Oh my goodness! It has been almost two months since I have written a Life Lately update! Eeeekk!! So needless to say, I am about to overload you with pics of bed-headed, pajama clad boys (who has time to style their hair and put clothes on when there are all the things to do?!) doing everyday toddler/preschooler things. We have been soooo busy (trust me those extra o’s are necessary!!) But, as I looked through pictures from the last month, it appears that we never left the house. Crazy, how littles can make your days so full but at the same time have you question if you really accomplished anything in life each day. I mean, was it really worth me have the house cleaned multiple times in a week only to have my college-aged brother come over at the height of the mess and say “yup, this is what it usually looks like!” Grrrrrrrr! At least said college-aged brother is cute! Ha! So ANYWAYS, you may want to grab a cup of coffee for this one. You are in it for the long haul….
My parents moved my brother into school. Sad for them, but happy for us as Uncle Josiah is now just a 30 minute drive away! We have enjoyed getting to see more of him and more of NaNa and Papa, now that their baby is living down here. It is so surreal that he is in college now! I remember thinking that I would be so old when this day came. Thankfully, now that we are here, 28 isn’t so bad after all! Ha!
This guy started preschool at home with Mommy! Boy is this challenging, but we are both adapting and learning what works best. He is a fast learner, but also a busy busy boy so sitting still is HARD. The little guy is wowing me with his ability to both memorize and apply Bible verses in the appropriate situations. On the very first day of school, when Mark and I were bickering (a RARE occurrence, ha!) Greyson said, “Mommy, remember! This is the day that the Lord has made, be glad in it!” Nothing like God’s Word coming from a toddler’s mouth to put you in your place! It’s really hard to stay mad after that! He also has been asking me to pray through each of our verses at night. We do a verse a week so we will have a very long prayer time by the end of the year, but it is such a sweet reminder to pray through Scripture.
One of my college besties, endearingly called Aunt Kailee, came for a visit. She captured these sweet pictures of G and H. And, of course, we didn’t get any pictures of ourselves together except for a couple of snapchat selfies. In our 10 years of friendship, we are notorious for not documenting it. It is always refreshing to see her though! We are already looking forward to another visit in the Spring!
We are getting more settled into our new home everyday. I have been working to knock out the rest of the painting projects after the boys go to bed. I still have two rooms to paint and about 15 doors! Ha! We are remembering that when you own a home your to do list is never really done. As you can see below, daddy has some cute helpers!
This guy is getting so big! His sweet, silly personality is coming out more everyday! We have had some rough days in between increases of his reflux medicine and teething, but he is such a happy guy when he is feeling good! He is also going potty on the potty!! We are not working too hard at it right now, but I am excited that he is showing so much interest!!
This guy is getting so big! I can hardly believe that he is almost 4! We are struggling to find the balance with him being so independent but still needing Mama’s love and attention. He seems to recognize that his brother is becoming more independent and thinks Mama should have some extra attention to give him! They are so intuitive aren’t they?!
Such a sweet relationship is developing between these two! Watching their brotherly relationship develop has been one of my favorite things as a parent. It doesn’t get much better than seeing one of their faces light up when the other wakes up or comes home. Obviously, there are arguments and crying at times, but they recover quickly.
Finally, my sister and I launched our new creative venture this month! Introducing our YouTube beauty channel the Soulful Babes! Check out our intro below!
Hope you enjoyed reading about our life lately! What has your life been like lately?