Friday, November 15, 2013


Have you ever heard it said that if something is said to you twice, it's God talking? I really don't think that's at all how the saying goes, but I think you get the picture.

Well, apparently God has me on a pomegranate mission.

Instead of boring you with the details of my pomegranate infused last two weeks I will just tell you this. I love pomegranate, I found out the both boys love it, and then I found out I have been peeling it all wrong.

You do know that we have entered pomegranate season, right? You can thank me later for this life-changing video. Or you can just mail me some pomegranates.

Thanks to a certain Domka for posting this to FB to begin with. Maybe I owe HER a pomegranate.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Lately. (Part 1 of ??)

Hi there. Yep, the sleep is still quasi-abundant at the Beer household. Every time I stop to think about the sleep going on here I get this picture in my head of the cartoon "light shining down from heaven scene" and a chorus of "AAAAaaaa" rings in my head.

Dramatic? I'm allowed to be.

This may or may not be from my April 2013 folder...
Biggest news? We moved. 15 minutes closer to my husband's work which brings his commute down to 45 minutes on a good traffic day. Which, if you have ever lived in Columbus then you know how often that occurs on 270. Side note: seriously, get over. There are like 10 lanes on that freeway. Get. Over.

The Old House
We went from an 1930 fixer-upper to a 1960 only-need-some-paint-and-as-we-found-out-later-new-carpet dream. Seriously, why is it easier to clean this house? I mean, it's bigger, as in, we don't know what to DO with all of the space (who am I kidding, we are figuring it out), but just easier to clean and put things away.

Favorite parts? TWO sinks in one of the TWO bathrooms (no more pushing each other off the step stool while brushing teeth - and the boys are getting along better too). The laundry ROOM. The PLAYROOM. Yep, finished basement is now a play room. What's that? You don't see any toys in the living room? Boom!

Dramatic? I'm still allowed to be.

So, that's it for now. I still am using nap time to unpack, clean, paint, or maybe, take a nap myself. Especially since I have some short nappers here. Hey, beggars can't be choosers!

Easter 2013. I'm a little behind.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Sleep! Glorious sleep!

Hi there.

It's been a while.

I'm happy to be here again, it's been on my mind a lot. Mostly the mom guilt. If I don't write things down here, then they really aren't being written down.

Sorry mom.

I finally put my foot down and my non-sleeper (Micah) is finally sleeping. Pay no attention that he just turned 18 months-old this past week.

So, you get to enjoy my gramatically incorrect ramblings again, and I get to lessen the mom-guilt.


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

9 & 10 Months - MBB

I'm sorry to skip a month Little Man. You and your brother have not been sleeping well for a long while now. You both have been sick twice and a little more needy than you normally are, so blogging has taken a backseat. I sometimes get a little frustrated that no matter the time I set my alarm you will both beat that time, and it's been difficult to get up before 6. Very difficult.

Despite the lack of sleep you are such a fun, happy baby. You have a little ornery streak and love to entertain people and yourself. You will be happy immediately upon waking and only get cranky right before you want to go to sleep. 

You are now very efficient (read:FAST!) at crawling and you will pull yourself up on everything and creep around the furniture. You seem content with that for now and I don't think you will try walking soon. Foolishly I am hoping in the next month however so that you can play outside better with Asher this summer.

You still love the Tickle the Tiger book as evidenced by it's torn binding. You still have no interest in letting me read them to you but you love to turn pages. You still love your green ball and like to throw it and retrieve it. Your favorite toys are a couple of polka dot spatulas and a couple of wooden spoons which we get some funny comments about out in public. You will stir things around in bowls or containers at home.

You have mastered going up the stairs but are just figuring out how to get back down. You can get down the first two steps on the landing but only if you are still facing up as you haven't figured out how to turn around to come back down yet.

You just keep growing and growing and growing little one! I try to soak in as much of you as I can while it's still left! We love you oh so much!

Monday, January 14, 2013

8 Months - MBB

You turned 8 months old 3 days after Christmas. You are a big boy who has figured out how to crawl! We love to watch you get around the house because you seem to find such joy in your new independence. You kind of smile and giggle to yourself as you explore your surroundings. People like to make comments as to how much harder my job will now be but your dad and I both agree that things get easier once our babies become mobile. You would get really mad when a toy you were playing with would get out of your reach and you would get so upset when your brother had something you couldn’t go explore. You can also go from lying to sitting. You are much happier now as you can get to things yourself.

Your love for that independence seems to be showing itself more and more lately. You are happy to play by yourself for longer stretches. You love to open and close the doors and play with the utensils and dishes of the play kitchen. You make little car noises as you push them back and forth on the floor. The kitchen table and its chairs seem to be your favorite new discovery and hideout and a small green ball is our favorite playtime thing together. I put it in your lap, you grunt and throw it! 

You also show your independence in the food department. You don’t want to eat much off of a spoon but instead prefer things that you can pick up and put into your own mouth. You also have no interest in baby food but want whatever we are eating as a family.

We have been trying to introduce books, and your favorite is “Have You Ever Tickled A Tiger?”, but you don’t like to sit and listen. After we read each page you close the book to look at the cover. It’s as if you are making sure that it is still there. Another favorite game is to pull out all of the books you can manage out of the book basket which we find pretty entertaining. 

You are a busy little guy and we are grateful for that. We love having you as a part of the family Micah!