I'm not sure that I could really go so far as to call myself a blogger anymore, but I would like to get back into it and continue documenting our lives here in this space! Here's my first attempt at that ;)
Whenever I think about our lives these days, I think "wow! I've been so busy!", and that's true, but it's such a different kind of busy than many people. It's a getting-a-3-year-old-apple-juice-while-bouncing-a-crying-baby-and-stirring-supper-on-the-stove-and-listening-to-toddler-music-on-3-hours-of-sleep kind of busy. I definitely love it, most of the time. :) We had lots of fun visitors over the summer, and we had a lot of fun adventures around the province, and a lot of easygoing days too. It was great. That being said...fall is my favourite season and I am welcoming it with open arms!
Come September, my baby turned 3 years old (ahhhhh!!!) and next week Lucy will be 6 months old!!! I can't believe it. But really...look at how their sister bond is developing these days:
They melt my heart and bring a smile to my face each and every day.
Whenever I start to feel frustrated these days (and believe me, it happens - I blame lack of sleep), I just try to take a step back and remember how unbelievably lucky I am to have healthy, happy children, a wonderful husband who loves us so much, a home to call our own, and supportive family and friends.
Since I love lists, here are some of the many things that have happened to us in the past 3ish months since I've written a blog post:
- MOLLY finished summer soccer, got 4.5 inches cut off her hair (Brian was NOT happy about this but I think she looks adorable), started preschool 3 afternoons a week!!!, started swimming lessons, turned 3 years old, had a fun teddy bear's picnic birthday party, and is constantly learning new things and growing.
- Lucy ate, ate, ate, slept a bit, grew, and grew some more. She is starting solid foods this week and we will be following the baby led weaning approach (for the most part) with her. I'm really excited about this because we did BLW with Molly after 7-8 months but not 100%. I will be trying to document some tips on the blog about it all :) Lucy also stopped sleeping well, which has affected all of us, but we are starting sleep training this week with her in the hopes that I can sleep for longer than 2 hours straight and regain my sanity ;)
- Brian is a busy busy beaver at work...he often has to work at home in the nights and stay late. It is difficult and stressful and I hope it passes soon...for both of our sakes, actually.
- I recently ran a 2 mile race in 21 mins and I'm trying to make my HIIT workouts count. I'm getting out for 1-2 runs a week whenever I can squeeze them in when Brian is home...running in fall is THE BEST so I want to make the most of it!!! I also finished up my summer French course, and I am looking for something to do online to keep my mind active :) I am meal planning ALL the time and trying to get our house all organized :) I'm hoping to spend some time this fall reconnecting with some friends that I haven't seen much lately (which includes all of you! ;)).
We're busy, but I'm starting to get a bit of time to myself here and there, and I want to make it count. I have SO many ideas for great blog posts that I want to dive into over the next few weeks. I've still been reading all my favourite blogs and trying to comment whenever I can, but I want to start sharing my ideas again too!!
Some posts coming up:
-Recent favourite recipes and meals
-An update on our cloth diapering adventure
-A recap of Molly's birthday party
-30 before 30! I turned 29 in August so I'm working on this now!
Glad to be back in this space!