I thought I'd get a little chatty today. I know most of my posts have been pretty wordless and I wanna make it up to you! :-)
I'm sitting here trying to think of things that have gone on the past few weeks and it's just been normal mundane things with a twist of chaos. We've been enjoying watching football games with friends on the weekends. Then catching up on house stuff in between. And napping. We love naps around here.
This past weekend we had a photo shoot with my long time friend Mary Margaret. She took our pictures a couple of years ago and we wanted to get some more done when Rhodes was around 2 months old. So the day arrived and I can not wait to see how they turned out! We had SO much fun running around the (closed) golf course by ourselves! I feel certain she captured each little personality of our kids...Robert and I even sneaked in a few ones of just us!
I think I'm the only mom out there that likes the time change! See, I'm a morning person (when I'm not sleep deprived) and I also enjoy putting the kids down to bed early. So when the hour moved back, it worked out just perfect for our fam!
Speaking of sleeping - can someone please promise me that my energy and time will come back one day?! Seriously - I'm sure I was tired with the others, I just don't remember. Which is a good thing I guess. And there just aren't enough hours in the day some days! I feel like I'm playing catch up the whole day! I'm sure once Rhodes isn't nursing full time and sleeps through the night regularly, things will calm down. :-) At least that's what I'm telling myself.
Speaking of nursing - my doctor told me that it costs about $3000 a year to formula feed a baby! My guess is that's a modest number too!! WOW - being frugal, that just lights a fire under me to keep nursing! Hello - free!?! Plus, I enjoy it. It's pretty much the only time I get to sit down!! :-)
Last weekend I also had my first day/night solo with the kids. Robert had to go out of town and it was all ME! It wasn't too bad - except I cannot sleep when Robert isn't here. But we survived - though don't prefer going at it all alone too long. Robert is such a HUGE help!
I'm actually looking forward to the holidays this year. It seems so many people dread it but I guess our kids are at such a FUN age. They understand what's going on and it's fun to keep teaching them the real meaning of Christmas - the birth of our Savior! Plus we've been starting our own traditions the past few years and look forward to keep them up!
One my favorite traditions that I now do with my kids is making candy houses. My grandfather build a wooden base for us to put the icing and candy on. You can see the past 2 we did HERE and HERE.
Robert is considering making and selling some bases for anyone who is interested. I know I've had people ask me before about getting one so wanted to see if there was still an interest in them.
If so, email me and we can discuss details! I'll even include the "secret" recipe for soft, fluffy, snow-like icing! :-)