Hi everyone! Thanks for your comments on my last post. The summer to-do list was so much fun to make. My girls loved helping me come up with our summer plans. I’ve seen such a variety of fun summer lists in blog land so it was fun to finally make our own. When we were brainstorming ideas Addison told me that all she wanted to do this summer was to “play with mommy.” Then she said she wished it could be like it used to be before Kole when I would play with her and not just take care of Kole all day. Ouch. Dagger to the heart! She has really been struggling with that lately. And it’s true. Kole occupies so much of my time – as most one year olds do – and I’ve felt stretched a bit thin lately. So, after feeling some major mom guilt in that little moment, we wrote “play with mommy” on our summer to-do list and I vowed to myself to focus on spending some one on one time with each of my girls each day this summer. Even it it’s just for twenty minutes.
This first picture is blurry but the expression on his face is one of my favorites. He sits in the hallway and anxiously waits for me to take the warm clothes out of the dryer and throw them on him. A fun little routine I’ve done with all three of my kids. My girls still love it and come running whenever they hear the dryer stop. Oh the anticipation! Who knew a load of darks could be so much fun!!
Ellie has completely taken over our guest room and decided to spruce it up and make it her own. I went to wake her up for school one morning and found the walls covered in her artwork.
I also get a kick out the way she neatly places her little house shoes to the side of the bed so they are ready to slip on each morning when she wakes up. Little things like this always make me smile.
And as for me, I’ve become even more lazy with food preparation – if that was at all possible. Lately I’ve been buying a Spring Mix of lettuce already washed…