Recently... our days have been so busy and they are about to become even busier as spring unfolds. I just signed the kids up for swimming. Wait, let me rephrase. I just signed all three kids up for three different swimming classes on three different days. Phew! The boys start outdoor soccer soon and Joshua wants to play t-ball at the same time. Sure, why not, I say. Two music classes a week, cub scouts happens almost every other week and Lego Club on wednesdays. Between all these sessions I manage to squeeze in workouts and manage a household, as do so many other amazing mamas out there. Round of applause to us!
Recently... I wonder why I'm always tired.
Recently... we decided to finally join the YMCA. I'm excited to get it into gear and get in shape. I haven't talked about this, but I've a hard time getting back to my old body after having Jessica. It's kinda weird actually, I'm happy with my size and weight, but things have, well, changed. Moved. I have new trouble zones that I really want to focus on. And let's just say these chocolate chip scones I just made aren't helping.
Recently... I caved and let the kids buy a lego. Another lego. Sometimes, it's okay to cave and be the cool mom. Sometimes I feel like I'm the mom who always says no (no tv, no video game, no candy, no this no that) so it feels good to be the mom who says yes.
Recently... I've been concentrating on the Paleo diet. By no means can I eat Paleo all the time, but I certainly feel good when I do. I stumbled across this site that has wonderful recipes. The pumpkin coconut custard is awesome and tomorrow we're trying one of the frittatas (with the scones) for brunch.
Recently... Jon and I just finished American Horror Story, but I'm a little scared to start the next season. So much scarier! And, should I be watching Downton Abbey? I can't help but notice everyone is talking about it, and even my parents are watching it.
Recently... I'm remembering how easy it was for Jon and I to pick up on a whim and travel when and wherever we wanted. Before kids, of course. The first years of Bonnaroo were a no brainer. Driving to Vermont to see Phish, why not! I would sure love to go to Bonnaroo this year. Have you seen the line up? We're hoping, praying, that maybe, just maybe, we can make the All Good Music Festival. Rumors are that Phish is headlining and it's here in Ohio!
Recently... I've been thinking a lot about blogging and social media and how I want it to play a part in my life.
Recently... I've been feeling guilty about not responding to comments and emails. I am so sorry! This is something I really need to work on. At the end of the day I have such little time, and I don't work on my blog during the day when the little ones are around. Which means once they are asleep my to do list is a mile long. Last night I planned on conquering that list, but I fell asleep while putting the kids to bed! My pet peeve is when people don't respond, not necessarily to comments on blogs because that's tough, but to twitter and instagram. So many times I have reached out to others who seem like minded and who I believe I would share common interests with, and yet I hear no response. Nothing. Nada. Kinda makes me wonder why I follow them. Like every other aspect of my life, I'm de-cluttering around the social media ends too. So if I accidentally delete you please let me know!! Or, if I never respond to you please call me out!
I'm looking forward to the weekend, to lazy brunches spent with the family, to a big play date for Jonas which means pizza and cookies and rice crispy treats (I better get working on that)to a birthday party on Sunday, to a possible get away to Cleveland for me, and to a late dinner with the hubby on Sunday night. I'm excited to try some new recipes.
I snapped these photos of Jess yesterday after lunch, if the ketchup on the face didn't give that away. She is just too darn cute. There are no words for how my children make me feel.