Sunday, September 8, 2013

Snapshots of the Last Few Weeks

I'm not a fan of doing these collage pictures for blogging but we have been so busy that it's the only way to catch up on the blog.

We have been busy the last few weeks, and I'm not going to lie I have been somewhat overwhelmed with some of the craziness. I think part of it is lack of sleep, since the move the kids haven't slept as well and Oliver has been sick and will only stay asleep if one of us his holding him, which makes long nights and I have been a zombie this last week.

Dustin has been super busy with teaching. They say the first year is the hardest and I feel like we rarely get some alone time. Since we are a one car family he carpools with another teacher who is a coach that has practices in the morning so he leaves before the rest of us wake up, than he gets home we have dinner which is crazy between the 2 kids, than we put them to bed and we both end up falling asleep while doing that. Usually at night he's working on his lessons and I try to play catch up with homework, cleaning house, or whatever that needs to get done, and if I'm lucky go running. Than Saturday Dustin went to the school most of the day grading. So he is always working.

So not having him around to help has been hard. And I think I have a lot on my plate right now so I get a little overwhelmed and I feel like I rarely get down time to recharge so I have been running on empty for a while. I have finally become that mom that doesn't know the last time she has showered, lives in yoga pants, and is wearing ponytails.

Anyway... even though things have been rough we have had some fun too. On Labor Day we met up with some family and friends and went to a lake and had lunch. Thomas loved playing with his cousins and loved getting wet and muddy. It was a lot of fun. Also we have gone on a lot of walks, made and decorated paper airplanes and they were a hit! And at the moment Thomas is really into Harry Potter and I'm loving it so I'm probably have been feeding it a little. Couple of weeks ago Dustin was at his parents get some few last boxes  of our stuff and had Thomas watch the first 30 minutes of Harry Potter and ever since than he's been so excited about it, he most be my son. So in the car we play Harry Potter music and he sings with it {it's adorable} and he's pretty good at it. We sing the "Double Trouble" song from the third movie together, he calls it "mommy's song" because I told him it's my favorite. When I practice flute he asks me to play Harry Potter. He found a stick on one of our walks and he calls it his wand, but now that I have shown him the wands we got in Orlando he plays with those ones now. We have been drawing Harry Potter together which has been fun I hope to post pictures later. I will let watch the first movie and just skip the scary scenes and he's been liking that, so it's been fun sharing a common interest I can't wait till he's old enough to read the books!
Oliver had been good, so far he's been harder baby then Thomas. He's always on the move, so I have to constantly watch him. This past week he hates sitting on the high chair and it's nearly impossible to put him in it because he straightens like a stiff board and cries when we put him in it, but he likes to eat... so I don't get what the fuss is about, but we do it every time. He's been waking up as much as a new born and I usually have to hold him 2 hours during the night, this was before he's been sick, when he was sick I had to hold him to whole time, so hopefully now that he's better we can get into better sleeping patterns so I can function better. But he has a smile that warms your heart and loves to cuddle that it makes it all worth it!

Anyway a little update, I hope things settle down the next few weeks.

1 comment:

Nancy said...

Sorry about these past couple weeks. I've totally been there and it's SO not fun. I love the pictures, you always take great pics that capture the moment perfectly. I hope Oliver starts sleeping again! Good luck and I always love your updates!