Thursday, September 29, 2011


So, I haven't posted in 4 months. Yikes! It really doesn't seem like it could be that long, but maybe that's because this summer was b-u-s-y.

What's new, you ask? Well, let's see. We moved into our new house! We are expecting a another baby boy in January! Wiggle started school! And I started graduate school!

That gets me off the hook of posting for at least a couple of months, right?

I would love to say that during my absence I have been really good about taking pictures, but instead I have woefully neglected most of the wonderful, fun things we did along the way. Now that fall is here and we are finally on something that resembles a schedule, I hope to remedy that problem.

I do have a couple of recent pics to share.

Wiggle waiting somewhat impatiently for Justin Roberts
 to play at the National Book Festival at the National Mall

Cutting out a flower before bedtime. Who doesn't love a little late-night craft-time?
I really need to take pictures of the house, but it is in total disarray most of the time. While we definitely have more room in this house, things don't fit as logically as before, so we keep moving big pieces of furniture around, some of which normally hold things, but we have kept empty in order to be able to move them around. This means that the house is both cluttered and that you'd better watch your shins at night because there's no telling where we might have moved that dresser during the day.

I keep feeling super behind in doing stuff to the house, but then I remind myself that we've only been in the house for a little over three weeks and some of this stuff is just going to take time. Also, adjusting to doing schoolwork with a toddler around, plus being pregnant deserves it's own adjustment period. Luckily, I am able to use Wiggle's preschool time to work on homework, but for papers and things I still need to carve time out of our evenings and weekends. Of course, C has a lot on his plate too, so we can often be found now in the evenings with the TV off, our respective computers and papers spread out around us in the family room. I really wish we had an office though; I find it very hard to transition to work at home without a defined space. Something else to add to the to-do list. Ugh.

I know I have said that I want to post more regularly before, but lately since we have been so busy, I have really felt like time is slipping by unnoticed. I want to take the time, not just to document it, but to reflect on what is going on in our lives right now. We only have a few more months of our little family of three, and while we are very excited to add a fourth, I will miss having Wiggle all to ourselves. He is not the only one who is going to have to get used to sharing!

Now, it's time to pick up Wiggle from preschool, then a nap for him, some cleaning for me, a playdate, a meeting with a potential midwife, making dinner, family dinner, putting the boyo down, some more reading, and then a little relaxation time with C. Just your typical Thursday.


  1. I love the post and and the pics! And I'd say your schedule right now more than justifies a little break from posting! I get tired just reading it! That said, I really enjoyed reading it. :)

  2. p.s. - Did he love Justin Roberts? I want to hear Justin Roberts live!

  3. p.s. - did he love Justin Roberts? I love Justin Roberts!