If you couldn’t tell by the title or by my IG Stories, Kellan is obsessed with being Captain America for Halloween. On top of that, he picked out what everyone was going to be this year too. (If you want to see our family costumes you can take a peek right here!) I bought his costume and of course he wanted all of the things that came along with it. What costume is complete with out all of the accessories, right!? Well the shield ended up costing as much as the costume, and not that we couldn’t afford to buy it, I didn’t want to because I know it will either end up not being used ever or broken and in the trash! So I decided I would try and make one and see how it came out.
You know you have those friends that have kids that you’re just like, “What the heck!?” Why are they letting them do that or eat that? And then you tell yourself the famous last words because you aren’t a parent..yet, “When I have kids, I WILL NEVER LET MY KIDS DO THAT!” Well I am totally guilty of saying and doing those things. This is my list of things that I said I would never let my kids do before I became a mom.
“I will NEVER let my kids go out in public dressed like a mess.”
Now I still kind of follow this one and I would say about 80% of the time they look way more presentable then myself. But we have had some times that hair isn’t brushed, food is on the shirt, and they do not have matching socks.
“I will NEVER let my kid walk around with a runny nose.”
Again, I still try to keep up with this one because runny noses are pretty gross but sometimes you just have to give that nose a break.
“I will NEVER let my kids eat food off of the floor.”
I always thought it was so disgusting when I would see some parents let their kids eat food that fell on the floor. I still do especially in public places but since my second one was born and I’ve been pregnant with my third I have witnessed my sons find crackers and some other things that have been on the floor and eat it and I, admittedly, have not tried to stop them. I just let it happen. I am that mom now.
“I will NEVER let my kids eat sugary desserts.”
Again, I still try not to. haha it always drives my friends nuts that I don’t let the kids eat cake and ice cream at birthday parties.
“I will NEVER let my kids watch TV all day”
I am so guilty of letting the TV be on ALL.DAY.LONG. My third pregnancy really took a toll on me and the tv was on at least 50% of the day. Do your thang mama! Whatever gets you through the day.
“I will NEVER cuss in front of my kids.”
F%&* that S#@! haha Kidding! I don’t really cuss in front of them. On occasion it slips but I really try to be more conscious of what we’re saying in front of the kids because I’ve got a bunch of parrots!
“I will NEVER let them eat fast food.”
Pregnancy makes you do crazy things. I was obsessed with Jack in The Box tacos. I know, I know, they’re so delicious! Kellan has experienced my addiction to these during pregnancy 2 times now so he’s all for the late night taco run.
“I will NEVER let my kids sleep with me.”
We have a queen bed and Ethan and I barely sleep comfortably on there just the two of us so adding a kid or two or three is just tough. The baby sleeps in his little cosleeper attached to my bed and on occasion the boys come into bed with us.
“I will NEVER give my kids cereal for breakfast..and lunch..and dinner.”
I don’t really buy cereal but it’s more oatmeal. haha I am guilty of giving the kids oatmeal for breakfast and lunch and if Ethans not home we have it for dinner too some times!
“I will NEVER let them wear PJs all day.”
Now this was just a dumb one that I thought wasn’t ok. I love being in PJs so naturally my kids love it too! In fact, I’m typing this up at 2 in the afternoon and we are all still in our pajamas. No shame here!
I’ve learned that the term, never say never, really stands true when you become a parent!
What are some things you said you’d never let your kids do before you had them?
This was our second year to visit Mortimers Farm! They had so much more going on for the kids and I’m guessing they had a blast because they knocked out after less than 10 minutes in the car. They had animals, lots of slides, kids zipline, a cornmaze, hayride, a little kids train, dog and pig races, and just so much more! I have to say this year was WAY hotter then last. I should just expect that though living in Arizona. Kellan is already talking about going again next year. If you missed last years trip you can check it out here.
I just want to start this off by saying how incredibly heartbroken we are to about what just happened last night in Las Vegas. I said it earlier and I’ll say it again, It’s so hard to wrap my head around that fact that this happened and so close to our home. We knew people that were there and thankfully are safe. My heart and prayers go out to everyone involved, the victims, the survivors, the families, first responders, and everyone else that this has taken a toll on. I’m glad as a community and a nation that we can all come together and help support the people that are in need right now. If you’re looking to donate money you can here or if you would like to donate blood you can look at your local hospital.
Now on to my little Kaizer,
My little guy is the sweetest addition to our family.
He hardly ever cries which is a nice change of pace compared to my other two.
He is the biggest grunter at all times of the day (especially at night).
He loves his milk and still likes to be swaddled!
Both of the boys never let me swaddle him.
Kai is the biggest cuddle bug and loves to fall asleep on anyone that’s holding him.
He is wearing 0-3 month clothes and size 1 diapers.
His brothers are absolutely and completely obsessed with him!
Kaizer weighs 9.7 lbs
Is 20 1/2 inches long
And has a 14.5 ” head
He has by far been my biggest baby.
Now let me start this off by saying that birthing a baby is no joke. Anything and everything that comes with it is unexpected. There is no guarantee how things will go. You think you’re going to have a medicated birth, WRONG. YOU’RE NOT. You think you’re going to have a natural birth, WRONG. YOU’RE NOT! You think you’re just going with the flow of giving birth vaginally, WRONG. YOU’RE NOT.
I see all of these kids starting school and it’s super exciting! Experiencing firsts days and packing fun little lunches with cute little notes is getting me so excited for when my kids will be starting school. I’m envisioning myself pulling up in my mini van (which I don’t have..but still), dropping my baby off for his first day of school, taking tons of pictures to commemorate this next milestone, stopping at the nearest coffee shop with my other mom friends that have kids in school, thinking how much free time I will have now. But for now that dream of mine is going to wait…
We had so much fun on our trip to California two weeks ago. We got to stay in a cabin just outside of Big Bear with some family and the kids had a blast. We took the kids to Lake Arrowhead and to a fun place called SkyPark at Santa’s Village. If you ever get a chance to take the kids they will love it! They have lots of outdoor activities such as, go karts, mountain bike trails, play areas, gold mining, and a whole lot more. As you’ll be able to see in the video it was definitely a hit for the boys AND Ethan!
The last day we were there, we attended my family reunion. I love seeing family that we don’t get to visit with that often and the boys love running around with all of their cousins. It was a long drive home but totally worth it to finally be sleeping in our own bed. Something about being pregnant you don’t want to sleep anywhere but your bed.
Here are some clips from our week. I hope you enjoy!