It's been far too long since we got caught up over coffee.
If we got the chance to sit down I might tell you that Izzy is in high school. Did I mention that already? HIGH.SCHOOL. I still can't believe it. She is adjusting well and we are so proud of her. She is a sleeper so getting used to the new earlier schedule has been tough on her, but, she's getting there. On the weekends, I basically tiptoe around the house and make sure everyone else does as well so that she can play catch up.
I would tell you that I am working on a super fun project for this organization and spent most of the weekend getting things completed. It was a great chance to get the creative juices flowing and share some quality time with my favorite assistant, who also happens to be the kid who was trying to catch up on her beauty sleep.
I can hardly wait to share!
I can hardly wait to share!
I am in the midst of toilet training Ms. Ava. Know that this would be the first time that I have actually done it all on my own as the other two were in daycare at this age and were basically trained there. Let me tell you, it's not as easy as I thought it would be. I figured that since she was a non-sleeper, I might get a break here. Yeah, no such luck.
I've made what I think is a bit of progress when I leave her au naturel. Put undies on, regardless of how cute those little Strawberry Shortcake's are, and she just thinks it's a new kind of diaper. And then, she pees.
I have been doing a wee bit of shopping. The change of season will make you do that. I can't imagine living where it is always warm...how could one go without buying boots? Speaking of which, I picked up the cutest pair at Zara last week. If you are looking, definitely worth a peek. It was hard to keep it to just one pair. So go. Now.
I have a new obsession. Remember my Draw Something craziness? Well, although I still dabble, I have moved on. Now, I can't stop playing Words with Friends.
I think I'm a little late to this parade but I just love it. Definitely the crossword puzzle lover in me.
Have you tried?
My boy is changing. I can't quite put my finger on it but there's something different about him. He came home one day last week and told me that he's started playing soccer during recess at school. If you knew Julian, you would know that this is new for him. And big.
He then went on to tell me that he scored a goal. And? He told me he thinks he might be pretty good.
I wanted to cry.
I would tell you that I feel busier now that I am at home than I ever did when I was working full time. What is that? I'm not sure if it's just that I keep myself busy or if having a third child has just pushed everything into overdrive. Between music, karate, dance, play dates, entertaining, cleaning, laundry and shopping, I feel like I never stop.
And I kinda love it. Minus the cleaning and laundry part.
That not so much.
Best thing that's happened since we last met? One of my favorite bloggy friends, Celia, came for an actual "in person" coffee date. I made a pumpkin chai bread from this blog that was out of this world. So perfect with coffee. You MUST try it!
It is not often that you meet someone who completely inspires you. Celia does that for me. She is a truly incredible person who has risen above all kinds of odds. I wish I could be half the person she is and am truly blessed to have met her.
when did that happen1st . And since we're talking coffee, I must say I love nothing more at this time of year than a nice pumpkin latte from Starbucks. Especially in the evening after dinner. And most especially when it includes a little girl time.
I had a little of that on Friday evening and am still feeling like I just didn't.stop.talking. Being at home with a toddler all day will do that to you.
Can I just get an amen for girlfriends?
Happy Monday friends.