Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Star Wars and other stuff....

Yesterday, my sweet husband told me he loved reading what I write here, so I will try to do it more often. Things have been busy, but only the kind of busy where you can't really pinpoint one big event that is taking up all your time. I have three big events that take up my days (Spencer, Slade, and Scarlet!). Of course, as my sister's wedding draws near, next Friday to be exact, things are getting slightly more hectic, but that stuff seems fun.

Slade has decided to take after Spencer in that he is becoming a Jedi Knight. Spencer so graciously decided that he would give Slade one of his light sabers (we shall see how long that is in effect), so Slade has taken to carrying it just like Spencer. The difference, however, is quite evident, as you can see below. I laughed so hard the first time I saw him, I cried.

The summer seems to be flying by, literally. I feel as though I blink and not only a day has passed, but we are in yet another new week. I have 5 weeks left of my maternity leave, and it has been so wonderful. I am truly worried about going back to work. Not worried because I can't do the job, but worried more about the schedule, and I HATE thinking of leaving Scarlet at daycare. I know they do a good job, and strangely, I am not worried about Slade. Probably because he is bigger, he can tell you what he wants (for sure!), and he is engaged in singing and reading and playing and with friends while he is there, not to mention that he will be in pre-k this year, so it's kind of like his senior year! I am worried about Scarlet's schedule because it is so great right now, and she is so happy all the time. That is one thing that I am banking on...the fact that she is easygoing, so maybe after a little tiny transition when I first start back to work, things will go like clockwork. I will miss things like right now when she is sitting in her jumperoo that she loves and just watching me and when she catches my eye, she cracks the biggest smile.

Now that she knows she can get our attention with her sweet voice, she doesn't hesitate, and all these big people come running to see what she needs...her brothers come faster than anybody, though, and they are quick to tell me what they think she needs. Today, Spencer begged to go and get her out of her crib so she could get ready for the day, and so I let him. Not only did he play with her (I heard it all through the baby monitor), but he took it upon himself to change her diaper! Now that's a good helper, and Slade was close on his heels!

Speaking of Scarlet, we have moved on to another phase of hair bows. Check this one out. So hard to resist!

My boys are at the stage where Slade wants to do everything that Spencer does, and Spencer mostly thinks that is okay. The current exciting thing is to sleep together every night. Last week, Spencer wanted to camp out in our backyard. Problem is, we don't have a tent for that, so we compromised and set up the Buzz Lightyear tent in his bedroom.

They were very excited...

This is how they ended up in the middle of the night! I guess the crowded conditions of the play tent could only hold its allure for so long and then they succumbed to the bed.

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