Aviary

Hair Everywhere and Five Things of Note

We have hair all over the place.

Husky fur after brushing

Case in point: I brushed Niva this morning. There was fur flying and Sadie thought it was raining dog fur. Totally normal.

Want to see some cute hair?

Toddler with pigtails

Sader Tot has been letting me do her hair lately! For the most part 😉 It doesn’t always last, but it sure is adorable.

Five things of note around the Zottola Zoo:

1. I painted my nails. It has been such a long time since I last had polish on them and it feels good. I went with white. Do you have a favorite nail polish color?

2. I took Sadie and Niva to the pet store. We had such a fun time! Niva was intrigued by the ferrets and Sadie loved the parakeets.

3. Sadie helped me bake muffins. We picked up some blueberry muffin mix at the store and she helped me bake them that afternoon. She’s getting to be so much fun with baking lately! She loves to look through the glass of our oven and check on what’s baking.

Toddler in shopping cart at WalmartToddler baking muffins

4. A car for Niva. Jimmy is going to get a remote control car for Niva to chase around the yard. Anything to get some energy out!

5. We’re going to the Aviary. We picked a date, bought tickets, and I’m so excited to show Sadie all the birds!

What’s been going on in your life lately?

Currently: December 2018

Here were are, somehow in the last month of 2018. Crazy! Do you have any big goals for 2019? I hope December is treating everyone well! Here’s what’s currently going on in my life 🙂

Current book This cute Christmas-themed novel. Also, the beginning of Matthew and Luke as Christmas is approaching. The story of Jesus’ birth never. gets. old.

Current joy Meeting our new cousin, Hunter! What an adorable, sweet bundle of joy. Also, when we visited the hospital, one of the nurses was cracking up at the face Sadie is making in the picture below and said she had a very judge-y look on her face, haha. When she makes that face we call her “Stone Cold Sadie.”

Current food Balsamic pork loin. I love cooking up a pork loin with balsamic vinegar, garlic, rosemary, and oregano.

Current beauty product This mascara. My mom said it won an award on Good Morning America for being the best drugstore mascara, so I had to try it. I like that it has primer and mascara all in one product. I’ve been using it for a few weeks now and think it’s great.

Current baked good I baked gingersnaps last night, but I really want to bake a loaf of bread. I’m dreaming of kneading and braiding some good ol’ challah dough.

Current obsession Matching outfits with Sadie. Yup, I’m one of those moms. I got her dressed for a church ladies lunch on Saturday and realized I had an outfit that kind of matched! A new obsession was officially born that day.

Current blessing On the topic of the ladies lunch, Sadie was super fussy for about half of it. My sister, mother-in-law, and friend all helped hold Sadie, entertain her, and even coaxed her into a solid nap. It was a huge blessing to have such loving women helping me out!

Current indulgence Sleeping in whenever Sadie allows 🙂

Current need Still in need of a good haircut. I did a quick trim myself since I last mentioned needing a cut, but I still have yet to get to a salon.

Current craving Another outing in Pittsburgh. Jimmy, Sadie, and I had a little staycation earlier this month and visited the National Aviary, and now I want to head to all of the attractions in the ‘Burgh.

The workers at the Aviary took our picture by the Christmas display!

Current excitement My sister has her anatomy scan on Christmas Eve! Praying all is well with Baby Rowe and can’t wait to find out if Hannah and Josh are having a boy or girl!

Current mood Emotional. Watched this video and cried my eyes out. Jimmy asked why I was crying, so I showed him the video and cried again!

Current drink Still loving smoothies.

Current fun Filming vlogs. Below is the latest!

Current confession I got a pedicure a few days before Sadie was born and I still have the polish on my toes three months later.

Current goal To use our grill as much as possible this winter. Jimmy and I love to grill during the warm months, and we want to keep it up during the winter!

Tell me something current from your life!