In Real Life: Week 9

Here’s what week 9 of 2017 looked like…

I rely on our crock pot a lot these days… I’m sure you parents out there remember how hard it is to cook dinner with a needy infant constantly demanding attention. But Sunday I opted to actually cook something, with like, real dishes and stuff, for a change, and it was very nice.


Jack has been playing a lot more intentionally with his toys lately. When I took this picture, he had been using the rattle he’s holding to hit the toy hanging in front of him! It’s been so fun to watch him grow and develop as a little human being.


I’d like to think that a well-stocked snack drawer is not so much a sign of a problem as it is just being a good girl scout. Always be prepared! Especially for the munchies.


The view from my desk. Almost as good as a window.


“Are you sure I can’t sit in your lap and get hair all over your scrubs before you leave?


We’ve been using a mini crib for Jack since day one, and he’s almost outgrown it. I put him down with his feet almost touching the rail of the crib, and by morning he has always scooted himself up to the point of almost hitting his head. It’s the only reason I have the bumpers on now.


Some of the cousins on my dad’s side of the family started a Facebook group for the family a while ago, and people have been posting lots of amazing old photos. That’s my grandmother on the left.


Someone still even has the original immigration documents from when my great-grandparents came over from Mexico.

It’s been almost 100 years.


My grandmother looked so much like her mom.

She was only 22 when she immigrated, and she went on to raise 12 children. Can you even imagine?


Great-grandma and grandpa on the farm. I LOVE old photos like these.


If they could only see the huge family that exists now because of them.

Including my own little love bug, who would much rather eat the burp rag than practice pushing up.


There has been so much coffee this week. Thank you, Lulu’s, for being the only drive-thru game in town. Your coconut cream latte is spot on.


One of my favorite things about doing these weekly photo posts is that it encourages me to look for details I might have otherwise missed. Like these flowers, which I previously would have just walked right by. But now that I am constantly looking for interesting things to photograph, I noticed how beautiful they were in the morning light.


There truly is beauty all around us, if we would only look for it.


Even on your kitchen window sill.


Even on your way to work on an exhausted Friday.


A clever label for the dishwasher. Our dishes are usually on the dark side.


Jack was such a good boy at dinner out. “Who dat?”


Since Jack shares our room, we don’t really get to lie in bed and watch TV together anymore. Well, last night we decided to put him to bed in the Pack-n-Play in the living room, “splurged” on a movie rental on cable, and settled in with a drink and some popcorn for “date night” in. (I’d highly recommend Arrival, by the way.)


And now it’s week 10! I wonder what this week will bring…

…have a great week, friends!

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