Wednesday, March 9, 2016

March Marches On

Here we are over a week into March! I thought I would do a quick catch up post today, so get ready for some randomness.

**Today I have been a cleaning machine. Besides the fact that the house just plain old needed it, Cream is sick AGAIN! Cream and Shortcake seem to be sick just about every other week right now. We are in good company as it seems like the entire upper-Midwest has seen extra viruses this winter. I just want all of the germs to go away. Please. Right now!
I won this adorable apron at the craftfest. The kids loved it and the bag it came in!

**I will do an entire post on this, but I was able to participate in my favorite Craftfest (EVER!!) the last weekend in February. It was a great time.
Chilling and reading on a Saturday afternoon.

**However, I was soooo worn out the entire following week. I was starting to wonder if that was how I was going to feel the rest of this pregnancy. Thankfully, I have been feeling much better this week.
The girls love activity books. After Cream spent an afternoon working on this Eric Carle sticker book, I decided to order some activity books for their Easter baskets. #Amzonprimewin

**We have had a lovely streak of beautiful weather the last few weeks. Monday was a perfect spring day. The sun was shinning, the snow was melting, the birds were singing, and it was almost 70 degrees out. Today is a bit more seasonable, but that taste of spring was lovely!
Shamrocks rock!

**The spring-like weather reminded me that last fall we planted tulip bulbs around the front yard. I can't wait to see how and when they come up.
My dapper guys!

**I took a little break from sewing last week, but am back at it this week with a consignment order. Actually, I haven't really started sewing yet, it has been all cutting and interfacing up to this point. I remember reading a comment from someone that wondered why they called it sewing because so much time was spent on cutting and pinning.
This picture was taken on beach day. I was showing them how to make the hang loose sign.
Here are the girls on decades day. #groovy (And a slice of real life in the background!)

**It is spirit week at the girls' school this week. They have been having fun dressing up each day. Peachy was all about planning her outfits all out. We went to a thrift store on Saturday and picked out a few items together. We are keeping our fingers crossed that Cream is feeling well enough to go and attend the pep rally tomorrow.
This was taken two years ago of Shortcake! Oh, new baby goodness!
**Mr Cherry and I are still working on name options for the new little one. (At this point we don't even have a nickname!!)
And here he is today!

**I am starting to feel the nesting itch. I want to rearrange our bedroom and figure out where we will put the babe when (s)he comes home. I also have an order of fabric coming to make a few things. Otherwise, I figure we will just bring out the baby clothes bins and make sure we have diapers! #fourthchildproblems

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Shortcake: Two Years Old

A couple of weeks ago, our little man, turned two years old. It is amazing to think that just two short years ago our family added our first son. While he is definitely a boy, he is as sweet and laid-back as they come.

**Although lately he has been throwing mini-fits. (Truth be told, they are 95% cute and 5% naughty.) And when he launches into one all we have to do is tell him to go to his room. He instantly stops scream/yelling and does his cute little run right to his room. After a few moments, he reemerges and says, "All done." And that is that. If only that little plan would continue to work in the coming years.**

He takes after his sisters and has a great vocabulary. There is just something so endearing about hearing his little voice explain the way he sees the world. And there is nothing sweeter than hearing him call for his sisters. While Peachy is growing in favor, Cream is his favorite playmate for sure. He loves nothing more than being included in all they do.

He is my first child to go to any sort of babysitter on a regular basis. When I need the alone time to get work done, I take him to a friend's house one day a week. He gets to hang out with two other little boys there. It is cute to hear him talking about his friends.

He has a love for all things that go, which was fully encouraged through his Christmas and birthday gifts.

He is still our little squirt, living up to his nickname, Shortcake, weighing and measuring in at the 20th percentile.
We were able to celebrate his birthday with a houseful of family. It wasn't a super themed party, but what is lacked in decor was made for with love.
I can't imagine what our life would be like without our Shortcake. I am blessed to have him call me momma!