January 30, 2014

04/52

04/52

This week he: had a few setbacks with his new bed and napped once in the old crib, working through it though / talked constantly about trains and built lots of new tracks / had more tantrums than usual, but also more sweet and silly moments (a week of extremes) / did lots of painting, everything is a train or a track with lots of smoke 

This week she: had a special brunch date with mama while her big brother was at preschool, her smiles make everyone swoon / started crying more about being 'left' or out of sight, even if we're just behind her back / loved being in the middle of her brothers train constructions and watching him orbit / stopped napping in longer stretches, even when held... 15 minutes and she's back up, yikes!

*I'm so relieved that our colds are (mostly) all gone this week, everyone is sleeping better, Little Smith is back in preschool (I had thought that two mornings of 9-12 was so short it didn't make much difference, but a week of being home sick made me realize I need those two mornings!). I have been trying to take better advantage of the fact that we live in a city, grabbing lunch out with the kids, enjoying the trains, checking out museums. None of this is very helpful for the budget, but it feels crazy good. We are all so much happier when we can spend most of those daylight hours on the move. I must hear, 'you've got your hands full' half a dozen times a day, but as I generally tell people, it's far easier than it looks. Most of the time!

6 comments:

  1. you're so smart to prioritize getting out of the house. oh so important for the sanity of all three of you even if it pulls on the pockets. once it warms up, you could bring picnics and such so you can be outside too.

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  2. Love the handmade trains!! Adorable! My son will be having a train themed birthday party in May, which gives me plenty of time to make these as favors. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thanks and I love that idea of making these for party gifts, ambitious but so fun! I hope the kiddos enjoy them.

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  3. the trains that you made are incredible! you could sell them, such a great idea!

    those rosie cheeks, those big blue eyes....beautiful.

    and i've already commented on instagram (i'm b0ndas over there!) about how it's funny seeing the same table and chairs that my olive and your little smith has....half a world away. :)

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    1. Ah yes! I didn't put together that screen name. Thanks so much and that is one thing I love about Ikea- connecting us across the globe :)

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  4. That's what I keep telling myself Jesse, in the summer I pack snacks and lunch everywhere we go so I will try to make up for it then :)

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