Wednesday, October 2, 2013

No Time!

I only have two kids and they are ages 3 and 18 months but I’m still a busy woman!

I drop Brennen off at preschool and then pick him up again 2 1/2 hours later so while he’s gone I try to spend one on one time with Dean and clean up the house. It takes me 10 minutes to drive one way so that’s 40 minutes of driving time in the morning.

Dean naps from 12-2:30ish so we’re kinda stuck in the house and I try to spend time with Brennen.

Soon after Dean wakes up it’s time to go to Matt’s parents house where I spend my afternoons teaching piano lessons.

It’s hard enough for me to find time to keep the house clean and run errands and make meals and spend quality time with my kids, let alone blog.

Dean just turned 18 months and went to the doctor for his check up. He looks great and did really well getting fluoride and one shot. Here are his stats.

Height: 32 1/2 inches (50%)
Weight: 25 lbs. 6 oz. (just under 50%)
Head: 49.8 cm (90%)

He’s starting to talk a lot, too. I’ve been trying to keep a list of what he says and it’s getting long! The most useful thing is that he tells me when he needs a diaper change. “Ginky! Me ginky!” He uses “G” for a lot of things like “gink” for drink and “Gink-on” for the dog Lincoln. He is great at saying please and thank you. And he eats with a fork and spoon almost better than Brennen does! He just kinda learned on his own.

Brennen seems to enjoy preschool but I have a suspicion that he might be a little bit ill behaved there… I get so discouraged and down sometimes because I try so hard to teach him to obey and do good things and sometimes I just don’t know what to do! He does such a great job most of the time but then there are other times…

We went to Lander last weekend for our niece’s baby blessing. It was really fun. My boys loved swimming at the hot springs in Thermopolis and they had fun roaming the hotel. (they did not sleep well at the hotel, though!) We had a good day on Sunday, too. We went to Sinks Canyon before church and then attended a beautiful baby blessing. It was nice to spend some time with family.

Here are some more faces of Brennen.

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The boys roaming the hotel
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Baby Jaycie in her blessing dress.