Blake thinks that immediate kisses on his fresh “owies” are the magic cure-all. He kisses my owies too.
We read a very short amount of scriptures as a family after dinner
every night most nights. We never think that Blake is paying much attention, but we have been surprised at the details that he has been able to recall.
Blake has the most keen memory. He recalls and ties memories to events and places that were up to a year ago.
Nash can finally roll the other direction, from front to back. This eliminates so many screaming struggles from getting stuck on his tummy. I’m pretty much elated that he can now roll across an entire room.
Our sprinkler heads are constantly breaking or creating geysers. We’ve had our sprinkler valves replaced twice this summer, amidst a sea of other water pressure issues.
Troy likes to watch chick flicks with me, but during the especially mushy parts, he immediately starts checking stats and scores on espn.com.
I use writing on our blog and editing pictures as my “reward” for accomplishing other tasks. For example, at the beginning of the day, I tell myself “I can blog only after I sweep, clean the bathrooms, pay the bills, get the boys down for naps, etc.” I have to have a little bit of self control for my favorite hobby or nothing else would get done.
We don’t like macs. We know that a lot of people are hooked and think that they’re easier to use. Even amongst our immediate family. We’re still firm in our anti-mac opinions.
I’m still losing hair in the masses. Postnatal hair loss is much worse for me this time around. The awkward regrowth is beginning to occur along my hair line, just in time for our sister’s wedding.
We have the best sitter in the world, allowing us to go on more date nights. She is hard to book though, because she is another family’s favorite sitter too.
Troy is really good at setting up excel spreadsheets for any possible scenario. He sometimes calls me from work and has me plug in numbers or stock prices in his spreadsheets and give him the generated data.
I have this disease where I have to eat something from the chocolate category after every meal.
The last thing Troy and I do before we go to bed is say prayers. We used to kneel at our bedside, but after two pregnancies, we got into the habit of just holding hands laying down. Troy asked me to pray the first night of our marriage (the 3rd), so ever since then I have prayed on odd dates and he prays on the evens. That means I do more praying per year taking into account the 31sts of months. Not that I’m keeping track.
I'm just going to say that I 'don't keep track' of how often I say the prayers. Which I know is more often than Brian says them. And for some reason I can't explain, it bothers me that it's not more equal.
You are welcome to come and declutter my house. It's not bad, but it's bugging me and I don't know where to start. Maybe you can post about your decluttering routines and your organization techniques. And if/how you get Troy to keep his stuff under control.
That post made me both laugh and cry. Laugh, because Blake was so funny last week running around with the Swiffer Sweeper and also the funny things he told me like, "I lied" and "May I have some music please?" when we got into the car. Cry, because I miss doing the day to day things with boys like getting Blake his sippy cup of milk first thing in the morning, lounging on the hammock in the evenings when Blake said "Put it in the grass" referring to Nash, sharing all his stall techniques/routines before bedtime, and snuggling with the baby that still likes to cuddle. Enjoy these moments–kids grow up too fast! Then you become a grandma, but I tell ya it's the best thing in the world!
This was fun to read. I knew most of it, but I liked a few of the random things. My favorite parts were the talking BBQ thermometer you got in the mail, (what the???) and the fact that you say more prayers than Troy in a year because of the 31sts. lol.
That was so fun to read! Have you read any of Bryan Peterson's books on SLRs? Understanding Exposure is a great one.
In our house Scott prays on odd numbers and I pray on even. And on the first of any month following a month that ended in an odd number, I expect to hear about how he prays more often than me. 😀 Oh, and we pray laying down too. I keep trying to get us back in the habit of kneeling but it just hasn't happened yet!
haha… i loved reading that too!! we MUST have the same sleep book. i am crazy about naps too. and also postponed quinn's switch to a twin bed and potty training as long as possible (she's still in a crib– at least until we get her new room painted, but i don't want THREE in a crib so it was bound to happen).
the chocolate thing is funny. i have a horrible sweet tooth. i've had to cut back since quinn always wants what i'm eating and i don't always want her eating candy. but i sneak it when i can 🙂
and you don't like macs?? Are you crazy?? haha… we are mac people all the way. (but dave designs mac apps and iphone apps, and he's a designer– and there aren't designers that DON'T use macs). i'll never go back, but you gotta use what you like.
i would do this on my blog, but i'm not as on top of things as you are. it would just make me look bad 🙂
oh– and the prayers thing is hilarious. dave and i just try to take turns.
FYI you know if you ever want to talk photography you can email me!
And FYI you know if you like photography and like editing you will eventually have to break down and get a MAC. Trust me. They're better. I said the same thing as you forever. Last year I finally broke down and bit the bullet. I am not over-exaggerating in the slightest when I say that getting an iMac changed my life!
Hey, i hate macs too!!