A Hubby Free Week

Now don’t get me wrong, I miss my husband extremely. There are just some things that I can’t do when he is around. Like, say, cleaning for example. Two reasons for this. One, I still find myself in car-sales mode. When Andrew was selling cars he was gone so much that on the rare occasion he was home we would drop everything to spend time together. Now that we have been so wonderfully blessed with his new job at Oakwood he has more time to spend with family. So he is home more and I get less done. Second, my husband is a tornado. I think most are. He is very well meaning but I am too picky about things going in their proper place. I would rather clean myself than have him help.

So my house is mostly clean and has been staying that way all week.

And, the kids and I are trying to stay busy. Yesterday we spent a couple hours at Lake Elmo. I braved it with a one, two and three year old. It is funny to me because I always get so overwhelmed at the thought of taking them out by myself but then when I finally do it is never as bad as I thought it was going to be. Miracle had an extra good time and braved it on her own out into the water. Then after Jack left I took Mira and Axel to Como Town and Axel did rides. It was pretty empty and he had several rides to himself. They even let him stay on for a couple of turns.

Axel's Favorite - The Frog Hopper

Axel's Favorite - The Frog Hopper

Wishing She Could Go On The Rides

Wishing She Could Go On The Rides

This morning Axel and I made pancakes. Plain, chocolate chip and blueberry. There are brownies baking and we are getting ready to go to a friends house to scrapbook. Yipee! Some adult conversation for me and some kid-free time. Thanks Dani!

 

Question of the day…..

What is more important to you – looking good or feeling good? Obvioiusly most of us try to look our best but I am talking about when you look nice – maybe not fantabulous – but you feel great. Or would you prefer to looking great and maybe be a little uncomfortable?

As for me, the question comes because I feel good today. Just a pair of jeans and a tank top. Now, when I look in the mirror I can see that I do not look fantabulous. But I don’t look gross either. I feel good though and that is what I prefer:)

One Weird Summer

Here it is. A new beginning. I feel like my first post has to cover so much, or explain everything, or be just perfect. I think I’ll just dive right into it…

Summer has not been the same this time around. The first half of last summer was so amazing. We were out at the beach/park/zoo almost every day. The second half I had a newborn and well, pretty much stayed in the air conditioning. If you know me at all you know I love summer. I have threatened to move to California, and just love being outside enjoying the weather. The crazy weather in the spring threw me a curve ball this year, and now I just can’t get into it. I finally have been out a few times the last couple of weeks and feel like I am finally getting the most out of summer. (even though it is almost August)

We started a toddler playgroup at church and had a blast at our first meeting. Hopefully we can build some new friendships through that for me and the kids!

toddler playgroup

toddler playgroup

 Last Sunday we attended the church picnic and enjoyed the summer a little too much. Axel ended up with heat exhaustion and had a headache, fever and vomitting all night. Praise the Lord he is alright!

church picnic

church picnic

 I am fortunate to have an amazing sister who I can entrust my children too, and on Tuesday she took Miracle for me and I took Axel, Jack and Ella to Como Town. We really had a great time and already have another trip back planned.

como town teacups

Como town teacups

Besides the rides, we love checking out the baby orangutan and the butterfly tent. It is fun to watch the babies as the butterflies are going right past their heads. They get so excited when one is close enough for them to get a good look. It helps that the tent is shaped and colored like a monarch caterpillar as well.
The Butterfly Tent

The Butterfly Tent

So, has the summer been weird for anyone else? Or do I just need to get with the program? Any great ideas for a one, two and three year old?
I’m off to make a tutu🙂 
And clean my house:(