I’m not sure what is up these days but between nightmares and simply waking up at random hours these two have provided Joe and I with little sleep lately. This has led Joe to increase his morning cup of coffee from two to three and I am just going with it!
We moved S into a big bed a few weeks ago. Which had her switch rooms and K went in to her toddler bed. I honestly thought all would be easy peasy as S was allowed more animals in her bed and K is just a great sleeper, once in he passes out. Well I was wrong…
S has woken up these past two weeks every other night having crazy dreams! First she told me there was a bull head on her chair! I said what is that as I didn’t think she knew what a bull was. She said you know bigger than a cow with big horns and an earring in its nose! I thought oh crap she does and I’m freaked imagining this in the room. Then it was ghosts and witches flying around and last the triceratops on her dresser was moving its head and tail. These are the extreme ones! I remember being a kid and having nightmares but nothing like this! So I thought what is she reading, watching, playing that is resulting in these dreams? But I truly can’t figure it out. The bull Joe said they talked about them months ago while driving and seeing some. Halloween is just around the corner so witches, etc are on display. We play dinosaurs often but none of this has been a bad experience so I’m still stumped.
K on the other hand is totally playing us! Or should I say playing Joe! Joe with all the shop work is exhausted and can’t do the cry out method. So K belts out a few cries every three nights and then finds himself a cozy spot in our bed! A big UGH to this! I love my kids but K loves to flail in his sleep so I’m often provided with feet to the ribs and smacks to the face throughout his precious sleep experience in our bed!
I just wonder when sleeping a sound night and by night I will take five hours even though I truly would love eight will be found appropriate? I have even thought of trimming nap time…nope! Keeping them up just a bit later…nope! Making them run/jump/skip/dance the entire time we are up…nope!
One thing I can be sure of is this just like every other parenting complaint at the moment shall pass. But one thing I know is I won’t miss this one!
Now its on to fall decorating, baby shower preparing, shop completing and enjoying all the moments these two crazy toddlers provide us! Until next time, be well!
Well I don’t even know where to begin…this place has been a mad house plain and simple. When I use the term mad house I truly mean it in so many ways! Since my last check in a lot has happened. Joe has the shop/2nd garage underway, S is reminding us she is three daily going on sixteen, K is trying to give us a heart attack climbing on EVERYTHING, and oh yeah we have become puppy sitters as much as friends and family are willing to share their furry friends with us! Baking and cooking with our amazing garden fruits and vegetables and lastly, I sadly lost a cousin who was far to young to leave this beautiful world. So, as said Mad House!
As far as construction goes…it’s well underway! In three weeks Joe did the footings, block and framed. This has meant very long days for both of us. With Joe handling the work himself having sometimes one person here helping his body is exhausted. With this being said we have decided we are going to complete the shop 100% and begin the home addition in spring!
S started pre-k last week at our local Montessori school and she absolutely loves it! The once little sweet, kind, well-mannered, smart girl of ours is growing up and along with all her wonderful attributes comes one we are struggling to get a grip on…Her Mouth! Holy Toledo have the past three weeks been rough. From telling us she is sending us to Georgia to live, to saying she’s going to spank our butts, throw us in the garbage, or utilizing damn it when totally appropriate but it is so NOT appropriate! I/We are excited to see a little different structure in our little princesses life.
The he kids and I have taken on a new love for our garden. As our vegetables came in full force over these past few weeks. We also had friends drop off about two pounds of blueberries to us. We have been canning our grape tomatoes adding some fresh basil, oregano and thyme. These little tastes of heaven have been great on just about everything or just to pop as a snack! With our zucchini we made chips! With the blueberries bread and cupcakes! S and K love helping in the kitchen which always makes me happy! They get just as passionate as I about what we are creating!
Well I look forward to checking back sooner than later.
One last note as I mentioned my cousin passed. He was twenty-nine years old. He passed of a blood clot in his lungs. I would just ask that those of you following please stay ahead of your health. Unfortunately, my cousin didn’t as well as being challenged with obesity. Please take care of yourselves and those you are surrounded by.