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!