Summer has started off pretty good and busy. I'm feeling excited to be doing a million things and being outside everyday. Olive is at the perfect age for the beach. She plays with her friends the entire time and loves it. Otto just wanders, mostly straight to the water but has the best time. He loves the sand and for some reason has no fear of the waves. It's a bit busy but he's happy there so that is all that matters. Having two active kids is hard, I'm still figuring that out. Before Otto could walk errands were pretty easy but now its a wild ride. Things get done but its always quite the adventure. Everything is a process and I feel like once I get a grip on anything it changes. I feel like I've found a good balance lately. Once my foot healed I felt a bit more calm. Some days when I feel like I'm going to burst I think about how I did it on crutches and it kinda centers me. I've had a lot of hard days don't get me wrong, mostly just long days as Blake has been working insane hours. Somehow its always busy season at his work. I know he is working hard and I can't REALLY complain but its hard not having any relief. The last few weeks has been hard cooking dinner. Otto has been getting super tired around 5 and just wants to be held which I LOVE but makes for cooking dinner with one hand tricky. I've managed but its hard and makes the whole process like a million times longer. Then bath, then bed. It's a lot of work and I know a lot of people are in the same position as me but this is my blog so I get to complain. When I get frustrated I really try and remember this time when they are little is so short and in a few years I will have to beg them to sit and eat dinner.
In Otto news he is walking everywhere, eats like a 400 pound man, and LOVES hugs, like best hugger around. He has quite the little temper when he doesn't get his way but otherwise he is so so so sweet. He gives high fives all day long even if you don't ask. His favorite word is still Olive and dat which I think is that? When my phone makes any noise he immediately puts his hands to his ear and say hello. Its the cutest. I'm pretty sure he said snake today which is a new one. He proudly says "all done" after his meals and means it. He will have a dance party anywhere. I love this age as I feel like every day its something different but it is busy busy. He's still nursing and I have no intentions of weaning him. It's just so easy for both of us so I feel like we should just stick with it till I feel like it's time. He's been getting called she so much the last few days which I find so strange. Like I got it with Olive cause she was bald but Otto looks very much like a boy.
Olive is 3 going on 16. Nothing gets past this one. She is as smart as they come and just gets it. She is so curious and excited about everything. Sometimes I just watch her and wonder how she comes up with half the things she does. Lately I've really been watching her artistic side really really come out. She has always had it but lately I see a different side of it. She changes her outfit at least 5-6 times a day but each outfit has so much thought put into it. It's not at all random but totally intentional. She has all the attitude and sass! She just started a more competetive soccer team and she is really really doing well. She is VERY serious about it and about winning. She has so much fun and is actually quite good. She plays with boys too so I think it pushes her a bit. This would bother some kids but it really helps her. I really feel like she likes the competative nature of it. She's a good one.
I had big plans to write more as Blake and Olive are doing a late night Disney date but I can barely keep my eyes open. Uggg so so lame.
|5am wake up from Otto-on vacation. Boo.|
|Kid owned the buffet.|
|Last day of school.|