Monday, October 20, 2014

Wrote this on Monday..

Man, I hate being sick. It just really cramps my style! I have been craving some exercise this week, but my throat is so sore and has this raw feeling. I've been whispering a lot because talking hurts. And I've been letting Rose watch tv so I could rest, especially while Raimo was out of town in Arizona. We just got through those couple of days, and now he is home again and HE is sick so he is really no help. In fact, I'm still taking care of everyone, myself and him included! Why is it just no fun being the mom? Anyway, we are going on some trips this week and next to Irvine and Utah so I'm trying to get better and keep the kids from getting sick. I feel like Finn has had a perpetual cough for a few months, first with teething and then colds and more colds. Poor little guy. He is seriously so easy going though so it's not always totally clear to me when he's not feeling well or just waking up at night. Thankfully he got back into his old sleep routine from before the teething that started at 5 months--he is sleeping through the night again (hooray!!!) from 7 till 6 am (sometimes 5 am, sometimes 6:30). I love him at 7 and 8 months. It's been a delight. Well all of it has been, but I sure feel a lot better when I get a full night's sleep. He and I had some special time today since Lindsey took Rose to ballet and then to her house to play today. I got to rest and pay a little extra attention to Finn (he totally gets the shaft when Rose is home, but that's ok cause he doesn't know any better and he's just happy to be with all of us anyway). He kept giving me the most wonderful smiles all day. I think he knew he had my attention! It was totally adorable and I am in love.

Some of the latest with Rose... she makes up little songs all the time. I l-o-v-e LOVE it. Just now she sang a little "and now I'm going  pee pee" song on the toilet. (Sometimes it's "peep peep" instead of pee pee, and I think that is so cute!) I love her potty-trained self. I love the urgent declarations "I have to go potty!" followed by her dropping her pants and running off bare-bottomed to the bathroom. It's all so immediate and quick and cheeky. No time to spare! She had a great time with Savannah today. I know it because she is absolutely wiped out. I love that about her playing with friends--she actually gets enough activity for her little 3-year-old self. 

Well, today is Thursday. Just a little tired but I'm feeling much better and no kids got sick! I need to start packing... I'd much rather go to the beach. Maybe I'll do both!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Just a lot of pics and crummy captions

I miss my babies this evening ( they're in bed). I waited all day to get a little time to myself, and now I'm looking at photos of them. They are so sweet. I've had a sore throat the pasts few days and haven't been able to give them kisses, and I haven't been totally present as I could have been with them. Anyway, they are so sweet sometimes and other times I am telling Rose for the 50th time to stop bugging or hurting Finn. Here is a nice moment. 

I love her poses
This little man knocked over my plant today and tried to eat dirt. DIRT!
Rose being queen Elsa
Finn's 5 teeth- he's got such a toothsome smile and his face is so different because of it.
The kids are both in high chairs when we eat out. We went to Cafe Rio on the way to Disneyland
Concentrating on stacking
Here's a perfect scenic day when Finn actually took a nap at the beach and Rose and I had a lot of fun together. We ate cold pizza and played and splashed, and all the retired people-turned-beach bums looked on at my adorable babes and offered to set up my umbrella and carry some stuff to my car for me. I love Indian summer. The beach is all ours
Hope I can go tomorrow
Miracle of all miracles
Rose wouldn't let Finn sit in the front. 
I finally convinced her. This was the day we were doing laps around the complex waiting for dad to get home. 
This happens EVERY night and Finn is so excited about the bath and Rose.,. I just took the hammock out of his baby tub so now he gets to sit up. And he just splashes and SPLASHES with his hands- he is absolutely thrilled and in awe of what he can do with the water!
He's soooo handsome!
Playing with Savannah
Finn's favorite spot in the house. He loves to climb under the table, all over the table legs and under the chairs to this low window. The other day I found him standing with both feet on the window ledge, palming the window.
She's picky as ever about eating
Finn and great grandma
Raimo fell asleep sitting up- I snapped this as he opened his eyes
This is us laughing about Raimo falling asleep sitting up and that I caught such a funny face
Finn is giving moral support
Rose is doing pretty well at going on the potty. Never has accidents... Just number 2 was kind of overwhelming for her. It's getting better as you can see. Tantrum city 
First bow tie
Looking at her 'feet prints'
LOVE this shot. Makes laundry better, giving out rides to and from the dryer
Our fall mobile from our nature walk
And last but not least, tonight before bed...
My babies! 😍
Time to go look at them and then go to bed.