March 6, 2014

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ranunculus, chocolate milk, grapefruit, and sunshine my husband, master of the art of parenting while fully reclined me and my buddy, all day everyday trying to get out of the house the train the train! the queen nap strong little neck rolls clean plate (i know they are out of fashion, by my babes seem to love purees) dinner prep with my mom on speaker another day's end

We are all good and sick of the cold, except for James. I married the one true cheerleader for winter and he is working overtime to remind me of all of the various joys (skiing tops the list and we are planning on more of that for the weekend). Of course he also gets (gets?) to leave the house alone for 14 hours most days. For my part, I am baking and eating way too much, reading and doing puzzles and drawing with the kids, preparing endless snacks, nursing, singing, and doing my best to make the giant effort to get out of the house each day. I swear, parents in cold climates deserve some kind of consolation prize. It's all just such a hassle. The days of bare feet and t-shirts for everyone can't get here soon enough, but I'll settle for any temperatures that don't require a full snowsuit.

The kids get cuter together by the day. Little Smith is such a great big brother, and he knows it! He helps me constantly; entertaining the baby in the bouncer on the bathroom floor while I struggle to squeeze in a shower, bringing her toys, and always letting her know 'it's okay' when she starts to cry. Our baby girl is still pure sweetness. She won't nap at all unless we are on the go or she's being held, but after some real struggles with night sleep she is doing amazing in her crib and sharing a room with her big brother. I won't say much else since it's early days and I'm terrified of jinxing it!

So lots of planning for a bountiful garden and sketching thoughts for a face-lift to our glassed-in porch while we burn through oil and throw another log in the fire. I always struggle with patience, and this winter is giving me a good chance to practice practice.

6 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful life you have! And I'm sure you're appreciating it more now that more sleeping is going on. I love all the family bed pictures.

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    1. Thanks Ruthie, sleep is still hit and miss but I am appreciating it through heavy eyelids ;)

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  2. Love this! I absolutely understand! I am ready for some Spring days–mostly because I want to get this girl out of the house! We do love the Winter and all the snow though as well. It's a silly mix of feelings!
    I love ranunculus so, so much (almost as much as tulips!) and the photo of your little fella with the kitty... oh my!
    xoxoxo!

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    1. Yes it is so so much easier when we can get out of the house! I swear we've trashed this place this winter. And flowers are a must to survive this lingering cold ;)

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  3. Love the pics, your kiddos are so sweet. :-)

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