Life lately has been full! Full days, full of kids, full schedules, full hearts. I forget how much I love this time of year. This week we have turned our heater on for the first time and I broke out my slippers! My favorite thing is being cozy at home – slippers on my feet, a hot meal on my table, and a fire crackling in the fireplace. Maybe I’m not as much of a summer girl as I thought I was. ;) Truthfully, I fall in love with each season as it rolls past. It’s like catching up with a new friend. I forgot how happy and lovely and cozy fall was!
Since we rearranged bedrooms, Major has been sleeping so much better! I am feeling like a new woman. He has gone back to waking up once a night at 3:30 to eat – where before I couldn’t get him past midnight, then 2, then 4… So we are making progress for sure! Speaking of that little honey man, he is about as nice as they get. Days go by without him ever crying. Which is good, because I think he’s the only kid in the house that is true for. ;)
Grae continues to shave years off my life in her own little ways – currently it’s finding pens, markers, pastels, etc. hiding around the house, and then displaying her artwork all over my living room. For the love of Crayola, y’all. I don’t even know what to do with that. Remember my two perfect oldest girls who would have never DREAMED about coloring on furniture? Yeah, I realize now it wasn’t my shining parenting keeping them from their artistic urges. These babies come how they come, and Grae packs a punch wherever she goes. I know she’s going to do good things in this world with that fire in her heart.. I just hope I survive these days to see it. ha!
The big girls continue to grow at a rapid rate, they have moved on past princesses and dress-ups and now always want to do things like watch american girl youtube videos (Stella) or play roblox (Harlo) and beg for their own social media accounts and youtube channels and I just can’t even. “It’s too fast!” I whine to Brady every single night, “They were babies yesterday, and they’ll be teenagers tomorrow. Can’t we call someone? Can’t we do something? Do something!!” But mostly I’m just loving them in their stages, even though it breaks my heart how quickly they’ve gotten here. Also, thanks to Chloe’s American Girl Doll Channel (or one of the many others..), Stella is asking for a trip to London for her 7th birthday, so there’s that.
I am officially in the thick of motherhood, where flats, and 5 minute hairstyles, and outfits I can sit on the floor in are my jam. I’m not even mad about it. Cozy sweaters are my soul mate, and lace-up ballet flats? Are you even real? Thank you for jazzing up my momiform, you darlings, you. My top and sweater is from Scout & Cloth, and I’ve linked similar below.
**Sidenote: I am thinking of adding more video to the blog – like makeup tutorials, hairstyle ideas, day-in-the-life type stuff. Is that of interest to you? It really helps when you guys tell me what you like or want to hear more about, so leave a comment if there’s something specific you’d like me to chat about!