Thursday, March 15, 2012

Way behind

I am way behind on here...this poor blog has taken the back burner to motherhood, work, and a year of change.  I am hoping to start carving out a little more "me" time as Scout becomes a little more independent and we slowly move away from me being her sole food source.

A little update on us...

Scout now has two teeth, loves trying food from the table, has been caught several times standing without holding on to anything (yet super close to something to grab when she realizes what she has done), and also "walking" her horse and other toys.  If you take both her hands and try to get her to walk...she will not cooperate.  Guess its got to be her way or no way.  Gee, wonder where she gets that trait?  Her daddy gets up with her every morning and they are very well bonded as a result.  He also is the one who gets up if she cries in the night.  Scout adores her brother and can't manage to sit still when she sees (or hears) him.

Speaking of Kale, he is turning into more of a big boy each day.  He constantly loves on his little sister, wants to hold her, and also likes to aggravate her (where do these kids get these traits?).  He loves anything related to a construction site, farm, train, or airport.  We are in the flight path, so he often gets to see a close up view of airplanes as they fly over the yard.  He is becoming more independent each day.  Yesterday, I took the kids to the park before coming home.  I let him out of the truck and he immediately wanted to go play.  He did patiently wait for me to walk him closer to the playground, but off he went and it wasn't long before I heard him asking a little boy about his name.  He knows how to spell his name and can count to ten in Spanish...and mostly gets the numbers in the right order.  He is still waking almost nightly to come crawl in our bed.  I am still joining him in his bed until he falls asleep each night.  I know the time will soon come when he won't want either of those things to happen anymore.  I know his daddy can't wait for that day, but I dread it.

Ep and I are doing well.  We both stay busy with work.  Not having him around all weekend (he works) is tough at times.  We have once again become dedicated to attending church and are really enjoying that and the impact it has on our family.  Outside of being parents and working...the rest of our time is mostly devoted to watching a little tv together each night as Scout falls asleep in my lap and when we get the chance for an extra hour of solid sleep, you can bet we don't have to think twice about crashing!

That is us for now...boring and daily.  I will take it.  I had hoped this year wouldn't be as hectic as last...and this year seems to be cooperating so far!

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