Cut from the same cloth
One of the things about motherhood that I’ve really enjoyed is seeing the characteristics in my kids that came from me or Justin. David is thorough and precise when he’s playing, and I know that comes from Justin. He likes order, and will close any random drawers that are open, or close the door to the laundry room in the hall if he’s just walking past. It’s so innate I don’t even know if HE realizes he’s doing it.
Luke, however, is a bit more WIDE OPEN, and prefers chaos and noise and activity! He loves to rough house and jump. He loves chasing his brother, or running up and down the hall. Just recently he has started to sit, on his own, and flip through a book. I’ve always been an avid reader, so it’s sweet to see Luke start to love reading!
It will truly be interesting to see how they play as they get older (they are 14 months apart). They play really well together now, with the occasional aggressive move from either one, but I anticipate their “play styles” are going to go in opposite directions!
Another thing that Luke and I have in common is the love of the snack. He’s a snacker, and I am too. My dad is a snacker as well, so Luke is, among other reasons of course, like a magnet to “bee-da” (that is what he calls my dad) when he goes into the kitchen. Luke’s kryptonite? Pretzels. And he doesn’t even have all his teeth yet!
So, multiple times a say Luke will run into the kitchen and beg for a pretzel, as I have them sitting in a glass canister on the counter. I usually oblige, because it’s just a pretzel, but I think I’ve created a pretzel monster. Whenever I’m in the kitchen, and accidentally knock the glass container, Luke KNOWS the sound of it and will come running in, saying, “pet-zill!? pet-zill!?”
I stay pretty active with the boys. We are often going somewhere and doing something every day. There are certainly days that we kick it at home, but we all go a little stir crazy after too long.
My wardrobe has migrated into a totally easy and comfortable one, filled almost entirely with clothes I know I can wear when I’m hanging with the kids. These Nike sneakers are a newer addition that I ordered online from Nordstrom, and I love them. They are light enough blue that they almost look grey. The have a cool texture to them, and they are sporty without being too much like shoes I’d wear to work out.
And? They essentially go with my entire wardrobe!
Here are a few other sneakers that I found at Nordstrom that would be easy to wear with almost anything (well, with one exception!).
I know I say this in almost every post when I share something I bought online at Nordstrom, but the free shipping and free returns make online shopping SO easy. And shopping with a nearly 2 and 3 year old is the opposite of that, so it’s hard to pass up the oppoortunity sit at my computer and order a few things to try on at home.
My outfit is a random assortment of things, but I found very similar options and linked them below!
This post was created in partnership with Nordstrom.