The girls are at a point where they can skip nap when we find something better to do, usually without earth-shattering consequences come bedtime. It's nice to be able to do a few things differently every once in awhile. With summer here in full force, I imagine we will take advantage of the option to choose adventures like the splash park or ice cream dates over naps when the mood strikes.
Addison & Mackenzie are interested in things they have never noticed before. We spent nearly an hour out in the yard the other night, chasing and catching lightning bugs. Their pretend games are longer and more involved than ever, and they can entertain themselves for the longest time with random objects. Yesterday it was a roll of duct tape; today, a spool of thread.
Jeremy and I are making a concentrated effort to change some of our eating habits, focusing on more real and natural (and low-carb) foods. We are working hard to find new meals we both enjoy.
Personally, I have found myself eating a lot less meat. I don't know if y'all know this or not, but the South is kind of a "meat & potatoes" kind of place. Growing up, I didn't think you could have a real meal without meat. Slowly, I'm learning that there are several meatless meals I really like. Black beans, rice, and other vegetables and whole grains have become staples in my diet over the last few months, and I just realized today that I am now eating at least 5-6 meatless meals during the week. I made and froze black bean quesadillas last week, and they make an excellent lunch.
The girls and I are taking lots of afternoon/evening walks. They sit in the stroller, eating a snack and chatting their nonsense to one another while I jam to a Pandora station and focus on pushing 60+ pounds of kids and stroller up the hill in our neighborhood. We saw the resident neighborhood peacock (yes, peacock! No idea where he came from....) the other day, which was way more exciting for me than for A & M. They did think it was really cool when I let them go out dressed like this, though:
|Evening stroll attire should always include pajamas and rain boots. Cowboy hat and Nerf gun are optional.|
Yes, things are going well around here lately.
How about you?
How about you?