We survived!

Friday is here which means I survived a whole week of working at home with the two littles and I only felt like a failure on one account. Not too shabby, if you ask me!


This week actually went better than I anticipated. It's been really cold so we've been cooped up in the house all week which could have been a recipe for disaster but we made it. I had Monday off for Presidents' Day so we spent the day playing. Leighton had her 2-month checkup on Tuesday (our one and only outing) and Gracyn decided to wake up before 6 am 3 out of the 5 days. Oofta.

Wednesday was particularly rough. G woke up several times during the night crying out for Daddy. I fed Leighton around 4:45 AM and by the time she was done and back to sleep, it was time to get up for work so I just stayed up. Both chicks were up for the day by 6:30 and Gracyn proceeded to whine the entire. day. She did take a decent nap and I managed to get my work done but by the time Justin got home I was tired and over it. Leighton had a meltdown that night that lasted 2 hours (yeah, she still hasn't outgrown it...) and nothing can steal your mom-mojo faster than not being able to soothe your crying baby. So if you can't beat 'em, join 'em am I right?!

Tears all around! By the time I crawled into bed I was certain my life as a work-at-home mom was doomed and that I wouldn't be able to handle it, which wasn't too encouraging since it has only been, like, 4 days. Dramatic, much?

Thankfully, Thursday was a new day and everyone was in much better moods. Myself included. I know I'll have other days like that but I'll have to try really hard to keep it all in perspective. Kids whine, babies cry, and I'm always gonna be tired. But a new day always comes.

Enough of that....


The rest of the week was filled with good, sweet moments. Like when Gracyn wanted to give sister a makeover....

...and thought it was so great. It was great. Leighton thought so, too.


Gracyn asks to watch Frozen at least once every day. If we don't watch the movie {which I try to limit to once a week} we watch the songs on YouTube or something like that. And yes, I wake up in the middle of the night singing "Love is an Open Door" more times than I'd like to admit, but she loves it. She literally shakes with excitement when the songs start.

Any who, when we put her to bed at night, she has a habit of running after us when we leave the room and hanging on the gate that is at her bedroom door. It's usually lasts a few minutes and is accompanied by screams and tears and her asking us to "come back." Last night, I told her to get back in bed and that I'd see her in the morning. She stood at the gate and let out the saddest, most pathetic "Okayyyyy, byyyyyyye." straight out of "Do You Wanna Build a Snowman." It was hilarious and a sign that we watch the movie far too often.


When we're not watching Frozen, we pass the time with different activities. My mom put together oodles of activities for Gracyn to do while I'm working and they have already been a lifesaver. Kinetic sand, letters, numbers, magnets. All amazing and all things G can do on her own {to some extent} while I work nearby.


Every once in awhile, Gracyn will randomly come up to me and ask about family members. Usually it's about her cousins Isla or Jack or Ruger. This morning, though, she asked about someone different...

This morning, she came up to me and said, "I want Ted."

My aunt and uncle, Priscilla and Ted, live nearby and we try to see them as often as we can. They were here last week when my mom and dad were visiting. I love that she can remember things now, especially things that happened several days ago and people we don't see every day. 

Ted, if you're reading, you must have made an impression last time because she really wanted to see you today! ;)

That's all I have for now.... happy weekend!

Linking up again today with the usual crowd...

...and a new group, too. 'Cuz you can never have too many link-ups.


  1. Yippee for making it thru the week! You can do it!! (Bless those little girls - so sweet!)

  2. The little girls are soooo cute :) Chelsea @ thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com/

  3. I envy you being a stay at home working mom. I am literally hoping soon I will be able to do that...for a while anyway! I have a 7 month old son, Noah, who I adore spending every day with because Im still on Maternity leave (we get long leave in Ireland!:)) I don't know what I'll do though, when I have to return to work!!!
    You children are beautiful!!

    I am new on bloglovin' and just came across your blog.

    I will be sure to follow you to keep up with your adventures!!

    I am at:


    I hope to see you there! :)

    1. Thanks, girl! Your little guy is adorable!