just a few random comments & pix

November 3, 2016

1) I remember when I suddenly realized that Annabel was old enough that she could be left in a room by herself.  Now we’re there with Cameron (though not for long periods and I still have to listen for suspicious activity or sibling/sibling aggression.  It’s totally weird.

2) I am intrigued by the wide-legged pants trend.  But I don’t think I can pull it off.  Actually, I am confused about pants in general.  It appears that there are skinny / flares / crops / straights / patterned. How can all of these be in style at once?

3) I am seriously in love with my nuuna notebooks.  If I wasn’t so obsessed with Hobonichi planners I would be using one for a bullet journal now.  Currently I use one as a brain-dump-type journal and it just makes me so happy every day.

4) Ana’s post made me think.  I’m still very undecided on the 3 issue.   Like deeply conflicted and confused.  I keep trying to get it out my mind but it keeps creeping back.

5) Cameron currently pronounces “w” as “y” which means he is always saying, “I yant that” or “I don’t yant that” and it is just the. cutest. thing. ever.  I need to be taking more videos of this ridiculously cute and poignant stage.

love this halloween pic that didn’t make it to the last post

(zoom in to see)
completed pre-training schedule (3rd page not shown)
it’s getting less disgusting here!

4 going on 14.  yes she is wearing heels . . .


  • Reply Ana March 10, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    re: #2 I KNOW. I am similarly intrigued and completely confused by wide legged and all other pants. I feel like all my pants look out of style and frumpy even though they are relatively new. I need a pants intervention.

  • Reply Erica Sparkenbaugh March 10, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    I’m just going to continue wearing whatever jeans are flattering make me feel good about myself, which currently are skinny, skinny ankle, boot leg (I know … but that’s what I wear when I want to wear running shoes with jeans!), and boyfriend. I never looked good in wide legged pants! I’m seeing a trend on some fashion blogs of raw hems and I am not a fan.

    Your kids are adorable!. G has just a few little mispronunciations left and I mourn the loss of each one. I keep saying he is "4 going on Law School" because he’s such a negotiator/strong-willed smarty pants.

  • Reply ali March 10, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    My kids are both a few months younger than yours, and I FINALLY feel like things are getting a little easier. My 2 year old can be in the other room for 1-2 minutes at a time without me going into a state of panic. My 4 year old can keep himself occupied for LONG stretches of time. It is glorious. I am right there with a sense of hesitancy of making a jump from 2 to 3…I finally see the beginning of things getting easier, and the thought of having to be back into a state of constant vigilance/lack of sleep/etc. is depressing. But so is being "done" (especially because we always thought we’d have 3, but have found 2 very hard). I feel like I may have regrets either way. It’s so hard to decide that I wish the decision could be made for me, one way or another. 😛

  • Reply Bethany March 10, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Gah, I am still deeply conflicted and confused about the 3 issue as well. We’re getting ready to move to the burbs, so there would finally be physical room for one, and if we move my mom up to live near us, there would be help. But the big deal breaker for us continues to be TRAVEL – I cringe thinking of buying five plane tickets to visit my husband’s family overseas every year! Plus we are currently a zero car family, so we’d have to then become an SUV or Minvan family right? But my oldest is at such a sweet age and is being such a good big brother to my youngest right now. I can’t help but think he’d be amazing with a 3rd. Well, either way I just have to decide soonish because I do know for sure I don’t really want to be having a 3rd too long after I turn 40! And like you I keep trying to just forget about it and decide later (like after we’ve moved) but it is just constantly on my mind, especially with my 2.5 year old becoming more of a kid and less of a baby.

  • Reply Aimee March 10, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    I bought a pair of cropped (low-mid calf), wide-ish/straight, high waist pants this summer and it took me a while to get used to the look. I only kept wearing them because they were one of two pairs of work-appropriate pants that fit, but they have grown on me! I am wearing them a lot with flat ankle boots and oxfords, usually with a sweater that hits at hip length, but I have also tried them with a half-tucked shirt. BTW my other pair of work pants are slim and ankle length. I like having variety! It seems like nothing is in or out of style right now– it’s all about how you wear it!

  • Reply Danielle March 10, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    I feel like all those pants types appear to be in style because "You do you" is what’s actually in style (to a degree). Also, the Internet allows us access to what’s popular all over the country while your own region may have a more narrow view of what’s in style. Lastly, I’m in the Seattle area so the whole "you do you" is definitely a thing here.

  • Reply Theresa March 10, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    I’m all for three! Mine are still little, 4, 3 and almost 2 and I definitely don’t love the baby stage. But… honestly especially with the third time feels like it goes by in warp speed. Also, knowing with certainty that it was last baby made it much easier to savour that time. There is definitely a bit more chaos with adding one more but I love the sibling dynamic and three seems like you get a bit of a big family feel which is fun!

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