Thursday, June 28, 2012

Busy summer!

Things have been crazy around our house for the past few days! I've had meetings for two days (Teachers? Working in summer? It's true, folks.) and they couldn't have come during a busier week! Between the girly going to the gym and twirl camp, my man working hours of OT, and my little guy running circles around all of us, the laundry is piled as high as the dishes and the fridge and garage could use a good cleaning!

Here's what our last few days were full of:

Sunday found us trying to reestablish a Sunday routine and make it to all services. Sunday night began our "Girls of Grace" study with a lesson in manners from yours truly and an old-fashioned dress up tea party.

Monday was full of fun with friends at the free movies and the carousel.

Yesterday Case turned 9 months old, ate pizza and veggies for dinner, and learned how to climb the stairs. Time to baby proof MORE.

Because today, he took four steps. All together. While I clapped and hugged and celebrated and praised God for my healthy, able boy, my mommy heart couldn't help but feel a twinge of sadness. It doesn't seem like he's been my little baby long enough quite yet...but watch out world, here comes Case!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The First Day of Summer

Wednesday was the Summer Solstice, and what a beautiful day it was.  The Terrys, however, did not celebrate by dancing naked in the moonlight.  Instead, we celebrated by changing the pace of our summer thus far and staying AT. HOME. ALL. DAY.

And eating the first tomato sandwich of the season.  Yum!

This little guy decided not to nap very well.  He did, however, play with his shape sorter for the first time.  He decided that it was easier to take the top off of the box than sort his shapes :)  He has his Daddy's brain and thinks outside the box (no pun intended).  His Mama, on the other hand...if the shapes are "supposed" to go in the top of the box, then the shapes are going in the TOP of the box, dangit.

The girly is 7 going on 17.  Found her in the closet, sitting in her laundry basket, listening to music while googling the lyrics so she could get ALL of the words right.  And no, she doesn't have a purple and green polka dotted tail :)  That's her prized stuffed snake, compliments of her Papa.

And my man?  I think he secretly wanted to be on the blog too.  So, he helped clean up the kitchen (which I cooked in ALL AFTERNOON making homemade meatballs with a little man attached to my legs.  Never again, Pioneer Woman, never again.).  He got out the aluminum foil, and unrolled the whole thing.  Oops!  

He redeemed himself by rerolling it.  Nicely and neatly.  Hmph. 

Mental note:  Add aluminum foil to the grocery list!

It has taken me all day Thursday to clean up our Wednesday, which happens when you spend the longest day of the year in your pajamas :)  Yesterday was fun, but there was definitely no housework involved.  I'm so grateful for long, lazy summer days with my babies--

Quiet down cobwebs, dust go to sleep...I'm playing with my babies, and babies don't keep.  

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Hello World!

Testing...1, 2, 3...
Hello Bloggy World. 
With a little one at home again, I'm trying out the blog thingie for a second time.  I need to be able to keep track of all of the things (little and big) that happen in our lives.  Because, well, scrapbooking isn't happening these days.  So, join me for our (relatively new) journey as Terry, Party of 4 :)