Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Sibs

Oh my. The love (and hate) that these kids have for each other is something else. Some days are good. Some days are bad. Some days there is mad love and others...well not so much.

One of my favorite thing briggs does to quinn: Hi baby sister, I lob you, did you sleep good. good.

One of my favorite things briggs does to ari: Sissy's room, snuggle.

QB's 2 month stats

Holy Crap! Quinn is almost 3 months and I haven't posted her 2 month stats!

So here we have it.
My little lady. My youngest. My little mini babycakes. My very last. My angle baby. Peanut butter apple pie love bug.

You are (were):
12.5LBS - 83%
23 inches - 75%
Head - 63%
2 months and all smiles. I love you so much.

Your head is still flat. You constantly look to your left. Your hair is coming in brown and your eyeballs are turning brown. My little brown eyed girl. I got 2. Lucky me! You've started grabbing at blankets and I can see you trying to sit up when you are laying flat. So funny. You roll over. You LOVE your bink and your daddy so much. You smile when your brother talks or sings to you. He is being way more gentle and kind to you. Your big sissy is still too cool for you. I can't wait for that to change. I know it will. She loves you something fierce. I caught her talking a picture of you the other day on her phone...that's a big deal.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Boys

These 2. They are loud and sweaty and LOVE to play trucks and shoot baskets and play baseball.

Zeb took briggs to the zoo and sent me the pic of briggs in the snap and go. He brought the wrong stroller. I laughed really hard. He said he got some crazy looks from a lot of moms. LOLOL. Still makes me chuckle.

Such a good daddy.

This week

Can't believe it's already Friday. Almost.
This week flew by. What even happened??!!
Briggs cried today when I took him to preschool.
Ari didn't have soccer practice Monday because they did so well in their game Saturday.
My dad was in town this weekend.
I made everyone dinner Tuesday night.
The weather has been so amazing.
I've gone to a park 27 times in the last 5 days.
Quinn. Quinn had her 2 month shots and cried the most I've ever heard her cry.
Ari starts basketball next week. So that means soccer mon/wed. Bball Tues/Thurs. F.
Life is so busy. I never shower. I'm lucky when I do. I feel like it's a mini vacation...unless of course Briggs showers with me...which happens 2 out of the 3 times I shower a week. LOLOLOL.
I bought a 24 pack of blue moon for no good reason at costco....
I finally bought a rain jacket. The first rain jacket I've owned since moving back to Seattle almost 9 years ago. Which brings up another crazy stat. 9 years ago?!??!

I am so in love with these days. I mean when Briggs is digging in the dirt in his fresh clean outfit and won't come inside and yells at me for a spoonful of nutella and peanut butter I might have a spout of anger...but deep deep down, I'm liking where I am at. Life is messy, loud, dirty.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Ball Girls

Every year these ladies pull out their best ball girl skills for Suzy's soccer games. It always fun for them to be on the field, right next to the players. Go Kangs!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

6th Grade - School Pic

Ari definitely inherited the shine box from her momma.

She handed me her pics and said I'm so shiny. I said, we call that the shine-box, you got that from your very own momma! We laughed.
6th grade. Middle school! 11.5 years old.


oh man. 
tomorrow quinn is 2 months old. 2 months. she seems huge and happy. and not real. she got her first cold and now giggles. what? i am seriously in love with her. its so different with #3. i'm not as scared. less paranoid. feeling so very grateful. cheese ass ball. i know. 

briggs is finally not being so crazy towards her. i mean he still touches her eyeballs and rocks the crap out of her car seat... but he's gotten so much better.  he loves mrs. kristy his very first teacher and going to school. he doesn't really tell me anything about his time at school. the teacher told me he was a leader. let's see if he bites or pinches anyone by next month after he feels nice and comfy there.

ari. my little lulu seriously isn't little anymore. she is so in middle school. like totally. like oh my gosh, IKR (i know right)....I find myself saying I know right to grown women. ugh. she's in full soccer mode. almost half way through the season. they haven't lost. she's loving school and the bus and i'm loving her instgram post. that girl loves her quotes.

coaster boy. oh zebby. he definitely gets the short end of the stick, but lately...i'm madly in love with him. i also wanted to kill him about a month ago. i think it takes a good month or two to figure out having another person in your life. no matter how amazing and easy they are, it's taken time to adjust to splitting my time with another little human. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

6 weeks

Quinn Olivia
6 weeks young
Amazing sleeper. Amazing eater. In your car seat way too much.

Easiest baby ever.
Happiest baby ever.
I love you little QB.

You are getting so strong and your little cooooo's are the best thing going.


These two don't spend all that much time together. I think Ari's has held Quinn a total of 10 times and that is because I ask her to hold her if I can't put her down. It breaks my heart a little bit. Not sure what is going on with it, but I'm trying not to force anything.

Lately I'm thinking it's because Briggs is so into Quinn and less into Ari? I don't know...someday, it will all change. Ari will be braiding up Quinn's hair and painting her tiny little toe nails (so let's hope).

For now, I will continue to plop Quinn down next to Ari and get them both to smile. Fake or not, I'm capturing moments.

