Well here we are, already over one month in to 2017. I guess my excuse for not blogging is that January was pretty busy. I like it that way though- it helps the winter blahs be not so blah.
So, I don't know if I'm a lot busier and more absent minded with two kids, or if I'm just getting lazier, but my picture taking has gone downhill! But I did get some to commemorate the beginning of this year.
First up, a ladies night out! Us and two other siblings of the B family have been neighbors with Louise, who is one of the best neighbors ever. She brings us food, she babysits, she waters our plants in the summer... she pretty much does it all! So to say thanks and just for fun, we took her and a couple of her friends out to supper one night. We left the men and kids at home, crammed into a van, and had a blast!
Summer girl has been growing up like crazy. She's starting to play pretty good by herself, she talks like crazy, she sings all the time, and she has discovered that movies are fun. She has pretty much mastered feeding herself foods that use a fork, however, spoon foods are a different story! I let her do it by herself a lot because I know she needs to learn how, but sometimes it's just not worth the mess!
She also is starting to enjoy watching me. "I watch!" So for now she gets to observe. Pretty soon though she'll probably get to help. Hopefully it goes a long time before she realizes that the things mommy is doing aren't always necessarily fun and will love it!
Watching aaaallllll the time.
Danny went to South Carolina on a work team with church to help do repairs on houses that had flood damage, and while he was gone, I partied! Well, kind of. The word takes on a different meaning with a toddler and a baby:) But I definitely didn't just sit around at home while he was gone. First I loaded up the kids and went to Michigan for a wedding. My parents were up there too, and had ridden with other people. Then they rode with me and we went to Illinois for the week. It was a swell time!!
I had plans to meet up with some of my friends at Biaggi's and I was SO SO excited, because those meetings typically don't happen. My friends are enough spread out that when we go out for the weekend, I rarely see them. So I left my kids with my mom and headed merrily on my way.
Buuuuuttttt... Things happen. So I got to the restaurant an hour and a half late:( It made me sad. But I had a great time while I was there! And I was really glad the kids weren't with me and I had a dear friend who offered her husband's services to come rescue me. Thanks Katrina!!!
There was lots of time spent with my family and some time to kick back and relax. And before I knew it the week was over. On the way home I stopped and had lunch with two of my favorite people. Sorry Leah- I didn't get your picture:(
Leah's daughter was born just one week before Summer, so we decided they would be best friends. And they finally met and hit it off for the first time that day!
The kids did great travelling. I hadn't ever traveled with both of them by myself before so I didn't know what to expect. But each time I left right after lunch and they both slept great and stayed happy!
Then there's this guy. Who is already three months! Not sure how that happened so fast. He's truly a delight though. He has the best little giggle. Which makes me giggle too! He's pretty strong, he loves his piano playmat, he naps okay, he sleeps through the night about half the time, and he strongly opposes tummy time. It's so fun to watch him grow!
And there you have it! I was starting to think I should maybe quit blogging and just read other people's. But I still kinda like doing it. It's really fun to read back on old posts. And I had a few people tell me that they still read it and like it. So I guess I'll keep going. Hopefully more than once a month! We'll see...