Today was a great day. Family time, hiking, and Veronica and Max had their annual Valentine's Party. On days like this though I can't help but be reminded of how fast time goes. I swear, it feels like yesterday that Henry was a tiny baby at Max's Valentine party, and now he's FIVE and feels so grown up to me.
And speaking of grown up, can you believe he's starting kindergarten next year? It's just shocking. How did this get here so quickly? Also I bet if you put that phrase into the search bar of this blog you'll probably find it 100x- such a theme of parenting (and this blog!), right? With my big kid getting so BIG I've been thinking a lot about what I share of him online. I'm sure you've already noticed how much I DON'T share about him, or really either of the boys. I used to post so much about them and what they're up to, developmentally as a baby and then as they became toddlers, big kids, etc...but over the past year or so I've really just tried to cool it even more. I think I've struck a good balance, I share some things (like the bed transition post), but overall I feel like I am very mindful of the things I put out there about them. It's always on my mind though- is it still too much? Do you guy think about this too, with your own little ones? I've written about this numerous times, but as the boys get older the topic always feels new again. I'd love to hear your input.
So what else is new? For me, life is BUSY. But in a good, happy way. Before the new year I thought a lot about how I could slow down, but I realize now things are crazier than ever between family stuff and our travels and work. So I've kind of just been accepting that this is the way it goes, and I don't mind. It's almost like I felt like I was supposed to slow down or something, but in reality I don't feel like I need to or want to. As I get older I'm beginning to realize that this is just my normal, and how I like it. So very busy yes, but I'm grateful for it.
Are you guys still reading blogs? I was just looking through my Bloglovin' and noticed that I probably read about six blogs. How funny is that? I used to read maybe 40-50. Most of those blogs don't exist anymore or post once in a blue moon, but for some odd reason this was the first time I really noticed how much the blog world has changed. Is it non-existent now? Do you still read as many?
Okay. It's 9:51pm and my big goal for the week is to get to the gym early each morning. I am a million times more productive when I get it out of the way first thing, so I'm aiming to go to bed before 10 each night so I can wake up feeling rested. I'm pushing it a little late tonight, so let's hope I can fall asleep quickly.
Thanks for reading, sweet friends. I appreciate you and hope you had the best Valentine's Day!