November 2013The Wallace House: November 2013

Thursday, November 28, 2013

What's in her [maternity] closet?







Cardigan/sweater: Old Navy Maternity like 4 years ago. Yep, I bought it (and wore it) before I was ever pregnant. It was on a great sale and is totally wearable not pregnant.
Leggings: Forever21. I can't find them online or in store anymore but it's just their basic legging for $5.80 or 2 for $10. Hopefully they still carry them and are just out of stock currently!
Boots: Forever Young...still waiting for them to get a website since they're only in Utah. Ugh.
Scarf: Charlotte Russe last winter.

Note: I'm 30.5 weeks in these pictures.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

What's in her [maternity] closet?







Black shirt: H&M Mama Tank. I don't see it online anymore but it's their Basic Mama Tank Top
Sweater/Cardi: Old Navy Maternity.
I love this sweater because it's so versatile and can be worn so many ways! Originally I hated it for that same reason because I'm still not sure exactly how it's supposed to be worn. The tie is at a really awkward spot and hits right in the middle of my belly so I had to play around with it a lot to figure out different ways to wear it but now I love it! It's so comfy!
Necklace: Forever21 [similar]
Jeans: Gap Maternity
Flats: Walmart [similar]

*Note: I am somewhere around 29 weeks in these pictures.

What's in her [maternity] closet?





Top: Liz Lange Maternity for Target [same]
Don't forget to use your Cartwheel app for 25% off Liz Lange Maternity apparel in store!
Jeggings: JC Penney Maternity [same]
*I really don't recommend these pants if you're small. They don't carry XS and the small is really too big on me. I rarely wear them because they always are falling down and it's quite annoying!
Scarf: Charlotte Russe
Boots: Forever Young

*Note: I'm somewhere around 28 weeks in these pictures.

Monday, November 25, 2013

What's in Jack's [toddler] closet?

Finally I'm bringing you an outfit from Jack Jack!
These pictures make me a little bit sad because they were taken the same day my father-in-law had a heart attack. This is obviously before it happened.  Jack & I had been having such a fun and happy day (I mean look at that smile!) and I just feel a pang of sadness every time I think that we had no idea what was coming in a few short hours.
But this little happy face is still so cute and he's rocking this outfit (even though Daddy says his leggings look like tights...haha, we are planning to go up a size so they're a little less tight) so we're going to share with you!

FYI, it's almost impossible to get a non-blurry picture of a toddler!












Sweater: Target [same]
It's $5! Seriously, you can't beat it!
Leggings: Target [same]
Yes, they are from the toddler girls' section. So if you're dressing a boy I recommend going up a size. Jack is wearing his normal size in these pictures [18 months] but the 24 month ones are looser and less girly-looking. We already exchanged his other leggings that he hadn't worn yet for the bigger size and will be buying a new pair of the black in the 24 month size.
Moccs: Minnetonka from amazon.com [same]
BUY ONE SIZE SMALLER THAN NORMAL.
Seriously. I tried to go up a size thinking he'd fit in them longer. BIG mistake. They were HUGE. So he normally wears a size 4 and these are a size 3 and a great fit. They even warn you that they run large...it's true! So listen to them and order down a size!

xoxo

Saturday, November 23, 2013

What's in her [maternity] closet?





Sweater: Target (Liz Lange Maternity for Target) [same]
Psst...there's currently a Cartwheel coupon for 25% off Liz Lange apparel. If you don't have the Cartwheel app you are seriously missing out!
Scarf: Target
Leggings: Forever21
Boots: Forever Young

Friday, November 22, 2013

What's in her [maternity] closet?

I obviously love the red & leopard combo since I'm pretty sure my last three outfits have included it.






Top: Ross Maternity ($5!)
Cardigan: JC Penney like 10 years ago, seriously!
Scarf: Charlotte Russe
Jeggings: Old Navy Maternity
Flats: Walmart

*Note: I am 28 weeks in these pictures.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Lately.

 I haven't done a regular update in more than two weeks. So this is about to be the most all-over-the-place blog post you've ever read. Don't worry, there are only like 67 pictures. HA. Sorry in advance :]
Here's what we've been up to...

Wednesdays in our house are pretty exciting. Because it's TRASH DAY. And Jack just loves to watch the trash truck. It makes for very happy early afternoons.

He watches the truck go all the way down the street and loves every minute. He says "wow!" and "whoa!" over and over again. Everyday things are so fascinating to a one-year-old.

We spent many [sad and long] days in the hospital and Jack Jack was a real trooper.
Look how tired the poor little bugger was after 8+ straight hours at the hospital.

He took lots of super mini naps.

And explored the halls [and got extreme amounts of attention from anyone he passed].

And stopped many times to window shop at the gift shop.
There are cars in that window...Jack was in heaven.

 We spent time with cousins and became best friends with cousin Cameron (who's holding him).

 After many long days Jack Jack spent lots of time laying around the house.
He laid on our pillows on the ground while we got ready in the morning

watched Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on the couch while I rode the stationary bike

 and relaxed on the floor by me while I did my arm workouts.

