“I think the most significant work we ever do, in the whole world, in our whole life, is done within the four walls of our own home.” – Stephen R. Covey

Friday, December 7, 2012

Update update (written 12/7/12)

So I think I might start updating this blog again. Not to tell stories or thoughts for the amusement of others but just as a scrapbook for myself. Of our family and the things that make up this stage of our life!

For example:

Today is the real first snow of the season. I would have expected it to come earlier seeing as this is South Dakota but we have had crazy warm temps in the 50s and 60s.

There are 3 new houses going up on the street behind ours. Hopefully the hammering and heavy equipment doesn't interfere with nap time! It is strange to be able to make eye contact with the guy driving the front end loader at 7am while I am still in my robe!

Growing up there were a few stay at home moms on our street. As the kids waited for the bus in the morning the moms would stand in the street and chat in their robes drinking coffee. My dad drove my brother and I too school and he would say "Ewww, gross! Pajama Party!". We naturally took the same attitude but looking at it from a new perspective, I would love to say good morning to my neighbors as the kids left for school. That is... as long as the weather is above 60.

Clara has got to be the worlds worst napper but today... she surprised me. After a  diaper change she walked right over to the rocking chair and wanted up. I let her rock back and forth for a little bit and she started rubbing her eyes. Is this a sign she wants a nap? I put her in the sleep sack and started our little nap routine. Lo and behold... I put her down awake and I do believe she has fallen asleep peacefully! Unfortunately the video on our audio/video monitor went out this week so I can't spy and make sure she is laying down but I am very happy she is quiet! 

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