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Yesterday was the first relaxing, unplanned day the girls and I have had for a very long time. It was overcast and drizzly all day making it even better for being low key. I finally put away about four baskets full of laundry and cleared the clutter that had been accumulating for weeks on the stairs (anyone else guilty of neglecting piles there?).

We had no major meltdowns and we watched some movies, I drank a full cup of hot coffee, and we played "make Phoebe laugh." A success of a day indeed. We've been so stressed and running around with our heads cut off that I think it's been making its way down to our little ones. There have been some notsofun tantrums happening. I ordered my first parenting book (love and logic that I mentioned a bit back). I feel like I'm not disciplining well and there's been a level of disrespect that needs to be nipped in the bud. Someone (not my perfect child) called their grandfather a "poophead" yesterday. SO hard not to laugh.

Phoebe is a whopping five months old. I seriously can't believe how fast time flies. She is starting to roll completely over, can get on her belly by herself and is doing 360's in her crib. Praying she'll hold off on crawling until after the move. Phew! She is just scrumptious and so smiley and sweet even when I know she's teething. Still waiting on a little tooth to pop through...

So much is happening in these final days of the renovation that we make our way over to the house almost every day. I try and wait until late afternoon with the kids so that most of the workers have already left for the day. We are having the hardwoods sanded and prepped for stain, amongst other things. Matilda was mostly interested in the kids that were playing outside. They were a good bit older than her and she kept trying to talk to them and wave and they were stand offish. My heart. I wanted to be like, "Talk to my kid you little jerks." Don't worry, I didn't.

The girls' carpet went in! I was beyond happy with the end result. I didn't want to do any carpet, but I'm so happy with what we picked out from Atlanta Carpet West. It's low pile and grey and looks like a textured rug. In love. Bonus: super affordable. Hope you're all having a nice week!

Also, wanted to share that the adorable (and organic cotton to boot) outfits the girls are wearing are from Winter Water Factory. They were so sweet to send them over. I've always loved their brand and the quality is top notch. They are one of my go-tos for gifts. I've picked up a few of their awesome onesies at seed factory.

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15 comments :

  1. my favourite part of this post is 'i got to drink a full cup of hot coffee' lol oh the little things.

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  2. Hi Leslie - I love your blog. I found your blog through my good friend Ginny Branch. My little girl was born 11/28 so we're just a few weeks behind your Phoebe. It's so refreshing to read your words and know that what we're going through in our house is totally normal! Thank you

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    1. love me some gb! thank you so much for the sweet words. :) love that our girls are so close in age, not even 10 days apart. happy to offer some "you're not alone" comfort anytime!

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  3. I'd love to hear what you think about the book. My Ollie is only two, and I'm constantly overlooking bad behavior and saying the excuse "He's still too little." But he's got to learn sometime. Occasionally I say to myself "I'm raising a monster!!" Haha.

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    1. hope to post something soon about it. wish i had started some things a little earlier but it's never too late! i bet ollie is a cute lil monster. ;)

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  4. 'I got to drink a full cup of hot coffee' - this made me laugh and sigh a little. I con't remember the last time that happened at home, I've resorted to drinking more ice coffee and considering that a luxury.

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  5. OMG Matilda is wearing a MAXI DRESS! That is so incredibly cute. Both those girls are adorable and I want to squeeze them. A little heartbroken that I won't be home this summer. Phoebe's gonna be so big by Christmas. :(

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  6. I love your blog and enjoy seeing the pics of your little ones, which are always so great. We are expecting our first and are shopping around for a camera--would you mind sharing which one you have? It takes such great pictures!

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    1. thank you so much! these pictures were shot with a canon rebel xsi with an 85 mm lens :) congrats on your little one!

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  7. What precious sweet little pictures and laughing over drinking a "full hot cup of coffee!" Y'all have been crazy busy my friend but it will be so worth it in the end. Hope it all goes smoothly from here on out.

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    1. thanks girl! i know every mama can relate to this!

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  8. Hey Lesley - I have that SAME wannabe reaction when the big ones don't pay attention to Charlotte. You're not alone :)
    -K

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  9. Hey Lesley,
    My mother in law is looking into carpets right now and I think what you picked out is exactly what she's trying to achieve. If you have a chance, would you mind sending me the information on what you chose? I love seeing the house progress! It's fantastic! Love your choices!!
    -Jess

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  10. i too would love info on the carpet! we just put in a contract (and got accepted yay) on a 1957 mid century mod ranch. I would love to do wood parquet but think this for bedrooms would be a good thing. the parquet would be too $$$$ to do in three bedrooms plus the rest of the house.

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