We've gotten to join my parents for lunch and errands a few times in the last couple weeks.

Jack Jack had a grand time watching Daddy mow the lawn.

Let me tell you that he LOVES looking out that bay window at anything going on outside.  These pictures reminded me of one I took just a few weeks ago of Jack Jack watching Grandpa Wallace trim our lawn. We don't have a edger and asked to borrow his but he just did it for us while T was at work. Seriously, this is just one perfect example of how sweet and selfless he was.

 Even though Jack had re-learned to sleep in his own crib all night just a few weeks ago we are now back to him sleeping in our bed many nights. We've decided there will be no more attempts at getting him to sleep in his own crib all night. We've tried too many times and then we always somehow end back up at square one. So from now on he'll just get to come to bed with us whenever he wakes up at night. Luckily he has been sleeping some nights in his crib and only coming into our bed about half the time instead of every single night. Here's to hoping this solves itself pretty soon before we have two littles in bed with us every night...waking each other up!
 How can you tell this little face "no," anyway?

The babe is usually not much of a trouble maker but he definitely has his moments.
Like the time I was on the exercise bike and turned around to find this.
We have to be really diligent about closing the dishwasher ALL THE WAY so it latches otherwise he's opening it and pulling stuff out. He thinks he's being helpful.

He finally learned how to sit himself in Grandma's baby Adirondack chairs and now he sits down/stands up about a million times in a row.

He's so proud of himself for figuring it out.

And he finds lots of different ways to sit in them.
And while his cousin, Mitchell, was visiting (they're 24 days apart, so fun!) they sat in them together and watched TV. How cute are they?!

Our good friends, Camden & Etta, drove all the way from New Mexico for the funeral.
And they brought their precious baby girl, Megan.
We haven't seen C&E since we both moved away from Utah a year and a half ago and we've never gotten to meet Megan so it was SO fun to see them all! Jack and Megan are 3.5 months apart and had a grand old time playing together at the park.



 Grandma & Grandpa Wallace's trees shed leaves like CRAZY. Now that Grandpa Wallace isn't here to clean them up we've all taken turns attacking the beast. T let all the cousins come jump in his leaves after he raked them up...they pretty much were in heaven.





Jack Jack got PINK EYE.

I wasn't too worried about it besides the fact that we had been around cousins A LOT and I was afraid it was going to spread like nobody's business. We got eye drops from my SIL right away since her little girl had just gotten over pink eye and so Jack's eye cleared up pretty fast.  Luckily no other cousins got it...but Jack's other eye did! AH. They are both cleared up now though and let me just say that he was one million times better at getting eye drops than I ever am!

Jack got his hands on a GameBoy and was pretty enthralled.

And then got loads of attention from several cousins while he "played."


 The day of the funeral was such a long day and the next day Jack was just pooped all day. He fell asleep sitting up at church and then fell asleep within seconds of sitting on the couch with Daddy after church.


And fell asleep in the car pretty much anytime we went anywhere this week. Playing catch up, obviously!

And just because he's so cute sleeping with his little bum in the air...

And then all week when he woke up from naps I found him just reading in his crib. He didn't even want to come out!

This little babe has been such a cuddle bug all week. After his bath he didn't even want to get dressed. So we cuddled in his towel while rocking.

I'm in charge of planning activities twice a month for the 8-11 year old girls at our church.  Yesterday we visited the Sacramento LDS temple grounds. It's seriously so pretty at night with the lighted waterfalls. I don't think T & I have ever taken Jack to temple grounds and he thought it was just about the coolest thing ever. We decided we'll be taking him more often.



This morning I woke up with a goopy, swollen, watery, PINK eye. AHH.
Luckily I still had those drops so I mustered all my courage and had T put one in my eye. He was so proud of me because it only took one try with no screaming! Those drops must work fast because my eye is already looking pretty much 100% better. I think I'll still suffer through a few more eye drops before I call it quits but I'm definitely not doing it 3-4x a day for 5 days. HA yeah right.

After my shower this morning I saw THIS.
Even though there was no little person hanging out in the bathroom when I got out I'm pretty sure this toilet paper didn't unroll itself. I'm guessing my little person is the culprit but he was smart enough to be out of the room when I discovered it. Sneaky.

This morning we got to go play with cousin Hayden while Grandma went to a neighbor's funeral.  These two are sometimes best friends and sometimes do not get along so well. Today they were [mostly] best friends. They both put buckets on their heads and ran around for several minutes giggling like baboons.



 This was all done with absolutely no encouragement from me. Silly boys.

Jack pretty much likes to copy everything Hayden does.

Mom Wallace & I just got finished raking leaves for like...two hours. Or what felt like two hours, at least. I have no idea how Dad Wallace wasn't cursing those trees every fall.

Tonight T, Jack & I are headed to a Thanksgiving dinner party with Tom's work team.
AND. The most exciting news of all exciting news?
THIS IS T'S LAST WORK DAY FOR 10 DAYS!!!!
Oh my goodness. When was the last time I had him all to myself for 10 DAYS?!
Forever ago. I'm SO SO SO SO SO excited.
SO excited.

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