Emmett and I are sitting at the kitchen table eating some Angry Bird graham crackers, coloring with markers and writing this post. Juilett is swinging in her baby swing, Garrett is at school, and Jeremy is at work.
Garrett is on his last week of school. He has one day left of four year old kindergarten. He has grown so much this past school year. He is less shy; has no problem going up to new kids at the park to play. He is maturing. He has more patients with Emmett. I think we are coming to an end of Garrett’s fit/temper tantrum phase. Although he doesn’t through these huge screaming fits as often, he is starting to test the limits. Trying to see what he can get away with.
Emmett will be two in two weeks. He’s starting to say a few words here and there. He does make noises such as vehicles and animal sounds very well. He wants to explore everything. He will do a lot of growing this summer as he discovers the world. Emmett is not shy and doesn’t even notice me when we are at a park or someplace with other kids.
Juliett is ten weeks today. It’s hard to believe its been two and half months already. It goes by fast but yet it seems like she’s been with us forever. The first couple weeks was rough settling into a new routine. Now she is settled and we have a new normal. Juliett is sleeping through the night and starting to be aware of the world around her during the day.
Jeremy has been working crazy hours this past month at work. He worked from April 14th to May 25th with out a day off. His longest day was 17 hours. His shortest day was nine hours. He averaged 15 hours a day. He always works a lot of overtime in the spring but this the first year that it was hard on the home front. He is gone before the boys are up in the morning and doesn’t get home until after they are in bed. The boys definitely miss him.
It’s like I am a single mom. I’m responsible for EVERYTHING and caring for three kids. Jeremy is home at night after kids have been fed, bathed, and put to bed. He’s home after bills are paid, phone calls are made, grocery shopping and errands have been done (with three kids in tow). He comes home, eats and sleeps. It’s tough trying to take care of everything so he doesn’t have to worry about us while he’s working (I’m sure he does anyways). Plus I miss my husband and best friend too. I’m stressed and lonely. Don’t forget I’m extra emotional due to having a baby in March.
Jeremy had this past Sunday and Monday (Memorial Day) off. We both definitely needed it. He was much happier going to work this morning and I feel so refreshed. Even though I didn’t technically get a day off, I still had to cook, pick up, and take care of kids. I didn’t have to do it alone.
I am working on a schedule for us this summer. Garrett and I made a list of things we would like to learn about, places we want to visit, and things we want to do. It’s going to be a very long but quick summer. Don’t worry I have my camera ready.
I’m also working on my photography skills (will post some photos soon). I’m trying to organize Garrett’s memory box and start an album for him. (will do a post on that too).
I’m also trying to scrap more. I’ve been applying for CT (creative team) calls. I’ve applied for three so far and third times the charm. I was accepted for a one month guest spot. Yay! Better than nothing! I’m very excited to enter the digi scrapping community. Now I just have to figure out posting to galleries and forums.
I hope everyone has a wonderful day!