Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Maybe the only constant??!

How on earth this bow has survived almost 6 years & 3 moves is beyond me but its the one single piece of hair garnish that she always goes for.  And it still fits??!  

Friday, 9 December 2016

7 months, 5 1/2 & nearly 7

She is 7 months.  Not really up to any new tricks yet this month but dare I speak it out loud that she is doing a smidge better at night?! Not that she was ever bad but she must have heard Kevin & I talking about doing some tough love soon.  

She is on a pretty predictable schedule nowadays.  Up around 6am, down for nap #1 around 8am, up around 10, down for nap #2 around 1:30, up around 3:30 and then down for the night at 7.  I'm feeding her at 10pm when I go to bed & she's had a couple nights that she makes it all the way until 4 :)  Then there are some days/nights that look nothing like that (like today) & the master plan gets thrown into the wind and we just roll with it.  She's also great at doing that....have I mentioned this baby is so good :)

& because I forgot I took this picture and lo and behold it's a cute one AND Reagan is now officially 5 1/2 years old and Logan is just about 7 :o  holy cow....those ages don't seem possible.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Speed him up to slow him down

It seems counter productive to give this child any form of stimulant but through the magic of medicine somehow it helps?  We have attempted another ADHD medicine with Logan.  He has been on 10mg of Adderall XR for the last 30days.  So far we've had a much better experience with this medicine compared with the last medicine (Ritalin) we tried a couple years ago.  His reports at school, since starting the medicine have indicated more focus & a little less of Logan jumping from activity to activity.  At home we have noticed a very slightly more calm Logan.  So after a month of slight improvement his Pediatrician agreed we should very slowly increase his dosage every month until we hit the magic number.  Adderall has a long list of side effects but so far we've only really seen 2 from Logan (albeit two big effects) - it decreases appetite & he has lost 2lbs in the last month.  It causes sleeplessness & he can be found in his room at 9:30pm or later bright eyed and playing. This from the kid who could barely stay awake till 7pm ... is a big difference. We have to go to the doctors every month to check weight & if he continues to drop weight we'll either lower the dosage or switch to yet another family of medicines known to help with ADHD.  As for the sleep the doctor said there are things we can do to help with that if it becomes a problem.  

So we go today to fill his 15mg dose of Adderral XR & hope that 15 is the magic number.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016


Fall went by fast.  

It's not officially winter just yet but I know it's coming because our house has transformed for Christmas & everyday the overcast skies look more like snow than rain.  

But before we jump into the holidays there were a few things from November that need to be documented - specifically Kevin's birthday & Thanksgiving.  

We went back and forth with having a big todo for Kevin's birthday & combining it with a bit of a housewarming party but that kinda overwhelmed me so we did this instead.  Went out to dinner at the restaurant we both use to work at.  The restaurant we met at :) The same restaurant I met my best friends for life at - it was only fitting we met her and her husband there.  I will always remember the day Kevin walked in with his application.  Mary immediately said "you like him, he looks like a man"  haha. yup.  I do like him. 

Onto Thanksgiving.  This was the crew.  Aunts & Uncles, Cousins and kids.  18 in total.  Food was delicious & thankfully the weather held out so we could take family bike rides and rides in the fancy car.  Was a lovely day but it made me miss my family.

I believe that takes us up to now.  Our elf came back - bringing Christmas jammies to start the season off with instead of just having them on Christmas eve.  I swear our elf gets smarter every year.  We are planning to go see Santa this weekend which means we need to get Christmas lists done...  I don't know if you can read it (I made Reagan write everything on her own sounding it out) her list reads
Own real phone
I had to talk her out of writing Own real car.  lol.  This girl.  Convinced her Crayons would be more fitting.  No more baby dolls on her list - mrrrr :/

I leave you with a pic of this beauty.  She is such a good baby.  She literally wakes up this happy everyday.  

