Sunday, April 23, 2017

Spring Break

The Huebel Hammock is taking a "Spring Break" this week! Will return to the regular posting schedule next week :)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Grandparent Easter Pictures

Easter Pictures with Gigi and PopPop:

All looking at the camera, with eyes open! A feat in and of itself :)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Paige at 9 Months

I have to take a break from all the Easter pictures for Miss Paige's 9 month pictures before she turns 10 months next week!

I love this onesie (thanks Jolin!). #AcuteBaby #EngineerInTraining?

Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter Baskets

The girls got Easter baskets with breakfast Easter morning.

Claire was thrilled with chocolate and new socks were pretty good too. The shirts and money weren't as popular. I'm sure that will change in the future...

Little P pretty much just liked holding the plastic eggs and trying to eat them.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter Y'all!

Here's our 2017 Easter family photo curtesy of Gigi.

Photos: Ready Set & GOooo!

That's how it happens these days :)

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Why Phase

We've entered the toddler "Why Phase." I knew it would come,  I just didn't realize how much it would test my patience.

Me: "Can you take your shoes off Claire"
C: "Why Mom?"

Me: "Finish your dinner and you can have a treat"
C: "Why?"

Me: "Don't kick your sister please"
C: "Why Mom?"

It doesn't stop even when you try to answer the Why questions with non-Why-able answers. Here's a real life scenario, for illustration purposes:

Me: "Can you help me put these groceries away?"
C: "Why Mom?"
Me: "Because they need to stay cold in the refrigerator"
C: "Why?"
Me: "You don't want the ice cream to melt do you?"
C: "But why you not put the tomatoes in there too Mom?
Me: "Because they don't have to be cold"
C: "Why Mom?"
Me: "Ummm because tomatoes like it on the counter"

Now it's usually at this juncture where one of three responses can occur:
1. "Oooh" (My favorite)
2. "Why?" (I'm slowly going to go crazy)
3. "I don't want them on the counter! I want them in the fridge! NO MOOOOOOOM! I don't want nothing! You not being good Mom. I'm going to put you in the brown chair." (And a tantrum meltdown ensues)

I can tell Claire is just inquisitive; genuinely curious to know all the answers, so I don't want to ignore her.  But at the same time I don't want to lose my sanity. I do try and turn around the "Why" questions on her when I can, but she usually says "No mom, you tell me". haha.

 All in all, I know it's an important developmental stage, I just hope it doesn't last any longer than it needs to.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Jolin's Baby #3 Sprinkle

Baby Honas #3 will be arriving very soon-- Cinco de Mayo is his due date. I flew to Denver for some R&R spa time with Jolin and to celebrate baby boy. It was so fun catching up and also seeing other ex-Alaskans (Emily and Catherine) too!

The Original Honas- Bronson

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Claire's First Haircut

We avoided a haircut for almost 3 years. And then it was time.

Somehow I forgot to post the pictures; these pictures were taken January 27th, 2017. 

Love this one:

Not so sure about the hair dryer...

Monday, April 03, 2017

Monday Sunshine

Monday, no Fun Day.

My commute to work is heavily dependent on the degree of sunshine. Let me explain: We live on the west side of Houston and I commute into downtown. When the sun is out in full force, no one knows how to drive. Everyone is like "I'm blinded ... ahhh kryptonite, I must slam on my breaks and make horrible driving decisions?!" This instant chaos can add up to 20 minutes to my morning commute. Not ok.

Oh, rain has the same effect.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Matching Outfits

There is just something about matching outfits, right?!

We are going to need some Mommy and Me outfits for the 3 of us. Something tells me Ross will have no problem sitting this one out...


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

March Favorites

Oh you know, just a random list of some of my favorite things right now. Because why not?

Netflix Movie: Arrival
Car Tech: Apple Car Play
Perfume: Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb
Food: Burrata Cheese
Dessert: Blue Bell's new Caramel Sea Salt Ice Cream
Home Good: Reed Diffusers
Book: Need one
Paint: Greige :)
Make Up Product: Zoeva Make-up Brushes
Prayer: Breath prayers--- "Help, Help, Help" and "Thank You, Thank You, Thank You"
Song: "Something Just Like This"- Coldplay & Chainsmokers
Home Decor: Pottery Barn Flameless Wax Flicker Candles
Gift to Myself: New York Times Subscription
Recent Discovery: Facials
Workout: Burpee/Squat Pyramid. Do 20 burpees (yes, with push up) and 20 squats, then 18, 16, 14.... 0! Aim to do in the shortest amount of time as possible. My go to workout for high intensity in short amount of time
Indulgence: Good bottle of wine
Tech Gadget: Bluetooth Tile chips, stick 'em on anything to track location/make noise... think keys!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Fun at the Matlack's

Our neighbor friend had her birthday a couple weeks ago. Claire had an amazing time with all the outside toys.

The face painting was pretty ok too :)