Well, I’ve been right here. But, I have been so, so, so BUSY. And, I am officially baaaaack! So sorry to my readers. It’s been an unplanned hiatus, and a LOT has happened. Here are the updates!
1. My baby girl turned 1!
She had a beautiful birthday party, which I had a BLAST planning, preparing, and attending. I have never had one of my kid’s birthday parties at a “place”. I’ve always had it at home, and once, we had a party at a local park (it was great, by the way!). But, I highly recommend having a party hosted. We did ours at a local kids playplace called The Playroom. In short, it was fab.
2. B is now potty trained!
Just shy of the 2 1/2 mark, I decided to potty train my little guy boot camp style. We had played around with the potty, and had had lots of quality sitting time, but he had never had any success. I could tell he was ready, however. He’s smarter than your average toddler, and he’s also got a big brother to keep up with. Plus, when he was pooping in his diaper, he would leave the room, and go somewhere quiet. If I snuck up on him, he would ask me politely to “go away”, and with a swift, dismissive wave, he would usher me out. So, on a Monday afternoon, I just put the little guy in underwear. He peed in his underwear all afternoon, and most of the next day. But, by bedtime on Day 2, he was peeing in the potty every 2 minutes. He was positively HOOKED. And, I can’t believe I’m saying this, and don’t hate me, but he’s never had an accident. Don’t get too jealous. See, I deserve this. Potty training my oldest boy took me nearly a year, and shortened my life by at least that much.
3. I am now working out in the mornings!
It seems crazy, I know. But, it is actually working for me. Knock on wood, or my granite counter top, because it’s closest. When I get up early to workout, I don’t have to a) drag the kids with me, b) worry about if they have runny noses and should really be infecting other kids at Kids Klub, c) deal with K crying the whole time, and only being able to work out for 20 minutes, d) pack snacks and drinks like we’re going on safari. Plus, sometimes I actually get home, and can have a first sip of coffee before anyone comes downstairs and needs a hug, bowl of cereal, glass of milk, or their nose wiped. Ahhh, the simple joys.
4. Did you know Christmas is less than 6 WEEKS AWAY?!
How did this happen?? Well, it is what it is, and here are some of my favorite resources for planning a Christmas that is joyful, relaxing, memorable, and with a whole lot less stress. Pour a cup, and snuggle up for some good reading!
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