Thursday, March 19, 2015

A little bit of everything..

Catching up on the last two weeks around here! It's been so crazy trying to get used to my new normal with two littles at home. 

In no particular order.. Mainly because I can't figure out how to move the pictures on my phone! 

A beautiful day at the park! My favorite mama and I got brave and took all 4 kids to the park #andeveryonesurvived
Love these two toddlers! 

The neighborhood church has a great date night once a month! We dropped off Nathan for the night (they feed him! Hello!) and went out to dinner. Then we met up with our friends Kelly and Nate for a glass of wine! This picture is simply evidence that we do actually wear makeup still. The moms are back!

And of course.. Our third wheels in the corner of the bar. What? Bars are totally baby friendly #itwasawinebar #totallyacceptable #secondkids 

For St Pattys day we headed to the beach! They have an awesome parade and it's such a fun time. Unfortunately this year it was cancelled because of the weather. Grandma still got her cuddles in with her favorite boys in green!

Matching outfits

Silly brothers relaxing at grandmas beach house! 

My big man 

Nathan had his 2.5 year check up! He is happy and healthy! 32.5 lbs and ____inches. #imabadmom 

We had a warm and sunny weekend day so we took full advantage and tested out our double stroller. 

My girlfriends and I snuck out for dinner #margs and to check out a makeup place downtown where they make custom lipsticks! It was such a fun time and we all have new lipsticks for spring! 

That's all for now. A more organized post is next #probablynot 

Friday, March 6, 2015

Month One Favorites

I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that my littlest love is 1 month already. Post Partum with baby #2 is wildly different then it was with baby #1. I am laughing at my old self who used to carry baby #1 into the bathroom with me because I just "couldn't set him down". WHAT. #sorrynathan

Finally have my energy back and feeling my old self again and I'm ready to share some of my favorite things over the last month! 

I was totally intimidated by this thing. Turns out it's actually pretty easy to do. I did youtube a video on how to wrap it and then practiced a couple million times. It's comfortable and my snuggley loves it. It says it can hold up to 35 lbs which is the size of my toddler. #nothappening 
My wrap is in black, because if you know me then you know that I like to look slim when I am wearing my baby. 

My nipples were sore for over 3 weeks. This stuff saved me. I feel like there needs to be some sort of {extra sensitive nipple} support group out there. Seriously. Killer. 
Enough of that. Buy it.

This is one of my favorite purchases I made before Bryce came. I found it on Etsy. It came super quick. It's so soft and we use it all the time. I love the way it looks in pictures! It would make a great baby shower gift if you know the baby's name! 


4. iBaby Feed Timer

With my last baby, I used a complicated app that drove me crazy. This time I knew I needed just the basics. This is it. #thispictureisnotmine 

The name is ridiculous. Come on. A play on words using "brest" in place of "best". No. 
The product... is ah-mazing. 
I used the boppy with my first, and this is so.much.better.
Lets just call it something different.

Once the weather is nice I'll finally get to review our new double stroller! 

Friday Favorites

I'm linking up with some of my favorite bloggers Andrea and Erika to share some of my favorite things this week!

Can FRIDAY be a favorite? Because TGIF, seriously. The winter is officially killing me. I am ready for spring and outside time with my boys! 

2. Pandora "Sleep Station"
I have this playing whenever Handy Manny isn't on #sonever. It chills us all out and has a perfect mix of music. I listened to it in labor with both boys and i've just kept it around for days when Nikki Minaj is just a little much. 

3. My Boys
This last month has been c.r.a.z.y. 
I thought I had prepared myself for life as a "mom of two", but lets be honest...there is no preparing. 
But then in the middle of the chaos. this happens. #melt 
(p.s. I totally bribed the big one with a sip-up for this picture. #winning)

 I just started using this and so far i'm loving it! It's a total I use it (with a different tooth brush) while i'm in the shower. So far i've noticed some whitening and it gives a great clean. It's black but tastes like nothing. It's all natural and doesn't make your teeth sensitive like the whitening strips. 

I got this from a girlfriend for Christmas. I was a little skeptical. Mainly because my face routine includes...well nothing. I've been using it a couple times a week since Christmas and I LOVE the way it makes my skin feel #likeababy. It's a little pricey, but you use such a small amount I think it will last forever. Anything that smells like pie, is a friend of mine. #girlhityahallelujah

Bring on spring! See you next week!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Life Lately

Ok, Wow.

It's been almost 3 years since I've been a "blogger"...and lets be honest, it was a pretty weak effort to start with.

I'm back! And sharing life with my 2 Boys. Yes! You read that right, I've had a busy 3 years. I am now "Mommy" to Nathan Timothy (born Sept 2012) and Bryce Thomas (born Feb 2015). Life is crazy nowadays but I'm going to try and keep up with this blog as a way to help me document the good, bad and ugly of life with two babes <3

If you want to see what life has been like over the last 3 years...follow my instagram @ashsmialek

Long story short. My first born grew up overnight so we decided to add another cute baby to our family! 

xoxo for now. #becausemykidsarecrying