Raising Blondes with Redhead Attitude

Raising Blondes with Redhead Attitude

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Confessions vol. 3

I am linking up with confessional Thursday again and I'm super excited.
1) I am still recovering from Easter weekend. I love having big family get together's, but oh man are they exhausting. Exhausting in a good way mind you. 

2) I'm a little sad there are no holidays for two months. I feel like I've been on a holiday treadmill since October, but I'm not ready for the break. 

3) This year I am trying to only buy with a purpose but being addicted to Target one spot is not helping. Anyone else with this issue?!

4) I have finally finished the girls' room and nursery. I however, am totally over decorating the rest of the house. But I really want to host our small group next year, which means more decorating!

Ok, that is it for today. I hope everyone is having an amazing week. 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Confessions Vol 2

I am linking up again with Jessica and her awesome confession link up.
I confess.....

That I love cleaning and purging. However, having the girls help me makes it twice as long. I am really having to learn patience! 

I have done so good with eating and working out. So good in fact that last night I dreamt of a delicious bacon cheese burger. 

Life is so crazy at the moment that I am writing this post on my phone, with the one a year old climbing all over me and my five year old running in to dance ever two seconds. Needless to say an hour later and I'm posting it. 

I hope you all have a Happy Easter! 

Friday, March 18, 2016

Drive in movie night!

Since we did Jozy's big trip earlier in the month, I thought it would be fun to do something smaller at home yesterday. I saw this idea for a drive in movie night forever ago, and when the decorations for the girls room came in huge boxes; I know it was perfect timing. The movie night was so much fun and so simple to do. There was no stress involved and we got to have some quality memory making time.
We started with boxes that we already had on hand, then Hubbins made them tires, a steering wheel, and some other car things to put on the boxes. I cooked up some fun snacks, and the girls got to drive to the movie. They had so much fun pretending to hang out in their car and while watching the movie.
Baby Button even got her own box. It was the most adorable thing watching her hang with big sisters and eat popcorn! We also scored matching onesie pjs for the big girls to wear. I love that they still love matching!
It was an amazing night and we all went to bed pleasantly exhausted from celebrating our girl!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

5th birthday adventure

Jozy decided that she want to go on a trip this year instead of a party. So the first weekend in March we loaded up and headed out on our adventure. We ended up in Helena and had the most amazing time. Here are some of my favorite pictures from the trip.

It was a memory making day and filled with so much laughter and love! I can't believe our girl is already five!!!!!!! 

Happy 5th Birthday, Lil Giraffe

 Dear Jozy,
Happy birthday, lil Giraffe! How is it possible that you are officially a whole hand?! It seems so strange to think that you are officially crossing into being a big girl! You will always be my baby girl though and I love you so very much. You are the light of our family and brighten up each day. You give the best hugs, always have us laughing and are so happily you! I hope you always keep those qualities, because you have the ability to change lives!

 Lil Giraffe, you have the biggest, warmest heart! It seems to over flow with love for all of God's creatures. You care so deeply and are always there to help. You feel for people and even at such a young age, the love you carry is centuries old and epic. Life wont always be easy, but you are going to do amazing things with that love!
 You also have such a quick wit without knowing it. You say the best things and have the cutest personality. You constantly have everyone laughing and bring happiness to anyone who meets you!
Four was a big year for you. You started preschool, dealt with friendship ups and downs, went on new adventures and have grown it to such an amazing big girl. Five is full of so much possibility and I can't wait to see what adventures are going to unfold. I know that with your trusty lil sis giraffe by your side, you will conquer all your dreams! I am so very proud of you and love you beyond words!

Happy birthday, Jozy!
Love, Mommy

Confessions Vol 1.

So I stumbled upon this awesome link up and thought I would give it a try...... So today I am linking up with Jessica over at the Newly blog.

I confess........

Jozy turns five today and I am a wreck! I don't know what it is about the 5th birthday, but it kills me each time. I may have gone a little over board to compensate the fact that I am dying a little inside. Can we cancel today?

Button is now climbing stairs and toddler running! I miss the sit still and play for hours days! I took her to Target and she refused the shopping cart. So a 15min trip turned into an hour plus one.

I love early mornings! On Thursdays and Fridays, the girls and I take Hubbins to work. It means we all get up two hours early and its an adjustment. But I get so much more accomplished in those two hours. Why can't I always get up early?

I love St Patty's day and having it be Jozy's birthday makes it so much better. I think I love it more than Christmas!

I think that's it for today! I can't wait to read the other posts!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

International Women's Day

Last night the girls and I started to read "A Little Princess" for their bedtime story. I was beyond excited that they not only chose a chapter book to work on, but one of my favorites. And then I read the first chapter..... You remember it right? A little girl gets taken to live at a boarding school in a different country than her father so that she may learn to be a "proper" young lady.  The little girl doesn't want to go to school for herself, but wants to learn to cook, sew, clean and run a house; so that she may return to her father and care for him. Honestly I didn't think anything was wrong with that, but my oldest did. "Why do only the girls have to learn to cook?" "What if she doesn't want to be a proper lady?" "Why can't she be a scientist or something else?" 

It was easy to explain that back then things were different. Women didn't have as many rights or opportunities. The expectation was that a woman would be taught to run a house, get married and make babies. And I'm sure for some of them this was bliss, and I am sure that many women  now a days think that is an amazing thing. There is nothing wrong with that; but I am so grateful that our 7 year old has the chance to dream about science fairs, living in the jungle to save endangered animals, building robots, and so much more. I am grateful for all the choses she gets to have and how far women's rights have come. 

Today is International Women's Day! Its a day that was founded in the early 1900's when those opportunities were only a small dream for a distant future. Now we celebrate the hurdles jumped, the changes made, and we work to make equality in the work place a common practice. As a mom of three stubborn, ambitious and feisty little women; I want to know that when they leaved to etch out a path for themselves every door will be available for them. I work hard to teach them that they have all the keys they need. They are just as fast, strong, smart, creative, funny, and talented as men. Heck, sometimes they are more so. 

Society still has work to do, and its exciting to watch changes be made. Campaigns are focusing on girl power and embracing our abilities. The "like a girl" campaign was a huge game changer and there are so many more like it. 

But we also need to do our parts at home. I hate the "boy mom" or "girl mom" posts. So what your boy is constantly climbing or dirty? My girl does the same. I am proud to be raising girls but I don't hold them to the "thats a girl thing" mold. They can do it all and so can boys. Thats the important thing, we need to remember that we are equal. That any boy or girl can do it all. That rewards, jobs, raises, promotions, etc... to be give to the person most deserving. That gender shouldn't play a role in deciding the best person for the job. 

We live in a world filled with chances, hope and endless possibilities. I am excited to see the changes in the work place for women. And I am beyond grateful that my girls can reach for the moon!