I’m doing my best to cherish these weeks that are flying by! I know it’s just going to get faster and FASTER over the next 8 until Christmas.
Yes I said 8.
It’s been a little bit since I did a life update here, part of that is due to other posts I have scheduled that I wanted to share, and part of that is because I share a lot of life stuff on snapchat (find me at K8_smallthings)! But, for those of you who aren’t snapping, here’s whats up.
Luke is repeating almost any word you ask him to say. It’s *the* cutest. Whenever he sees Justin’s drone sitting in his office he says, “fly drone? fly drone?” over and over. He’s into airplanes and basketballs. David never cared a single thing about a soccer ball or basically any sport, he was always into cars. So it’s sweet to see Luke pursuing his own, innate interest in balls and things that fly!
David is entering the question stage of adolescents. “What does ____ mean?” is asked multiple times a day. I’m usually able to explain what he’s asking and he’ll reply with, “Oh I see what’s happenin’ here. . .”. I love being able to talk with him and connect on a deeper level now.
Both kids are on the cusp of turning another year older, David will be 3 next month, and Luke will turn 2 shortly thereafter in February. We are traveling home to Illinois again in December as I’m trying to maximize flying up to see family before I have to buy Luke a ticket!
We did our first flight, just the 3 of us, last month and it went swimmingly. Justin had to travel for work, so it was the perfect time to head back home!
Someone explained to me once that parenting changes from being very physically demanding to much more mentally demanding as the kids age. I’m seeing that come true a bit with David in particular. I’m becoming more and more aware of how I speak to him and Luke, as they are both extremely impressionable! To be honest, my fuse is shorter than I’d like to admit most days, so I’m consiously making an effort to be patient with the boys as they are only 2 & 3 (basically)! My friend Ashley recommended this podcast (this specific episode) and it was great. Listening to podcasts is one of the only ways I acquire information like that, because I can do it while I clean or do laundry.
In other non-personal/family news, I tried out Old Navy’s rockstar jeans and I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised. I hadn’t tried on jeans from Old Navy in literally years, so it was truly a shock to discover how great these are. They aren’t equal to nor better than my beloved AG jeans, but they aren’t very far below! And at a super affordable price point? They are worth looking into.