Monday, October 22, 2012


September flew by and I think there was only one post here on the blog.  Now, here we are almost at the end of October, scary!  September was a favorite month of mine.  It was a time where things were finally calming down around here a little bit.  I crave routines and schedules and September helped us get on a schedule that feels comfortable and predictable.  I heart summer for sure, but there is something so calming about a nice routine!  Adam is working a regular schedule now instead of insanely studying for the bar exam (which, in case you didn't hear, he passed by the way!).  Caroline is so happy to be attending school everyday and has so many stories to tell when she hops off the bus.  With Caroline at school in the mornings, Olive and I have a new found time with just us while Jane is napping.  Olive is loving playing Starfall and learning her letters and she is such a different person without C around.  She is grown up, still a comedian, and loves helping me.

With our lovely new schedule, we also introduced a darling chore chart.  I thought it wasn't going to go anywhere, but it has been a hit!  They only have 3 things to focus on: make their bed, put clothes away, and clean up toys when they are done.  When I have reminded them to do one of the tasks, they seriously are so excited.  It has been a month and they are still thrilled about it, so hopefully it sticks!
(PS: we really don't make them scrub the cupboards, they were doing this for fun one day.  They were singing as they were doing it and it melted my heart!)

We hit up the all you can eat ice cream event at the fair one evening with my family.  The best part of the night was when we took a ride on the ferris wheel!  Have you been on a ferris wheel lately?  I couldn't remember the last time I had and it was the BEST. RIDE. EVER!  The girls were shrieking with delight and had the most animated faces and actions the entire ride.  I think it will be one of my favorite moments of watching these two, it was just so carefree and fun!

Sweetest Jane is such a calm spot in our lives.  She still has the most tender, soft cry and people say they love it.  It really is sweet.  She is incredibly smiley, even tempered, and starting to be chatty with her squeals.  She loves to suck on her hands, is enjoying tummy time up on my shins when I am lying down and have my legs in the air, and she   
has her sisters wrapped around her tiny little finger.

She is becoming more and more alert every day, but still so easy to tote around.  She came to the Jazz game with Adam and I and to Adam's swearing in ceremony.  

The girls practice changing diapers often on Jane's changing table.  They get their diaper bag and line up the babies and get to work.  I am lucky to have such helpers, truly.  Whenever Olive grabs a diaper for Jane it has to have Mickey and "Puto" on it.  
I just love our little family!  Not every day is calm and nice, there are days when I am so disappointed with my lack of patience.  I am learning though and grateful for the chance to do so!


The Winegar's said...

You DO have a great family and I love you are dearly.

Erica Huff said...

Love the cabbage patch dolls!

Erin the Mom said...

That's so great when the kids will help clean, take advantage while they want to! Enoch LOVES it, but it's a stretch to get the other kids to do more than their daily minimum.