Thursday, December 17, 2015

Chalkboard Pantry Door

So life I feel has taken me and swallowed me whole. Between throwing a second kid into my life, having depression, and just life in general I have been struggling. But that is not the point of this post. My point was I haven't crafted in a really long time and I was craving it. So then when I thought of this idea to paint my Pantry door in chalkboard, my body was like "No, your too tired, you can't do that with two kids, blah, blah, blah.." but my brain said "SCREW you! We are doing this thing and we are going to push forward and do it." (I know this sounds crazy but this has been my life since I gave birth to Boston haha)

So I am so glad I did cause it was SO easy and turned out SO adorable!

Okay remember how my ENTIRE house was painted in this color? Well because #thestruggleisreal there are some doors in my house STILL painted like this. Just get over it. So the door started out like this. And the nice thing about Chalkboard paint is you dont need to sand or prep or anything just make sure the door is clean and GO! 
So I got my paint and brushes at Wally World, and thats literally all you need:
Chalkboard Paint
Roller Brush
Paint Brush
Maybe tape? ;)

I wasn't cool enough to take pictures of the project in between but I am sure you can picture it. So no matter what type of door you have you for sure need AT LEAST 2 coats. So I did two coats but they recommended three...well I am super impatient so I only did two. Now looking back I should have done three haha but I will go back someday soon and do one more coat.

After your paint is done and ALL dried you need to prep the chalkboard and this step is super important. If you dont prep it whatever you write on the paint for the very first time will stay forever. So you talk chalk and turn it on its side and rub top to bottom on the entire door, then same thing but this time going side to side. After that it reveals holes and parts that need more paint. Then you wipe off all the chalk and your good to go!

I love love love it. So the top half of the door will always be something either with holidays or say something cheesy like "Jenessa's Pantry"
and then the bottom half will be Ashtons domain or blank. Cause I'm a cool mom...or something!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Boston at 6 Months

6 Months
15 lbs. 3 oz. 26 Inches

LOVES: He has like his baby food alright. He isn't a huge eater, but when we feed him apples in baby food he POUNDS it. Jake's aunt just gave us her babies old exersaucer and its so nice. We put Boston in it and he got a big smile on his face and started playing with all the things around it. He loves when you clap his hands together so naturally he adores "Patty Cake"

HATES: When we try to clear out his nose. Our whole family has a little cold and he can't drink his bottle cause his nose is so stuffed so I am constantly clearing it. He hates when Jake kisses him with his beard. He always cries. STILL hates loud noises and growling haha, puckers up EVERY time.

FAVORITES: I think the thing I love the most is watching him and Ashton together. It makes my heart just swell. Ashton loves Boston so much and Boston thinks Ashton is the greatest thing. Ashton could just be jumping cause he is a crazy three year old and Boston will start giggling so hard. Still is obsessed with naps in his crib and being swaddled. The Dr told me to try to stop swaddling him for sleeping but this kid just wont have it. Sooo...we're just going to keep doing it

MILESTONES: He has been trying a lot more types of baby food. Its a lot of fun. He can't fully roll from his back to his belly but he arches so much that he is just about there. He is really good at grabbing things now and focusing real hard to get them in his mouth. Just about everything goes in his mouth.

CLOTHES: 3-6 still but we are moving on to 6-9 months. I have put him in some 9 month clothing that is smaller and its still a little big but it works.

DIAPERS: Size 2 is fine but in the next week or so we are moving him to size 3 just because he leaks all the time in 2

MOMMY LOVES: How big of a cuddle bug he is lately. He hasn't been feeling great so he will always lay his head on my shoulder while I rock him and pat his bum. Its a little bit of heaven. 

ALIASES: The names he has been called most lately is Bos, Biggity, and Bubbies

RANDOM: He holds his bottle pretty good just cause he wants it so bad. He knows the second I take it out its for him, and he will hold his hands out and start to like shake cause he wants that bottle. SO funny. He is getting so interested in the world around him. Sometimes we will be feeding him or trying to talk to him and he will turn his head as far as he can to catch whats going on.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

We Are Alive + Halloween

HELLO BLOG! I have missed you. I cannot tell you how many times I have come to post but then life takes over. Dude two kids is NO joke! Plus my sister in law is getting married, and I am pretty much planning it. Then I have had to sew Boston's damn stocking for Christmas that is taking WAY too long. So basically my anxiety is at an all time high. But anywho I wanted to catch up and even though Halloween was a month ago I wanted to blog about it so I don't forget!

