hello blog. It's been awhile.
hello Monday. You came so fast but at the very least brought with you the most gorgeous of days. Sunny and puffy white clouds in the sky with a spring breeze. Pretty perfect for this Missouri turned Minnesotan.
hello EVERYBODY OUTSIDE. In Minnesnowta fashion, on the very first "nice" dayof the season windows fly open and kids hit the ground running. Neighbors reunite, rugs are shaken out, cars are being washed and SMILES are seen everywhere. It is honestly one of my favorite times of the year in Minnesota ... the REBIRTH that comes after a long hard winter. We truly know how to embrace that change of season and do so with a smile.
hello Luke. OH LUKE. His "switch flipped" and he is wanting (read: needing) to be outside ALL OF THE TIME. Period. End of story. If he's not outside or allowed out then I'm the world's biggest A-hole. I do what I can to help him meet this need ... but sometimes (you know, the end of the day) you need to come in. AND BATHE.
hello busy mind. My mind was on over-drive this morning. It must be what Luke's ADHD brain is like. A constant buzzing about ALL that I had to do, see, write, fix, make, pay ... a constant to-do list on repeat in my brain. ACK! I'm tick, tick, ticking away at it furiously in order to be prepared to GO BACK OUTSIDE upon the arrival of the bus! (see ^^^ above!)
hello birdies. I missed your chirping.
hello good mood. I missed you too.
hello school and the routine that it brings. I'm not going to lie, I dig a routine. Or even a plan of attack. Loosey goosey is awesome for me ... but not me + kids. We need an action plan for these busy bodies. Even if that action plan is simply "exploring the woods."
hello diet coke. I'm doing well. I had a slight relapse over Spring Break (can you say coping mechanism?) but have returned to my rigid 1 a day routine. I'm still trying to phase out to none a day ... in time. I am feeling less NEEDY and dependant on it! YAY!
hello friends. Last night we had a BBQ with friends. The kids ran wild, the adults talked, indulged and enjoyed some adult time and it was JUST what the doctor ordered. THANK YOU friend. ;)
hello bike rider. Luke is officially training wheel free! He worked HARD to make this accomplishment. He is working hard now to master the two wheels going up and down curbs/driveways and turning and so forth. Today he wanted to "go up a really big hill and come down." Somehow going straight just isn't good enough for him. Of course it's not ... I mean, he just learned to ride yesterday ... of course we should take it down steep hills and stuff. (insert heart attack)
hello sunshine. Have I mentioned it enough? Well ... time for the kids to bust through the door and for all of us to fill up on a little more well loved VITAMIN D. YAY!