a week's worth of odds + ends

10:31 AM

a cake to celebrate an engagement this past weekend
we're getting a lot of mileage out of these letters from the dollar bin
this has quickly become one of my favorite corners in this home
Another week gone by in our new home and I'm starting to say "new home" a lot less often. I can actually get to the grocery store without using directions and I almost have the drive to Target down save for a turn or two. In fact it's been rather shocking to me how quickly I've adjusted to this suburban life. Life at the cabin though dreamy at times and romantic was also quite challenging on a day to day basis. I don't like to complain and I don't see the point of harping on current circumstances (especially if they are unchangeable) but there were certainly days when the fact that simply planning and executing a trip to Target with a toddler would essentially take up my entire day would be incredibly vexing. So it's been a nice change of pace and I've definitely been enjoying every bit of it. Now if only I could convince someone to make our neighborhood Starbucks a drive-through one... (just kidding, that is SO greedy).
However, Birdie unfortunately has not been adjusting so effortlessly, at least when it comes to her sleep. It's partially our fault as her bedtime got pushed up to ungodly hours of the night (9:30 pm some days... oy vey!!) during the move and of course that just throws everything off. She's been waking up several times during the night almost every night. Some days the bottle will get her to go back to sleep but we've been co-sleeping with her way more often than I would like to count. It's tough on all of us, her included, as she is a much grumpier version of herself when she doesn't get her sleep. We're trying everything to fix it and drinking copious amounts of coffee in the meantime to keep ourselves awake. And in the end it all feels sort of futile anyway as we'll be bringing home a newborn in less than two months and we'll start the joyous sleep training cycle all over again...
Other than sleeping though, Birdie really does love it here. Her playroom was a hit and we have spent many hours reading and playing there with her. The last couple of weeks we have seen a spike in her interest in books and for two book lovers like ourselves it's been such a treat to witness. Every day she will take me by the hand, lead me to her playroom, pick out three or four books and invite me into the teepee where we will lay and read and re-read book after book after book. She's even begun to take books into her crib with her when she goes down for a nap. They are her favorite thing in the world right now and I hope that we can only strengthen that bond with time. Perhaps one of these days I'll share some of her favorites, just as a way to jot it down for memory's sake.
That all being said I am so, so very excited for the weekend!! It's the first weekend that is going to be completely free of any moving related chores and it's also our six year wedding anniversary so we're going to try and squeeze in something romantic at some point... I'm just looking forward to kicking back and enjoying our hard work and maybe visiting a farmer's market at some point. I hope the weather will be courteous as our plans kind of got rained out last weekend.

Wishing you a lovely one my dears!! Here's to soaking in the last weeks of summer!!

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  1. Aww sounds like a lovely weekend that you guys deserve! Enjoy it! Also I really want some cake now :)
    <3 Kastles

  2. It's so great that you're getting used to and enjoying your new place and home! We're moving soon, too, so I'm living through the future changes via your photos and stories for now :-D

    1. Good luck to you! Once the dust settles it's wonderful :) xo


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