Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wild Child

Scarlett is my little wild child. She loves exploring her environment, much to my dismay at times!

 Trying to sit in the colander. She seriously worked on trying to sit her butt in there for a half an hour. 
 Daddy even has to watch his computer better. She has mastered the chairs!

 How can you be mad at a face like this!

Oh the joys of shredding toilet paper and depositing it all over the house!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

A Sweet Surprise

I truly thought Scarlett was done with the sling. She hated the sling when she was a newborn, but by 4 months she loved it. I wore her alot! Especially before she could crawl. I did the dishes, vacuumed, went for walks and even mowed the lawn with her in the ergo. But by 11 months she was walking good and didn't really want to be cooped up. Much to my surprise last week after about a month of not wearing her at all, she decided she did not want to be put down. So I decided to try wearing her once again. I think she missed it and I realized I missed it too! I carried her around almost all day while I did things around the house. It was a sweet surprise!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Spaghetti Time!

Scarlett LOVES her spaghetti!

She has been trying to eat with the fork we give her, but most of the time gets to antsy and shovels it in with her hands!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Monday, February 6, 2012

Cut yourself some slack

I think sometimes as mother's we measure our worth by how much we can get done in a day. Sometimes we even compete with other mother's. I think sometimes we forget to sit back and enjoy life. We get so caught up in tasks we forget to take time to play and relax. Which I think is why we get so upset at our husbands at times because they seem to be able to do this more easily than us. My husband can leave ten loads of laundry unfolded in the laundry basket for days and not be bothered by it. I however cannot.

Well today I want to remind you that while those things have to be done at some point (I mean the dishes do have to be done at some point) it is okay to let it go every once in awhile. In order to be worthy we don't have to get every load of laundry done, dishes done, a gourmet meal on the table, sheets washed, a afghan crocheted, the house vacuumed and dusted, etc. every day. Our worth is not measured by those things. I know many times I put pressure on myself. Well, if only my house looked like hers or I could get all the things done she does.

Image via Pinterest

One day last week, I tried to do this. In the morning I went to visit a friend. When we came home Scarlett took her nap, while I sat in front of the T.V. Yes, I sat my butt in front of the T.V. I didn't do dishes, laundry, or vacuum. I just sat and it felt good.

So today, cut yourself some slack! You deserve it!

Sledding Inside!

These were taken a few weeks back when there wasn't even enough snow outside to sled. Very weird for January in Minnesota!! So the kids decided to use Scarlett's new sled indoors. Mason and Peyton had fun pulling Scarlett and Asher around. And of course Scarlett and Asher LOVED it! They love each other so much and have so much fun playing together. It is so nice that Scarlett has cousins to play with since she doesn't have any siblings yet!

 Asher is always giving Scarlett lots of kisses!