Category Archives: Life As A Mama

Life As A Mama #42

A new adventure with Eli…

Hiking!
Actually the first time she can walk on her own following Daddy.
So big! With her backpack and ponytail!
The river was rushing…
Then…
Mama and baby cross the bridge!
(Finally a picture with mama)
My two favorite people!! ❤️
What is this you might ask? A spider nest the size of two hands…
Yeah…nope! I zoomed in to the photo so that you could see…I was not getting closer…
Stop looking! Catch up to the family…!?!
A sleeping baby on the drive home…❤️

Our very first legit hike. Not one where I had to carry her the entire time. Not one where she got angry 10min in…

We did leave after about 20min. Because a storm was coming, and I didn’t want to attempt this hike wet and muddy…with a two year old…

But still it was a fun day. And it was filled with such sweet moments.

God’s beautiful creation!
The scary spider web…

This bush was covered…😳

❤️
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by emily2jane
06-11-21

Life As A Mama #41

This Spring is more like Summer… I’m missing the cooler temperatures here…

It’s hotter here than where my family lives…🥵
Warm weather does mean…walks in the neighborhood.
Water time with Daddy!!
We got a small pool. Eli loves the water.
Warmer weather means happy moods.
Funny faces contests…!
Splish splash!! More pool time!!
While making lunch she shoved an entire carrot in her mouth. (Her hair was also crazy!)
Day is over. Now time for sleep…
Just happy days ending with happiness! ❤️

When the warm weather is here it means we can do more things. Yes it means that Eli overheats in any temperature above 65 degrees, but playing in water she survives.

I hope your days can be warm, and spent with family! 💕

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by emily2jane
06-11-21

Life As A Mama #40

An interesting twist to making dinner…

Chips…!
Self explanatory. But instead of going to the store and spending money I decided to make some chips. Also they are healthier!
Chips on one side, dinner on the other…
So delicious looking!! But I’ve got to focus on making dinner or they all will be gone before dinner is done…
Teriyaki chicken with broccoli! Should be yummy! But…
Patience…have patience…
Chips. Chips. Chips. Chips. Okay this is ridiculous. Having one should be okay…!
😦
Oh no…
Wonderful…😑

So almost all of the chips were moist and had bites taken out of them… I got to eat a few, but most of them will be put into an Elizabeth bag. Elizabeth approves of my chips at least, but it is so sad.

I hope you enjoy your Thursday!! Hide you chips from your two year old…

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by emily2jane
5-20-21
Thankfully I had my phone to capture the crime in action…

Life As A Mama #39

Just a nice day full of family time!

❤️
Since it was such a warm day…we walked to the store , Elizabeth and Daddy got ice cream. She got messy of course!
(Mine was at the house already.)
I asked for a smile and I got her go to expression…stick out tongue.
She asked for my sunglasses. She wanted to match daddy. 😂
Oh so cool! 😎
And then the sweetest thing happened!!
Wait for it….!!!!
My first flower from my baby 🥰🌸
Mama is happy 😊
Finish the happy day off with daddy, while watching the train fly by.❤️
Original by emil2jane
05-01-21

It was a beautiful day. Hopefully more like that to come! Have a happy Sunday! 🤩

Photo by emily2jane
04-29-21

Life As A Mama #38

These days do happen, but rarely…
Baby’s breakfast is prepared and looking yummy!!
Making our breakfasted has become just a routine…I can be done in less than 10min now. 😎 I decided to eat my peanut butter honey toast in the kitchen standing up.
As I finished my last bite…Elizabeth had finished hers…WOW!
She also…put her dishes in the sink and counter when she was done…
I was surprised but also quite proud…
Now this I think is the biggest surprise for me…!
Like always doing the dishes after dinner. When a sudden, “Mama!” told me it must be that time.
Potty time!! When she was finally done going potty and ready to go back into the kitchen…I saw this…😳
The hubby…was doing…the dishes…🤯
Almost exactly the face I had after I saw this…I took a picture when it happened. Just because I knew this would be great comic content.
Beware people…beware…
Original by emily2jane
4-25-21

Elizabeth now clears her dishes and puts them in the dishwasher. 🥰 It’s so cute!! Also whenever we are watching a movie while eating out ice cream on the couch, she will take our bowls and spoons and put them in the sink. She takes care of mama! 😍

And I really shouldn’t be so shocked about the hubby doing the dishes…but it’s been almost four years since I saw that sight…

I guess… husbands in the world… if you want to confuse your wife do the dishes one night without saying anything… She, like me, will wonder if the world is ending.

Haha 😂 well enjoy your day!

Life As A Mama #37

Today was a nice day, but filled with sadness…😅

Da Da Dunnnnnnn!
She was being such a sweet sweet this morning that I wanted a picture of her…
I guess it was too much to ask…I preceded to copy her; I sent that picture to my family.
Got her ready for church and she looked so cute! Will she smile for grandma…
Yes. Yes she will. Mama, no. Grandma, yes.
Figures….
Lunchtime!!
One of the foods that makes her a happy baby…applesauce. Meaning of life for her…
Now my turn!
I did everything for her first as always. Made her Mac n cheese, gave her applesauce, milk. So I turned my back a second and…
Her applesauce is untouched…whereas my apples have been munched upon…
She ate all the good parts and left me the peel part. She also gave me back all the bites that were not to her liking. 😒
Yes another black rain cloud. It was a rain cloud type of moment.

