Birthday Prep

Brooklyn’s birthday is in a week. WHAT!? A week! I’ve been planning and shopping and sewing and crafting up a storm this week. I’m very, very, very nervous I won’t be done it time for her birthday!! Maybe we can celebrate it a week late?! haha

Anyway, Ember’s been insanely cranky this week because she has a cold. It seems to be a very minor cold so I’m surprised at how cranky she’s been. She’s been really cranky! She kept me up pretty much ALL night one night. I was really unhappy about that. Oh well, I’m tired, what else is new?

So yeah, supply shopping.
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Ember used to be an angel baby on shopping trips. That has changed completely. She screams when I put her in the cart. She isn’t happy unless she’s sprinting around the store, touching everything. Luckily her temporary hatred of the carrier has ended and she loves being worn again!
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Seriously this week nothing in the world was cheering up my little girl. I gave her a lollipop out of sheer desperation one day. I didn’t think I could take one more minute of crying. She was really wanting to breastfeed but she’d latch on and then not be able to breathe with her stuffy nose and so she’d pull off and cry harder. It was sad and ridiculous and frustrating. Oh my gosh so frustrating! All night she wanted to comfort nurse and she’d latch on and then pull off because of her nose and we’d both get sprayed with milk (which was like a freaking geyser thanks to me being extremely engorged because she couldn’t nurse well for several days!!) and then she’d cry and I’d want to cry and eventually morning would come and I’d feel like death and she’d still be cranky and crying…
aaah!
Lollipop worked for about five minutes. I tell you, those five minutes were the most heavenly five minutes of my life!! (Lollipop stopped working when she climbed up on things and it got dirty, I’d wash it, she’d go somewhere else and it would get dirty, repeat 1,000 times)
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Ember will be two in September. She creates an endless amount of work for me and destroys my house. I can’t keep up with everything these days. My life is just one giant disaster after the next. lol
I was pretty relieved to find this moment’s mess was simply water. Oh such relief.
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No matter how many times I tell Payson not to climb on this car he does it anyway, minutes later. Eventually I stopped telling him to stop. Whatever, climb on the car… live on the car. I don’t care.
And now every single day he climbs on it and every single time he begs, “Picture me, mom!!! MOM! Picture me!”
I have about fifty pictures of him on this car now.
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While I was cooking dinner they were resting.
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Pretty sunset.
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After dinner we went outside because a storm was coming in. Ember was shirtless because she is often shirtless when we eat messy food and I hadn’t put a new shirt on her yet.
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And now I’m done. Sorry it’s all so boring… I can’t write cleverly when my children are hounding me, which they currently are šŸ˜‰

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