The reason for my absence?
Do you remember the summer bucket list I wrote? I've been focusing on enjoying my children instead of constantly worrying about the things on my to-do list. I've semi-unplugged, evidenced by the lack of activity on my blog. You can still see updates on my family on Instagram though! It's been a good summer-the first good one in three years.
Here are some updates on the family...
Princess: She's been reading like crazy which is awesome to see since she struggled so much with it during the school year. She's in the lead for her age group in the summer reading program at the library. She also just learned how to ride her bike without training wheels. It took her about 5 minutes to figure it out after the training wheels came off.
Little Man: He loves riding his bike too although he's not quite ready to lose the training wheels yet. He's already got a farmer's tan and jumps at the chance to go farming with Daddy. He's starting to figure out how to sound words out and asks me almost everyday if he can go to school yet. He's very excited to start kindergarten in the fall!
Star: This kid...she's the cutest, most angelic looking child with her blonde ringlets and big blue eyes. Don't let that fool you. She's a firecracker who never stops moving. She refuses to go potty on the big potty and won't give up her diapers. She LOVES playing outside and is pretty good about following the rules. Her favorite activity is swinging. She's still only 24 pounds at 2 years, 10 months old and we're trying to put some weight on her, but she's just a tiny little thing.
Little Dude: He's been so active that I think that's part of the reason why he has been having problems gaining weight lately. He learned how to pull himself up to standing when he was 15 1/2 months old and learned how to crawl on his hands and knees the day he turned 16 months old. He's had a few small colds and fevers, but nothing serious. He can drink out of sippy cups, but because he hasn't figure out how to tip a cup up yet, he uses straw sippy cups. He's officially done with bottles and hasn't needed a tube feeding since March 28th! He only had two doctor appointments during the whole month of June and one this month so far. It feels so strange not to spend half our time at the clinic and hospital!
Hubby: Nothing really to report here. Farm, work, sleep, eat. That pretty much sums it up :)
Me: I've been having fun coming up with new applique designs for my Etsy shop and designing fabric for my Spoonflower shop. Other than that, I've been chilling with the kids, keeping up with housework (never-ending!), and hanging out with other mom friends.
And of course, a few random pictures to round out this post...
|Princess learned how to weave potholders on her little loom.|
|60 mL syringes (leftover from Little Dude's tube feeding supplies) make great water guns!|
|Precious little baby feet|