I still ate my “apple” I’ve gotten used to it. I guess the love of apples has been passed down to Elizabeth. I’ve always loved apples.

Random memory: In the first Harry Potter movie, the scene with the Halloween feast…you see all the meat, candy, desserts, etc. However for me, the first time I saw the movie I was with my sister and I yelled, “APPLES!!” when a basket of them came on screen. The love of apples is good. Haha 😂

Original by emily2jane
4-18-21

It was not a bad day. It was actually a very nice Sunday. I am just feeling some heart break for my apple.

Also, you should know Elizabeth continued, and ate all of her applesauce, and asked for seconds…

Enjoy your Monday. Have an apple 🍎😊

Life As A Mama #36

The woes of toys…all parents understand…

This is two days of not cleaning….it’s a mine field in our living room…
Big building blocks!!! OUCH!!
Plastic bears between the toes…!!!!
Impression of the lego on the foot…can you imagine the pain!?!
It was chalk time?…I was making lunch and she got too quiet. Which is why I walked through the mine field.
Daddy’s chair…😵 at least he was not home. I made her clean it off…
The rocking horse…😩 again she cleaned it.
The piano bench…I did not include the couch or another shelf…which again she had to clean. Her chalk has been taken away.
Enough was enough…Clean up time!!!
Just because I can!
Imagine angels singing a big, “Hallelujah!”
But not for long. The sound of blocks being thrown begins again…

The living room looks worse than it did last night….so we will be cleaning again! All parents understand the legos…Whoever invented them did not think about the pain caused when stepping on them. If they had…

When the older kid legos become a big thing in my house…we will have to have a designated area…

Enjoy your Thursday!! 😊

Life As A Mama #35

Bedtime…

Bedtime has been somewhat easier…she doesn’t expect me to feed her anymore…but there are days like this…
Daddy and baby were snuggling on couch so I decided to clean up so that I could relax tonight.
I told him not to let her fall asleep…😒
Why??????
Mama is the bad guy…shower time.
It’s going to be a long night…
😫
Finally ready for bed. Finally quiet!! sleep…??
Humming and singing books to herself.
Giving her giant teddy bear hugs while singing the daddy song.
I thought she might fall asleep under the teddy bear but nope…daddy came up after he heard the daddy song…
2hrs later…we have come full circle…they are asleep on the floor…
Original by emily2jane
4-8-21

I did wake up the hubby and he went back downstairs. I scooped up the baby and put her in her bed. Finally my alone time!!

So what should people take from this….

I need to change my schedule with her. I need to shower her around 7:30-8:00 and then if she falls asleep with daddy on the couch I can just carry her upstairs and it’s bedtime.

Also husbands in the world. When she says, “keep them awake“, do the easy job and keep them awake…thank you. 😊

Enjoy your Thursday!

Life As A Mama #34

This was a sad day. More for the hubby than me.

Self explanatory…
My crazy roller coaster of emotions…frazzled…
When will all of this end!!! Ughh…
When will the hubby be home. I am at my wits end…
Through all my stress I didn’t notice to constant puffy redness spreading on Elizabeth’s face…
We went out without the pup and Elizabeth’s redness went away…so she seems to be slightly allergic.
Once the hubby got home from taking the puppy back, he went to the park to distract Elizabeth.
I vacuumed…everything possible… that the dog touched. Then I put the house back to normal.
Like nothing happened…
I think that was the first time I smiled in almost a week.
Slowly my smile faded into sadness. What happens if Elizabeth notices the pup pup is no longer here…
Original by: emily2jane
4-1-21

My best advice. Don’t get a puppy when you have a 2 yr old. You are just asking for trouble and a frazzled brain. Also pay attention and try and notice if your baby is allergic sooner.

Elizabeth has not notice. Sadly this is not the 1st time we have brought a puppy home…more like the 3rd…

So when I say it is sadder for the hubby it is true; because it means it is his 3rd time to take a puppy back. The other times were because my allergies acted up severely. But this time around I kept them in check.

I must say that it wasn’t just because of Elizabeth’s allergies. It was the important reason, but it was also for our marriage. When you no longer want to be around each other and you just want to strangle your spouse, something has to change…

So again I reiterate, don’t get a puppy with a 2yr old. You are just asking for a roller coaster of emotions and a naughtier baby, than before the dog. 😓

Life As A Mama #33

I wanted to paint some…so I set everything up and…

So excited for art time!!
Well at least I was happy…but the Nooooo! Started as soon as I sat her down.
“Ughhhh….”
I compromised…
😎
Painting…painting…painting! Baby sneakily running…???
Really…???
Really.
(Yes I gave myself a dark rain cloud. Because that’s how I felt)
Someone found a sharpie…dad’s desk…😓
She felt bad about it. And she said sorry and gave me sorry kisses.

I at least got some more of my painting done. But her arms still have faded sharpie lines. One mark looks like she has barbed wire on her arm…

Just in time for Easter…hope most of it is gone. Because her dress has no sleeves.

This is when it happened…it’s now thankfully almost gone.
My painting so far.