Saturday, December 16

i am that mom...

That looks up 30 seconds before her oldest Little Farmer is about to have his basketball pictures taken and realizes he does not look ready to have his picture made. I asked him to come over to me real quickly because I wanted to tuck his jersey in again and make it look a little neater. As I was tucking it in, I noticed a lump of fabric in one place as though the jersey was bunched up. On further inspection, it was a SOCK. One I had been looking for yesterday! Ha!

What’s even funnier was that I’d already made a grand entrance by rushing in fifteen minutes later than we were supposed to. I basically sat my Littlest Farmer down onto a table and walked away to fill out the order form. While I’m sure all the other parents were trying to decide whether they sympathized with me or detested my lack of having it all together, I was thinking how proud I was that my Oldest Little Farmer had brushed his hair like I’d asked and how thankful I was that I’d stopped at McD’s to grab myself breakfast and a large coke with extra ice (because I was going to need it). 

Needless to say, I’m still working on this Mom of three gig, but I’m also pretty proud of myself. We could have been a lot later, he could have not brushed his hair, and I could have not had breakfast with a Coke. 

I know I said in my last post that I’d be taking the remainder of the year off, but I had to share that. Happy Weekend! 

Friday, December 15

the countdown is on

I have seventeen days left until my maternity leave comes to an end. I know that I am blessed beyond all measure to have been able to stay home for as long as I have, but it seems like it was only yesterday when we welcomed our Littlest Farmer into the family. And now, the time is drawing near when I must return to work and leave my Littlest Farmer in the hands of daycare.

In light of this and the fact that my Oldest and Middle Little Farmers will be on break after today, I will most likely take a step back from the this little space of mine for the remainder of the year. I want to soak up this time with my family and myself without pressure from the blog. By all means, the pressure I speak of is self imposed, but nevertheless it is there. I plan to stay active on Instagram, so I hope you’ll follow along if you’re not already. 

I will close 2017 with a post of my favorites from the week - short and sweet style since it’s really Thursday night still and way past my bedtime. 

1 << My Little Farmers and I just finished stuffing a grand total of 36 treat bags for their friends and putting together gift bags for 5 teachers and 1 bus driver. A couple of years ago, I started getting the teachers ornaments from a gift shop in the mall. They are incredibly adorable and way more affordable than say the gift card route. 

Monday, December 11

the ollie swaddle

My Littlest Farmer has loved being swaddled from day one. I truly believe that the nurses in the hospital have a special skill when it comes to swaddling newborns. I'm pretty sure it sets the tone for them wanting that same feeling from that point forward. And I cannot for the life of me, even after having baby #3, mimic a nurse's swaddling skills.

So, in order to compensate for my inept swaddling abilities, I used the Halo Sleepsack Swaddle with all three of my children. But only with my third did I become aware of the Ollie Swaddle. Have you heard of it? I hadn't heard of it until recently, but am so glad that I did. So, without further ado, let me introduce you to my Littlest Farmer's favorite swaddle for daytime naps.

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