normal places, I am trying to be creative in what we will do all day long.  Gymboree at Zona Rosa has been a hit & the indoor playground by Marshalls. I have given some Christmas ideas for Landon for Christmas of swim lessons and things like that.  

This is my life now as a stay-at-home mommy and I couldn't love it more. The days are long but the years are short!


  1. Oh my goodness, your little family is SO beautiful and precious! It makes me that much more excited to have a little boy! (I'm due in just 2 weeks now. Wow, how time flies)!!! :)
    I think that it's great you can be a stay-at-home mom!! I mostly will be (as I'll be teaching piano from home only two days a week). Because you're right, you can't get that time back... It sure will come with its own set of challenges, but it will be SO worth it! :)

    1. Thank you SO much for the compliment. Those kids certainly keep me on my toes. It's nice that you will mostly be a SAHM too!

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    1. Sweet comment, let me guess. You have been on my blog all morning...? You are the one with all the nasty comments, still hiding behind anonymous? Weird? We just built his house and moved in 2 months ago. We sold all of our old furniture, if you MUST know. Also, you obviously don't have kids...I out them up high, so my children won't rip the bookshelves out of the wall. Thanks for your ignorant comment.

  3. I just found your blog and your family is so precious!! I can't believe you look so cute with a toddler and 2 month old! Can't wait to continue to follow along!