Nesting has hit.
– Each night I do one load of laundry – that’s one complete load. Washed, dried and put away. Every. Single. Night. How do we go through so many articles of clothing with just 3 people? But if I skip a night or two, I end up with a mountain of laundry. It’s has become my nightly routine to fold and put away clothes before going to bed.
– We completed our playroom aka transformed our formal dining room into Montessori inspired play area. A few weeks ago, I sweet talked the hubs into hanging 10 shelves and finally organized and put away all of our arts & craft materials. Now it’s a nice and toddler friendly area for BabyBird to wander into and play without much supervision.
– The backyard is in progress, I have a layout and design in mind and now I just need to find a crew to do the heavy labor and lifting to change the landscape. I’m hoping to get it all put together before this little one arrives so we have a fun outdoor space to play.
I have been Craig’s List/Garage Sale shopping a lot lately. I scored our double chariot bike trailer off of CL, a playhouse for outside and even found the matching play structure. Along with a big collection of Tonka trucks, bikes & ride on toys, picnic table, water table for outside and even some baby items for this little girl that’s kicking me non-stop each night.
Sometime in these last few weeks, BabyBird has slowed down in the eating department. I never force him to clean his plate at any meal, but lately he’s just been picking at things or not eating much at all. Guess we are in a lull in the growing phase. I’m trying not to stress too much about it, but he is a skinny dude already and it wouldn’t hurt for him to pack on a few pounds. But I know he’s healthy and is super active and this non-interest in food will pass.
This summer has been amazingly fun and filled with so many activities and get togethers with friends. Somedays I have to slow down and remind myself that I’m also 31 weeks pregnant. But I also don’t want to miss out on any fun summer activities while it’s still just the 3 of us. Now that this kiddo is pretty much 2.5 years old, he can roll with our daily activities pretty well – we can have later lunches and naps and he is pretty flexible (to an extent) so I no longer feel chained to getting home by a certain time for naps.
This kid and his Daddy have been going out on some epic biking adventures in these last few weeks. BabyBird totally rocks out in the chariot and they’ve explored all of the parks and have gone out on 20+ mile bike rides. They go out in the evenings when it’s cooler and he loves just to sit barefoot and hang out. Which gives me a break and time alone to make dinner or relax for a little bit before the bedtime routine. Plus this kid is pretty adorable.
during a bike ride
Daddy: “You doing okay back there?”
BabyBird: “Yeeah” ::long pause:: “You doing okay up there, dada?”
Daddy: ::while pedaling:: “Yeah, bud I’m doing great”