Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Our Current Season

Sometimes I end up in an unintentional blogging hiatus, I think all bloggers do this sometimes.  Life happens and having the time to post regular updates can be a challenge for those who don't do this full time.  We've been busy lately and it's going to get crazier over the coming weeks!  

This past weekend was my 32nd birthday.  I took the day off and treated myself to a facial and got my hair done.  I got coffee and a cake pop from my bestie and flowers from Joe along with some other fun gifts from family.  Although it rained for most of the morning, by the afternoon we were in the pool.  One of Joe's other gifts to me was a night out while he stayed home with G so I went to the winery with some friends for some much needed girl time.  I stayed out too late and drank too much but it was well worth it.  Very thankful for a husband who is willing to do this for me every once in awhile! 
I think is so important for mamas to take time for themselves.  One of my favorite quotes is "you can't pour from an empty cup" and Friday was a day I overflowed my own cup with selfcare.  Even for working mamas like myself who are away from their babes most of the day, we still need time to oursleves to recharge, not just for us but for everyone's sake.  Between work, being a mama, a wife, a friend, a homemaker, & whatever other side hustles you might have, we ALL deserve a break sometimes.  I can't speak for SAHM's but I assume they probably really need adult interaction or alone time if not more than working mamas.  No matter what your situation is, I hope you are taking time for YOU.  I hope you have a spouse or partner who is supportive and understanding of how important that time is.  

So back to life lately...we've been having a ton of fun with our favorite warm weather toys, the 7' unicorn sprinkler and the water table have been the biggest hit with G.  One toy that Georgia really loves and I get the most messages about is this Frozen 4-wheeler that Georiga has been seen so fearlessly riding around our yard.  This one isn't the exact one we have but it's close.  She actually got it at Christmas when she was just 10 months.  She rode it in the basement but didn't know how to use it at all.  Now she has almost mastered the button herself and loves to push it around and terrorize the dog with it.  
We have been spending most every afternoon in the backyard, Georgia with her toys and mama with a White Claw.  We live in a magical place--in the country but on a wooded lot on a small river.  With that brings kayaking, 4-wheeling, and exploring right in our own backyard.  It also brings things like 4' snakes and 4" spiders, but we love it nonetheless and we can't wait to take Georgia on more adventures this summer.  I got her a lifejacket and I'm hoping we can get her out in a kayak to mess about in the river once the water goes down from all the rain we had.  

Georgia's really starting to resemble less and less of a baby and more of a toddler every day, along with her attitude which is also resembling that of a toddler vs. a baby.  She's got this screeching shrill "cry" she does when she wants something, we can't help but laugh at it, she (like all toddlers people) wants that instant gratification and she has definitely found the emotion of anger, and has the grimmace to go along with it.  She has her dads temper and angry face and it's hilarious.  She also has a contagious laugh and a gap in her two front teeth and when you put those two things together, it's nothing short of adorable.  She's been an absolute riot and watching her play and interact with other kids, toys, and experiences has been awesome.  
In another month we will be heading down to Georgia for our transfer for baby #2!  We don't have exact dates yet but I'm guessing somewhere between the 12-16th.  It really will depend on if my period decides to come on time which it has been every month since I began tracking it again.  We are taking Georgia with us and I cannot wait for her to meet Amy and her family.  We are staying with Amy and we have some fun things planned like the zoo, and hopefully will get a parents-only night out.  There is a Melting Pot in the neighboring town and I definitely have that on my list of to-dos.  I'll be sure to do an update when I have a better idea of our schedule.

This week our local carnival comes to town and it's one of my very favorite ones to go to--best rides, best food, and best entertainment of any of our local carnivals, so we will be spending most of our weekend there & also will be celebrating Father's Day.  Joe's 35th birthday, a possible bike trip, and the 4th of July are all things that are approaching quickly.  The time is flying and we are trying to soak up every fun moment we can this summer!

17 comments:

  1. I love this season!!! I can't wait to hear all about growing your tribe.

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  2. Just the other day I put Bowen in time out then he promptly roared at me! I mean he was so seriously mad but I could not help but laugh at that, I mean I was thinking what did he just do??? Hilarious!! How am I supposed to keep a straight face?

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    1. there are so many times when we are laughing but also so angry at the same time! so hard to keep a straight face.

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  3. You are in such a sweet season of life! My daughter is only a few weeks younger than Georgia and it has been so funny to watch her little attitude come out! I can't help but laugh too when she acts sassy or gives me attitude! Looking forward to reading about your journey to baby #2!! :)

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  4. Oh, I'm so thrilled to see you so happy! Yes this IS such a fun season! Bring on transfer for baby #2 and a whole new adventure!!

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  5. I'm glad you had a wonderful birthday :) I did the same for mine recently, took the day off and just had some ME time. It sure does help! Oh the anger emotion, I swear it's like over night the temper appeared. It's hilarious.

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    1. Glad to hear you're taking some mama time for yourself! Happy Belated!

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  6. I love that family picture! G is such a little beauty with a personality to match!

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  7. I just love her with that unicorn! So cute! Happy belated birthday, I'm so glad you filled your cup!

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  8. Oh my gosh that unicorn!!! I'm so glad you got some me time. You're right, it's SO important and as much as I love my little girl, whew! I love that time to myself! Can't wait to hear about your transfer!

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