An Assortment of Random

Just in case you care to know…every morning I eat oatmeal for breakfast…sometimes with blueberries of banana but always with walnuts. (or walfins as Cora calls them)

Every morning I make our coffee in the french press.  I drink at least 2 cups.  I wake up looking forward to that first sip.

I always wear my slippers.  Even when it is hot and they make my feet sweat…gross but true.

I am a jelly snob…my favorite flavor is raspberry.  Sometimes I wonder if this jam is really that good or if I am just falling for their pretty packaging.

I also am a soap snob.  I love it when my hands smell like herbs or lemon…is that weird?

I also love our new vanity (above picture) and hope to share pictures soon.

Every day Cora eats the same breakfast.  She likes raisin bran and yogurt.  Nan bought her Greek yogurt and now she’s hooked. She likes to let the cereal get really soggy and cries if I take it away even when it’s turned to mush.  She also doesn’t mind the yogurt and cereal blending together in a unappetizing mixture.

Because of the weather we’ve been having a lot of indoor days.  Cora has become a big fan of all her toys…especially any miniature people.  Today they were climbing a rope and once they reached their destination would start to slip and fall…”ahhhh!  Oh noooo!!!!” As they spiraled downward.

She looks out the window and wishes we could be outside.  So do I.  Yesterday she informed me, “It’s raining so we are stuck inside!”

Elinor hates tummy time.  It usually ends with big sobs…sometimes the crying doesn’t stop as she is punishing me for being such a cruel mommy.

Every day I try to run or get some form of exercise…

and then I eat stuff like this. My excuse is that I’m breastfeeding.

Some Christmas decor remains in our home.  Simply because I keep forgetting to throw it out.

Wonder if I’ll have thrown it out by the time spring arrives.

I have been busy converting our side room into a play room.  Progress so far…

The day bed is against the windows. The room feels so much bigger.

The only kid thing is a rocking chair and basket of toys.  I am still trying to figure out how I’ll continue arranging the room and then I’ll have to find the time to actually carry out my plans!

And my final random fact…or confession really…I watched this riveting and educational film yesterday afternoon…

I just had to know what Bieber fever is all about. (I’m always years behind with this sort of thing)Should I even be confessing this?  All I can say is, the kid has true talent but in terms of being a heart throb…you must have to be 12 to really appreciate him.   I just kept watching this shrimpy little kid walk on stage and girls would literally lose their minds.  They would be hysterical, tears running down their faces, they were practically convulsing.  Now I loved theBackstreet Boys but they didn’t make me swoon.  Guess I can thank my parents for that…they were always there to remind me about what really matters and boys never made that list, let alone celebrities. I hope I can do the same with Cora and Elinor.

And that my friends is all I’ve got for you…It’s another rainy day and my toddler is yet again fighting her nap. As soon as baby is done eating I’ll have to remind Cora that nap time is for sleeping, not dragging every single toy and book into bed…I crave the silence that comes with nap time so I’m not letting her win!  Happy Thursday and happy weekend!

10 Responses to An Assortment of Random

  1. maryanne helms says:

    Such an odd assortment. But I love “seeing” your day from afar. I look forward to seeing you and the girls again soon:).

  2. Anna says:

    I eat oatmeal for breakfast every day too! I love making overnight oats with pumpkin. Or I put everything possible in it the morning – pumpkin, banana, apples, peanut butter, cranberries… it’s better than ice cream! :-)

    We got a French press for Christmas but I haven’t figured out how to make good coffee with it. Do you grind your own beans?

    I’ve also seen that jam at the store and I too have almost fallen for the packing, but I bet it’s really good.

    Christian is a creature of habit when it comes to his breakfast as well. :-)

  3. Kendra B. says:

    That Bonne Maman jam IS amazing. I had a roommate from France my first year of college and she made a beeline for this stuff in the grocery store, told me it’s the best. I totally look forward to my first cup of coffee in the morning, too. Sometimes it feels like it’s the only thing that will get me out of bed (well, besides Micaiah yelling from her crib). I LOL’d at your Bieber fever assessment! “shrimpy little kid” ahahahaha!

  4. Betty says:

    Ugh, Justin Bieber. Loved the look into your day. Levi loves the kid chobani’s as well, but I don’ t think I could eat the mushy cereal/yogurt mixture Cora is fond of ;) I hope y’all have a wonderful weekend, I am looking forward to seeing pictures of all the details in the new addition. Oh, and shove some Easter eggs in that Christmas tree and you’re good for Spring…

  5. agh! “beaver feaver” as my 4 year old niece would say. ha!

    your slippers remind me of mine. mine have a hard sole (it looks like yours do, too?) and my honey always asks why i wear slippers that are really shoes. it is kind of strange i suppose. but they are comfy nonetheless. but i cannot stand slipper sweat. you are gross. ; )

    your oatmeal and coffee making look delish… can i come for breakfast, please?!!!

  6. Danelle says:

    I love oatmeal! especially on these chilly mornings and yes with fruit and nuts!!! So hearty and good for you. I confess that I added Never Say Never to our Instant Que just last night. Gonna watch it this weekend! I already have the bieb fev so i know I’ll love it. ha! Your soap choices are always so clean and inviting :)

  7. bchallies says:

    Love the peek iinto your day, Hon

  8. Melissa says:

    Cora I love yogurt with cereal too. I prefer that over milk.
    Though Grace on chilly mornings I prefer oatmeal.
    I like to wear slippers at home too. I like the same brand of jam, my favorite flavor is Strawberry.

  9. LeAnna says:

    I sooooo wish I loved oatmeal. I mean, it looks so amazing and there are so many options but I just can’t make myself swallow it. Texture thing? I’m not sure, but I don’t like tapioca pudding either. Not the taste, but the texture. Thankfully the rest of my peeps like oatmeal, because it makes a super easy breakfast. And my kids eat that same greek yogurt like it’s going out of style. I seriously need to get back into the habit of making my own, but it’s so darned convenient. We get the big case at SAM’s when we go…
    Whatever you drank in that cup with whipped cream was no doubt tasty!

    I admire you for your desire to run. I wish it was something I loved to do, for I would no doubt be much more fit than I am. ;)

    You will come up with something fabulous for the play room, I’m positive!

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