How ‘Bout Some Babies?

I figured it was about time for a little trip to uterus boot camp.

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That Winnie right there? That’s mine from childhood! 1943.

Can we just start with the hand holding? It’s getting out of control. It’s all they do. I keep telling myself, “just look at them. it’s not weird, is it? they love each other. they don’t know it’s weird. they can’t know. and they won’t do this their whole lives. one day they’ll stop. oh no. they’re actually going to stop one day. but it’s way too cute. why would they do that to me!? that’s it. i’m sewing their hands together. right after I eat this cookie.”

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(I was not a small child in 1943, bee tee dub.)

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I think the babies were pissed at me this particular morning. I was going for a whole femme fatale thing with Nat, but then I realized that’s probably a little inappropriate for a gal her age.

She needs to be at least eight months old.

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Great news! The babies are really starting to love bath time. Although you wouldn’t be able to tell from this photo. Oh WAIT, now I remember. This was the bath when we discussed the stock market crash of ’08.


My super fun sister-in-law Carolyn came to visit this past weekend. We took the babies to all the appropriate places one would take babies. Happy hour, another happy hour, and then a beer festival. (relaaaaaaax, I was ‘sponsible.)


Truth be told, I’d say the only one who had a little too much to drink was YOU KNOW WHO.

. . . lightweight.

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(plumber butt!)

The next day we stopped by this new, hip food truck/butcher for some mayte. We showed Natalie a diagram of a huge pig on the wall and she goes, “are you trying to tell me something?”


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Oh, but before that we took Carolyn on our weekly Saturday morning walk to our favorite French bistro. It’s a charming four-mile stroll on a micro-gravel trolley trail through old Kansas City neighborhoods. We walk. We stop midpoint at the farmer’s market for some weekend loot. We eat a fabulous brunch. We drink iced coffee and mingle with the regulars. We saddle up and walk home. Which sounds all cute and quaint until you have to stop halfway back and change apocalyptic diapers under a tree.

To be completely honest, that’s my favorite part of parenthood. You never freaking know what’s going to happen. You have to be ready for anything at all times! That’s why I keep a pair of nunchucks in the diaper bag.

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My face isn’t scratchy like daddy’s! Wait, is it? Don’t answer that.

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This is the way they sleep. They share a crib, and Natalie’s favorite hobby is to kick Will in the face constantly. But he doesn’t seem to mind! If that’s not instinctual female manipulatory training, we are all living a lie.

I guess these are the early stages of, “quit hitting yourself. quit hitting yourself. quit hitting yourself.”

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We usually do the first feed of the day in our bed. It gives us the chance to connect, bond, play together, roll around in the covers, sing a few tunes, and get viciously barfed on.

P.S. That’s not a Herculean unibrow on Aaron’s face. It is a plant leaf. Thank you. Carry on.

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Here we are one night at dinner. We’d walked from home to a little art festival in our neighborhood and caught dinner at cute patio restaurant. Aaaaand then it stormed. On us. On the way home. Normally I would have FREAKED, but with a little Kim Crawford Sauv Blanc in the veins it wasn’t so bad yaknowhati’msaying.

Also, nunchucks.

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Never wake sleeping babies. Unless you just acquired a new fog horn you need to test out.

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Story time! It was either this or Gone Girl. So to make it more interesting, I changed the plot line of Peak and Pelly to that of Gone Girl’s.

Today we’re reading Dr. Seuss’ Oh, the Thinks You Can Think, but to the plot line of Silence of the Lambs!

I suck.

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Natalie was trying to reenact that Progressive commercial where Flo steps back into the shadows, and I said, “We can still see you, Natalie.”

“No you can’t.”

“I’m pretty sure we can.”

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The hiiiiiillls are alliiiiiiive with the sound of muuuuusic.

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Also, we’re no longer swaddling! HIP HIP HOORAY!

Sure, now they turn over and sleep on their faces and I have 13,975 panic attacks through the night, but no swaddles!

(I have some crackers if you’ve like to spread them right on some.)

(Also, I was not alive in 1943. Thank you. Carry on.)

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The end!

As alllllways, you can follow the sugar plum honey bear peach tartaloos on Instagram. Just slip your hubs a sleeping pill.

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48 Responses to How ‘Bout Some Babies?

