the last couple weeks i have had a pretty consistent sore throat. i'm not sure why. i don't feel sick. maybe a weird dry air problem? who knows, but it's annoying more than anything. and jae seems to be allergic to something in or around our house - he'll be fine all day (where he's working outside with grass and trees and all sorts of things he's actually allergic to) and then he gets home and literally 5 minutes later his nose starts running. what the?! can't figure that one out. gracie is just a typical 2 year old - such a sweet sweet little girl whos' giving me hugs and kisses and then two minutes later is screaming at me that she wants chocolate milk and she wants it now! and i am not to tell her what to do! and i am officially the worst mom to a 2 year old. i just don't have the patience. i just don't! and then lola - she's absolutely PERFECT. except she doesn't poop. like, maybe once a week. and even though changing a poopy diaper only once a week sounds amazing, it is actually starting to be a problem.
so that's us lately! plus these:
it's hard to haul a baby and a laundry basket around - so we improvised :) don't worry - no harm of babies during this transport. she kind of loved it.
so this happened.... weber water turned on and apparently this pipe was seriously busted. it sprayed water out like this ALL DAY LONG til jae got home around 4pm and noticed it. it had been raining all day too so the extra water sound didn't even phase me, since i had no idea til jae found it. filled the window well (next picture down - look close, you can see the water just pouring in) and came in the bathroom window and just like that we had INCHES of water sitting ON TOP of the carpet. the entire basement got wet. it was a disaster. so who did i call? the flood disaster people. too much for us to even deal with. we were lucky though - nothing got seriously damaged. except the carpet and bathroom and such, but nothing else. still working on this.
gracie was just 'taking orders', with the help of grandpa's shoulders
lola practicing selfies. she's getting pretty good. and plus - she's adorable so.
date night out at the new cabellas!
since we're such fisherman and hunters and so outdoorsy like that - we bought baseball caps at cabellas. ha. and gracie wanted to try out my new hat.
(plus - she's obsessed with that baby. it goes everywhere with us.)
we've been enjoying the nice spring weather outside and the other day gracie laid back and put her hand up to block the sun and said "let's watch the clouds go by mommy". ha! i was like what did you just say!? silly girl :)
walks on the boulevard! she's super into seeing the temple lately and since we're living right below the boulevard, it's the perfect place to walk to! and gives gracie the chance to run and run (and get tired before naptime ;))
i got in my car and started driving to work last week and looked over to notice a WASP literally making a nest IN MY CAR!!!!!!! you guys, i freaked out a little. i pulled over and swatted it away and knocked it's beginning of a nest down and jumped back in and was then terrified the rest of the drive that a swarm was going to come out my vents and sting me to death. last time i'm leaving my windows down while parked in my driveway.
baby girl found her toes!
always wanting to hold lola and ALWAYS wanting to give her loves
we were sitting on my bed the other day and i just noticed how long her and pretty her hair is. love it.
she had a bowl of apples and her books were already in the basket. she said 'mom can i get in? it'll be like a picnic!' so she did. she ate her apples and then read her books one by one, all in the basket.
just post-nap snuggles on my chest. oh i just love her.
an update on our house (that i haven't even blogged about at all yet...ha): jae's almost done with the kitchen/dining room tile! he's so awesome. love a man that can get stuff done around the house!
isn't it pretty? i love it already. he's further than this now, he should be done pretty quick! cannot wait.