Thursday, February 6, 2014


Life around here has been busy.  Like, borderline too busy.  A friend asked if I could watch her boys one night and the first night I have free to do it is 2 weeks from today.  That's crazy.

The blog is falling by the wayside which completely bums me out.  I'm not recording Matthew's life the way I had hoped.  The little details that get forgotten over time.

In any case, here's what's happening at our house lately:

Matthew: is running, jumping, and raising hell where ever he can.  He's so sassy and so full of life.  He takes no crap from anyone and we're going through a physical restraint challenge - hello hair pulling... he has a ton of words and a ton of teeth and is cutting 4 more as I type.  He's my cuddle bug and we have a lot of fun (when he isn't making me want to pull my hair out).  Fantastic sleeper - a good 2 - 2.5 hour nap every day and a solid 12 hours at night.  Bliss.  He's a hit or miss eater but had recently begun to devour veggies which is such a nice change from picking every vegetable off the floor after meal time.

Ben: is going through a difficult phase.  A limit testing "I hear what you're saying but..." phase.  He knows his address and 911 and we're starting to teach him my phone number.  He loves his school and his friends and to make jokes.  He's a good helper when it's time to clean up.  He loves to go to the library and is so proud of his little wallet and library card.  He's eating like a horse and giving me legitimate nightmares for the teenage years.  He needs fresh air and hardcore exercise every day or he's very very naughty.  No one makes me laugh like my Benny.  He starts soccer in the spring and we're super excited!

Nick: is working nonstop.  That's not true, but that's what it feels like.  And honestly, I wish there were more to add but that's pretty much all he does anymore.  I'm trying to encourage him to get out there and have a social life but.  What can ya do?

and then there's me: I took the opportunity to be president of my mommy & me group for 2014.  I'm pretty excited.  I love my mommy group more than I can express.  It's helped me grow more as a person more than anything else (other than being a mom, that is).  Being a stay at home mom to two little boys should be more than enough to keep anyone busy, but I've been doing a lot of stuff.  I escape the chaos of being a mama often by going to the movies, going dancing, getting together & doing crafty things. I've also been bringing a little extra income to our family by doing some part time evening work once a quarter.  The extra money is super nice and it's also really nice to feel valuable in a way that has nothing to do with being a mom.

The end.  ;)

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