Tag Archives: Life with Harvey

The Monday Snapshot – FIVE!

Last Saturday, my baby turned 5. It feels like we are now solidly in the land of real life little people and not babies or toddlers. He argues with me, he (sometimes) reasons with me, and he chats with me about his day. He is SUPER fun and SUPER challenging. He loves construction vehicles, his […]

The Monday Snapshot – Camping Edition

Last weekend I took the kids to Moab for a camping trip with some friends. It was a lot of work without Charlie with us, but we had so much fun!

The Monday Snapshot – Childhood

On Friday night, Stella got to go to her best friends’ house for a sleepover (twin girls – the 3 of them are so in love with each other!). We promised Harvey he could pick something fun to do with me and his Dad in the meantime, and he requested a bike ride to the […]

The Show

Yesterday my husband and brother and I were watching the football game when the kids came into the room and asked us to turn off the TV so they could do a show for us. Of course we obliged. ūüôā These are some of my favorite moments in parenting! <3

Day 27, #NaBloPoMo – Boys Can Wear Dresses Too

Ever since Harvey could walk, he wanted to be wherever his big sister was, doing whatever she was doing. He is a rough and tumble boy through and through, and he is obsessed with excavators and skid loaders and back hoes. He also LOVES to dress up in girly dresses and paint his nails. Almost […]

Day 26, #NaBloPoMo – Excavator Love

All day every day I listen to my kid babble on about trucks and tractors, school buses and jeeps – basically anything with a motor, he knows the name of and loves. This is such a foreign world to me, but it’s fun to watch him find so much joy in it!


What a freakin’ week. So I started off the week feeling pretty overwhelmed with Harvey, and it’s like God or providence or whatever you want to say wanted to give me a reminder to slow down and appreciate the struggles and just love on my little boy. Sunday = frustrated with my crazy 2 year […]

And Then You Feel Like Shit

So. Yesterday. Everything I wrote? I still feel. I’m still struggling. I’m still working on being a=parent who has more patience with her children and a deeper well of love and understanding to draw from when things are tough. Thank you SO much to everyone who has so respectfully weighed in with ideas and hope […]

To Spank or Not to Spank

Um, yes. The dreaded topic of spanking. I guess I’m going there. Full disclaimer – I was raised in a non-spanking household, and I always swore I would never spank my own children. We were raised with a lot of talks from parents who disciplined by telling us they were “disappointed in [us] for choosing […]

The Monday Snapshot – Tantrums

For the last month or so we have been unfortunately venturing back into the world¬†of the almighty tantrum. HOLY HELL I forgot how much I dislike this age with my children. Obviously, disclaimer, I love my kids, blah blah blah… but right now, I can love Harvey without actually¬†enjoying his company¬†very much. He has some […]

Year 2 – Coming Full Circle

2 years ago today this morning, I was giving birth to my second child in the guestroom of our home. It was perfectly awesome. This morning, I was laying in bed thinking about how sometimes the more things change, the more they remain the same. Last night, our crazy-ass-almost-2-year-old child was running around the house, […]

Harvey, Solo

One of the coolest parts of Stella going to school has been the awesome one-on-one time I’ve gotten to spend with Harvey. After dropping her off this morning, we went to Daddy’s job site to check out the concrete pour he was doing, and Harvey was in heaven!¬†

Milestones for Mister Harvey

This morning we reached a new milestone for the Harv-man. He has a pair of PJs that have trucks and cars on the pants and shirt (and apparently I don’t have a single picture of him in them?), but MAN OH MAN are they his favorite¬†PJs¬†to wear. Just in the past couple of weeks he […]

The Monday Snapshot – Hillbilly Edition

Well, 6 weeks ago I wrote about my front tooth¬†that Harvey had injured with an insanely painful head-butt at church one day. We were giving it time to hopefully heal on its own, but a couple of weeks later he head-butted me AGAIN while we were at music in the park. I instantly burst into […]

The Tooth

When they (whomever “they” is) determine the cost of raising a child, do they include miscellaneous costs like a $3,000 implant from the oral surgeon that you might need after your 17 month old headbutts you at church and breaks your front tooth? Harumph. Let’s back up. When I was 16, I was in a […]

Wordless Wednesday – Lover of the Tiny Animals

The Accident

I will preface this post by saying that Harvey is okay. Thank the Lord. This morning I got to spend just 45 minutes with the kids before heading to work at 8am. I’ve been gone since 4am last Saturday and returned home last night at 10pm (SUCH a fantastic vacation – I’ll post more about […]

The Monday Snapshot – Mama’s Boy Edition

I had forgotten how tough this 15 month old stage is with a toddler who is quite physically adept but can’t talk. To be fair, Stella had quite a few more words than Harvey does at this point, but I think 15 months is universally difficult with kids because they’re learning so much every day […]


When I was in jr. high, my homeroom teacher called me “Mambles” because he said I mumbled & rambled all day long. The last time I wrote a mambling post was 4.5 years ago, so without further ado…here are a few of my mamblings today. I just booked a plane ticket to visit my sister […]

Off to Minnesota!

I really didn’t think this was going to happen, but I laid in bed forever last night thinking about how to make it work, and I decided I didn’t want to regret not going to my Grandfather’s funeral because of work. I worked really long days the last two days trying to get as much […]

The Monday Snapshot – Busy Bee Edition

These pictures were all taken within a couple minutes of each other yesterday morning. He’s just so BUSY all the time lately, and he sure doesn’t care that I tell him to stay off the stairs!

In Loving Memory of our Baby Swing

I hesitate to ever write anything about sleep since it always seems to change as soon as you write something (hence why I still haven’t written about the kids sharing a room even though we did that change months ago – overall it’s going great!)… but I thought I’d pop in with a quick update […]

The Monday Snapshot: Harvey’s First Concert

We are blessed to live in an area that has a¬†ton of live music throughout the year, both indoors and out, but my favorite concert series is probably the one that happens in a nearby town every year in September that is all blues music. ¬†A lot of microbreweries come to sell their beers (it […]

The Monday Snapshot – Little Rocker Edition

Lately Harvey loves to stand around and head bang. No, seriously. He will stand and hold onto the couch, the stool, whatever is near him, and then head bang. Between the head banging and the spikey hair, he is totally our little rocker! When I was pregnant with Stella we always called her “Rockstar” because […]