It seems that this year is the year of adjustment for our family. There’s really nothing ‘settled’ about it. Last week Shane worked is last couple days of his ‘new’ job and then started his ‘new, new’ job.
It’s a bustling place he works at now and he’s all over town any given day. The first couple days of this week took him to Lawrence which is about an hour away from our side of town and all that driving means changes in our schedule. It’s been crazy and I know that soon things will calm down, Shane will settle into this job and finally, I hope, we’ll get into the flow of things that will last for a long time.
So many things changed this year (for the better!) that I think next year will be the year when we won’t want to make any life decisions.
But for myself, and the boys, I just try to keep a routine and make sure the house is taken care of. It’s been really good. The weather is getting cooler and we’re spending a lot of time out in it. I’m teaching Avery how to ride a bike while Eli naps. He’s slooooowwwwwlllly getting it. The whole ‘push back to break’ thing is really throwing him off haha.
We’re even eating outside as much as we can. The stairway out from the basement is their favorite place to hang. I think of it as a little bit of a nook.
I’m now resolved to get back into sewing. I’ve been doing a few projects here and there for me and the home and I just got my fabric order yesterday for more slings.
Preeeeeetttttty! I made up one custom order today. It felt so good.
I’m also back to green smoothies.
This is just a plain jane kale/banana/strawberry one but my herbs are calling to me and I have a huge variety of berries and fruit in the freezer I’ll be packing into smoothies.
The boys are mostly sleeping alright. Eli is CRAZY teething but I would almost say his diapers are more affected than sleep. I’m talking six blowouts a day….a.day. Not joking. Also night blowouts are happening with disturbing frequency. Generally they’re in the early morning but last night it happened at 1am and then AGAIN at 5:30am. This has not been cool for me. Changing disgusting diapers and clothes when my eyes can barely stay open is like the worst.
There have been some excruciatingly early mornings but sometimes I just use a good old fashion distraction while I drink coffee and relax. Aka, Toy Story.
Could they be any cuter? All pj’d up and sitting at the table edge. They totally did that all on their own.
But mostly, once it warms up for the day, they play out of doors. It’s been so gorgeous. I’ve been walking to play group weekly and also my mom’s group biweekly. Today on our way home from moms group we watched a tree get cut down! Talk about free entertainment. Branch by branch, Avery exclaimed with every single one. Not to mention the mulcher they got thrown into. Pretty fascinating.
Our yard is also being utilized to the max.
His cop car was made into a car house. The cars hung out underneath and inside. He played like this for HOURS yesterday. Talking to himself and his cars. So precious. Oh and that’s a green smoothie mustache. Adorbs.
So that’s what’s going on around here. Some days this week Shane didn’t get to see the boys in the morning because he left so early so last night we all went out to dinner as a family. It’s been a few weeks since we’ve done that and it was really fun. It’s a nice change from our normal routine and exciting for the boys to eat something I didn’t make them (aka french fries….).
What’s up with you all?