Wowza. I finally broke down and got an iphone. My mind is completely blown.
You should have seen the crappy phone I was using before taking the plunge. It was a relic. Now that I have entered into smartphone land, I need some help. What apps do I absolutely need? Besides Instagram. Got that one. ;-)
Anyone use an awesome menu planner/grocery shopping app? I could use a bit of streamlining in this department. Did some research, but I'd rather hear from some of you about what you love/hate in this realm.
Felix hasn't stopped talking about his new friend Oscar since we returned home from our trip a couple of weeks ago. This morning he asked to look at the photos I took during our visit and he often requests to watch the one video Dustin shot as the boys jumped around in their rain boots and orbited each other in the cutest way. Felix isn't the only one that had a great time and is missing our Asheville buddies. Looking forward to seeing this sweet family again sometime this fall.
Thank you kooky internet/blog world for allowing me to get to know Heather. What a treat.
The title of this post is what Felix calls his magnifying glass. Hearing him say "magic finding glass" nearly makes me drop to my knees every single time. It is definitely one of the things he says that I hope sticks around for as long as possible. Like, till he's at least 30. Oh, okay that's crazy...20.
Let's see...this week has really gotten away from me. Surprise. I'm moving in super sloooow waddlely motion around here -- 37 weeks tomorrow. That, and last weekend we did the 3 day potty learning method with Felix. It was a huge success (thank you dear Heather for telling me about it!) but I've had to be very aware in the "tell mama if you need to pee" department this week so everything moves along in the right direction. I'm a little afraid to type this as there could certainly be some back-sliding (like when the new baby arrives??) but he has gotten it thus far so it's looking like we may have only one child in diapers instead of two! Wouldn't that be fantastic?! Indeed it would.
Hope you have a great weekend. We're making personal pizzas on the grill -- a new idea that will likely work better than grilling one big pizza, something we still find a little challenging. Besides, I want pesto and artichoke hearts on my pizza and I'm guessing the boys (specifically Felix) will want nothing to do with artichoke hearts.
For fun I will leave you with some favorites I've stumbled upon lately.
Popping in to say hi. Hope you're having a fun weekend. We are certainly having a few good laughs over here due to Felix's new(ish) orange sun hat and critter catchin' net...and his hilarious personality. Oh boy.
Ina May Gaskin in the late 70s, on the commune she set up with her husband Photograph: Ina May Gaskin
I just read a fun interview with the makers of Birth Story about Ina May on Babble. Love that lady! Also, it looks like their Kickstarter campaign I posted about last week has raised over 60% of its goal. Awesome. Thanks to those of you who've thrown some money in that pot. Go Birth Story go!
So fun to peek at this sweet scene outside my living room window. Love it when they see their mama and immediately open their mouths as wide as they will go. Still not too skilled at flying; a bit more practice will change that.
Have yourself a nice weekend. We're attending a birthday party (and planning one for our little guy for next weekend) and hoping to find some water to play in since it's supposed to be a real scorcher here the next few days. Hoping to hit the farmer's market and get some sewing done. And I'm pretty sure I see several limeades and some homemade peach ice cream in my immediate future, as well.
a lot of snuggling in "the big bed" some gardening breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the back porch a found and inspected wooly bear a freed wooly bear some accessorizing with necklaces from mama's drawer lemon ricotta pancakes a ride on a paddle boat lots of good fun had at the 8th annual Beaver Queen Pagent a trip to the library a few naps a movie night
a couple of really nice days.
hope you had some as well.
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oh, and I hit the 26 week mark. the belly button is now officially leading the charge. oy!