First of our Halloween Shenanigans. We went to Cornbelly's...twice. The first time we went with Mark and Les and there fam. It was a Saturday of Fall Break (bad idea) and it was crazy but then it got worse because it started to pour rain. So we got a "rain check" and came back with my family on a Monday night and it was so fun. We got all 4 flavors of funnel cakes, followed by getting lost in the corn maze, a traditional rocking chair pic, and the slide is a good Cornbelly's combo.

Then the Wednesday before Halloween I decided I wanted to be a "cool mom" and make a Halloween feast. It turned out so cute and both Jake and Ash loved it.

We finished the night by painting/carving pumpkins. 

This year my siblings were all going to do there own thing so we had a huge Halloween get together Friday night. We had firewood smoked pizza, the kids decorated sugar cookies, had a doughnut eating contest, and a Bingo game. Then it was the adults turn. You would think a game of BINGO would be simple but no. My mom had GC's to Target and BWW along with cash as prizes so it escalated quickly. Name calling, screaming at each other, cheating, haha always a good time at the Schroeppel home. We are not competitive at all. I promise we all love each other.

Next day was Halloween (I will be honest at this point we were just about done with Halloween). We went to Jake's family had a BBQ with cousins. 

And of course that night we had a quick meal at my sisters house then went trick or treating. We all were completely exhausted by 7:00 PM. None the less it was a perfect Halloween!
Happy Halloween From, Two-Face, Cat Woman, Batman, and Robin

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Boston 5 Months

5 Months
14 lbs. 8 oz. 25 1/2 Inches

LOVES:Laying on the ground and just watching all that's going on. He would lay on the floor forever! His Peds Dr told me that babies usually stop snuggling at around 3 months, but this boy still loves it! He will lay his head on my shoulders ALL the time. And I love it! He still loves the tub. I don't know if its the water or the warmth. 

HATES: Not sleeping in his crib like hates naps unless there in his crib (high maintenance much?) Plus he is a huge Momma's boy! He will cry when he is tired until I hold him, if someone else tries to comfort him, he ain't having it!

FAVORITES: His bottle. Its his food, but especially his comfort. He won't take a binkie so if he needs to be soothed or to be put to sleep its the bottle. As I mentioned above he loves sleeping in his crib.

MILESTONES: He finally can roll! He did it twice when I wasn't looking (little stink) and then I kept trying to do it when Jake was there but he wouldn't. Well one night he did it for Jake when I wasn't there!! Then the next day I was determined. So I sat there with my phone out recording for I kid you not 8 minutes straight. I finally gave up and turned off my camera. Guess what? The second I did HE ROLLED over! I am telling you this kid is a stinker! He started rice cereal and Baby food. Loves rice cereal, hates sweet potatoes. Likes green beans, and loves carrots! He found his cute little voice and LOVES to scream to be heard. He will copy whatever noise you make and loves to talk.

CLOTHES: 3-6 fully. 6-9 is still way too big. He is just my little guy

DIAPERS: Officially size 2

MOMMY LOVES: That he has such a sweet demeanor. He loves to snuggle me and definitely knows when I am in the room or if I am the one holding him. Its going to cause me trouble one day but I just love how much he loves me! I am loving his dark hair. I thought it might change but the hair that is coming in is still dark.

ALIASES: Baby Button, Biggity, Bos, Bebe, and lately we have been calling him "Gerb" as an inside joke (short for Gerber Baby)

RANDOM: Whenever he goes to sleep for the night he will smack his lips together. And he has this sweet juicy lips so its pretty much the cutest thing ever. He is blowing raspberries like you wouldn't believe. He loves it, but his clothes are always soaked. He will suck on any finger or hand he can get. The second its in a close vicinity of his mouth he is ALL over that. I just can't get enough of this little boy!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Halloween Mini's

We did it again. Grabbed a few quick pics with the amazing Tiff. This time I had both boys and it was for Halloween. I died you guys. I know they are my children but i literally died and went to heaven when I saw these: