I am embarrassed that my cousin-in-law with NINE children can blog on a daily basis WITH pictures and I can't even post once a month anymore!
Work is crazy busy (which is a good thing) and our remodel is nearing the final phase. Hence the NO TIME for anything else. I barely get laundry done.
That being said, I was about to download pics to post .... just discovered that Jeremy has the camera with him to take pictures of our newly hung drywall so check back later this week for some updated photos of my blond haired, blue eyed precious boys.
Carson: Still bi-polar but we're working on not reacting and just trying to ignore it. When he's in a good mood, he is hilarious! Quite the joker and still very busy.
Skate park was a BLAST with his balance bike! He could have stayed there for hours but apparently teenagers wake up around 11 because the park started to fill up with cussing and strange hair-do's at 11:30 so we escaped quickly.
Soccer- over, done, no more for at least another 6 months. It was a drag, to literally drag him onto the field crying and make the coach hold onto him until he realized he was having fun.
Swim class- we've missed the last 4 classes due to sickness, diarrhea, and two more sickness. EXPENSIVE to miss class and it's killing me! MUST go on Monday!
Appetite- picky as ever and is VERY affected by low blood sugar so I'm constantly trying to figure out how to get him to eat. So very frustrating.
Newest challenge- He's been potty-trained since he was 2 years 4 months old. But we are still wiping him for #2. I'm scared to death to let go control of this messy process but it's time. Our mission for the week, no more assistance with the TP. ANY TIPS would be greatly appreciated!
Keaton: Oh boy did we luck out with this adorable little guy!! This kid NEVER stops smiling! He even got sick for the first time this week. Icky cold and cough, yet he smiled through all of it. His new babysitter commented that he smiles after each sneeze. It's true. It's so stinkin' cute!
And even sick, this amazing child sleeps through all of it. Very occasionally I'll have to put a binkie in around 10 pm or 5:15 am but maybe once every 3 days or so.
We are noticing, scratch that, I am noticing that he is getting up earlier for the past two weeks. 5:30ish. Yuck. Not loving that but am willing to suck it up for all his other goodness!
Eating- Dr. M suggested we try him on solids back at 4 months to up his calories due to the reflux. It never really caught on until about 3 weeks ago. It's like a light went on and now he's ravenous for food! Loves to eat!
Milestones- 6 month check up went well, weight 16.8 pounds, 25th percentile, head 68th percentile, height 27" 68th percentile. So, tall and skinny like his father.
He is sitting up for longer and longer periods of time and now rolling both ways. He would probably spend hours in his jumper if we let him and prefers standing to any other position (just like his brother did).
Carson outgrew his infant carseat at 6 months due to height (29") but we lucked out and I figure have another 3 months or so with Keaton in his infant seat. It's nice because I still do have to take him to show homes a couple times a week and it's much easier with him trapped in the seat.
Speaking of work, I just can't balance it all. And I love and value my job. And I really am not cut out to be a stay-at-home mom. So Keaton is hangs out on Tuesdays with a friend whose has a son Carson's age. And on Wednesdays and Thursdays a former student of mine comes to our house and watches him.
This is the temporary plan until Carson's daycare can take Keaton in the fall. We are in count-down mode for that. While I do GREATLY appreciate his two sitters now, it is very challenging to drop boys off at opposite ends of town in the morning and pick them up in the afternoon.
The house- We are in count down mode!!
Drywall hung this past week and will be textured and painted by next weekend.
Our masoner is coming in a week and a half to install our stone fireplace.
The new hardwoods go in right after that.
And then . . . new kitchen cabinets, buffet and wet bar go in on the 23rd and 24th!!! Woooohooo!
Granite and tile follow cabinets.
And finally carpet and the staining of the hardwoods.
It is all very exciting to see it coming together although it would be great to wave a magic wand and have it all done tomorrow :)
I promise to post pics SOON!