My sweet girl Jane started swim lessons last week. She's not exactly fond of getting dunked underwater and I dreaded taking her because she spent half the time yelling for me. But yesterday she turned over a new leaf and did SO good. She only cried when she got in and out (tears of joy?) of the water. Like with Ryder, the lessons are only 10 minutes long which is perfect because that's all she can handle. Look how cute she is in her suit! I think it was only $6 or $7 at Walmart.
By the time we're done with lessons, it should be Fall. Exciting! I saw on Facebook today that pumpkin spice lattes are now available at SB. I'm not a big coffee person, or a big pumpkin person for that matter, but I'll partake in anything seasonal. I'm the queen of homemade apple cider and I'm counting down the months until I can whip out my crock pot for that.
Over the next few months we'll also be checking out local preschools since Jane will be turning 4 in April. The plan is to start her in pre-k shortly after, maybe on a part time basis, depending on how she does. My baby girl in school! Crazy to think about. Her little brother, on the other hand, will stay home as long as possible so I can keep him out of trouble. Case in point: a shot of my beloved curtains, splattered in nail polish. One of the many joys of having curious toddlers. I had to order a new one (thank God they're not discontinued) because that polish is not coming out. This is the second time in two months I've had to scrub polish off my tiles. Yes I've locked away the remaining bottles.
(so much worse in person)
Little man likes to play with nail polish and dress up as a princess. My boy likes to take the road less traveled. We have a nickname for him: Big Booty Butt. Because he's got a big one. To go along with his thunder thighs. His sister is Little Butt because she's growing like a weed and has lost all baby fat. They love their nicknames.
These kids are a handful these days but the joy they bring always trumps the chaos. I love my little munchkins. We went for a stroll the other day through our nearby park and Ryder screamed his head off, per usual, so we let him out of the stroller and put him on the ground barefoot. He ran and ran until he was worn out. It was great.
In other news, my breasts have completely disappeared now that I'm no longer nursing. I've seen this happen to other women and just thought it was unfortunate. But now I'm the one with the (small) A cup and ouch, reality check. Maybe Jane and I can share training bras when she's older. I'm still a bit sad that I'm done with breastfeeding because I feel like it ended so abruptly. One day it was routine with no end in sight and the next, we were done.
I mowed the lawn last week - actually volunteered to see how hard it was; it wasn't!- and my allergies have been out of control ever since. This all natural mama has been taking Allegra for some relief. My doctor prescribed it back in April but I wasn't comfortable taking anything since I was breastfeeding.
Have I mentioned the snake we saw recently in front of the house? Jane was looking out the front door and said there was a "big worm." Pretty sure he's harmless but still. Gross!
I'm not pleased with the quality of my pics lately. Most of them are from the iphone, which you think would take decent shots, but no. I'm going to have to start using my trusty Canon.