Sniff Sniff

I found this adorable little pea Halloween costume at a consignment sale and thought it would be perfect for #2 come this October. Funny thing about “newborn” sizes because this fits my 2 year old toddler just fine.


Somewhere last week, BabyBird caught a little bug. And then it magically of course was given to me. Itchy throat, running nose, headache. Yup. We were sick.

The sickness did not slow down this 2 year old, not. one. bit. He happily ran around with a little running nose and all was right in the world. His momma on the other hand, got hit a little bit harder. Being sick and pregnant sucks. Like really sucks. For one you are already tired from growing said little human inside of you, and then there’s another one on the outside that also needs to be fed 3x a day. And maybe a diaper change or two also.

What also sucks about being sick and pregnant? You can’t take anything. So I sucked it up and just popped as much elderberry as I could and went on my merry misery way. By day 2, I wasn’t feeling any better so I started to google what I could take and learned about homeopathic meds that I could try. Sure, why not. A trip to the natural grocery store and $40 poorer, it did nothing for me.

Now I’m on day 4 and starting to feel a lot better. I’ve gone through enough tissues to fill a bathtub and thankfully I’ve been able to sleep okay during the night so at least there’s that. BabyBird is all back to his chipper self (I think he is also cutting 3 teeth at the same time, poor fella) and I am on the mend.

Oh and the best part of this whole ordeal? BabyBird learned it was so much easier to run into mom for a big hug and then wipe his face (running nose and all) across her shirt for some relief and then happily run away. Ha!

Motherhood is so glamorous.


Tonight as I tuck in my innocent 2 year old, I can’t help but think of the mother who lost her 8 year old son today in the senseless bombings at the Boston Marathon or the other 2 families who will be receiving heart wrenching news that their loved ones have passed. I am thankful at times like these, BabyBird is too young to understand what is happening around him and that the world outside can be so cruel and cold. I am thankful that I can shield him from the constant news coverage on TV. Twitter and FB lit up this afternoon with reports of the bombings and although I am grateful for being able to access the news so quickly and easily, it is heartbreaking watching it unfold in front of me. While I look outside and see a fresh blanket of snow covering everything, I know that 2,000 miles away those injured, first responders and loved ones are reaching out for answers and praying for the safety of those around them.





Review: Toddler Nike Lunar Forever 2 @finishline

So the mother of all snow storms hit Colorado this weekend. We are talking heavy snow fall and gusts with made for quite the incredible Sunday morning on the last week in February. Colorado winters are so random.

But in other news, this kiddo has been growing like a weed. Overnight we moved from 18-24mo sized pants to 2T which looked huge at first but now they fit perfectly. Same goes with shoes. So I was stoked when Finish Line asked me to review a pair of their toddler line of shoes. Hell yeah!  Now I didn’t realize Finish Line carried toddler shoes (I’ve shopped there for running shoes for myself back in the day when I ran) but totally awesome that they carry a big line of toddler shoes from your everyday sneaker to Jordans.


I ordered this pair the Nike Lunar Forever 2 ($43.99), and they are awesome! I love the lace in the front to help keep a toddler shoe in place and the easy velcro snap across the front makes it so much easier to wiggle a foot into a shoe. Because as moms, that is a key component to any shoe. How easy is it to get on? And does it stay on? For this Nike shoe, the answer is an enthusiastic yes to both. The shoe is really well made and I can tell it won’t fall apart on us anytime soon. Plus they offer a lot of support for all the running and jumping that will be happening on the playground and everywhere else.

And another plus? With the added cushion on the bottom, they are great in the snow. We wore them out today in the slush and his toes stayed nice and warm and dry.

When I first put them on, the kiddo ran off and around the house and proudly proclaimed that they were his new “fast” shoes. Because obviously he can now run even faster with those shoes on. Toddler verdict: win! He loves them and was ready to go in an instant. Mom verdict: win, too! A well made shoe to keep up with my active toddler that is also easy to get on and stays on. Score! Check out finishline for their whole line of toddler shoes and they are also offering free shipping so if you can’t make it to the mall you can shop in the comfort of your home. I highly recommend them, they are the perfect toddler shoe.



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