Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A New Milestone

This week both my big boys started school. 

Munch starting kindergarten on Monday was a super hard milestone for me. Seriously, I lost sleep. 

Munch on the other hand was SO SO SO excited. 
He was giving me a death stare by the end of drop off....apparently I had taken WAY too many pictures...and we weren't leaving fast enough. He LOVES going to school with all the big kids.

Nox started Preschool classes Tuesday. I was less nervous with him because we know the teacher so well. She headed up our Mommy and Me classes, cooking classes and Munch's preschool classes last year. She even taught two of my cousins when they were little. 
Nox ran right into class, put his backpack exactly where it needed to go and sat criss-cross-applesauce on the rug. I don't think I have ever seen him behave so well. 

Nox did the worst with Munch starting school. The first day he threw a fit because the Kindergartners were playing with play-doh...and he wanted some. Today he was mad cause he wanted to drop Munch off and NOT be stuck with Mama and Silas ALL day. He really misses having Munch around. 
I somehow managed not to cry after dropping Munch off and I really thought the hour and a half without Nox would be a little hard. I mean, I'm rarely without three sidekicks these days...BUT Happy kept me on my toes. It's as if he knew that he had Mama ALL to himself. 

I've been rolling out of bed around 5 to start my days...and I don't think that will get any easier as time passes. I know that watching my sweet boys grow up will never get any easier, but I love seeing who they are becoming. 

Monday, August 18, 2014

One Week

My big sweet boy is starting kindergarten in ONE week! 
Today he told me he was almost SIX and he was  "going to that school! Silly Mama!"
I'm not ready. 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Three Months

On Saturday our sweet boy turned 3 months old. 

He is SUCH a happy boy. When we aren't calling him by his name, we are usually just calling him Happy. About a week ago we were rewarded with a laugh. I don't think there are many ways to make your day brighter than that.

Happy has become a pretty decent tummy-to-back roller. His brothers are delighted by this development. I'm not sure why, but they find it completely hysterical. 

photo by Munch
He found his fingers this month. He doesn't so much suck on his fingers as chew on them. We are trying not to encourage it, but it's super cute. When he's not chewing on them he's learning how to use them to grab for his toys and anything else within reach. 

This kiddo just loves watching his big brothers and has become such a wiggle worm - working those muscles so he can learn how to do all those fun tricks they know how to do.

I'm sure he'll me chasing them around in no time. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Project Life 2014: Title Page and Week One

These pictures are horrendous...but I figured if I waited until I could get a decent picture I would never get anything posted. 

week one:
This absurdly long time....for no reason whatsoever.  
page one:
I love when a photo has room for journaling...also love the bicycle stamp I found in my's been like a treasure hunt sorting through everything. 

page two:
I've been trying hard to use more of my alpha stickers. I have a huge hoard of them that I just don't seem to use enough. I really like how the "be happy" card turned out. The card itself was painted with left overs after a painting session with the boys. I'm so glad I got to pull it out of my stash. 

I think I've finally figured out a system for working on my albums, which involves jumping all over the place, so my scrappy posts probably won't be in order. That's okay. I love that I can do Project Life my way and now I have organized my stuff I should be able to use my stash easily. (I'm hoping to do a post on that soon.)

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Currently: 7.12.2014

Watching: Orange is the New Black - one more episode to go

Reading: Written in My Own Heart's Blood - Diana Gabaldon - she NEVER disappoints

Listening: Afternoon Acoustic Playlist on Spotify - fairly certain that they put together this playlist JUST for me. Seriously, I'm not sure I could have done a better job myself.

Making: Not much...but soon...

Feeling: A little overwhelmed

Planning: Operation Craft Cabinet, Project Purge

Loving: Singing and Talking to my little man. His smile lights up my life.