Sunday, June 28, 2009

Are we crazy?!

Well, we must be a little crazy. We have decided to move while still adjusting to life with a two-year old and a seven-week old. I am excited, and the house is perfect for us, but we do have our work cut out for us in the next month. The new house actually isn't too much bigger than our current home (a 1950s government-built duplex), but it's on one level, has two bathrooms and a garage. These were all "musts" for me while looking for a new house. Luckily, I did quite a bit of downsizing and reorganizing before Ben was born, but there is still tons more to do. Not to mention all the packing. I am very fortunate to have my parents in town, and they've already been a huge help. I know that the boys will spend more and more time with them as moving day approaches. Wish me luck!

Matthew has been obsessed with builders, construction, tools, and construction vehicles lately. We gave him a tool set for his birthday, which he plays with daily. Of course, none of the tools are as fun as Daddy's REAL tools. Matthew found one of Pat's old hard hats in the shed the other day, and now it goes everywhere with him. It's way too big, though, so he has to hold it up with one hand and "fix" with the other. He's been such a good big brother and even shares his tools with Benjamin!

Benjamin is a very big boy--at his one month check-up he weighed in at 11 pounds, 13 ounces! He's now in size 6 month clothes. We love our big boy, but we do joke about him looking a little like Humpty-Dumpty. :)

The other night I FINALLY finished a knitting project, but it still needs to be blocked (it's a lace project, so the blocking is absolutely necessary this time). I also started a new project, but this one will take a while. Hopefully I'll be able to get the details/pictures of the projects up soon!

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Happy birthday, little buddy.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

First Day of School

As a month has gone by since our Benjamin was born, I am just now finding time to sit down (without nursing), relax a little, and catch up on some of my more selfish activities like blogging, knitting, and reading.

Most of my days (and nights!) the past month have been filled with nursing children and trying to get them to sleep. Yes, I am tandem nursing right now, but that is a whole other post entirely... Anyway, besides those two activities I've been trying to keep myself fed, showered and rested. It's a mighty feat! I am thankful that I now have the experience to know that this period of sleep deprivation and all-day nursing doesn't last forever. Matthew has grown into a toddler so quickly that I have a daily reminder of how time flies. Despite the difficulties of having a two-year old and a one-month old, I'm trying to cherish each moment.

Today (Tuesday) Matthew started preschool, and I tried my best not to get teary-eyed. He enjoyed himself so much that I know it was the right decision. It's important for me that he gets out of the house, which is often difficult to do with Ben in tow right now, and has some of his own activities. It's only two mornings a week and is a small group, so I think that it will work out well. When he was at preschool this morning, Pat and I went out for breakfast together while Ben slept next to us the whole time. It was really nice having a little date with my husband! :)

Of course, I have to have some bragging pics of my boys. The pictures of Matthew are from this morning at his "First Day of School." (I'm becoming a very cheesy Mama...)