The first quarter of a school year is rough on me, apparently. Changing over from the relaxed summer pace to a DO-ALL-THE-THINGS-NOW pace of life is rough. Obviously, since I haven’t updated this blog in just about 3 months.
Lots of things have happened. But rather than try to write about all the things, I’m just going to pick a couple highlights from the camera roll.
The big one, of course, is that my first baby is officially in kindergarten.
Its crazy that she’s already in school. This whole homework-school-every-day thing has really thrown off my groove! 🙂 But Jaylee has LOVED it, and she’s learning so much. She’s started to read sight words and sound out other words, and she’s made a lot of friends. Its fun to watch her learn new things. Right now she’s really into being a scientist – studying wood and tornados. She’s also learning piano, and had her first recital a couple of weeks ago. I’m so stinking proud of her.
Jaxton is really into dinosaurs. A fact we exploited for potty training.
He did really well with the training – only a couple of accidents when he wasn’t able to get our attention and let us know he needed to go. He’s still not trustworthy overnight, but its just SO NICE to have only one set of diapers to wash at night. I’ve been doing cloth diapers for half a decade now – I’m ready to get a break!
Baby Jace is crawling all over the place. But his favorite crawling destination is me – he always wants to be my little ride along. Which is usually ok, because he’s pretty darn cute. It can be a bit disheartening that he will be happily playing with the rest of the family until I come into the room. Mom entering the room means its time to immediately switch to fuss mode.
But he’s just so darn cute. I won’t always be this popular, so I’m trying to remember to be thankful and soak it up. I don’t mind carrying him around everywhere when we’re out and about the town. Its hardest when we’re at home and I need to get ridiculous tasks like laundry finished.
Jordan joined a flag football team that plays on Thursday nights. Its been fun to get to go watch him play – especially since Beth usually keeps our kids on Thursday nights. Its some nice relaxing adult time.
My big event of the last several months was completing the Fort Fortitude 10k. I’ve lost 30 pounds since my last 10k, so I was almost 10 minutes faster even though I didn’t train. It was a great race.
I was surfing the internet one morning on my sleep-in morning, and saw someone post up a free 75g aquarium. So Jordan and I jumped on it, and I got to combine my two reef tanks into one. Now I have a big, beautiful aquarium to expand my reef in. And for free! I’m super pumped.
Of course, getting it moved in and keeping all the livestock safe (with children everywhere) was quite the challenging weekend.
Let’s see, what else. Its been pretty standard life around here, if a bit hectic. We’ve viewed the solar eclipse..
…gone to Elitch’s for the day…
….hung out at the library…
…played lots of toys….
…spent many days waking up babies so we could go pick up Jaylee from school…
….and started the Halloween parties.
We’re so blessed to have such a wonderful little family.
Baby Jace’s first birthday is tomorrow, and I’m feeling pretty conflicted about it. I’m happy to be getting rid of all the baby STUFF in my house, but I’m sad my last baby is growing up so quickly. I’m sure I’ll be a big mess this weekend at his party.
But I’ll leave that for another post. Hopefully less than three months from now.