Weekly recap.

Recapping our week on the blog today! Lots of walks, swimming, and boating on the river again!

Monday July 18

Love our walks in the morning after we drop off Hadley to summer camp. Sometimes we go to the trail, or around the neighborhood, or an at home workout. After Kevin got off work from his second job, we headed to the pool for an after dinner swim.

Tuesday July 19

Walked around the neighborhood in the morning, and then had Chick-fil-a for dinner. Hadley is slowly starting to try more and more different foods. She gets chicken nuggets and a fruit cup there, and even got her to try the sauce! She wasn’t a fan, but I’m so glad she’s trying new things.

Wednesday July 20

In the mornings, Huxley likes to look out the window from his room. We’ll talk about the birds, trees, and all the things. Another morning walk, it was hot and humid this time. I find myself walking faster at the trail verses at home around the neighborhood. I always play games with myself and try to beat everyone ahead of me and try to pass them all haha Later on in the afternoon, I tried to cut the grass with Huxley in the baby carrier but it was too hard. So I put him in the jumping thing in the garage, and I managed to cut half the grass before he started fussing. Our neighbors came over and gave Hadley the sweetest card for watching their cat, and watering their flowers while they were on vacation. She took her job so serious and did a great job! When Kevin got home from his second job, he and Huxley both took a little snooze on the couch. The hydrangeas are blooming, they look amazing! While Kevin and Hadley went to watch Brady play baseball, Huxley and I stayed home and I gave him a bath.

Thursday July 21

Walked around the neighborhood in the morning, it’s getting hot most mornings! Later in the evening, Kevin set up the blow up movie screen and we watched a movie in the front yard. It was comical. We’re testing it out to see how it works, and going to have a movie night with the neighbors next month.

Friday July 22

Went over to a friends pool for the day, we had so much fun hanging out with friends and our kiddos. They all played games in the pool, and had root beer floats, it was a good time. After Hadley went to bed, which was early tonight because she was so tired from the pool, I gave Huxley cereal for the first time. He wasn’t really a fan, but we’ll keep trying.

Saturday July 23

Morning smiles from the little man. He is usually super happy when he wakes up in the mornings. We took our morning walk at a different trail, went to the Veterans Park by our house. Hadley wasn’t a fan because she took her scooter, and wore crocs, and was sweating haha Came home, showered, and Hadley tried to get Huxley to sleep but had no luck. So she showed him Cocomelon on her iPad, oh lord it begins! We blew up the little baby pool, and hung outside for a little bit. The water was a little cold because Hadley was too impatient to wait and let it get warm so they both sat in the pool with cold water. Huxley was loving it being in the little pool with Hadley, he’s almost sitting up by himself which will be awesome!

Sunday July 24

Morning walk at the trail! Another hot one! Went through the car wash after the trail and dried it off and sprayed some tire shine when we got home. Later on in the day, we went boating on the river again! We had a lot of fun, and the boys got to surf again. It’s fun going up and down the river, going past the city, and just looking at everything. Fun times!

Happy Monday! Have a great week everyone!

5 months of Huxley.

Rolling over and back without any help
Smiles all the time
Hadley can make him happy in a second
Turns out he has no teeth coming in (yet)
Sleeps through the night like a champ
Watches us eat and drink
He’s super long
In size 2 diapers
Wears 6-9 month clothes

My little five-month-old, we love you so much.

Chocolate croissants.

Chocolate croissants are the easiest recipe you can make for a quick dessert / sweet treat!

All you need is three easy ingredients! You can use any type of these ingredients that you prefer, it’s that simple!

  • crescent rolls
  • chocolate chips
  • butter

All you do is put however many chocolate chips you prefer in the middle of each croissant roll. You could even put Reese peanut butter cups, Hershey kisses, a dollop of peanut butter, I mean you could do anything pretty much.

Once they are all ready to go, put them on a baking sheet and cover them with a little bit of melted butter. And then pop them in the oven!

Super super simple treat to make!

Weekly recap.

Recapping our week on the blog today! Last swim team practice, swim team finals, housesitting, and boating on the river!

Monday July 11

Morning time has been so chill this summer. Hadley doesn’t have to get up super early, and Huxley and I are always already awake either feeding him in his room or just hanging out. We headed off to Hadleys last swim team practice of the season! Then we went to Sams Club, Hadley just loves that place now. It’s like a giant mall to her. She’s become a fan of the book section, I hope she grows up to be a book reader because her Dad and I did not. I love to read on vacation, but with kids it’s kind of hard at this age. After Sams Club I managed to workout really quick, and then we started to get ready for her swim team finals. Kevin took her since they have to get there super early for warm-ups, etc. Huxley and I came later so we had time to feed him at least one more time before we went. The finals were super crowded, but fun for Hadley since she got to see some of her classmates on the other team. I need to go through and compare her swim times, but I can pretty much bet she improved so much since her first swim meet.

