my original post plans went south when Russ and i were cleaning off our hard drive and accidentally deleted iphoto - oof! but we did delete 80+ gigs of other unwanted memory (go us!) so while we figure out that mess... here's some instas and a weekend sign off!
i am totally spent on being out in the sun, so, to the library!:
readjusting my whole parenting paradigm to accommodate and combat what i formerly believed was a myth, but now am a whole hearted believer in: the terrible twos.
note: don't tell me 3 is worse, unless you hate me and you want me to cry.
after what seemed like a week of really focused repetitive parenting we made a little headway.
i nearly cried when instead of yelling at me "my ha-pad!" (iPad)
Hayes said "mommy, i want ha-pad? pees pees pees?!"
he's working on it, i'm working on it, we are working on it.
gosh i love his little sweet face!
Russ' business investment got a makeover:
looking good, frit-o-lay truck!
and as always, enjoyed our time with friends.
speculoos must have something in that makes you crave it fortnightly,
after i seemed to get a handle on Hayes' new skillset and emotional range, he started showing a real interest in the toilet.
and i shook my head and hid my face and said "i don't wanna!"
but maybe we bought him some Phineas and Ferb undies and maybe were sort of trying to think about possibly toilet training him. how's that for commitment!?
despite being vastly neglected last week, Cal proved once and again that he is God's gift to this Earth.
pure sweetness and joy.
and when i realized i was running on empty and waking up each morning with less patience than the first, my sweet husband gave me the day off and took me out on a date too.
it refueled me and although i am not the type to need too many "breaks"
i did enjoy it.
and spent a good chunk thrifting my boys' fall wardrobe.
(i guess that makes me a workaholic?)
and this just proves that my boys are consistent regardless of activity:
that about sums up their personalities at a YEAR! next week and nearly 2 and a 1/2.
i hope you all have a wonderful weekend!