July 9, 2014

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It's hot. We were away last weekend, celebrating the fourth of July with family and taking full advantage of central air and swimming pools, and now we are back to stripping down, sweating, and delighting in the cool breeze of each passing rain. Don't ask why we refuse to invest in more than a single window AC unit for our entire household. I guess we must just enjoy the challenge. I did end up putting that one AC (traditionally installed in our living room) in the kid's bedroom last week. Baby Roo just wasn't sleeping in the heat, so in a fit of desperation I located our massive unit in the attic, dragged it downstairs, and sliced the crap out of my hands forcing it into position... typical of me. When I decide something needs to get done, you better not try to stand in my way! I guess they call that stubborn, but I will say that both kids have slept great with all that cool air and white noise.

Daily logistics are certainly getting more complicated now that our baby is fully mobile. She is faster every day, is very close to pulling herself head over heels into the bathtub, and is putting a ton of effort into standing on her own. This stage is so different the second time around, with my attention divided. We have never been big on 'babyproofing', and I just hope our luck holds out and we continue to escape major mishaps. It feels like the very edge of things getting pretty wild around here, and there's so much going on that my head is sort of spinning and I'm just crossing my fingers for extra stamina. 

So truthfully, I am a little overheated and overwhelmed at the moment... and yet I am enjoying it, and refusing to complain in earnest. This is exactly what I spent so many of those endless winter days dreaming of; an abundance of garden grown food, a baby on the move, a shirtless shoeless boy, and sunlit dinners. Summer is very good to us, and I am doing my best to keep up. 

4 comments:

  1. Funny how the tales of your littles' adventures both reminds me of my own childrens' development and makes me intensely grateful they've safely grown up! Your babies have such sweet faces. And I love the outfit you are wearing in the first picture-- summer personified!

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    1. Thank you! And they are definitely in a fun and exhausting stage. I am loving it, tearing my hair out- yes, but truly loving it ;)

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  2. I'm glad summer is treating you well. Your pictures are lovely. You are a brave girl. I cannot function without central air. Except at my parents' house, because they are on the lake and it's cooler. I would not cook a single dinner without air conditioning. ;)

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    1. Ha! I know, there is something wrong with us that we resist the comfort of AC. We both just love our fresh air... but there is lots of sweat in every meal this time of year (ick!).

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