insta update.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Hello friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful Easter!  S2 was off school Friday and yesterday so we packed in a lot of fun family time.

I'm trying out a new blog schedule starting this week.  I figure by putting my plans out here on the Internet, I'll have to be held accountable to them. :)

I'm going to post every Tuesday and maybe (sometimes) Thursdays. So be sure to check back every week for a new blog post, but in the interim, you can find me on Instagram! So, I thought today I would get you guys up to speed on what's happening over on Insta.  It's a mixture of my cute kids, small decor updates and everyday life (on Stories).




jenna_lovelakelivingA little update on our littlest girl:
1) We thought at first that she might be chill. But it’s official, she has no chill. 2) She might take a catnap in the morning but will usually sleep for 2 hours in the afternoon (πŸ™ŒπŸ»), except for today of course. 3) She does sleep a good stretch at night - usually from 11:30-4:30. Then she eats and goes back to sleep until 6:30ish and if I’m lucky she might doze again until 8. 4) She likes loud noises, as most babies do - if I need a minute to do something I turn on the vacuum or the hair dryer. Or the white noise app on my phone although that’s not as foolproof as the vacuum. 😝 5) We’re still trying out nicknames for her - nothing has stuck quite yet. Although I do call her ReRe, and Sydney promptly tells me “That’s not her name! It’s Reese!” My bad. 6) Parenting this time is a totally different ballgame. Easier in some ways (general baby care), harder in other ways (juggling a 4yo at the same time). 7) Our local Walmart started online grocery pickup less than 2 weeks after she was born. I’m convinced it was a gift sent from above. Order groceries on my phone, go pick them up in my pajamas, no lugging the baby out of the car. πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»




jenna_lovelakelivingTummy time πŸ‘ΆπŸ» AKA let me just lay here and fuss until you pick me back up 🀦🏻‍♀️


  • jenna_lovelakelivingI’ve been spending a lot of time on the couch lately, feeding a new baby while watching talk shows in the morning and judge shows in the afternoon. #toomuchdaytimetv I really should crack open a book instead, don’t you think? Confession: I’ve never actually read any of these. 😳 #penguinclassics


  • jenna_lovelakelivingHappy St. Patrick’s Day! πŸ€πŸ’š (Did you notice that the baby is smiling? I can’t with the cuteness. ❤️)





  • jenna_lovelakelivingMy mama dreams are coming true by putting my girls in matching dresses. πŸ™ŒπŸ» Swipe for the outtakes - the 4yo had a rough afternoon 🀦🏻‍♀️


jenna_lovelakelivingOur little nugget is 6 weeks old today! She coos, loves “The Ants Go Marching” song (I think more so that the song comes with marching around the house), has tiny little curly eyelashes and loves to ride in the car.


  • jenna_lovelakelivingY’all!! We are finally putting in a dock and I’m all πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ˜Ž Phase 1 of dock construction is just what you see here - a low “finger” on the left for accessing the boat (we don’t actually have a boat... minor detail πŸ˜‚) and a 10’ wide finger on the right for hanging out, plus the 30’ pier from the shoreline. Phase 2 will be a roof (maybe with a roof deck?) but that won’t happen for years most likely. More details and photos in my stories!




  • jenna_lovelakelivingCute bunny, amiright? I got the girls new Easter baskets in yesterday and Sydney saw them and got upset because she wanted her old Easter Basket. I tried to tell her that this one is bigger so the Easter Bunny can fill it with more things but she wasn’t having it. My girls had to have matching baskets so what’s a Mama to do?! πŸ˜‚ By the way, what’s the Easter Bunny etiquette? We set out our empty baskets Saturday night and they’re filled with goodies Sunday morning. Usually a new outfit, a book, a small toy and candy. Just waiting on my Amazon order and this Easter Bunny is all ready. πŸ’πŸ»‍♀️ 🐰 #Easter #easterbunny



  • jenna_lovelakelivingI saw this outfit @target and had to have it (swipe for the best part 🐰). I may have been going around the house channeling my inner #whitneyhouston all day 🀭 In other news, you can get a pack of 40 of these bows in all different colors on Amazon for about $10. #winning Like seriously, what’s better than having a bow to match every single outfit possible? Nothing, that’s what. 😝


  • jenna_lovelakelivingTook a few minutes to get the girls’ Easter baskets ready for this weekend. I’m loving them! Also, someone on my Facebook posted a whole album of photos from this past weekend called “Easter Fun” and her kids were opening their baskets, wearing fancy dresses and hunting for Easter eggs. I have two theories: either they are celebrating early because they can’t all be together on Easter or this girl is completely clueless (totally possible). #confused πŸ€·πŸ»‍♀️ This is the same person that every year around Halloween asks what day trick-or-treating is on. 🀦🏻‍♀️ #keeponscrolling


  • jenna_lovelakelivingOn the blog today: a look at our (mostly) finished playroom. We spend a good amount of time in here, playing kitchen, coloring and of course, brushing Barbie’s hair. I love making our home work for us, so while it may be unconventional to convert a formal dining room into a playroom, this is the stage we’re in. We don’t exactly have a lot of dinner parties these days! How do you make your home work for you? Link in profile.


  • jenna_lovelakelivingWhen we built our house, I always knew this angled wall would be the perfect spot for a gallery wall. Now almost 2 years after I hung these frames, the photos need to be updated. I will miss 2-year-old Sydney 😭 but we have to make room for ReRe! Now if only her newborn pictures would come in already!!


jenna_lovelakelivingSometimes we get bored and have impromptu photo shoots with faux apples. Totally normal, right? πŸ˜‚πŸ


And I only posted the above photo on Facebook, but I had to share it here as well.  Baby S2 and Baby R in the same outfit at about the same age (R is a little younger here).  I mean, it doesn't get any cuter than that!

So, if you're not following me on Instagram, come on over and join the fun! @jenna_lovelakeliving


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