Tuesday July 12

Took a walk around our neighborhood, and love seeing our boat in the driveway, but I am kind of waiting for the day to park my car back in the garage! Smoothie and egg wrap for breakfast. Picked up Hadley mid-day from summer camp, so she could go to a friend’s birthday party. Kevin started waxing the boat, we try to do this at the beginning of each boating season but this year we were kind of busy. Picked up Hadley from the birthday party, and she came home with some cute goodies. After the birthday party, Hadley and I had a mother-daughter day date to the salon. I got my normal highlights and trim, and Hadley got pink hair! I was a little nervous for this, but it’s not permanent and she loved it so much! After our hair appointment, we went over to our neighbor’s house to check on the cat. And Hadley always likes to feel the pool on our way out to see if it’s warm or cold.

Wednesday July 13

Two months into this stay-at-home gig, and I still can’t believe it. I started putting Huxley in the carrier when I vacuum or do things around the house, and I cannot stop laughing at myself. I find it so comical, but so effective because I can get things done when he’s not napping! Our hydrangeas are blooming, they look so pretty! I read somewhere a trick for hydrangeas, put your hose nozzle on the soaker setting and let it sit at the root for 15-20 minutes once to twice a week and the hydrangeas will stand straight up and not slouch to the side. I’m going to try it! Went over to the neighbor’s pool to put our feet in after we checked on the cat. On the days Kevin is at the firehouse, bedtime can sometime be a little more involved. Hadley still likes one of us to lay with her before she falls asleep, and on the nights, Kevin is not home it’s hard to feed Huxley and lay with her so I always check on her after I’m done with Huxley. And nine times out of ten, she’s passed out.

Thursday July 14

Hadley in the boat helping Dad clean it! We went to the movie theater to see the new Jurassic World movie, I’m so glad I finally have a fan of the movies in my family because Kevin is not haha Anyway, we are almost a quarter of the way through the movie, and it starts to get a little scary for Hadley, so we left. The other movies weren’t as violent so I thought it would be okay, but it wasn’t. Oh well, we’ll try again and see a more kid friendly one for sure. While we were at the movies, Dad and Huxley ventured over to the pool to swim for a little bit.

Friday July 15

Our morning started off with the usual getting Huxley out of bed, or sometimes he’s already up and awake. Hadley loves to be the first one to see him in the mornings. She took her job of watching the neighborhoods cat very seriously all week!

We took our boat out on the river for the first time and had a blast! Since they banned surfing on our lake we always go to, it was so fun to see Kevin surf again. Hadley was such a trooper and tried to surf and wakeboard! She almost got up on the surfboard, and only tried once on the wakeboard. It was such a nice night, I could’ve stayed out for hours.

Saturday July 16

Walked in the morning around the neighborhood and had a delivery of “just because” flowers from Kevin! Soo pretty!

Sunday July 17

Took a walk around the neighborhood, with both my sidekicks. The two big kids Brady and Natalie were over but sleeping. We pretty much hung out all day while Kevin slept, he had a rough night at the firehouse. Then we all had Chipotle for dinner, a whopping $42 later! Everything seems so much pricier nowadays. And then ended the weekend by watching Yes Day on Netflix.

Happy Monday everyone, have a great week!

Pink hair.

Hadley has been wanting to get pink hair, ever since she saw her friend doing it to her hair earlier this summer. Since she’s on swim team, I asked my hair girl if it will come out in the pool. She said yes. So, we decided to wait until swim team was over.

We went to my hair girl at the salon to get this done, because I do not trust myself to do it! Hadley was beyond excited! Plus, we made it a mom and me date and left the boys at home. She looked so grown up with foils in her hair.

The color is not permanent, and it won’t damage her beautiful natural blond hair. The color will come out in a few weeks after a few washes in the shower. When we do go to the pool, which is fairly often, the color will come out immediately in the pool. At the pool, she’ll wear her swim cap from swim team. I am curious though, how long she’ll really wear a swim cap at the pool! I’m glad we went to the salon and had a professional do it, because I could never ruin her gorgeous long locks if I did this from a box!

Weekly recap.

Recapping our week on the blog today! Chilling at home, the lake, the boat, and swimming!

Tuesday, July 5

The day after the 4th of July was so exhausting, even though we didn’t go to the lake like we usually do I was still super tired. After I dropped Hadley off at summer camp, Huxley and I went on our walk at our favorite trail. I’m slowly starting to run again, very slowly, but it’s feeling great! My favorite motto is “slow and steady wins the race.”

Huxley is growing at the speed of lightning, which means he’s starting to outgrow his clothes. I’m organizing them into bags by size and type of clothing. It makes me sad to see all the teeny tiny newborn clothes, and how fast it really is going this second time around.

