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Omgosh, I’m so freakin’ tired you guys.

About 2 weeks ago we moved Sophie from her crib to a toddler bed in Sam’s room. Sam had been having trouble with being scared at night & Soph was starting to climb out of her crib so something had to be done. They were actually the ones who came up with the idea to move in together & to P’s & my surprise it’s actually been going pretty well. Far better than I thought it would. They chit chat in the mornings & it’s ridiculously cute of course. They talk about Barbie & Princesses & POOP. It’s always the girly ones that have the worst potty mouths but after last night we now realize the downside of having both of your kids in one room. When one is having a really bad night, BOTH will be having a really bad night. Soph kept waking up saying her leg hurt (such a bizarre complaint, right? she was perfectly fine this morning though) & then when we let her come into our bed to keep her from continuing to wake Sam up, Sam actually woke up because she didn’t want to sleep alone & then the rest of the night ended up being a blur of musical beds.

Just hit me in the head with a brick please.

I did want to blog today though so I thought I’d do something that required minimal brain power & show you pretty pictures. Rainbow Tutu:: Little Pink MonsterRainbow Tutu:: Little Pink MonsterRainbow Tutu:: Little Pink Monster

Oooo! Ahhhh! Do you love them as much as I do? I did a Rainbow Tutu tutorial for a certain mega crafting website that I’m hoping they use & wanted to take some amazing pictures to really get their attention. A colorful tutu at a horse farm seemed like a good idea to me! As soon as I can I’ll share the tutorial.

Hope you guys had a great weekend & get lots & lots of restful sleep. At least one of us should right?

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  1. Lovely pictures! My kids share a room, I love hearing when they are laughing and playing with each other in the morning. Well, until I hear “Nathan, you’re all wet!” and I hurry out of bed to find that my sweet daughter has dumped a cup of water on her brother’s head. They hardly ever wake each other up though, even when my son was a newborn. It must be different when they have it that way from the beginning. They will wake up to everything else, like me quietly responding to the one screaming bloody murder in whispers, just not each other….

  2. I lurk here quite frequently (boy, does that sound creepy or what?!), and always look so forward to your posts. No matter what’s going on in your life I can count two things – honesty and humor. So a BIG thank you from this BIG blog fan for telling it like it is and making me laugh all at the same time.

    Also, your kids are adorable and your crafts make me green with envy. One day I’ll attempt one of your tutorials. One day :)

  3. Melissa

    So excited for you about the Martha Stewart Circle thing! Of couse, they would have been silly NOT to have included you. Love the tutu, I’m going to have to try it for my soon to be 5 y/o niece Sammi. She’ll love it. As for the leg pain, sounds like Sophie Monster might be experiencing growing pains. My sister when she was about 2 or 3 had leg pains at night or whenever she stopped moving for long periods of time and it always preceded a growth spurt, so her pediatrician said it was most likely the dreaded growing pains which freaked my mother out since neither me nor my other sister ever had them. Try and pay attention to her height over the next few weeks/months and how often the pain occurs. I’m not a doctor by any means, but thought I’d share in case it might be the same thing.

    • Natasha

      No, I think you’re totally right! And thank you so much, I just about peed my pants when they asked me to be a part of it, I still can’t believe it! (:

  4. Suzanne

    My son used to wake up in the middle of the night crying that his leg hurt–almost to the point of inconsolable. I thought it was super weird. It happened randomly one or two nights in a row. I am convinced he was growing. It was the only thing I could think of. That could be what Sophie was experiencing. Just a thought!!

  5. Angela

    I realize this was totally not the point of your post, but she may be having a growth spurt and that is why she is having pain in her leg. It usually happens when they are trying to sleep (or at least that is when they stop moving long enough to feel the pain).

  6. jhubble

    Hey Natasha,

    Kane said you were picked up by Martha Stewart! Congratulations and I hope it’s everything you want it to be. Pics of Sam are too cute.


  7. Whitney

    Love love love the tutu. Rainbows and Glitter!!!The leg pains are a killer…My 7 year old started getting them when he was about 3 and still gets them here and there. You are going to laugh but grab one of P’s socks (or yours) and put it on Sophie’s leg for some reason it worked for my son. Lots of love and get some sleep.

  8. Love the pics! Also we are going to do the same thing with my boys for the exact same reason so I’m glad to hear its going well (kind of) haha! Also my son says his leg hurts sometimes and we think it might be “falling asleep” and he has pins and needles?

    • Natasha

      Yeah, might be…although after reading these comments I really think it might be growing pains. And you know what, it’s just the sweetest thing ever to peak in on them before I go to bed & they’re both sleeping tight in one room. I can’t really explain it, it’s just kind of reassuring to know theyre together. Go for it!

  9. All of my kids have had the night-leg pains. Their pedes dr just said it’s growing pains and to rub them out. Also up on the calcium too via dairy (if no allergies.) And – my three yo son has now fully transitioned into his big boy bed so gone are the nights of him crawling in mine. Bittersweet as he’s my last.

  10. Miranda

    We moved my youngest in with his brother about 2 years ago, and it was wonderful. My youngest, who was almost 2 at the time, had NEVER slept through the night and all the sudden he was! It was awesome. Then you have those rough nights of course, but I promise, it’s still worth it and Sam will probably start getting used to the noise and wind up sleeping through it.

    Also, Sophie could be having growing pains. My oldest gets them every now and then in his legs in the middle of the night. They bother some kids more than others apparently. Good luck! I hope you get some sleep tonight!

  11. Amy K

    Love the rainbow tutu. It is especially dazzling against the sunny green background. Just as a note, my son also wakes up in the middle of the night complaining of his leg hurting, turned out it was growing pains (growth spurt). It was totally a foreign concept since our older daughter never had them but apparently it is normal for kids. My MIL said that hubby used to complain of them when he was a kid too.

    • Natasha

      Oooooh, I didn’t even think about growing pains! I had those when I was young, although not as young as Soph, & they were just HORRIBLE!

  12. My little sister and I shared room (we wanted too, also!) until I was in 6th or 7th grade and wanted my own privacy. My sister and I are close in age (a little less than 2 years apart) so we were ALWAYS fighting about something…sometimes true to this day. However, I wouldn’t have changed being “roommates” with her for anything. Often times she would ask to sleep in my bed when it was thundering because she’s terrified of it – we would secretly stay up past bedtime talking, and said our prayers together every night. I hope they’re “roommates” for as many years as my sister and I were – it’s a bond you honestly can’t describe. I hope their sleep pattern/growing pains are short term, the reward is permanent :)

  13. renee

    ok I totally don’t want to scare you but… my nephew was recently diagnosed with leukemia and his initial chief complaint was leg pain. He was 4 at the time of diagnosis. He had been complaining about it off and on for a couple months before my brother-in-law took him in, the pedi was almost about to write it off as growing pains but decided at the last minute to run some blood tests. Anyway just keep an eye on it, if she keeps complaining about it you might want to get it checked out.

    • Natasha

      Aw, I’m so sorry your poor nephew is going through that! That is so scary, I will keep it in mind though. Saying a little prayer for your nephew!

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