My kids hated the jam (eye roll) and refused to eat toast every morning which is unfortunate because that's all we ever have time for, so I took an old, empty bottle of Kroger raspberry jam (that they devour) and filled it with a jar of the stuff I made. I was pretty smug as I watched them spread it on their toast.
But they still hated my jam. So there went my smug moment.
So then school started two weeks ago. And Eli must have been super excited or something because he woke up at 3am and would not go back to sleep. And I'm normally a huge fan of ignoring crying babies at 3am, but he was in body-shaking-almost-vomiting hysterics (as some of you were after the Bachelorette this season, am I right?*). I tried changing his diaper, feeding him, sleeping on his floor, but what eventually worked was turning on America's Funniest Videos and then finally freeing him from his room at 6:30 am to very happy shouts of "Morning?! Morning?!" And then I just followed him around while he played with the dining room lighting and jammed out on the piano:
But by 10am...
But nap time has to coincide with afternoon Kindergarten or mommy's going to lose her ever loving mind.
And you know what's awesome? He naps every afternoon while Austin and Ashlyn are at school and I'm so happy and it's so quiet that I'm near tears and I dance a lot in my kitchen because I can sweep and there's no one there to make a mess for like 3 whole hours. Just kidding. I barely sweep. I watch trashy TV all afternoon.
So then there was the Color Run and my friends and I were made famous when this happened:
Warming up a crowd of thousands on stage was far more of a workout than the run because I ran a 7-year-old pace. But she rocked it.
And we finally picked out a lot and a house where we will live forever!** It's perfectly situated within walking distance to the elementary school, at the end of a cul de sac that butts up to a future park, and is across the street from the neighborhood pool. It's just sadly lacking a lot of trees, but is right between two wooded common areas.
And the builder was nice enough to let us completely customize our floor plan, which was just finalized today.
*There are not enough drugs in the world to get me to watch that show, so I have no idea what I'm even talking about.
**I hesitate to say that, because every time I have we've moved within 6 months.