Well, I thought I'd tentatively jump back into blogging... I feel like I've lost my motivation for writing about the mundane, boring aspects of our life. At some point I'd really like to reformat my blog into a more "subject-oriented" one, instead of just random ramblings... though what subject to pick, I don't know. But for now... random ramblings it is ;)
The past few months have been good. I'm back at work 3 days a week, with Asher transitioning into daycare really well. He learned how to sleep in a crib, haha! Yes, it's true- I "spoil" my baby boy and let him nap whereever he falls asleep, be it my arms, in the back carrier, or in our bed. Eventually I move him to the crib to finish his nap, but he surely has no experience with putting himself to sleep. (And, no, I don't need advice, because I don't feel guilty about it! Our system works for us! :)
Asher is crawling for "real," now! He's just all over the place. His favorite place to be is the playroom... he just crawls from one thing to the next, checking everything out! He has his own little bin of toys and it's so cute to watch him pick stuff out of it.
Annabel is terrifically three an a half. *sigh* There are aspects that I LOVE about this age- truly. She is sooo independent and will play by herself for 30-45 minutes at a time. She will watch whole movies, and she definitely has her favorites (ahem, Dora). She is soooo into her baby doll, whose name is Baby Alex. Pretty much every day is Alex's birthday and we have to sing happy birthday to her. Most of the time she's turning 4 ;) She loves to take care of Alex, to feed and rock her, put her down for naps, change her diaper, buckle her into a carseat, stroller or high chair. She'll tell me, "can you hold Alex for a minute? I'm just going to go xyz." Or, "Please be more gentle with Alex, don't just throw her down." Sometimes Alex feels sick or doesn't want to go to church/daycare, and it's a good opportunity to talk about those things. Alex is a little more understanding than Annabel! ;)
We do deal a bit with whining and the meltdowns- oh, the meltdowns- but really, it's okay. I don't feel overwhelmed with it. I know it's normal and this, too shall pass.
As for me, I'm so excited to have "inherited" a spinning wheel from my grandma!
I guess you can just call me an old spinster! Spinning is something I've wanted to learn for quite a while, so I'm way excited for the opportunity. I have three bags of different kinds of wool coming in the mail this week, so stay tuned!
Anyway, I'll try to remember to post some pictures when I get home and have access to them! I know there have been some cute ones lately. I'll leave you with this adorable one of Asher, eating avocado in the living room: