Today was the kind of day that reminds me why being a stay-at-home mom has always been my dream job. Sure, it's not as glamorous as I might have imagined when I was twelve, but still, there are a lot of perks! If I omit telling you about the half hour it took me just to get the boys dressed, or the four poopy diapers I changed by 1pm—my day actually can almost sound cushy.
Listen to this: we wake up; I make smoothies for my boys; let Trenton jump on the bed, which puts him in an automatic good mood; get everyone dressed and head to the park; chat with my girlfriends while the boys run wild; get home and eat lunch; put boys down for naps and take a nice nap myself(!); blow bubbles on the patio; take the boys to visit my good friend Leigh, who lives upstairs; make a simple dinner; tidy up; and put the cuties to bed!
Here are a few other random details about life lately:
In the one week we were gone, it seems that Chase grew just enough to access some areas of the house he could not previously climb to: the TV and toilets. He can climb onto a toilet without any assistance!
The little show-off himself. Love that pose.
Needless to say, I now have a second green tub on top of the other to prevent this from occurring again. (The original purpose of that tub was to cover the outlet and TV cords.)
Trenton often asks me to pull out "Sophee's bed" (she slept with us once and now he has officially deemed it her bed) so he can jump. I rarely comply, but I've gotta say, we're all usually pretty darn happy when I do!
In the photo above, he is showing me his new camera smile. For the last several months, he has turned away from the camera almost every time I pull it out. But in the last few days, he has started telling me, "I'm learning to smile!" and he'll actually do it! Love this.
And HELLO adorable boxer briefs from H&M! I smile every time I look at him when he's wearing these.
And this is him "snuggling" Chase.
Speaking of Chase, this kid gives me at least three—often four—stinky diapers to change every single day! I thought Trenton's diapers were crazy hard to change at this age (and they were!), but at least he only pooped once a day! Chase hates diaper changes and does everything he can to escape—four times a day! Phew, so glad I got that off my chest. :)
On a happier note, he has decided that walking is his preferred means of transport. He's been working on it for a couple of months now but just recently decided to walk more than he crawls.
Trenton absolutely LOVES Chase. He calls him Chasey all the time, and he can be so affectionate with him. I love seeing them interact and watching their friendship unfold.