diary of a bad blogger

Monday: March 14, 2016
Today I'm going to blog about...wait, work. I forgot. Never mind.

Tuesday: March 15, 2016
I have ideas, but my brain hurts. Never mind.

Wednesday: March 16, 2016
I took cute pics of Spencer! Time to blog. Tantrum. Never mind.

Thursday: March 17, 2016
Well, this week went to crap. But I'll blog today! ...........

Friday: March 18, 2016
I can totally do a five on friday post! Idea one........never mind.


Basically, friends, this has been my blog life lately. I wake up with the best of intentions, and I'm never able to follow through. Between work, life with a toddler, growing a human, preparing for Easter, sewing and preparing orders and maintaining a household, I've pretty much been a wreck in terms of blogging!

Life has been good though! I'm officially 30 weeks pregnant, and baby's measuring a little behind now, much like Spencer did, so there's a possibility I'll be induced right at 37 weeks if this bean falls too far behind, as well. We're crossing our fingers, and we could very well have a baby in less than two months. How crazy is that?! I've been super busy with work and my little side business, Black River Boutique, so I've kind of let this blog take a back seat. Never fear though. I'm working hard to up my blogging game...here goes nothing?!

Life lately has been oh, so sweet...here are some snapshots to keep you interested in life with the Moores.





I took a mental health day

It's just been one of those weeks. For those who don't know, I work full-time at home doing the same job I did when I lived in New Hampshire. I'm super lucky to keep my career as a copywriter, but sometimes marketing/copywriting can just make my brain so fried that I have literal meltdowns...like Tuesday. So, I decided that I was going to take the day off yesterday, and it was the best decision ever.


Yesterday, it actually felt like SPRING here in the North Country! It hovered around 61 all day, and the sun was out and peeking through our normal haze of grey clouds. I walked Spencer the mile and a half to daycare and called that my workout since my sciatic pain hasn't wanted to let up. It was beautiful. We've all had a touch of cabin fever, so the change in routine was just what the doctor ordered.

I went and had lunch with a girlfriend in town plus her little boy, and then I came home and sewed my little heart out. I made some of the fun new teethers that are up in the shop like the one below, and I started the pattern for the new bandana bibs I'll start offering in the shop later this week! Honestly, it was just nice to sit at my sewing machine, not rush and to just do something cathartic. 

^^^ Modern Paisley teether sold here 

And, even when I had to set my sewing aside to clean the house and tidy up to make dinner for my two favorite men, I felt relaxed and happy. Sometimes, the best thing to do is just step back and take a breather. We get so caught up in the day to day crazies that we forget just how good we have it. Yesterday was a great day, and I'm ready for this warm weather NY is promising us in the coming weeks.

being spencer


Winter in New York just doesn't want to quit this year. Here's the thing: I love snow. I love winter! But this winter has been so dang bipolar that I'm just over it. I don't want snow one day, then sunny and 50 the next. I want one or the other...consistently. This sweet boy has been so good about spending his days indoors, but I can't wait for the weather to warm up so he can discover playing out in the backyard again with daddy, or going to the lake and swimming.

Lately, this little man has been all boy. He loves to roughhouse, he sits backwards on his car and does daredevil flips over the side and he climbs anything and everything. He's almost 15 months old now, and I can't believe that my baby is now a fully-fledged toddler - tantrums and all. But all that said, he's also the sweetest little guy around. He's never been a cuddler, but he's so good about sharing, and he loves to say hi, blow kisses and wave bye-bye to people, which just melts my hormonal mama heart.

His red hair is filling in nicely, and his lip has healed perfectly, thus finally alleviating some of my guilt. He has these cool, squishy little baby cheeks still, and he actually lets me smooch them, which I do every chance I get! He likes to be involved in everything. From daddy shaving in the morning to mama cooking dinner, he wants to be in the thick of it, and I can't wait for him to teach and show his little sibling the ropes.

And yet, at the same time, I'm treasuring these days with my Spencer as our only child. I know, logically speaking, that my heart has enough room for another baby, but Spencer has my heart now, and the thought of having to divide my attention makes me sad. In three short months, we'll be bringing home a sibling for our little man, and we'll suddenly be a family of four, and Spencer will be a big brother. How crazy is that?

I'm excited to see how Spencer takes to being a sibling. I can't wait to see him share his tubby time, playing with little teeny baby toes, smile big and show baby the ropes because this boy...this boy is perfection, and every day with my little man just keeps getting better.