We had a tiny break from the humidity today. It was still hot and humid but just not as bad as it has been. The quiet before the storm I hear since next week will be in the upper 90's. It's hard to believe that two years ago around this time we were having such a bad draught and heatwave that nobody could have fireworks for the 4th of July! Even though it's not the best for house progress, we've been really lucky with intermittent, generous rains. Farmers at the farmer's market have been saying it has been a perfect season as far as crops go. Such an awesome thing to hear!
Ayden has a hard time in the mornings during my morning routine sometimes. He just wants to hit the ground running with playing and naturally wants company (I think a brother will be just the ticket!). I used to just follow his lead but came to find out that I am able to focus so much better on him and enjoy him so much more when I get those tasks done and out of the way first thing. They are what keep our household running smoothly and are important. I started getting down on his level and saying, "It's time for Mommy to do her work and time for Ayden to do his work" and then listing out some possibilities. It took a while but he is finally catching on. This morning he played with Maverick for a while:
|"Take a picture of us, Mommy!"|
Mav is a good sport...
And he listened to some audio books.
|These are my new best friend. |
They give me quiet breaks several times a day.
I ran the vacuum, and then we were off to story time! We were at the library for about an hour and a half and then walked to a nearby hardware store that carries some of my favorite cloth diaper/baby clothing safe laundry detergent. Time to wash some baby stuff! Then we stopped by the grocery store to stock up on fruit before going home for lunch.
During Ayden's nap I relaxed a little (I am almost into territory where I need to nap again which is bumming me out) and then I crossed a couple of things off of my "complete before Baby comes" to do list.
|Every six months?|
I'm pretty sure I haven't cleaned our Dyson for 2 years...
It was nasty.
Ayden slept for about an hour and a half and woke up in a great mood.
|Avocado pudding for an after nap snack!|
|I threw dinner on the grill and...|
|Ran through the sprinkler with my little love while we waited for Daddy to get home.|
While David went to build after dinner, Ayden and I went to my parents house for a swim.
My sister and her kids came too. It was a great visit! Ayden must have swam up an appetite because he ate THREE more chicken legs before going to bed tonight.
It was a day jam packed with awesomeness. I'm pretty sure this is shaping up to be the best Summer ever. Logan is going to be the cherry on top!
Flashback! Here's what we were up to one year ago today: "Keeping Up"
And two years ago today: "Every Age and Every Stage"
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