Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Hangin with the kids day 3

Blaine, blaine, blaine. He’s 6 weeks old…which means he’s hit a growth spurt. Growth spurts mean he’s a hungry baby! Since I help him out in that area of his life, it means I spend a nice chunk of time feeding him. Last night it was every 2 hours. Whew! Then Troy…who didn’t fall asleep until close to 11 p.m. (trust me, I was fussing at him for a while), woke up at 5:45 this morning.

That’s early after having had to wake up every 2 hours.

So I got up and got busy. Baked some milled flax seed muffins and monogrammed two shirts. HA! Even if that would have been all I did, I’d consider it a successful day.

Troy loves thread….any of my sewing thread. He’s here trying to bargain for more than 2 pieces of thread. All he does is roll them around in his hand, fiddle with the loose string and sometimes pretend like they’re batteries. Admittedly, he’s very good at putting them back (most of the time). His favorites are new ones that still have the clear plastic cover on them. He’ll take it off and put it back on…and usually get pretty mad about it not being perfect for him.


As soon as I dropped Troy off at preschool, I loaded J and B in the stroller and went running. Today was better than 2 days ago since I actually ran the 2 miles. Walked a little more than that. But, I need to get back in shape. And, it seems to be the only time I’m not carrying a child. Pushing is easier!

A sweet friend came over with her two daughters to play. It was SOOO nice! Troy and Justin had distractions which helped me a ton. Thanks Meredith!

Oh, and yesterday Troy received a belated birthday present (sometimes these are the BEST) from my sister and her family. It’s a John Deere zipped hoodie with a John Deere hat. Ummm, he loves this for some reason. Yep, he loves John Deere but he won’t take these things off! He wore them during his nap (can you say hot?!) and when he went to bed. It’s actually helped me because I’ve told him if he gets out of his bed then I’ll take it away. He doesn’t want to have it taken away.


Dinner was sautéed sweet potatoes with turkey sausage and a strawberry/banana/Greek yogurt/kale smoothie. Delicious!


Aren’t these the cutest things ever?! They are calling cards I ordered through a company in Dothan. Couldn’t be more pleased with them. They’re so adorable!!!