Thursday, March 19, 2015

March Ipsy Bag

I got my Ipsy bag the other day, and it did not disappoint!


Here's what came in the bag, which is super adorable this month!

Marsk Mineral Eyeshadow in Lucky Penny: $22.50
Chella Highlighter Crayon in Ivory Lace: $18
NYX Butter Lipstick in Little Susie: $7
Dr. Brandt Pores No More Anti-Aging Mattifying Lotion:  $8.75 (approx.)
Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Renewal Creme Oil: $5 (approx.)

A $61 value, all for just $10. Can't beat that! And three of the items are full-sized, which I always appreciate. I was initially a little bummed to be getting another eyeshadow (this would be my third, in four months), but the Lucky Penny color is absolutely gorgeous! It turned out to be one of my favorite items in the bag.

The thing that I'm least excited about is the Soy Renewal Creme Oil. Not that I don't think it will be a nice product, but it's a blow dry cream, and I just hardly ever blow dry my hair. I got a blow dry cream in my first Ipsy bag back in December, and it's still more than half full. So, I won't be using this one for a while.

I've said this every month, but I've had so much fun with Ipsy! Getting five new products every month for the price is awesome. And I've found some things I've really loved. I loved the Eva NYC volume spray from last month I ordered a full size. (use code EVANYC65 to get 65% off your order- thru 3/31/15)

Monday, March 16, 2015

First Bike Ride

Okay, so before I get to what this post is really about, I wanted to write about what happened over the weekend first, so I don't forget to include it in next month's update, because it's just too cute.

So, ever since Harry discovered Toy Story, he's been wanting to go to someone's house and look for the characters in the bushes. I think the characters are in the bushes during one of the movies, so I'm guessing that's where he got the idea. Anyways, he was talking about this for weeks. So, we found a little Buzz and Woody doll and on Saturday Harry and I went over to my dad's house. I quickly hid the toys in the front bushes and had Harry come and look for them.

OMG, the face when he first laid eyes on Buzz was priceless! I don't think he really believed they'd be there. Harry loved the toys of course, and spent most of the afternoon running around with Buzz yelling, "To Infinity, and Beyond!"

So, anyways, back to what this post was supposed to be about... bike riding! As you might recall, Santa brought Harry a bike for Christmas. He finally got to test it out for the first time last week. The weather has been so nice, so even though there's still a lot of snow on the ground in the pictures, it was like 50 degrees.

And yes, we had him ride his bike in the street. The street literally has one house on it, and the lady who lives there came out and watched us for a bit. It's really the perfect spot to learn how to ride!



Harry's never pedaled anything before, so it's going to take some time for him to totally get it. I think he understands the concept, but actually doing it will take a bit more practice.



After a while Harry got frustrated with himself and just wanted to steer the bike (while being pushed), or push it around.


All in all, I think it was a good first ride. Plus, it was just wonderful to get out and enjoy the nice weather. I am crossing my fingers it's here to stay! While this winter wasn't as bad as last year, it was just so cold for so long. I don't think we had a day above freezing for three months straight!



Isn't his helmet adorable? It's probably Harry's favorite thing about riding a bike.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

3.4

Or, 40 whole months!

3/7/15
- We are in full-on "threenager" mode around here! There have been lots of trying moments this past month. Harry definitely has a mind of his own, very strong opinions, and doesn't know the meaning of compromise. Fun!

- Harry loves music! And dancing. His current favorite song is Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk," which he calls "Uptown Funky Road," haha! He knows a lot of the words and beats and has very specific dance moves for the song. He also loves Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" and Katy Perry's "Roar."

- I haven't updated on potty training in a while... because there's really been nothing to update on. He really has no interest in it! He goes pee in the potty every night before bed, but trying to get him to go any other time is like pulling teeth. Although this past weekend we actually got him to wear underwear, which was a win (he hadn't been willing to wear any in over a month), and we made it to the potty in time once or twice.

I'm pretty sure I was a late potty trainer, too, so I shouldn't be too surprised he's not there yet. But I want to sign him up for a summer camp and he has to be potty trained for that. And of course for preschool next year. So we really need to start getting serious about it around here.

- We finally rented Toy Story from the library. I knew he'd love it, but I didn't know how much! OMG, Harry is obsessed with it! It was the first movie he's watched all the way through without getting distracted (He loves Frozen but usually gets up to play with toys at some point). We rented all 3 movies in the last month and he loved each one more than the last. He's already talking about how he wants to be Buzz Lightyear for Halloween. His favorite part is in TS3 when Jessie and Buzz do their dance, he talks about it all the time. His new found fondness for TS will make filling his Easter basket easy this year :)

- We've had some trouble with drop off at school. At the beginning of February he started crying when I tried to leave at school. Totally out of the blue, before that he would willingly say goodbye and join his friends in class. Knock on wood, the last two classes have been better. He's asked me to come in with him to help take his coat off and one of his teaches holds him up to the window and we wave goodbye as I go back to the car.

- A little kid told him at the library that only girls wear nail polish. That made me so mad! Harry likes to wear it sometimes and while we are far from the perfect parents, I think we've done a good job not shoving gender stereotypes down Harry's throat. I've never once said "that's for boys," or "that's for girls." So, it really broke my heart that someone told Harry he shouldn't wear nail polish because he's a boy :(. Fortunately, I don't think it sunk in quite yet.

- He does air high-fives like Jim and Pam from The Office. Came up with it all on his own- I haven't watched the show for almost a year (shocker, I know). So freaking cute!

- I had a doctor's appointment for some issues earlier this month. Harry was so concerned for me! Before I left he started calling himself Dr. Harry and got his little wooden tool set out to try and fix me. He took his little screws and hammer and told me I didn't need go see the other doctor because he was making me better. It was so precious, and one of my all-time favorite memories :)

- Harry bit the inside of his lip and it was really bothering him for a few days. He wouldn't even let us brush that side of his mouth it hurt him too much. He kept insisting on a Band-aid to make it better. We asked where he wanted it, and told him it couldn't go inside his mouth. He just pointed to the corner of his mouth, so I put one right where he wanted. Voila! Somehow, he said it made everything feel better ;)


(From my Insgatram)
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