  1. Kayla June 19, 2014 at 9:45 am #
    I'm curious as to what little patio restaurant you are referring to. We live in the area and are always up to try new places!
    • Bev Weidner June 19, 2014 at 10:29 am #
      This particular night we were at Tavern! But we love all the patios in the (PV) Village - Blue Moose, Story, Dolce, Cafe Provence. They're all great!
  2. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche June 19, 2014 at 9:48 am #
    Too cute! Will has changed SO much in the last few months but Natalie looks just the same! And both just as adorable :) (LOVE that photo of Natalie as Julie Andrews!!)
  3. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids June 19, 2014 at 9:52 am #
    Oh, how I love the baby updates. They are adorable, and you are a natural!
  4. Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons June 19, 2014 at 9:54 am #
    Every time they chub out just a little bit more I squeal. I have issues. HOORAY NO SWADDLE!
  5. Cookbook Queen June 19, 2014 at 9:59 am #
    Those darling babies!! I could never get tired of seeing their sweet faces. Will looks so handsome!
  6. Mary @ The Kitchen Paper June 19, 2014 at 10:01 am #
    Oh man. So much cuteness!! Will is growing so much hair and looking like a little man!!
  7. Cindy Martin June 19, 2014 at 10:16 am #
    Lovin those bebes!! Beyond adorbs!
  8. Trisha (Stew or a Story) June 19, 2014 at 10:24 am #
    I love baby arm rolls. so much. And I don't let me husband check my instagram. ever. He would be like, "Why do you have so many pictures of other people's babies???" Also, Natalie is growing hair!
  9. Bri-Bites of Bri June 19, 2014 at 10:27 am #
    I can't stand it! They're so cute. And the hand holding❤️
  10. Karly June 19, 2014 at 10:41 am #
    I can't get over how much Will just looks like a big boy. Knock it off, Will. Natalie, on the hand, is pure baby in all of that chubby glory of hers. I love them and I love you for sharing them with us.
  11. Katie June 19, 2014 at 10:45 am #
    Oooh those babies. I'm getting baby hungry looking at them even though I have my own baby upstairs sleeeeeping (without a swaddle, hooray!). Give those little boo-boos a squish for me.
  12. Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion June 19, 2014 at 10:58 am #
    I usually can't stand the chatter about peoples babies, you have totally won me over with your wit and super yummy babies. Love Nat's cheeks. I'll take a cracker or 2.
    • Heather June 19, 2014 at 6:26 pm #
      Same here, I love all the pictures and updates when that used to not be the case! Plus now I'm pregnant with twins and I think I'd be foolish to not pay attention and take some things in.
  13. Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps June 19, 2014 at 11:03 am #
    OMG I cannot handle the cuteness of those babies. I need one STAT. Love your restaurant choices, I live in PV as well, and love Aixois, but I’ve never had brunch there. Now I must!
  14. Racquel Jones June 19, 2014 at 11:25 am #
    They are some of the most beautiful babies ever! Soo cute! Love seeing their pics! And the fact they sleep together is maybe the cutest thing ever!
  15. Heather || Heather's Dish June 19, 2014 at 11:28 am #
    Oh my word. OH MY OVARIES. The hand-holding and the smooshy faces are too much!
  16. Katie @ running4cupcakes June 19, 2014 at 11:44 am #
    Oh my goodness - the handholding cuteness. I don't know how you stand it. Adorable. :)
  17. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl June 19, 2014 at 11:53 am #
    I'm literally nursing a baby as I type and my ovaries are aching. Your babies are so gorgeous!!
  18. Emily @ Life on Food June 19, 2014 at 11:56 am #
    Just to cute! I want babies!!! Twins even. My husband would die.
  19. Cassie June 19, 2014 at 12:02 pm #
    I love you, and those cheeks, to pieces.
  20. Sues June 19, 2014 at 12:04 pm #
    Oh my gawww. My sister just had twins and I SO hope they start holding hands!! Is that weird? I don't care. Do it, babies, do it!
  21. Kristy June 19, 2014 at 12:05 pm #
    Twins are awesome! I have twin boys that just turned 6. Never a dull moment! Your babies are so cute! I found you on pinterest via your skillet pizza and have made it twice already! My boys ate it up! Thanks for sharing!
  22. Rachel Cooks June 19, 2014 at 12:26 pm #
    Love the baby updates :) They are too cute for words.
  23. Melissa @ Treats With a Twist June 19, 2014 at 1:31 pm #
    I don't think I'll ever get sick of your gorgeous pictures, adorable babies, and perfect captions! Gah, so perfect.
  24. Courtney @ Neighborfood June 19, 2014 at 2:17 pm #
    Gosh those are some serious cutie pies! I don't know how you get anything done during the day. I would just want to stare at them all between eating, of course.
