Wednesday, February 13, 2013

off the top of my head

Yesterday after we picked up D from the bus we drove to the back and fed the catfish. (My father in law bought catfish to restock the tank, or "pond".) Buzz rode along in the feed scoop.
Rose. People always talk about the "terrible twos", but really you should be warned about the terrifying threes. I think it's a combination of wanting to be independent and still needy (???) with a side of jealousy of the baby thrown in. She's wonderful to her sister, but I think she really misses ALL the attention that she used to get. I do feel bad that I don't get to snuggle with her as much as I used to and I have been trying to get some quality one on one time with her.

 Ry is our negotiator. He will try to talk his way out of everything and nap time has been... exhausting. Between him and Rose nap has turned into a big battle that I've come to dread and yet, really look forward to. Well, I still look forward to it even though only Rose (sometimes) actually sleeps. Today it was nice outside and I gave Ry two options: sit outside and read or lie in his bed. It worked out really well and hopefully this will be the beginning of something good.... because I have a much better afternoon when I get a little break after lunch time.
Sam is smiling and cooing and being a good little baby. She gets needy at the best times- when I'm cooking, cleaning or doing anything besides holding her. That's only when she's awake so I try to do everything while she's napping, which thankfully is often.

Apparently I felt that you all needed updates on how the kids are behaving. I know it's been a week since I've posted last, but I am currently experiencing some sort of writer's block. I'll be honest I think that I'm on autopilot right now and trying to find time AND something to blog is too much most days. Maybe my own expectations are too high. I have been reading lots of blogs that are witty, introspective, creative and just plain entertaining... so I guess I feel like my posts should be as good as theirs. But I'm not going to give in to that pressure. I'm going to keep celebrating the small things that happen everyday. I don't know, I guess I just needed to get that out.


  1. I can relate to your last paragraph. There can be an incredible amount of pressure to be something above and beyond but one of the things that I have noticed is that all of the bloggers that I love seem to just be true to themselves. So just keep doing what you're doing, we love reading about your life. And cut yourself some slack, you've got a heavy load!!

  2. They are such cuties...not excited to hear about the terrible 3's...the terrible almost 2's are doing me in ;) And your posts are just fine, do it for you and as a record for your kiddos. Have a great weekend!!!

  3. First of all - how stinking cute are your kiddos? And Sam's cheeks - I just want to give them a gazillion kisses!
    And I hear you on comparing yourself to other bloggers...I think that's a trap that we all fall into. But I read your blog because I love reading about your day to day life and fun little happenings. I say be true to you because that's what we all love!