Friday, November 25, 2016
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Since the day Cam was born, I have really had a hard time finding the "old Cassidy" when I'm not in my "mom role" twenty four hours a day. I guess it's like I prepared myself the very day I became a mom to be glued to my baby at ALL times & never have a life outside of it again-b/c that's just what mom's are supposed to do, right? What do I DO with myself when I am not working & I find myself away from my kids for most of the day?? I'm seriously like a lost puppy.
I used to be so anxious about being away from them when I wasn't working & never wanted to leave them for a n y t h i n g. I tell you, the anxiety I dealt with was a real thing & it can be a heavy burden (though trivial in comparison to all that's going on in the world today - i know) to work through-especially right after having a baby, let me just tell you. helllllllo hormones.
Lately, I have been trying to realize that I h a v e to have a little "me time" to be the best mom & wife for myself AND the boys. I said all that to say...today, I had some of that "me time." You know when you can hop in & out of your car while running errands without buckling carseats & cleaning up spilled goldfish & juice. Drive down the road in silence or hear the lyrics to your favorite songs- you can grab everything you need in the store without one trying to nose dive into the store floor or the other begging for every plastic thing labeled "toy" he can find:) Hehe. Now that isn't sounding too bad, huh?
Granted, most of the things I found myself doing was something I needed to do for them...I also did a few things I wouldn't have been able to do on momma duty:)
I enjoyed a slice of one of my favorite foods of all time-my Nana's breakfast pizza (recipe here) & then helped her put up her Christmas tree, re-painted my chipped nails, browsed Lowes & Walmart for Thanksgiving ingredients & other things I can't look at with my monkeys -all while enjoying my chestnut praline latte without Conley slobber :) & a nice little battle to keep him from eating my lid, worked on getting Spider in Elf on the Shelf shape, & checked the mail to find...our Christmas cards had arrived! E e e p:)
I have to say- after a l l that, I feel like a brand new mama. P r e t t y darn rejuvenated on this Turkey Eve. I guess "me time" isn't so bad every once in a while & now, well, you could say I'm ready to take on our four, yes FOUR, Thanksgiving stops tomorrow! I think I can...I think I can.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Thursday, November 17, 2016
This Thanksgiving ~ okay, most Thanksgivings ;) ~ I find myself a l l about cozy sweaters, flannel, & graphic tees for boys! If you haven't already, check out Cat & Jack brand at Target. They are kind of like Old Navy in the boys department- on point for unique & stylish boys clothes! Inexpensive (especially when you catch the sales) & absolutely adorable. Also, don't forget dear old Jane. That's actually where I found my boys Thanksgiving duds this year... See number three below:) I love that they are p e r f e c t for Thanksgiving, but they can wear them the rest of the year as well! And let's not forget, they share the t r u e meaning & reason we celebrate this sweet holiday #swoon
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
He walks around saying "don't" right as he does the thing he's been told not to do.
Alright...here goes. I guess this is a wrap on the one year milestone monthly Conley Scout posts...Where did this year go, you guys??
Stats: 60 lbs <Yep, I'm gonna say it a g a i n --->AND I still carry him...>
Clothes: Size 5/6/7/8 (LOL) Boys
sharks, robots, juice & sprite, ANY BOY TOY, superheros, being outside, watching Umi Zoomi, Miles from Tomorrow Land, Paw Patrol, playing with the iPad or iPhone:/, eating junk food, his Chewbacca doll & teepee, spiders, Ony, jumping on the trampoline, croutons, hiding seek, "playing with the kids", going to the cabin & NanaPops, "Cond-ley", Knoxville, Hobby Lobby, Chuckie Cheese, playgrounds, bible school (aka sunday school). Target ( I may or may not have created that monster...) chocolate coffee (choc. milk) "When I get big, I'm gonna drink coffee, too Mom."
awk---ward is his favorite word & go to phrase
You know...the favorite boy things like "poopy butt" :/
are you sanking what I'm sanking? (aka thinking)
He says "I love you" a lot- & it's the best sound in the world...
3 year photo dump
COMING SOON ;)
Monday, November 14, 2016
Lately, in the realm of boy things, & after f i n a l l y getting to dress for chilly weather (yay!)...I have found myself gravitating toward vests. I've found myself practically putting a vest on the boys about everyday this week & t h e n, when we went loafing weekend & I found myself buying...yes, you guessed it. M o r e vests. Wear them with dress shirts, tees, or flannel! There is a vest for every style of shirt.