  25. Cookin' Cowgirl June 19, 2014 at 2:28 pm #
    Tee he he! Sound of music, gets me good every time! They are adorable, Bev!! Melty! And seriously, with the Lord letting it storm on mamas with their babies, humffp, don't like it, not one little bit!
  26. Wendy AsselGunderSmith June 19, 2014 at 2:32 pm #
    It's so cute how they're starting to look more and more like a little boy and a little girl instead of just babies....and more and more like the 2 of you! So sweet!
  27. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough June 19, 2014 at 3:06 pm #
  28. Susan June 19, 2014 at 5:28 pm #
    How do you actually get ANY work done? If it were me, I'd be too busy munching on those cheeks; the yummiest, most amazing cheeks ever grown by, ever. Absolutely adorable!
  29. Derek the Zen Chef June 19, 2014 at 7:46 pm #
    My wife and I both have twins in our families, so we are somewhat wondering if we will end up with twins. Her parents really want us to give them a grandchild, so we'll see in hitherto next few years. Glad you are having such fun with yours! D
  30. Kylie June 20, 2014 at 1:59 pm #
    Bev! I've been following you for awhile now, my sister introduced me to you last year when she read a few of your posts and said we seemed similar in our sense of humor, complete randomness, and love for food (and of course, now I realize this was a huge compliment) ANYWAYS, I would love if you could do a post on how you and Aaron met! I think I read somewhere once that you were friends first... but I would love if you could share the story! Best, Kylie
    • Bev Weidner June 22, 2014 at 7:40 am #
      Hi, Kylie! I could totally do a post on how we met. That would be fun. Give me some time to pull a few old photos together and I'll share soon!
      • Kylie June 23, 2014 at 8:52 pm #
        Yay! Thank you! I'm looking forward to it! It's refreshing to know a girl with a hilarious personality can find a guy who appreciates it ;)
  31. Amy @Very Culinary June 20, 2014 at 2:27 pm #
    I just yelled at my 6 year old for talking to me while reading this "Ssshh. I have to concentrate!" Mother of the year award? NOT. Love these updates. You hilarious lady.
  32. Megan {Country Cleaver} June 20, 2014 at 3:56 pm #
    I have the sum total of the 4th of July fireworks going off in my uterus right now. Can't stop. Won't stop.
  33. Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves June 20, 2014 at 11:17 pm #
    Your captions + these babies = life.
  34. Carol at Wild Goose Tea June 23, 2014 at 5:35 pm #
    THE sweetest photos ever. They made my day!!!! Thank you for sharing!!!!
  35. T. girl June 23, 2014 at 8:00 pm #
    O.m.g. Total cuteness. These kids are the epitome of adorable. Need a babysitter?? I'll come live with you. No charge. ;)
  36. Sydney June 23, 2014 at 8:25 pm #
    Kim Crawford makes everything better ; )
  37. Julie June 24, 2014 at 2:37 pm #
    I'm still giggling over that "hills are alive..." pic! Hilarious! Those babes are too cute!
  38. Paula - bell'alimento June 25, 2014 at 9:47 am #
    I think I just said awwww about 1000 xs . Seriously Y'all. And my babies all drug around Pooh Bear too! Adorbs.
  39. one of cleaning Chislehurst June 26, 2014 at 4:07 am #
    How sweet babies with very charming smiles :) This Winnie the Pooh looks like new!
  40. Christine @ Cooking with Cakes July 2, 2014 at 8:53 am #
    ughhh... I'm supposed to be commenting on your recipes but.... BABIES. they get me every time, they are seriously incredible little mushes!! (mushes is a compliment - PS ;)
  41. Lanster July 3, 2014 at 11:05 am #
    Please tell me HOW you dropped the swaddle?? My 7 month old is STILL swaddled and I'm terrified of stopping because no one wants to lose sleep! Oh, and can your babies get any sweeter?? Best of friends!
    • Bev Weidner July 7, 2014 at 9:51 pm #
      Ya know, it wasn't hard! We started by leaving one arm out, with the other one tucked in. Did that for two days, then brought the other arm out. Did that another couple of days. Then removed the swaddle all together. Done!
  42. Molly July 30, 2014 at 3:35 pm #
    Okay, they are just too adorable! And our girls have very similar hair. Fuzzy and sticking straight up! Makes for some cute photos though. I'm not into the bow thing for girls. I tried but I just can't get into it??? Anyway, I miss living in Waldo. Never thought I would say that as while we were living there I did nothing but complain about it. But I loved walking to restaurants on the trolley track trail! I sold out and now we're in the burbs. I think I may be going to the Chopped conference as I'm starting a new food-related blog soon. I hope I get to meet you!


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