It's been a minute since I've done a Lately post! We're well into a summer groove right now between mornings at the pool, play dates, and visiting some of our favorite kid-friendly places around town.
The daily morning routine goes a little like:
- Hanging in Mom & Dad's room while they get ready + cartoons in bed.
- B eats breakfast in her pj's.
- I get the kitchen cleaned up from the night before while B's safely locked down for 10 min in her highchair.
- We get ready for the day, and attempt for 30 min to leave the house for whatever errand or activity we've got planned. And 11/10 times I'll forget something key like diapers, a water for B, snacks, etc. I like to live on the edge.
Typically, by 10AM we're in the car off to the park, pool, or other activity. We've really been trying to make mornings about burning energy since B dropped her morning nap earlier this year. And at least once or twice a week, an errand gets mixed in.
And by 12PM, we're back home eating lunch and winding down for nap! B's a great napper and sleeps from 1-4PM most days. I work remotely on graphic design things for the family business while she sleeps. Evenings are usually spent getting dinner ready, running errands, and hanging out with Daddy after he gets home from work. Weekends have been really nice with not a lot going on. We've been spoiled with no plans, so a lot of our weekends lately have been family time doing fun things around town.
Our nice little routine got totally demolished a few weeks ago though when all three of us came down with a nasty virus. B got it first, then me, and finally Jordan. It took me forever to get past it with literally two weeks of fevers (summer fevers are SO strange I've decided) and two doctor's visits for medicine. B's had two ear infections because of it, and we're reaching the point of having that conversation with her ped about tubes. (BOO) Jordan had tubes as a little boy, and my brother was really close to getting tubes as well. Most of the time genetics give you all the good things, but sometimes you inherit some real bummers. (Also B's rocking the doctor's gloves because our most recent Urgent Care visit left us with some really fun prizes like the gloves + a lollipop. Lemons -> Lemonade)
B's in a HUGE Daddy phase right now, and Jordan's loving it. She's been learning some really funny tricks from him like "Show us your muscles!" and my personal favorite: "Whaaaat?" where she scrunches up her nose and winks. He can literally do no wrong at the moment, including absolutely zero protesting from B when he washes her hair. (She does NOT like washing her hair!)
We're also on the brink of B turning 22 months which means her birthday is on the horizon. I'm kind of in denial of everything that's ahead, including big girl beds and potty training. In so many ways she's still SO little, and in other ways I'm seeing her start to change into a little girl. It's mind blowing how fast it happens! Anyways, we're putting off all important milestones until after the birthday because my heart can't take it. I'm distracting myself with pinning birthday ideas and mentally planning party details. I've decided it'll be way more low key this year, and the theme will be something B really loves.
And that about sums it up! We're all feeling a lot better right now, and are so thankful for good health, time together as a fam, and days that are less than 100*F.