Work's crazy, Blaire's 3rd birthday party is next week, I'm juggling some minor home improvements, redecorating Blaire's room and the nursery, prepping for two fantasy football drafts (priorities, right?), and currently requiring what I find to be an insane amount of sleep. Between all that and my 982 daily trips to the bathroom, time is a precious commodity. Naturally, blogging - and my sanity - have suffered as a result. But while busy, life is good.
How about I dump a bunch of iphone pictures here and we call that an update?
We took this little cutie to the beach a couple weeks ago.
She was adorable and had a great time but I have to say, the beach in the middle of the Florida summer with a toddler? No thanks. Not my idea of a good time. Too damn hot, too damn exhausting. I'll take the pool, please. Or the beach sans toddler when the temps come down to something more reasonable. Preferably with a cabana. And a cabana boy. I could really go for a daiquiri right now...
But back to reality.
I was lucky enough to see two great concerts with some of my favorite people. First, Sara Bareilles' Little Black Dress tour with my best girlfriends in St. Augustine. (Kate, we missed you! Glad you got to see her in CO!)
Then a few days later, Matt Nathanson, Andrew McMahon, and Gavin DeGraw at the House of Blues with Brian, Jill, and a group friends. (Loved Matt & Andrew - Gavin, meh.)
Blaire just finished her fifth week of swim lessons and is doing awesome. She's doing Safe Start at the Y but isn't so interested in their floating and survival techniques. She's realized she can swim - who needs to float? It's pretty funny to watch her strong will and determination in action.
When the rain keeps us out of the pool, we find other ways to occupy the hot summer days. Sno-cones with Uncle J were a hit, as are trips to the science center and the bookstore.
On the home front, the nursery is painted. Despite my slight apprehension about going so dark, I'm loving the navy walls. I can't wait to get in there and put all the pieces together.
Progress in Blaire's room has halted as a result of the bed that wasn't meant to be. After spending hours sanding, priming, and painting this bed frame I picked up on Craigslist, it's just not going to work out.
I'll spare you the details of the many attempts, and subsequent failures, to make this thing work but I've decided to move on and not sink any more time or money into this project. Lesson learned - I do not DIY. So, the hunt is on for a bed for her room.
Blaire's year in the two year old classroom has come to an end - we're moving up to threes on Monday. It was a great year for Blaire - she's learned so much and really enjoyed her teachers and classmates. At the end of the year party, each child was given a certificate. (We'll save the "Does every kid need a trophy?" debate for another time.) Blaire was named "Most Friendly." Apparently she made it her job to greet and send off not her fellow classmates at the beginning and end of each day, but their parents too. The girl has never met a stranger. Anyone will tell you, that's all her daddy.
Baby Brother is still cooking - I'll be 33 weeks on Monday. At my last appointment, my OB asked "How big was your first again?" I probably should have asked why he was inquiring but didn't. Self-preservation instinct, I presume.
Poor second kid - getting the short end of the stick already. I don't have a single bump picture taken by anyone other than me on my iPhone. Bath time multitasking is as good as it gets for a 32 week bump update.
Daycare was closed today so Brian took the day off and took Blaire to his mom's house to visit with grandparents, great grandparents, and a few other family members in town. That means I'm flying solo tonight and tomorrow morning. I'm already missing the heck out of my tiny sidekick (and her dad too) but I'm hoping to tackle a bunch of random projects around the house. I've got a long to-do list that's usually neglected in favor of spending time with Blaire. Here's hoping I can stay awake long enough to get some things done! Come tomorrow morning, I'll be the 8 month pregnant lady at Home Depot trying to squeeze mulch into the trunk of a sedan. Try not to laugh and point if you see me.
Hopefully I'll be back here next week to share a couple good recipes I've tried lately. Maybe even with a post that's not just an iPhone dump but I really shouldn't make promises as there's a good chance I'll be asleep half the hours between now and Monday.
Have a great weekend!