this is my life: my children. i call them my little chickens, and i am their mother hen. our routine doesn't change much and it's become a good one: we wake up, annie eats, goldie has her ba-ba (they've been waking up at the same time lately), we watch sesame street while we play with all of goldie's toys. goldie is constantly trying to share with annie and that includes kisses and hugs and trying to climb on top of her to cuddle. she really loves annie. it's very sweet to watch. so then we have some breakfast that usually includes eggs, chicken sausage with spinach and roasted red peppers (costco... search for it, it's so good), raisins, and some cheerios. goldie LOVES breakfast; it's her favorite meal of the day, just like her dad. annie sits and jibber-jabbers in her little seat, smiling the entire time. annie falls asleep for her nap around 10:15, and goldie goes down at 11. the chickens sleep and i escape to crossfit for my daily workout... which i am loving, by the way. my mom is so nice and stays home so i can go do that every day.
girls wake up, eat again, play outside, take a second nap, more hugs, kisses, dancing, laughing, talking, learning, etc. goldie's favorite toys right now are blocks, tonka trucks, the lids off of mason jars, jello boxes, and her stacking cups. annie is very chill and just watches what we're doing--the girl smiles all the time and really does talk a lot for her age (in my opinion). she likes to be held, but she's also pretty content just relaxing in her chair. the porch swing above is a favorite of them both. we spend our evenings on the back porch playing with blocks and swinging on the swings. it's a dreamland for goldie...makes me desperate for my own back porch one day. or even a yard.
goldie loves playing with the hose and anything water-related. she is an outdoors-woman, that's for sure. she doesn't mind getting dirty. in fact, yesterday i was draining her baby pool and she was playing with the hose, sitting in water puddles and loving every minute of it. i think it helps that the weather is nice and hot, so it's okay to get wet and still be warm.
these girls bring us so. much. happiness. how did we get so lucky?
there's always some sacrifice involved though. jake is away for training and we miss him a lot. goldie says his name all the time and gets real excited every time she sees him on skype. as for me, i feel like i'm so busy that i block out the thoughts of missing my husband. there are so many moments during the day where i think, "oh my gosh, jake would love this." so i send my photos and videos and that's how we're surviving. cannot wait to see him soon.
i don't have much to report really. our routine is what we do, and it's a very enjoyable one. i feel so very content.... all except that we're missing our favorite guy. such is life! come september when we move to san fran (finally), i think i'll feel an incredible amount of satisfaction. until then, tally-ho!
went shopping with two kids all by myself. big accomplishment, and i didn't even cuss. it was actually a very good time. we'll see about next time. yes, that's a car seat behind goldie, and yes all of the groceries are sitting WITH goldie. ha!
annie wears my dream dress. pucker up baby.
and goldie holds annie, wearing the same dress. i like to dress them like twins on sundays.
goldie has her first mcdonald's ice cream cone, which is now become a weekly tradition.
anyway, i'm off to work out. life is lovely. hoorah for spring and summer. ta-ta!