I feel like my life has been a whirlwind lately. A good whirlwind but a whirlwind nonetheless. I feel like I am constantly checking things off my list, and yet the list never seems to shorten. I think it's a combination of chasing after 2 kids under the age of two, working, trying to stay connected to family and friends, traveling, and trying to keep a somewhat organized home. The two things that I really want to do and yet constantly seem like a struggle to find a consistent time are time with Jesus and working out. I think since my schedule is different every day (since I work 3 days a week) it just is difficult achieving any form of routine which quite honestly drives me a little batty. The one thing I don't really like doing and struggle to find time is cleaning. Not like picking up, cleaning...mopping, dusting, cleaning the bathroom, vacuuming...you get the picture. Cleaning has never been one of my favorite things and now with two young kids, it feels like I am seriously fighting a losing battle. I mop the floor one day, and the next day it looks like it hasn't been cleaned in weeks. How does this happen? Wouldn't a housecleaner be awesome?
So in the midst of this whirlwind, I have really done a poor job taking pictures...hence the iphone pictures. What would I do without my phone, camera, digital media, calender, calculator, list, and so much more in one device? So as I was perusing my old iphone pictures, I realized I never posted any pics of a momentous occasion in Elliott's life...her first friend sleeping over. I'm sure there will be many more sleepovers to come (is it bad that I kind of cringe to think about large group sleepovers?), but this was her very first one. And who better to spend the night than her BFF, Miss Maryn. We decided early in the summer to do a trade with our friends so we could have a night away, hence the sleepover. Elliott was absolutely THRILLED to have Maryn spend the night. I did a pretty poor job of documenting all we did (again...whirlwind), but we had SO much fun!
We went swinging at the park, a fave for both girls.
We swam in the backyard. Hugs.
This picture cracks me up because it really emphasizes their size difference. M is 3 weeks older than E but she is so petite. And E, well, let's just say she took after her mommy. Not petite.
Daddy's so silly.
Watching Boz before bed.
This pic was actually from the 4th but just too stinkin cute not to post.
I was the most concerned about bedtime/naptime since the girls were sleeping in the same room. They both cried out for less than a minute, but then quickly went to sleep. Score. Miss E actually woke at 4:30 and cried out and when I went to check on her, she was straddling the crib railing. Awesome. I put her back in the bed, and 30 minutes later she came trotting into our room. Whattheheck. Apparently, she was so excited M was there she decided to crawl out of her bed. She actually hasn't done it again since that night, which I am very thankful for because I'm just not mentally ready to put her in a toddler bed.
The funny thing about toddlers is they always think the other might be getting something better than them. They can't be happy with what they have because there so concerned they might miss out. I'm sure I do something similar, but it's so sad to see in your kids. It made me laugh though because as soon as one was done with a meal (yelling "all done, all done"), no matter how much the second one had eaten, the would start yelling "all done" as well. Oh kids. We had so much fun with Miss Maryn and look forward to many more sleepovers with her in our future.
Just because he's the cutest.