What a start to the year. I'm pretty behind on blogging due to living, building a business, participating in Get Fit's Bootcamp and suffering through some crazy root canal procedures and issues. Apparently I have deep roots.
2 books per month
Spring half marathon
Out of country experience
10-15 clients per week
Camping 2 times
At least 3 days per week at Get Fit
Move out of my parents
Planning ahead with food and friendships
1) I'd like to read two books a month, a fun book and a book for work or self care. 📚📖
I read about 12, but more for funsies.
2) I'd like to run/walk two half marathons this year. Already registered for one in May. 🏅🏃🏼
I did a half in May and a sprint triathlon in August instead. Not my best times, but not bad for having a nursing baby at home who was a bit difficult. Helped my sanity.
3) focus on sitting at our little table when we are all home for meals, it's been easy to be distracted with one taking care of the baby, but we can still do that around the table ☕️🍽🍴🍼
We did this pretty well until we moved.
4) get to church. All times seem difficult with Eden right now, so hopefully we can figure this out soon, even if Eden and I just chill in the cry room. ⛪️
We made it to church more, besides when kids are sick, which feels never-ending right now.
5) do something every other week just for me. I'd like to take a time out for me, to do an errand alone, get a pedicure, grab coffee, take a solo run or something. ☕️🍕🍹🏄🏽 to keep my sanity
I did this fairly well in Aptos. Still trying to figure it out back in the valley. I believe I do it, unintentionally.
6) have a date night, prob a date in once a week
still working on it! But we did manage to get away kid-free for a whole night!
1) beginning a private practice
2) weaning and sleep training a small human
3) public speaking opportunity (scares the living daylights out of me, but had a blast)
4) swimming in the ocean multiple times! (with sharks I am sure)
What a fun Christmas! We enjoyed many celebrations with all sets of parents, and enjoyed not traveling this year. Such fun memories. Presents are great, but the memories of this year are the best!
- snow with the Clements family, thanks to generous friends!
- watching Matt's little sister perform in the Nutcracker at Gallo, so talented!
- Sawyer having a fun livingroom campout after Christmas time with Nana and Uncle Con.
- Ice blocking for Eden's first birthday!
Such a fun season, in midst of non ending sicknesses of my hubby and kiddos. What a fun way to end a year of huge changes. Now to find some stability in 2017!
I am so happy to be writing this post...I cannot believe we have arrived at celebrating our baby's first birthday. So many feelings. She was a HARD baby and all the sudden has turned into a happy and sweet little girl. Sigh. As soon as she stopped nursing she started to sleep all night and was as happy as can be. And I just like "was she starving forever?", but her thigh rolls contradict that, so who knows but we will take the smiles, mininal screaming, and sweet sweet sleep that had FINALLY come. Oh silent night.
Eden loves to play and loves being out and about. She grabs her shoes and just stands by the door. She loves to watch her brother and loves her daddy so much. She is a little adventurer and testing limits and smiles if you tell her "no,no" and then continues on. She is chowing on whole milk and purees and crackers. She still gags and chokes with other textures, so just letting her figure it out. She runs and sometimes walks, she is a girl on the go and I am constantly chasing her around and trying to find where she snuck off to.
Well, my last baby is turning 11 months older in two days. this is probably why I have been crying at Huggies commercials. I can't handle it.
She started walking, well running this past month and is one busy girl. She prefers to wake up ablut 4:30-5ish and is ready to play. She sometimes takes two naps and sometimes just one if she doesn't want to miss out on something. She is still nursing about 3 times a day, but just for a couple minutes, so we shall work on weaning this month. I am a little scared to wean her because when Sawyer stopped nursing my ligaments were hormonally messed up and I couldnt stand for longer than 5 minutes for two months. Praying this time around is better on my body.
She is still a bit of a screamer, but has so many more smiley lengths of time. It is amazing how much I love this firecracker. She is a joy, especially when she is outside exploring. She still isnt the best traveler, but she ventured to Yosemite this month and did pretty well. Hoping to adventure more after Christmas with this cutie and not so easy baby girl.
After a crazy month of moving-ness, we are settled. Well, almost. Matt is still commuting until Wednesday then we shall be all together again! It has been nice to have some down time...each week I am getting a couple more clients, so soon I shall be back to a fuller work load. I've been sleeping, hanging with family, working out at Get Fit (holy moly the burn- so good), taxing Sawyer to school and loving how close Target is!
There has been so much going on lately, that I haven't had a chance to sit down and blog! With Eden teething and Sawyer in school most of our mornings are spent walking all over to keep the baby happy and for Sawyer to have transition time to and from school- which he needs. We have battled a few intense meltdowns at drop off, but this week, no tears yet!! They are both a handful lately but also super fun. We are on round two of headcolds since school began- stinkin germ carriers.
It's so fun to hear about kindergarten each day! Sawyer seems to love learning and has fun stories each day. He seems so much older in just a short time. Fall is in the air here and many changes coming our way. We have a crazy few weeks ahead - and I'll blog about it soon, for now it's wake up the boy time and get moving for school!