We had tacos for dinner, sometimes Hadley will eat it and sometimes she won’t. This time, she didn’t, but at least we do offer it to her. Kevin had worked a 48-hour shift and had been sleeping all day. He slept through dinner pretty much, and we woke him up afterwards for the fireworks we saved for him to do that I didn’t feel safe doing solo. Hadley couldn’t wait to do the fireworks with her Dad, that ended up being like smoke bombs.

Wednesday, July 6

Walked at the trail again! Huxley has been falling asleep while we are there which has been amazing!

I finally tried one of those baby carriers my hair girl gave me, and it was pretty cool. I felt like Susie Homemaker, vacuuming with Huxley’s little head boppin around! I couldn’t stop laughing, it was comical but worked!

When Kevin got home, we hung outside for a little bit. Watered the flowers, and he hung our new hose up on the backyard wall.

Thursday, July 7

Most mornings, Huxley wakes up super happy, Hadley loves to be the first one to go in his room to get him. For her summer camp, she got to take a tour of the Cincinnati Bengals stadium! Her class ran out on the field like the players do! She was hoping to see the players locker room, but no such luck. Since she was going to see the Bengals stadium, she had to have her baby brother dress in his Bengals onesie our cousin gave us. It was cute!

Another trail walk/run, then a good nap.

Thursday night was swim team night, the nights Kevin works these aren’t easy to do solo but we make it through each time! I love how she loves swim team so much!

We tried out a new local grocery store that has different baked goods than your typical Kroger store. The cheesecake was delicious!

Friday, July 8

Not much for Friday, other than swim team practice, a workout, watered the flowers, and went to our neighbor’s pool! Hadley is cat sitting and flower watering, and we can swim if we want!

Saturday, July 9

We made an impromptu trip to the lake to bring our boat home to do a deep clean. We typically try to clean it in the beginning of each summer, but this year we haven’t really had a chance to yet. So, we brought it home to do that, and to try and take it out to different places than our normal lake we go to. It was a very chill day, and the weather was cloudy and rainy.

Sunday, July 10

Workout in the morning, then we headed to Sam’s Club. Hadley loves it there now, she likes to look around at all the new things they might have each week. Plus, we had to return some shorts we bought for her that didn’t fit.

Happy Monday everyone, have a great week!

Friday favorites.

TGIF! I’m so glad it’s Friday! Ready for this weekend, we plan to pick up our boat and give it a good deep cleaning. It hasn’t had a good cleaning since last summer! Here are a few favorites I’m loving this week!

CONTENT PLANNER

I’ve been trying extra hard this month to blog more, it’s hard to do with the babe but it’s something I’ve always enjoyed doing. I bought this content planner a few months ago, and I’ve really been utilizing it this year. It’s super helpful in planning things for the blog, and it’s been a great tool for me so far! Content planner linked here.

SOFT SIDED COOLER

This cooler was one of those items I received inside a FabFitFun box. I’ve been using it when Kevin isn’t with us at the pool or swim meets. It’s too much for me to have the stroller, swim bag, and a cooler. So, this small little cooler fits perfectly in the bottom of the stroller. And the best thing? It doesn’t leak!!! I feel like every soft sided cooler I’ve ever owned has always leaked, and this one so far (knock on wood) hasn’t! Cooler linked here.

DIAPER ORGANIZER

This organizer sits on the dresser in Huxley’s room, and it’s awesome. It holds diapers, wipes, and then all the little things you might need for baby. Lotion, desitin, Aquaphor, etc. It might not be the trendiest looking item, but it’s very functional and practical. Caddy linked here.

FITBIT VERSA 3

Recently upgraded my Fitbit Versa 2, to the 3! My old one literally quit working; the screen went black after a full charge. I’m pretty happy with the new one, still getting adjusted to it but for the most part it’s the same as the Versa 2. I love how it tracks my steps, and heart rate. Those are the two things I look at the most, and then the app on my phone I use for when I go on walks/runs. Fitbit linked here.

THE TODAY SHOW

If time allows, I typically watch the Today show just about every day during the week. I love it so much more than the local news, which is 95% of the time depressing and sad. The Today Show is more upbeat news and I just enjoy it! The Today Show linked here.

Happy weekend everyone!

Front porch rug.

At the beginning of each season, especially summer and fall, I like to get a new rug for the front porch. Our old rug is from last summer and it lasted through fall and winter. So, it was time for a rug refresh for the front porch!

This year, I went with blue to match our blue front door! My husband sometimes wants to paint the door a different color, but I love the blue!

This “home” rug was the old one. It looks a little darker than usual because I had just watered the flowers after taking the photo. The home mat was completely worn, and it was time for a new one.

The new blue rug really makes the front porch pop, and with the blue front door I love how it looks! Something very simple as new rugs, can really make an area look fresh and clean. I love having a larger rug underneath to give it some depth. And the bright colorful flowers of course help a little! To read about all of our flowers, read the blog post linked here.

Rug links:
Blue buffalo plaid outdoor rug
Welcome rug