Looks like we need to get this kid a cat.
Ps. We won’t be getting any new pets for a long time. Just don’t tell my kids.
Halloween is one of our favorite times of the year. I just love the leaves changing color, the change in temperature, the smell of apple cider and candy. It was especially exciting because Gabriel finally understood dressing up in a costume to knock on strangers doors for candy.
This post is going to be very picture heavy, more than ever before.
This past spring I joined a mommy group in efforts to get Gabriel to socialize with other kids his age. There was also the hope to gain a couple new friends for not only the boys but myself. I’m thankful that we have gotten to know so many great people because of this moms group.
I became super excited when one of my mom friends mentioned she had a blog. Rachel Roberts of Ladybugs and Lattes has an awesome site where she applies Pinterest Pins to her everyday life. Right now she has a series on homeschooling her preschool-aged daughter (she was a preschool teacher before having her daughter). I’m definitely going use some of her ideas on days that we are home and have free time.
Lately I’ve debated on homeschooling Gabriel when it came time to get him enrolled into preschool. Unfortunately I’m short on time these days with Grandpa and other obligations. We have him enrolled in a co-op preschool that starts next week that will hopefully be a good fit for him. I do want to be involved with his education so being able to volunteer is a pretty awesome deal. Grandpa’s radiation ends soon which will free up a lot of time during the week.
Is it bad that I’m nervous and excited about Gabriel starting preschool? We did a similar program through the park district during the summer, but I wasn’t a big fan at the end. I didn’t like that it was easy for just anyone to walk right into the classroom, the lunch lady voiced very loudly how she thinks food allergies are a bunch of baloney, and how one day Gabriel came home crying then didn’t want to go back. Oh well. Only time will tell how this round will work out.
Once upon a time, a boy bought a beautiful charm bracelet for an underserving girl. That girl loved that bracelet. She took care of that bracelet the best she could.
Then one day the girl lost her bracelet. She looked everywhere for that bracelet a million times. She cried and cried and cried some more.
Some two years passed by and the girl still pined for her bracelet. One day, as she was cleaning out a purse she felt something lumpy on the other side of the lining. Could it be?
Yes! It was the damn bracelet! How the hell did it get there? She had to rip open the seam to get to it… The world may never know.
We’ve been sick on and off for the last three weeks now. It all started with small cough and a little runny nose from the boys. It went away for them in a couple days, it became a full blown sinus infection for mommy.
Then there were a couple quiet days last week were there were no cough, sniffles, or snot.
The boys woke up grumpy Monday morning. They were grumpy when we left the house for a Halloween party. They were super pissed when we came back home from the party AND they were sporting niagra falls runny noses. Then my throat started to burn, not ache.
It’s day three now of sickness part deux. They don’t have any fevers, but the sneezing, coughing, runny noses are still there. It sounds like the congestion is starting to finally break up with Rafael. Colds always sounds so much worse for babies.
So, I took some medicine that the Dr gave me to help with cough and sleep before I wrote this post 10 minutes ago. I think it’s working. It still amazes me that Tylenol with Codeine is considered safe for nursing moms. Here is to hoping for good sleep tonight.
I’d love to be as comfy as these two right about now.