06 January 2016

New Year Update

Remember that time I used to do monthly updates on the boys? Well now they are 3 and 18 months and I'd say it's time for an over due update on the fam!

First, I'm right in the middle of morning sickness hell so I apologize that things have been a little bit quiet and sporadic around here. I do have some awesome things planned for the blog this year but for now I'm just trying to keep food down and not fall asleep at the dinner table all while I juggle two little boys. I know it's only going to get worse until I'm out of my first trimester but I'm slowly learning tricks on helping me get through it. Cheerios next to my bed to eat before I get out of bed helps a lot and since my body thinks it needs 15 hours of sleep a day I can no longer get up before the boys wake up and find myself napping during Gage's nap time...who is this person?! Coffee no longer makes me sick so that's been nice but this 1 cup a day is killing me. I mean ONE CUP. Do they not know who I am?! Anyway, enough about me. I'm growing a human and that's my update. On to the boys. 

Ryder is 3 and will be 4 in about 4 months. He is doing great in school and loves it! He loves doing his ABC's, counting and saying the Pledge of Allegiance. He's a typical boy who loves monster trucks, tractors and dirt. He could eat turkey sandwiches, salt and vinegar chips and yogurt all day long. He sleeps great as usual going to bed around 7:30-8:00 since its winter and never even has to get up to go potty. He loves to sleep in and I have to drag him out of bed around 9:30 on non school days. He's starting to grow out of the toddler stage and more into a big kid. Mickey Mouse has been replaced with superhero's and transformers and he needs me less everyday. Stop growing kid! He has the sweetest soul and is the best big brother. God totally knew what he was doing giving him to us first.

Gage...oh my little bam bam. He is 18 months going on 3 years old. Talking up a storm and doing all sorts of big boy things. He's our daredevil and most days you can find him climbing on things and testing his limits and you wont catch him anywhere without his lovie. He is 90% weaned from nursing and we are so close to being completely weaned. It's been hard and heartbreaking for both of us. Next up is taking away his Binky. He's starting to become really attached to it so it's time to go! Another heartbreaking experience for us I'm sure. On top of the binky thing, Goals for him this year are transitioning him out of his crib and to put him in the same room as Ryder before the new baby arrives. He is doing great sleeping at night ever since we learned he has sensitive ears and needs to be propped up. He is still also napping once a day for 2-3 hours. Gage is a big ball of energy and sass topped off with fuzzy red hair and we just love him.

As far as the blog goes I have some great collabs coming up with some amazing shops that I can't wait to share with you And of course you'll see some fun pregnancy and baby posts. On top of that I have some great finance/budget posts, home tours, cleaning/organizing tips, recipe and beauty posts planned. Some of my most popular posts for 2015 include 12 hours, Transitioning to a Big Kid Bed, Gage Turns One, New Home, Why I'm a Stay At Home Mom, 8 Ways to be a Happy and Productive Stay At Home Mom and Christmas 2015. If there is anything you would like to see here at Mama & Mister let me know!

I swear I feel like I'm still on Holiday break over here and getting back to normal daily lives have been rough. But I am super excited to get back to my normal blogging schedule and routine. Hope you are all having a great week back at normal life! xo

{Totally off subject but I have had a ton of people ask about my rug. It is from Overstock and is the nuLOOM Moroccan Trellis Rug in Luna Grey}


  1. Woo hoo can't wait to keep up! Thanks for the link to rug! Found it on Overstock and LOVE it. We are getting a faux wood floor this year and I'll need a rug!

  2. Topic idea that I wouldn't mind reading: what do you do with the kids when it's too cold to go outside? We recently decided to not let Landon have any screen time at all (going in 4 days today) because it affects his behavior so I need fun ideas that Landon would like to do indoors!! Lol