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    Goodnight Sweetheart

    Do your kids come into your bed at night? Mine will fall asleep in their own bed. They don’t just fall asleep though! They fall into this peaceful, deep, drooling slumber that can only be achieved after the crazy amount of activity they achieve on any given day of the week. They are like this when I leave them in their room for the night. They are like this when I check on them before I go to bed for the night. They are like this all the way up to the minute my head hits my pillow. How do they know!? How do they know that I am finally…

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    Pardon the Belfie

    I just learned a new word! Belfie! It’s a butt selfie. Knowledge is power. If you are following Ourdaysinparadise on Instagram () you’ve been seeing my stretch challenge pictures. Me and the kids are having a lot of fun taking pictures everyday of a new fun stretch pose. It’s great because it gets me in my stretchy clothes and ready to workout! Aiming my phone which is precariously balanced on a tripod and taking a picture from my watch is a bit of a challenge. Especially when my 2 year old wants to grab it every chance he gets! So fun though! I used to get so annoyed that I couldn’t even…

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    Where’s my cocktail!?

    “I’m Chilly!!!!!!” She screamed in an accusatory tone. As if I was personally the cause for said chilliness. In truth, it was a fever causing this chilliness while simultaneously causing the ruin of our action packed weekend. No more BBQs, no more Bonfires with endless S’mores, no more soaking up rays of Vitamin D that my body craves after a long winter. Instead, our weekend was filled with Pedialyte, Disney movies and a quick trip to the hospital. ***Everyone is fine now! It was just a virus.*** Have you ever had a week where you turned to your partner and asked: “Why did we have kids again!?” Yeah…. that happened…

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    Birds are chirping, kids are screaming!

    Oh how I love Spring! Waking up to a beautiful, sunny morning with clear skies, birds chirping and flowers blooming everywhere…makes waking up to a toddler who turns on his tantrum switch the second he wakes up, a tiny bit more bearable. Is this what everyone’s been talking about!? Just screaming and slamming into things over anything? Lucy never did this so I am completely lost on what to do here. He really loses his shit over everything! Right this second he is holding up the buckle on his booster seat at the table and screaming “BUCKLE!!!!!”. Not like a cute scream. A scream that is implying I should be…

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    Run Like the Wind!

    Do you run? Like run regularly? I really haven’t ran regularly since high school Softball. It was always my least favorite part of practice but by the time the season was over, I was in great shape! That was freshman year of high school though which was more years ago than I care to count. So here I am, back at square one trying to teach my body to run again. Luckily, I’ve been pretty into Pilates for the past 6 months which has helped with my endurance levels and muscle tone so that helps a little but yikes! We started Couch to 5k yesterday. Yes, yesterday. So I’m telling you…

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    You did WHAT during delivery!?

    I think I need a swift slap in the face. Let me explain… So lately I’ve had a touch of baby fever. I. Do. Not. Get. Baby. Fever. Ever. I didn’t even get that urge before I actually decided I wanted the babies I have! If I’m being perfectly honest, I don’t even like babies that much! So what has gotten into me!? My current babies. My current babies have gotten into me. They are getting so big! I hate it! I love it! But I hate it… I really actually love it though. It’s just so final! My last baby (Yes, we took the option of a 3rd off…

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    Happy Easter!

    Happy Easter everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your weekends. I definitely enjoyed mine! It’s just so fun to see the kids get excited about the things I used to love when I was a kid. They loved coloring their Easter Eggs. Though, Hudson broke every single one that he touched. A little cling wrap and hot glue fixed those right up though… Lucy got really creative with hers. If you’ve never tried this, check it out next year. She used a paint brush and the normal egg dye and just painted her eggs. They turned out like a water color painting. Very pretty! It might even be a fun…

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    I did it!

    Well, last post, I mentioned that I wanted to work on a few crafting ventures. So, with the chilly weather in mind, I decided to begin with crochet. I googled a how to guide on the basic crochet stitches and found THIS. It was a great guide and had a bunch of stitches with videos and/or walk-through instructions with pictures. My “swatch of learning” looked a little crazy but Lucy got a kick out of it. She was really impressed actually! Isn’t it great how your smallest fans are often your biggest!? After I gained a little confidence, I decided to take on some projects. I started with a basket,…

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    It’s so cold in the D!

    It is really cold. Really F$#%ing cold. Oh, and my kids HAVE colds. AGAIN! See folks, this is the time we ask ourselves “Why did we move back here!?”. Despite the face frosting, finger numbing, cold temperatures, we’ve been having fun inside the house. remember these? Perler Beads!! (<– that’s a link if you want a bucket of them with some shape trays) Lucy made a butterfly and loves it. They only problem has been trying to keep brother away from them! All those colorful beads are just too tempting for him! Another activity that I have been doing is crochet! I decided to teach myself how to do it.…

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    Sledding, a bump, and a Sundae

    Ever have one of those days that you wanted to make really special but instead have it be an epic failure!? Well, that was Lucy’s birthday… She really started year 4 off with a bang! We started the day with her annual birthday donut. This year she opted for Tim Bits so technically, donuts. The girl LOVES donuts! After we drove through for our tasty bites, we headed to my friend’s house for some sledding. The snow was a little thick, the air was a little cold, not great sledding conditions but it was getting the job done.  The kids were riding pretty slow so it all seemed safe, fun and…