Thursday, October 25, 2012

Boo at the Zoo

Each year, Dan's work runs some booth's for Boo at the Zoo. This means that we get to go to the zoo, dressed like pirates, for free. Which is awesome. And Damon loved everything....but the costume. Here's some proof.
He hated it! So he picked his nose instead? ;)

                                                   Damon's screaming scared poor Rafe
                                                                      Pirate Rafe
                                                   I had to draw this on while he was sleeping
Pirate Family, Yes I realize those stripes do NOT help my "situation"

Matching Pirates
The zoo is beautiful in the fall

Photo Booth

Going down the slide!

We had so much fun! Damon loved the Giraffe's, Lions, and Tigers. I was glad he was interested in the animals to take his mind off his pirate costume. He didn't know that I drew his goatee on, so when we got home and he saw it he was totally freaked out. That might have been my favorite part of the night haha it was soo funny!

Linder Farms!

Last Thursday we went to Linder Farms with our good friends, the Rickers. We had a blast. We probably should have gone a little earlier so we wouldn't be looking for our pumpkins in the dark....but it was still a lot of fun! And it only cost us like $4, which is awesome! It was half off night and we just got little mini pumpkins that are soooo cute! Here's a few pics!
Dan, Rafe, Cohen, and Chase

Damon loves Rafey

On the Hayride!

Handsome Boys

Big Chubby and I

Searching for the perfect pumpkins!

Our little mini pumpkin family;)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

I'll have a tall glass of crazy, with a twist of insane...

Ok people...don't judge me for this post. I'm going to share some things that are pretty personal, but maybe some of you can relate.

This is how I've been feeling for the last few months. Especially before I quite nursing Rafe. I felt like I was going insane. I was super moody and seemed like I didn't have any control on my emotions. I didn't know what was causing it, but I knew that my hormones just were everywhere. I went a Dr and tried to talk to her about it. I thought I could be depressed, or just stressed, or maybe just a mom of two young kids. The Dr. didn't really tell me anything to give me any comfort...or hope for that matter. "You're sleep deprived, and you're just going to have to wait until life slows down...."


Does that ever happen?

I think not. Not when you're a mom

I realized I've been changing diapers for 2 and a half years.

and now it's doubled.

That's enough to drive any one insane!!!

ANYWAYS!! I tried to get more sleep, take more naps, (yeah right, have you met pinterest?), and eat better. My breakfasts usually involve a coke zero.... and I don't exercise. ever. and I have a gym membership. With no childcare. WHY DID I DO THAT?

So here I was, being insane. Then something horrible happened that I don't want to get into... Then we all got sick. Then Dan and I got our tonsils out. Then Rafe started teething....and is still teething. And we recently switched Damon to a toddler bed.... Throw in some family drama...and there you go...

None of this was helping the crazy lady ready to pull her hair out.

So I stopped nursing Rafe. And that helped a little.

Then shark week started back up...if you know what I mean....
and that helped a little bit more

Then I got to thinking how long it has been since I've had my body back to just myself. And got my body back doing what it's supposed to be doing. And it has been years folks. I got prego with Damon 5 months into our marriage. And pregnant with Rafe 2 months after I quite nursing Damon.


I guess what I'm trying to say is that I love having myself back to just myself....???

and I'm definitely spacing out my next kids.

and I'm going to enjoy having my body to myself for probably the next 3-5 years.

and I don't know how mom's have kids back to back to back....I would be fit for a straight jacket if I did
that. Props to those who do it! You're more of a woman than I will ever be!

Don't get me wrong, I love my boys and I would do this all over again for them.... but I feel like I've been pretty selfless with my body, time, emotions, for the last 3 years, and it's time for me to take care of me. So if you are in the same boat. Just take a step back, breathe, and start doing something YOU want to do...that's just for you.

For me, I'm ready to lose all my baby weight, read more books, and take a vacation dangit!

I know this sounds pretty selfish...and I'm sorry i'm not sorry. I hope we can still be friends and you can join me on my quest out of insanity;)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Today, I love the weather. I love my warm house. My sleeping baby. A freshly bathed toddler. And a coke zero.
I also love that I scored at target yesterday and found THE perfect fall scarf that I have been searching for! It's leopard print and I've been wearing it around the house because I love it so much. I just need a cute cropped leather jacket to go with it! Soon! AND I scored on a clearance hoodie for the hubs. It was $6 and he look HOT in it, if I do say so myself! I love you Target.
I Love that this rain has cleared all the smoke out of the valley and I can see the foothills again...and the sky for that matter!
I love that the leaves are changing, and everything looks so beautiful.
I love that Halloween is 2 weeks away and I still have no clue what we are going to be.
I Love that I can drink hot chocolate in the appropriate season....Hot chocolate in Summer just feels weird.
I love that my power bill is going to go down with this cool weather! Thank you mother nature! Maybe now I can go buy my leather jacket!
I love my crockpot and all my pinterest recipe's I can start cooking!
I love my husband for being so amazing and taking such good care of us.
I love Rafe's little 4 tooth grin.
I love that Damon says "we're home!" whenever we arrive at our destination....or finish anything really. Today I got him out of the bath and he's like "We're home!!" I couldn't help but laugh. Silly boy.
What do you love?

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Tonsil Free

We are finally healed and tonsil free. It's a good feeling. Let's hope this mean less sore throats and sickness in the Morley house!! My healing process was much better than Dan's. His tonsils were huge and they had to stitch up the holes which mean a longer healing process. Mine were pretty average so there was nothing like that, thankfully!! I'm so glad it's over with!
In other news, we switched Damon to a toddler bed. I hate it. For many reasons....
1. He never stays in his bed no matter what
2. When he finally does fall asleep, I start doing something else. Fast forward about 2 hours later and he is out of his bed and comes to find me and gives me a heart attack! I'm too used to hearing him cry and going to get him! Not him finding me!
3. I say a cuss word 73% of the time when he sneaks up on me...which is never good for a little boy that echo's everything I say!
4. It makes him seem so old! It's cute to see him all snuggled up in bed, and be able to get in and out by himself. But it's soooo "toddler" that it makes me a little sad that he's grown up so fast.
5. Dan or I have to lay on the floor with him to fall asleep, because he won't just stay in his bed on his own. We have to be there to tell him to lay back down each time he tries to break out;)
So this is how I'm going about this whole toddler bed business. He gets in bed. We read stories, pray, and sing songs. Then I leave. About 5 min later he starts down the stairs. I let it slide twice then I have to stay in his room. I'm too nervous to just lay in there with him right from the begining because I don't want him to get used to me being in there all the time, and him not being able to fall asleep on his own. But this way isn't working great either. He knows he can get out. And he does it every time! It's getting so old and it's only been like 3 days. Once he's asleep, he sleeps great. So that's nice. I bought him a night light and a new book hoping it'd help him. I also have some Lightening Mcqueen fabric for a blanket.  I think I need one of those child proof door nob thingy's so he can't open his door. But this is also tricky because Rafe is usually sleeping and when Damon can't open the door he cries and wakes up Rafe.
That is one thing about having 2 kids that's hard. If one wakes up, the other one usually does. Thankfully that's been pretty rare. They both are sleeping through the night again. Rafe was teething, and Damon was scared for a while. But it seems like it's all good again....once they both fall asleep anyways!
ANYWAYS! This is such a random post, but I have random thoughts, so what's new right? If you have any advice on how to get Damon to stay in his bed, that'd be great!