Monday, 21 November 2016

Nothing in the world smells as good as a person you love

 She smells so good.  Like wet diapers & spit up & soft baby skin.  And I can smell her just looking at pictures of her.  Nothing about this baby stresses me, in fact I seek her out to de-stress & nuzzle and soak in that good smell and the simple things.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

The return of Saturday mornings

Every last box has been unpacked.  There are pictures hanging on the walls.  Curtains are hung.  I do believe I can say that we are officially moved in.  Which means Saturday mornings can return to sitting on the couch watching wayyyy to many Peppa Pigs & watching this cutie give me & Daddy some "sorry I woke up so many times last night - but I'm still so cute" looks.

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Halloween 2016

This year we didn't end up decorating and carving pumpkins until the day before Halloween - but we had the perfect day to do it.  Kiddos painted their pumpkins and then "helped" Kevin & I carve ours. And as for the actual day of Halloween - I hardly took any pictures :o  Logan was a race car driver & I swear when I bought his costume in late summer it fit him just perfect.  When he put it on for Halloween it was small?!!!  Reagan was Strawberry Shortcake - which she decided on last spring.  I DIY'd her costume and I'm pretty sure I love it 100% more than the store bought option.  Little Ms Lucy was a candy corn/pumpkin sweetness.  We trick or treated with friends in a neighborhood nearby. Kiddos collected what I would call the perfect amount of candy.  Decorations came down the next day.  Boom.  Halloween in the new house done.

Too be honest I don't feel settled enough to put energy into holidays just yet.  Which is so not my/our style.  At this point I think we are saving all we've got to prepare mentally and physically for Christmas :o 

Friday, 4 November 2016

6 months

How on earth is this little girl a half a year old already??!  I told Kevin if waking twice a night to feed her would keep her this age for another year I would gladly do it.  But I'm still waking twice a night to feed her and she is growing??!  Somethings gotta change ;)

New this month are her 2 bottom teeth that have finalllly just broken the skin & those shiny little studs on her ear lobes.

Doc says she is 16lbs & perfectly perfect.  And by the look of these pictures I'd have to agree. Miss LucyBell, my SugarBear is perfectly perfect

Happy halfer little lady.  Slow this next half down would ya?

Saturday, 29 October 2016

October highlight reel

A baby & a new house - my phone fills up with pictures lightening fast.  Here are a few of my favorites from Octobers cell phone collection

And then there is this, lol.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Fall in Virginia

This is what fall was made for - pumpkin hunting, wagons, plaid shirts & hats but no jackets

This is what Logan was made for - outdoors, mud & wagons

Scratch that - thats what all my kiddos were made for

 I mean come on.  How cute is this.  Her head and belly are about as round as that pumpkin.  Girl is livin the good life :)

 Ok kiddos go find a pumpkin!  

All the pumpkins in the patch and Logan finds the one green pumpkin.  Lol

That hat & tongue make that ugly pumpkin look good.

Plenty more fall left - can't wait to be done "moving in" so we can get out and enjoy it more!

Saturday, 22 October 2016

The big move

Been MIA cause this happened - finally

And our life kinda looks like this right now - boxes and mess with a few kids in the mix

But I do believe we have unpacked every box & we just got TV & internet and today we will get a pumpkin for the front porch - slowly our new house is feeling like a home. 

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Papa John, Uncle B & Aunt Christine

East coast livin has made it feasible now to drive up a few hours & see even more family :)  My cousin Jenny is having a baby!  What better reason is there to celebrate???!  It was a super super quick trip - we left on the Saturday after we closed on our house & returned the next day.  But man oh man did we squeeze in fun.  And like my brother said - it wouldn't be a Moslener get together if there wasn't some hotel front porch sittin ;)

Love this picture of Gavin, Logan & Reagan

Aunt Chris, Lucy & I 

Jenny's baby shower

Papa John & Lucy

"Thumbs up" with Uncle B

Hotel table brought outside, one bottle of Jameson & two bottles of wine.  And is that a bottle of water?? Who was drinking water?  lol.  No leftovers, of course.

We must be nearing completion for the aforementioned drinks ;)