I have started to work on getting Elizabeth on a little more of a regular sleep routine by putting her to bed earlier in the evening. The past few nights have been successful with her going to bed between 7pm-8pm instead of her regular 10pm.
Having both children in bed around 8pm is great for Tyler and I as it gives us time to work on projects, get stuff done around the house or just spend time together at the end of our days. While this transition is something I am happy about its also a little sad for me as its the first little chapter in Elizabeths adventure that is closing.
In the first two and a half months of her life she spent her evenings hanging out with her dad and I on the couch. She would be passed back and forth between the two of us as we watched our favourite movies and shows on Netflix. We would fuss over her and tell her how much we loved her. This time with just the three of us will be cherished. There was lots of crying and pacing around the basement but the moments were sweet none the less.
I am learning to be comfortable in all of my children's phases, even the challenging ones and truly enjoy what they offer. Sometimes when I am in a specific phase with my children the days can feel long, but I have realized the phases are fleeting.
I feel like I have been given the greatest gift to be a mom. I am filled with so much happiness when I get to see my children grow and thrive but I think I will always also feel the bitter sweet pain that comes with knowing that what once was, is no more. They will continue to grow and evolve and I just need to do my best to keep up and soak it all in.
Luke had his first dance class last weekend and I am so excited to start introducing him to different activities. He wouldn't go in the room without dad but we will keep trying and I am sure his confidence will build.
While dad was in dance class with Luke, Lizzy and I waited in the entrance with the other dance parents and made some small talk and I got so excited for the opportunity that Ty and I will have to make new friends. Since starting a family I have many friendships that have blossomed with women in my life because we share motherhood in common. Now as our kids get older and start taking interest in different hobbies, we will begin to meet new people with children who have similar interests and that just makes me so pumped. I don't know about you but I can never have too many friends, especially in this motherhood role, the more moms in my life with different skills sets the better.
Heres to exciting new hobbies and all the friends that will come along too.
Here is a video of our weekend, thank you for reading and watching and taking part in the conversation.
I had the pleasure of helping a few of my friends get ready for New Years Eve 2016. These three ladies are uniquely beautiful and I love how each of their looks reflects that! My goal with every one of my makeup clients, is to enhance their natural beauty and highlight their unique features. When you look in the mirror after I have applied your makeup, I want you to feel like the best version of yourself. I want you to recognize the woman in the mirror but feel a little extra special when you see your reflection smiling back at you.
P.S. I believe the most beautiful accessory to any makeup look is your smile!