Pre-Pre-Pre School

Briggs went to his first class today.
He was a little we walked through the main lobby doors he asked daddy to "carry you" "carry you" "carry you".

Once he saw the train table, all that worry and fear was gone. Briggs was in preschool business.

Case soon arrived and life got even better.

So far, meet and greet was a total success and we will see how things go Thursday. I'm gonna miss my little bully, I mean buddy.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


Briggs, my little man. You are a big bro and a wild one at that. You love your little baby sister so much, so much it is driving you a little crazy I think. You ask the see her the second you wake up in the morning and after naps. You always ask me "where is baby sister" "hold baby sister" "baby sister sad" ". You rock her so hard in her swing, you shake the crap out of her when she's in her pack N play, you kiss her 100000 times a day, you pull her legs when I'm holding her, you throw things at her...manly cow cow. You love her. I know you love her. But you also hate her, and want to squeeze her arms off. I get it...actually I don't at all but I'm trying really hard to understand what you are feeling and trying really really hard not to drop kick you. I love you Briggs Zimmerman. I love you so very much. I look at you and my heart gets all mushy. I think you are so handsome and so very smart. Thanks for making learning your colors, numbers, letters and every truck name in the entire world easy. Thank you for being my little man. My crush forever.

QB is all smiles

She smiles when I smile. I love love love that. Thankful for her sweet little spirit.

Day 1

First day of school pics. This year I didn't take Ari's picture in front of her school sign. I think she would have let me...but I was doing her a favor and letting that slide.
Lucky me, she didn't really want new school clothes. I begged her to get some new things, which she is wearing. Love this girl.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Middle School

Arianna Joi! You my little lady are starting middle school tomorrow. TOMORROW! Middle school.

You have your outfit picked out. Your backpack is ready to go and you were in bed by 9:20pm. I think I'm more nervous than you....not bad nervous, just nervous. It's a big deal. You are riding the bus, changing classes, changing clothes for PE and going to be a lot further away from home. You will  meet so many new people and teachers and you are going to have some major sweaty pits in your grey dress that I'm really worried about.
These next 3 years lots of things will change. Friends will change, you will change. You will probably start talking to boys and hopefully not kissing them...
Ari, I love you. I know I drive you nuts and I freak out over stupid stuff, but just so you know, I will continue freaking out over stupid stuff  Because I love you. You will always be my little girl. I will be protective and ask lots of annoying questions and why so and so isn't talking to you or you aren't talking to them. Just so we are clear, I will ask a lot of questions.
Remember to be kind. Be honest. Be strong. Be confident. Be a great friend, a good listener, and most importantly be yourself.  Don't forget deodorant after PE and don't shave the bottom of your head like I did in junior high.
I can't wait to hear Briggs ask "where did sissy goooo?" 500 times tomorrow.
Love you Lulu,

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

My #3

I've been wanting to blog for weeks. I finally have a chance.

Quinn Olivia Blalock was born on her due date July 25th 2014. Just like her older sister she arrived right on time. She came super fast. Like so fast we didn't even get a picture of her being born or of us cutting the cord or anything like that. They checked me and it was go time...3 minutes later, she was out. Cord around her little neck, screaming her little eyeballs off and pooping like no other. She pooped 5 times before she even got a bath.

I held her for almost 2 hours before they weighed her. It was amazing. The great thing about having a baby super early in the morning....there are no visitors. No one is waiting in the lobby. It's quiet and intimate. I loved every minute.

She weighted 6.15oz was 20 inches long and came into this world right around 6am.

She turned 1 month yesterday. Our days are full of trying to keep Briggs from hitting her and kissing her extra hard. She sleeps like a little joke wakes up only 1 or 2 times a night. That will change...soon I'm sure. She loves sleeping on her belly and is a binky baby. I love calling her muffin and QB, peanut and love bug.

She just started smiling at us when we look at her. She is holding her little head up. I'm trying to savor these little moments with her. I'm not gonna's hard when there are three. And one is crazy hyper and the other is needing attention just like the other but in a different way.

I love having 3. I can't imagine it any other way.


Friday, April 25, 2014

Briggs and Case

Trouble mostly

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Zoo Day

Nolan and Briggs
6 months apart, exactly.
Bro's for life.

Our Seahawks

Superbowl champs. Seattle Seahawks...we had a lot of fun cheering our hawks on this year.

I love that Ari is totally into football....the girl knows more about it than me.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

the bump

As I'm typing this I'm 25.5 weeks and feeling monstrous. I look at my week 10 pics and crave for that tight feelings. Is that weird?

This pregnancy started out the hardest. Not sure if it is because I am older or because it's all the girl hormones but... holy moldy, those 1ST 3 months I was soooo freaking tired and soooo grumpy. My thyroid was all messed up like it normally is when PREGO and I couldn't get enough sleep or toast in my body to feel better. Once 12 weeks rolled around everything got better.... gaining 5lbs a month was a new experience this time around. We shall see how the next couple months go.

Documenting my belly bump through my fitness instagram at Fly.

Our top names:

Marshawna per Zeb.

I honestly don't have a name that I absolutely love. It's hard!!!

Due July 25th


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