Life Lately

Calling Poison Control and Other Activities

There’s never a dull moment in the Zottola house. 

I was in the kitchen yesterday and thought Sadie was playing in her room with Niva, but it turned out they were in mine and Jimmy’s room, eating the rest of Jimmy’s bottle of melatonin gummies.

To say I was nervous one or both of them could get really sick would be a huge understatement. I called Sadie’s pediatrician and they had me talk to Poison Control. I was assured Sadie would be fine, maybe just drowsy. Same with Niva. 

And you know what, they were totally fine. Me, on the other hand? I feel like I should have a head full of gray hair, LOL. Those two certainly keep me on my toes! I’m thanking God everything was okay and we are now keeping the melatonin somewhere far, far away from those two 😉

Other activities as of late:

We filmed a vlog last week! It involves a Starbucks date, homeschool, cleaning up after Niva’s antics, and a major case of the giggles from Sadie at the end. 

Mom and daughter at Starbucks with cake pop

Starbucks coffee

I had a wolf and a husky join me for lunch on Saturday. I think they were hungry because they wouldn’t stop staring at me and my sandwich 😉

Sadie calls them Niva and Baby Niva and won’t go to sleep without them. It’s the cutest ❤

Stuffed wolf and stuffed husky

We’ve had some warm days here and there, so walks have been happening. Sadie is super into picking out her outfits lately and this one was pretty cute. She insists on wearing her rain boots everywhere, all. the. time. 

It’s so much fun to take walks with Christmas decor out because Sadie gets so, so excited. Everything is super cool to her and I love seeing the world through her point of view. We drove around and looked at Christmas lights the other night and she was oohing and ahhing left and right!

Toddler on a walk

We’ve done some baking lately! I whipped up a batch of cowboy cookies and we made Paw Patrol sugar cookies together. I picked up a Paw Patrol baking kit the night I went shopping alone and it was a huge hit! 

Jimmy and I always laugh about Sadie’s love of Paw Patrol. She is terrified of the show, but she loves looking at pictures of the characters, lol.

Girl eating Paw Patrol cookies

Well, I better get this day started. I’m kind of hoping it’s nice and dull after yesterday!

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Life Lately

I feel like I haven’t posted about my life lately in a while. So, here we are!

Mom and baby girl smiling

I have to say a huge thank you to everyone who commented on my post about losing Lola. It meant so much to me. We’re doing okay. I knew I would be sad when she passed, but I didn’t know I would feel this sad.

It’s like there’s a hole in our lives without her. I keep finding her fur around the house, or will accidentally think “I should walk the dogs” and then realize she’s gone. We are moving forward and just doing our best. Losing Lola definitely inspired me to be present and love on our little family as much as possible each and every day. ❤

Mother and daughter in matching coats

Speaking of our family, Sadie girl is doing well! I feel like she is growing and changing by the minute. She is starting to say a few words (with meaning!) like ball, uh oh, mama, and dada. She also ran for the first time the other night (send help!), loves to dance, and is doing really, really well with her eating and swallowing.

She’s just a little ball of fun, curiosity, determination, and joy. We’ve had family members babysit her a few times over the past couple of months and she has done great. It’s really nice to have a break every now and then 🙂

I recently found a sled on Craigslist and scooped that puppy up for winter. Jimmy and I are hoping to pull her around in our neighborhood, yard, or on local trails this winter!

Baby girl sitting in LL Bean sled

Jimmy and I have been working on a big project now that summer is over and fall is in full swing. We’re renovating our kitchen! Jimmy has been wanting to do this project since we moved in, but I’ve always been resistant because I know how much work it will be, how long it takes, and how torn apart the kitchen will be.

I finally decided (you know, once we had a 13-month-old…) that it would be worth it in the end and dove in, starting with our cabinets. I’ve been removing hinges, puttying wood, and sanding my little heart out while Jimmy paints.

Gray kitchen cabinets

We’re going with a gray, yellow, and white color scheme, with black hardware. Can’t wait to see how it all looks. And I can’t wait until it’s all done because our kitchen is a disaster zone 😉

When I’m not getting my hands dirty with kitchen projects you can find me reading or crafting (wood burning has been my jam lately). I read The Sound of Gravel (<– affiliate link) and could. not. put. it. down. I also just finished a memoir about midwifery (<– affiliate link).

It is well with my soul wood sign

One of my latest wood burning projects!

I think that’s about it for life lately. Missing Lola, enjoying our little family, reading, crafting, and working hard around the house!

Tell me about your life lately!