Wearing Lyla

It’s kinda funny how clingy Lyla is. She does not want me to put her down for even two seconds. When I’m not nursing her or playing with her she lives in a carrier. She loves it on my hip or on my back or chest… I show her what I’m doing and even if I’m not she just watches so intently! She LOVES watching and observing the world around her. She is very curious and always has this discerning expression. It’s just classic Lyla and I love it.
 
I was washing yet another cloth diaper load of laundry.

  
I love this super affordable drying rack I got on Amazon. It’s so much easier to use than having a giant wooden drying rack set up like I used to use when I cloth diapered my other babies!

 
And while I was doing that Ember and Everett were watching preschool shows on Amazon Prime. Or maybe playing on ABCmouse.com. I can’t remember which.

 
And hanging out in the recliner before bed.

All Lyla

Obviously the majority of my pictures are of Lyla. Babies don’t mind if you take thirty pictures of them a day.

 
I put her in the ergo while I make lunch. She giggles like crazy when I tickle her feet. She is my most ticklish baby 🙂

 
The only way she naps anymore is in the carrier. I get a lot of cooking and cleaning done when she needs a nap.


 
I always tell her cheerfully, “Good morning!!” when she wakes up, even if it’s 3pm.

 
After that long nap she got a new diaper.


 
She likes to play with this pile of diapers I have set aside to sell. They’re gdiapers which are stupid. I’ve been meaning to sell them since I bought them when Ember was a baby! Crazy, they just sit in my closet for years. I probably won’t even get around to selling them this year. They’ll likely be tossed back into the cloth diaper storage box when Lyla gets potty trained! haha


 
She started messing with her cloth diaper stash.

 
So I gave her some toys instead.

The Easiest Fun

Playing with measuring spoons while sitting in Everett’s high chair watching me cook in the morning.

 
The kids doing what the kids do every day. Magna tiles.

 
Allan took these and I especially love them because you can see how messy my house gets. That’s one day of play. Or more like an hour of play.


 
Allan and a Costco rotisserie chicken. I love when that’s dinner because he does all the work. And it’s yummy.

Making Batches of Stuff

First thing in the morning, diaper change.

 

Still the most played with toy I’ve ever purchased, magna tiles.

 
Someone showed me Cosmic Kids Yoga. We tried it and LOVED it!

 
And back to magna tiles!

 

I made cloth wipe solution for my cloth wipes. I don’t usually photograph the process (or basically anything anymore besides Lyla) but I wanted to add pictures to my “recipe” book so I did today.


 

Finished! This is the photo I’ll print for my book. Just simple, just to show the wipes so when I’m flipping through I don’t have to read titles, just find the picture 🙂

 

I also finally bought a bunch of jars to put my homemade deodorant in instead of an old cleaned-out deodorant stick. The recipe I use for deodorant just doesn’t work in a twist up stick.

Homemade deodorant is really easy to make. I just use baking soda, arrowroot powder, coconut oil, and shea butter.

 

99% of the time Lyla is in the ergo on my back… I took her off and put her in Everett’s high chair to make lunch because my back was hurting by then.

I didn’t chop broccoli for my vegetable soup but that’s the song that comes to mind when I chop vegetables. She’s… chopping broccolay. (google “Dana Carvey chopping broccoli” if you don’t know what I’m talking about!)

 
Here was the new batch of deodorant in a jar. It’s not as easy to put on as stick deodorant but I don’t care, my armpits don’t itch anymore! They haven’t itched in months since stopping using store-bought deodorant. This is the picture I’ll put in my recipe book.

 

While I was in the kitchen I also made a quick batch of homemade foaming soap and also photographed that for my recipe book.

 
And my favorite thing on the face of the earth, vegetable soup, is ready!

 

Everett was watching me in the kitchen eating toast and drinking his “hot chocolate milk.” I love that he calls it that no matter how many times he hears chocolate milk ♥

 
I also put a ham in the oven for dinner that night.

 
When Allan got home from work we pulled out some fun supplies we’d bought to make popsicle stick houses for the kids’ Trolls figures.

 
And Lyla was back on my back but not happy.

Valentine’s Day

As always I start the day by changing Lyla and then Everett’s diapers.


 
The kids got happy meals for lunch! This is really rare for us these days.


 
Life’s busy and I didn’t take any more pictures until Allan got home that night. He BBQ’d our Valentine’s dinner.

 
Yet another diaper change. I decided to set up my camera to photograph it because this is often what it looks like. I love that Lyla is looking at the camera from the ergo. haha


 
We ate and the kids opened their Valentine’s cards from each other. They also got Valentine’s from me and Allan that had candy and Trolls’ tattoos in them.

 
Of course they immediately ran to my bathroom to put the tattoos on!


 
It was a good, long day!

Weekend!


 
Payson lost a tooth and used his dollar to play a couple rounds of this claw machine. He cried a lot when he didn’t get a toy.

 
We took the kids to see the Trolls movie in the theater and they’ve become obsessed. It’s their favorite movie. We bought them some toys.


 
This is basically what I look like every single evening, covered by at least one kid and more often a couple.

Sunday at Home

In order to get anything done I wear Lyla.


 
Allan went through his box of childhood stuff, showing the kids and talking about his life. It was really fun 🙂

 
After the great barfathon of 2016 Everett has stayed obsessed with graham crackers. They were one of the first foods he wanted to eat after he recovered from his virus and he would love to live off them now.


 
Hanging out with Lyla on my bed.

 
Ember practicing reading 🙂