We have a very busy fall coming up with a few trips planned. The first is a trip I've been planning for myself and a few of my closest girlfriends. At the end of October we are going to spend a weekend in Beavers Bend, Oklahoma at a beautiful seven person cabin with a wrap around deck. All of us are looking forward to a weekend with out babies and kids. There will be no filling up sippy cups...just wine cups. We may do a little horse back riding, hopefully a little hiking and a lot of relaxing in the hot tub. I know all of us are really looking forward to a little down time even if is for just a few nights. I've never done a girls trip before...I hope we make it an annual or bi-annual event. This will be the first time I've left Drew overnight. It will be a good trial run for when we leave for Vegas for my Thirty Plus One Birthday Party. Here's a link to the cabin we are staying in.
I better run because today is early release day for Rockwall ISD and I'm keeping a bunch of girls for a few of my friends. It's going to be a little nutty around her this afternoon. At least MC will be at school until 2:30.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Hard to believe that it's getting close to time to wean Drew from nursing. We have been at it for about ten months and I plan to introduce whole milk next month. I'm hoping the weaning process goes smoothly. I know I'm going to miss nursing him for many reasons, but especially for the convenience factor. Breastfeeding was so easy this time around. With Mason the first eight weeks were pretty dicey. I wanted to give up everyday, but pushed through. With Drew, it just clicked right away for both of us. Don't get me wrong it was still gut wrenching pain every time he latched on for about a week or so, but then it went away. I still can't believe we are at this point. It really seems like just the other day I was in his room with him snug in my belly, organizing. Hanging up little tiny onesies, putting toys on shelves in his closet that he wouldn't be able to play with for quite a while...And now all of those tiny onsies have been packed away...some of the toys too. Drew's first year has flown by at lighting speed. I still can't believe we are close to celebrating his first birthday. When "they"say with the second baby everything goes so quickly...you better believe it. I'm trying to soak in every minute of this baby stage because who knows what the future holds. The way his hair smells when I gently sway back and forth before laying him down, the way his little hand moves when he signs "milk", the way he growls when you ask him what the lion says, the way he lights up when he sees me walk into a room, the way he says bubba when he sees Mason. I could go on and on. I hope he slows down a little bit, but as I look at his older brother who is now four...I'm well aware that he won't.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Mason started Pre-K this morning. This is his third year of preschool. So, needless to say this morning was rather anticlimactic. Ms. Becky and Ms. Lori seem super and I'm looking forward to how his day went. Seems like it was just yesterday that I dropped him off at Mother's Day Out for the first time and came home and wrote this post. My boy...he's a growing up and time really seems to be a marching on. He had a great day and his teachers just raved about his bigger the life personality. The especially pointed out how kind he was to his friends...which was my biggest worry about going back to school because lately he's been a wee bit aggressive. He stayed the whole day and did well during rest time, but the major downside to him staying all day was the hot mess that he was when he came home. When Mason gets tired he amps up to the tenth power.
And without further ado here's MC's First Day of Pre-K pictures