On Sunday I wanted to get out of the house by myself. I had been with the boys 24/7 [as always] and needed a break. Landon was working from home that day so he was fine with me going during their nap time. Well, lo and behold, a certain little mister Oliver woke a little earlier than I would have liked, so while I didn't get to leave the house by myself, I at least only had the smallest nugget to tote around with me. He's a pretty good little buddy so I was happy to take him to the store. As nice as a solo trip would have been, taking just one nugget [and the baby who doesn't talk at that] felt like a vacation. We wandered the aisles together and he sat happily in the cart babbling and trying to get his hands on whatever he could. I was in need of a new bra so I picked a few to try on - babies change ya, man - and while I was browsing I found some cute little bras for $2.98. Um, yes, please! I looked for my size in any and all of the colors they had marked down for that low, but they ended up only having what I needed in one of the prints, so I got two of them. While I was hoping to find more I didn't and was only a little bummed about that since, well, I managed to pick up two new bras for $2.98. snap. And I had just been contemplating going to Victoria's Secret to look at their selection but decided I couldn't justify spending that much on a bra. When I found this steal, I was even more pumped that I chose Target. Forever and always.
This week I've been getting up at 5:33 in hopes of having some quiet time before the boys wake up. I have so much enjoyed the calm and quiet of starting my day before the boys wake and feeling ready once they do get up. I do my quiet time, have a cup of coffee, and most mornings am able to blog. It makes me feel good and productive and frees up time I would otherwise use in the afternoons for that. I'm still figuring out what time the boys wake in the morning, but have been keeping it in my planner so I can see their sleep wake pattern. Hopefully it stays like it has been the past few mornings - it's nice!
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After the boys have gone to bed at night, I've been working on an afghan. I pulled out some yarn the other day that I had left over from another project I was working on and decided to put my hands to work. It's mindless and relaxing and it's nice to feel like I'm doing something while watching a show at the end of the day. I need to get a little more yarn to complete the project, but it's still nice to feel the yard work through my fingers. While I feel like I should pick a new pattern to make, I'm sticking with the tried and true one I made for both boys. What can I say? I'm a creature of habit? I like what I know? I'm too lazy to try a new pattern? The one I'm working now is just simple and mindless which is why I like it and I think it looks so pretty. If you have any crochet patterns you like let me know, I am open to trying new ones.
four. hot hot hot
The other day I took the boys for our daily morning walk to the park. We left around 9 or so and when we started out there was a very soft breeze. By the time we got to the park, I was melting. But because we were there I stayed for all of four minutes so Emerson could run around a little bit. We didn't last much longer because I decided I didn't want to be a puddle and we headed home for the cool of air conditioning. Today is supposed to be even hotter, so hot that I don't even want to take the boys to the pool. Even though we'd be at the pool, there is little shade and I just hate the heat. So, I think we'll just stay in and call it good. Also, all you preggo mamas out there - you are amazing! I can't imagine being pregnant in this heat [wait, I can, and it is not a happy thought!].
five. happy weekend
I hear the boys stirring so I'll stop here for today. I hope you all have a happy weekend and manage to find a way to stay cool if it's hot in your neck of the woods!