Friday Flotsam

Last Friday until Kreeeeeezmuuuuus!

Friday Flotsam

Of course, like the psycho lunatic that I am, I’ve now decided to take the babies to IKEA today to just maaaake sure I’m done shopping. I mean, I’m done. I should stay home. But I need to make sure I’m morally, ethically, spiritually, physically, positively, absolutely, undeniably, and reliably- dead! I mean done! (name that movie)

I’ll be sure and let you know if I find anything everything at IKEA. (help)

Friday Flotsam

Have I told you that Natalie’s walking? Omg Natalie’s walking. Not like, running all over the house with a torch and some dynamite (yet). More like little shuffles. But her tiny little bubble feet come off the floor completely. So I guess they’re not technically shuffles. More like tiny little side steppies. She’ll steppie steppie steppie, clap clap clap, theeeeeeen floor. It’s so dern cute I bawl every time.

Speaking of bawling, one thing I DO need to get under control, are my accidental yelps, yips and shrieks. I do this a lot. Over everything and nothing. I’ll see a raisin on the floor and think it’s a roach. I’ll spot some fallen eucalyptus leaves by a baseboard and think they’re a centipede. I’ll catch a little dark toy in the bathtub and think it’s a murderer. And you know, it’s so strange, the babies don’t seem to react so well to my imbecilic behavior. Would you believe that my screams startle them beyond cognition, and they proceed to scream as if their heads have just fallen off? Who would have thought!

I don’t even know where I was going with this. I told you Natalie’s walking, right?

Friday Flotsam

So remember that holiday shoot I talked about for 138.76 years? It’s live! Look at Will’s little tush. I just want to chew on it for an hour or so.

As proud as I am of this, I will say, looking at it in person has a certain “je ne sais quoi” that online just can’t deliver. Aaaand there’s a small detail that isn’t incorrect. The bubble light in the babies’ room is actually not an Urban Outfitters find, but handcrafted by Aaron himself! We have another lamp in the nursery that was the Urban find. Just had to clear that up for all of you! All three of you.

Friday Flotsam

Speaking of dragons, my newest article on What To Expect is live! It’s all about the joys (read: I want to die) of feeding solids to your baby, or kid, or whatever.

Which, I want to ask, at what point does a baby become a kid? My doc said that at one year old a baby transitions to a toddler. And then I think 1-3 is toddlerness, and after that he’s a kid. Is that right? Is that what you think? I’m basically asking when do I need to start locking their cage?

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IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAAAAAS. Don’t I look like such a snow queen in my orange blanket cape, surveying the snowy grounds of my backyard kingdom? I’m showing the babies what snow looks like. This is their first actual snowfall that they’re aware of! Isn’t that so exciting? ALSO, can you believe they turn one.year.old. in three weeks? I want to cry forever. I have some cute b-day party ideas, buuuut I’m struggling with cake decisions. Do I make one small cake that they split? Cupcakes with different flavors? I need good cake recipes. Something simple and elegant. You know, so they can smash my elegance right into their faces. Maybe I’ll just give them some cheese dip. Cheese dip cake? Oh gawd no. I’m babbling.


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14 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Mel G December 19, 2014 at 8:06 am #
    I can't believe it's been a year! As for cakes, my 2-cents worth is to ALWAYS give them their own cake. It might just be a cupcake for now, but they will always have to share the birthday spotlight, so as they grow, the shape/flavour/colour/decoration cake decision is something they will be able to have all to themselves. Mine was/is always chocolate on chocolate, my sister always wanted a pink heart-shaped cake with green frosting! Have fun with it! xx
  2. Barb December 19, 2014 at 8:36 am #
    Wizard of oz!!!!!! What do I win??
  3. Morgan December 19, 2014 at 8:44 am #
    Omg, Nat's face in the photo. And Will's luscious locks! I love em! The house looks incredible. You guys are the cutest.
  4. Mountaincat December 19, 2014 at 10:12 am # Hi, Bev. I saw this on, and thought of you.
    • Bev Weidner December 19, 2014 at 10:22 am #
      Ohhhh it's gorgeous! Right up my alley. And now I'm jealous.
  5. Kori December 19, 2014 at 10:17 am #
    Love it!!! Can't believe your babies are turning 1 already! It seems like last month I was reading about them being born :) I have twin (2 year old) boys. I gave them each a small smash cake, and had a small sheet cake for everyone else to have. And when they turned 2, I still made two 9 inch round cakes for them, so they each had a cake to blow their own candles out on. I will probably make each of them a cake for their birthday until they are 18....or 30 lol. If you love chocolate, and want a simple, easy, no fail recipe...then use the one for Hershey's chocolate cake. You can find it online, or on the side of the cocoa container. Happy (early) Birthday to your babies!!! And Merry Christmas!!
  6. Christina @ The Beautiful Balance December 19, 2014 at 11:28 am #
    Ultimate blanket snow queen and loving it haha. PS. I love the open shelves in your home. Beautiful!
  7. Sharana @ Living The Sweet Life Blog December 19, 2014 at 12:30 pm #
  8. Alyssa December 19, 2014 at 12:49 pm #
    Is it creeper status that I'm tempted to run over to Ikea to see if I can spot the infamous Bev and her adorable gremlins? The maze that is IKEA could make this very difficult... Love the blog and love the KC touches. My husband and I still want to check out that bakery from this summer sometime!
  9. Erica December 19, 2014 at 3:53 pm #
    I'm a yelper too--my husband says he's going to write a book about me entitled "Gasps from Another Room." Oh and sidenote, we devoured Season 2 of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries.
    • Bev Weidner December 21, 2014 at 4:26 pm #
      We're watching season 2 right now! I just cannot get enough of her hats.
  10. Emily @ Life on Food December 20, 2014 at 4:51 am #
    Your babies are the cutest. These posts are like the flow of random thoughts racing through my head. Love that I am not alone.
  11. Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen December 22, 2014 at 9:33 am #
    I would say give them each their own little cake to smash and make a large cake or cupcakes for adults. I've made little layer cakes in cleaned out tuna cans, which I'm sure you would make much prettier.
    • Bev Weidner December 22, 2014 at 4:24 pm #
      Tuna cans! All over it!

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