Peace of Mind is All I Want...: July 2010

Peace of Mind is All I Want...

Friday, July 23, 2010

Flexibility is the key to life

Today was supposed to be a quiet day at home getting things cleaned, running errands and chilling out. Audrey woke up on the wrong side of bed so that ended that plan quickly!

Instead we decided on an impromptu trip to get donuts, some running around at open gym then lunch. Finn usually naps between 9-9:30, especially if we happen to be in the car at that time. I was able to time things so that we hit the donut store right as he fell asleep. I loaded us up with treats and drinks then parked the car. I got Audrey out of her seat and brought her up front with me for some Audrey/Mama time. I love doing this. We chat, take camera phone pictures and she crawls all over the place and hangs out of the window. It rules. A little before gym time we got back to our proper seats and went to play.

I feel kind of bad. I don't have to pay for Finn until he's 1 but he enjoys the gym more then any of the paying kids there, I bet. He crawls all over the place including the balance beams. he LOOOOVVVES the gym girls. They're tall, blonde and pretty and the love him right back. It's sweet.

We decided to head over to Chik*fil*a after with Brandy and Hemrick (as Audrey says) for some chicken and "froop". Audrey played in the play area for a while and had a blast despite the big kids trampling over the little ones and making huge amounts of noise. She was very brave and only got a little bit freaked out at the end. I was a proud mama.

We came home, changed diapers and it was nap time. Not a word of protest from the girlie which was a nice change of pace. I'm hoping our afternoon isn't quite as busy. This mama is tired!

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Monday, July 05, 2010

One month later...

Big changes folks!

First off Audrey is in a big girl bed. We're on day three and there has definitely been some drama but overall I think it's going to work out nicely. We can do her whole night night routine I. Her room now and get e guest room ready for Finn and me to move into later this month. It will be nice to get my dresser drawers back from Finn's clothes and get our closets and the rest of our lives more organized. I've been on a major organizational streak lately.

In other news Finn has two teeth and has started to eat a few solid foods. We're going the baby led weaning approach again and so far, so good. He had some turkey the other day and did a great Job moving the food around In his mouth and spitting out the piece that was too big. I think I'm in the minority but I hate the solid food stage. I wish I could nurse forever and KNOW that my kids were getting exactly what they need nutritionally.

Finn is pulling himself up on anything that will stand still. He's as fast as a rocket (as Audrey says) when he crawls and anything he finds on the floor is fair game to put in his mouth. I'm working with Audrey to keep her little toys up on the table so Finn doesn't get sick and we're making some progress. It's tough to be a big girl sometimes.

We have a fair bit of traveling coming up. I'm taking both kids to visit my family at the end of this month then we're heading to Irving as a family in August for a baseball game and so I van check out a hotel for work. It should be fun!