Wednesday, November 14, 2012

To work to work

Two weeks ago, I started back to work. Good thing? Yes, it’s a good thing. We have a nanny at home….who is wonderful BUT who is also leaving to go back to school in the Winter. No, we didn’t think that would happen and yes, we’re shocked and looking for a replacement. Nothing like getting the news before she even started. Oh well! It’s a good thing for her anyway.

So Tori has been pretty fantastic. She is super sweet and I can hear her working with the boys which is wonderful. We didn’t know how she would be until she started working with the boys. I know we’ll miss her dearly.

Going back to work has been good for me. Brian traveled those first two weeks and, well, let’s be frank: caring for three young children isn’t easy! The biggest problem for me so far is that I can’t please everyone all at one time…most of the time. In their defense, however; they have been like little toddler angels. Yes, they require someone to help them do just about everything BUT they haven’t been bad in the sense of a bad three year old throwing crazy fits. I just hope it stays this way!

On the other hand, I still feel the need to accomplish something. Whether that’s folding a load of clothes, washing dishes or making up beds, I can’t seem to relax….but I also don’t want to relax. It’s like this little thing clicks in my head and reminds me over and over of the things I want to complete. Sometimes it’s quite annoying but I think it’s just my personality? You’d think I would have figured this out a long time ago….my personality and all.

Saturday, November 3, 2012


This October we:

Went to the annual College of Architecture’s pumpkin carve.

boys at pumpkin carve

Just about froze at our church’s annual Trunk or Treat.

aviatorBrian with boyseye

I decorated pumpkins and made a couple of cute BOO! pillows to go on our front porch chairs.

boys pumpkinsboo pillow

Painted pumpkins….and Justin enjoyed a little paint.

boys painting pumpkinseating paint

Put the baby in the candy basket…


Had a Halloween party and trick or treated at our house with friends.

brian with boys 2boys in a rowjustinjustin lobstere with boystrick or treating both boysgroup shotkids in the wagon

That was enough!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Blaine at Two Months

What? Two months already? He is still a sweet, patient baby. As in even when he’s hungry, he’s so patient and will wait to eat. I hope this continues. Don’t get me wrong, the kid doesn’t go hungry. He’s probably around 16 pounds now but we’ll find out next week at his 2 month appointment.

He’s smiling, cooing and laughing a little. Blaine loves his mother! Well her…and pretty much anyone else who wants to hold him. Wearing mostly 6 months clothes. Can still wear some 3-6 month clothes. Size 2 diapers but we are moving him up to 3’s when we run out of what we have!

He’s absolutely sweet as pie!

with signbw bodypushing upsmiling

Having a baby is so fun and sweet. They are so innocent and completely dependent upon their caregiver. I love him to pieces and never realized I could love all of these boys SO much!

Blaine sleeps about 7-8 hour stretches at night, usually getting up around 4 a.m. Then he goes back to sleep for about 3 hours. It’s hard waking up that early sometimes but I know one day I’ll miss these moments!