Wednesday, July 29, 2015
A Big, Fat Update
Hey. Good morning! How are you? I'm sitting here typing while both boys nap. Henry never ever naps anymore but he woke up at 5am this morning (not fun for anyone involved, besides him I think), so as Charlie was going down for his morning rest Henry decided he would just lay in bed to "give his eyes a break." ;) Napping? For that big kid? Never! So he says. Two minutes later he was out and now I'm relishing in this surprise little pocket of quiet. And although my book is calling my name, and emails were calling my name, this little blog was calling my name a bit louder, so here we are!
Things have been so busy. Lots of things beginning- lots of really awesome things. One thing I can't talk about yet (annoying, I know, but then fun later when I can say "Hey! Remember when I said...."), and then a few other fun happenings around these parts. Henry begins his first official year of Pre-K next week, which makes me really excited. It makes me incredibly happy that I get another year of him being home with me most of the time. He's a November birthday and could have started Kindergarten, but we didn't want to push him through early so in Pre-K he stays. He was in Preschool last year until they moved him into Pre-K early, so he'll just be doing a second year in the same place. Then next year the big kid moves onto "real" school.
And you know what I was thinking about last night? About how sad it is that I basically have about five years total with each of the boys here at home with me before they're out in the world, going to school five days a week. And I remember when Henry was born, I thought about this- and I maybe even blogged about it- about how this time at home was starting, and then all of a sudden here we are at the tail end of that. But Charlie, oh we have a good, big chunk of that home time still happening. And it's not as if when school starts poof! it's over, but I just think about these long days together, where we can wake up and say "What do we want to do today?" and then do it. Things change once little ones go to school everyday. And its not necessarily a bad different, but just something that takes some getting used to- which thankfully I don't have to do YET.
So that's been the big thing on the horizon- school starting again. And then we also have Charlie turning two in a couple of weeks, Henry starting soccer, and one more big burst of traveling for us before we slow down a little into October. Some other things coming up-
1. Half Dome/Yosemite. Some of my girlfriends and I will be hiking and camping in Yosemite for a long weekend coming up next month. I've never been, and I can't wait to really experience somewhere that's been on my "must-go" list forever. I'm really sad Hank couldn't take off work and join us, but it'll be a good excuse to go back soon. This is my first long backpacking trip though, and I'm looking forward to doing something totally new and different, and where I seriously have no idea what the hell I'm doing.
2. Michael Franti and Spearhead next Friday in Flagstaff! Alana and I are headed up to the Pepsi Amphitheater (I've never seen a show there- I'm excited!) to soak up all of his amazingness. Have you ever listened to his music? It's super super positive, and the boys and I listen to him daily while driving around. It just puts us in the best mood! The weather has been perfect up in Flag, so I'm looking forward to a night out under the stars with friends, enjoying some beautiful music. If you're in Arizona, come join us!
3. THREE of my closest friends are pregnant and all three are having girls! What are the chances? I feel like last time there was a big group of friends pregnant it was the same thing- except everyone had boys. Don't you feel like that happens so often? In my group of friends at least, it seems to come in waves.
And since we're on a random, let's talk about whatever comes to mind kick here, I was thinking about blogs lately, and about how I so rarely read actual posts anymore. So then I started thinking about the blogs I love that still post a lot of words and stories and writing, and how much I enjoy whenever I see a big, fat update waiting for me in my reader. I mean, I love pretty photos as much as the next person but words! They're my fave. Do you have any blogs you love that really write? I would love to discover some new ones.
One last thing too- I recently got eyelash extensions and I feel like I may be ruined for life. My sister's longtime friend Bre does them and once Lauren got them and I saw them in action, I had to try them too. I can't even tell you how convenient they are. They were a little weird to get used to at first, but after a couple weeks they feel totally normal and natural and I can't imagine not having them. Have you ever considered getting some? I feel like they seem high-maintenance but are actually super low-maintenance. I'm definitely a fan.
I'm signing off now- I have probably an hour left before the boys wake up and I need to log in some work time, but this was so fun. I love the fact that we can connect in this space, so many of you here for SO many years, right along with me. I love you guys.
Happy almost-Friday! (I hate the term Hump Day so much).