This post shall be labeled simply "A Big Ole Long Post". It will jump around and have lots of pictures that I've been meaning to post. There is no real rhyme or rhythm to it.... it's simply what we have been up to lately, and since it appears I am on a "once a month" posting spree..... well, this is what we are left with!
Ah, my boys. The exhaust me and make me laugh and I swear make my heart grow a little bigger each day. Sometimes it amazes me just how much I love them. The first few weeks after L2's surgery were hard.... harder then we expected. He was uncomfortable and hurting and just generally out of sorts. It was actually worse (at night) then we ever experienced with either of our boys as newborns He would go down, sleep for about an hour, wake up inconsolable, take half and hour at a minimum to go back down, and then be back up half an hour later. I felt like a zombie, all of our nerves were fried and at times it felt like we were at a breaking point. But finally, just when I wasn't sure we could take anymore, he started feeling better. And it seemed like the improvement went from 0-60 in just a few days. Now my littlest is back to his happy, playful (sleeping) self and we couldn't be happier.
Now that he is 10 months old and a little sturdier L is getting much more into playing with him and hugging him and helping him. Sometimes we have to remind him to be gentle, but for the most part L2 thinks he is hilarious and loves the attention.
L loves hugging him anytime L2 starts fussing on the ground.... and it always brings smiles!
My big boy.... we are planning a 3rd birthday in a few short weeks.... I really can't believe it!
Working on some standing....
Nap time with mommy....
And even more hugs!!!
My handsome little guy!
We've been doing some more playdates lately, which works our well for both L and I. He loves his new little friend and I love his friends mama. It so nice to have another mama who's so close, with a boy the same age who I can get together with and vent and laugh and share things with!
Channeling a 70-year old Grandma
When I was pregnant with L2 I was incredibly restless and needed something to help occupy my time. So I learned how to crochet. And I actually really enjoy it, and it comes in quite handy as my new go to gift for friends having babies is a handmade blankie!
I'm by no mean an expert and at this point I'm pretty limited to blankets, washclothes and beanies.... but I did just teach myself a new chevron stitch and I'm thinking I may be making some nice Afghan like the one below for the women in my family for Christmas.
I've also been mildly throwing around the idea with another friend who does crafty type things of setting up a booth at our local farmers market and trying to sell some of my stuff..... thoughts?
For literally TWO years we have had sample paint strip on our bedroom wall. I have wanted to paint our bedroom since the day we moved in, but other projects have always popped up instead. I finally put my foot down, went out and bought the paint and we painted out bedroom a lovely shade of grey. I love it. I don't have a lot of after pictures because I am still throwing around the idea of moving some furniture and adding a "reading nook".
For the most part, I don't mind Phoenix's weather. But right around this time I get an almost physical craving for fall. I want rainy, cloudy days and leaves changing and comfy cozy sweaters and warm cider.
This is what I dream of for fall:
This, unfortunately, is what passes for fall (and every other season) in Phoenix:
But I can't enjoy fall outside, at least I can make it fall inside! So it's time to pull out the comfy pajama pants (even if the AC is still running!) start making hot chocolate and light all the fall scented candles, get some candy corn bubble bath and lather on the sweet pumpkin lotion!
OK, truth by told, I know everyone is obsessed with the Pumpkin Spice Latte, but I'm actually a bigger fan of the salted Carmel mocha. And don't even get me started on the salted Carmel hot chocolate.... it's Christmas in a cup!
So that's it for our life update! I hope those of you who actually get "fall" weather are enjoying the change in season! And we will be posting more this month because not only do we have a third birthday in just a few weeks, we also have my ten year (!) high school reunion at the end of the month!