Hello, fall. And sadly, it seems like we’ll be saying hey to numerous rain this weekend, too. NOT COOL. Mark additionally departs for a piece journey and so the women and I’ll have LOTS of 1:1 time. Wish me luck 😉 How that man goes to India and again in lower than 5 days…yeah, it’s insane. And for somebody that commonly requires 9-10 hours of sleep an evening, I don’t know he transverses time zones in addition to he does.

Mark is taking part in hockey in my league this season. I used to be instructed NOT to draft him (as a captain of 1 of the 6 groups, he requested this of me). So Sunday evenings at the moment are all the time lined, partially no less than, by a babysitter. But he appears to be having fun with it loads and he even scored his first objective final week! I missed it – I used to be standing on the reverse finish of the rink. Oops. My crew, alternatively, is Zero-Three and but to gel. Yours really can be taking part in protection and that isn’t my realized place.

We had household photos taken a couple of weeks in the past. The photographer was a pal of a pal and he or she did wonderful. Aren’t they lovable!? Piper was an actual gem (sarcasm) the entire time, however she managed to get some cute pictures, together with these icy blue eyes. They’re simply beautiful! Her hair is rising so shortly and it’s humorous how straight and shiny Piper’s hair is whereas Shea is my youngster by means of and thru – curly/kinky hair that’s principally a sizzling mess always…however curls like a dream with some effort! 😉 Mark all the time complains about household photos, however I simply love them! The outcome that’s – the method with kids is all the time painful. 😛

As we transfer into cooler temperatures, I’m contemplating what fall and winter sports activities we wish to get the women into. We have had zero organized sports activities since t-ball and I feel that will probably be our first and final 12 months of that (kidding slightly). I feel we are going to begin with dance and/or gymnastics for each women and within the winter, transfer them each into swim and Shea again into ice skating. I imply, there’s NOTHING else occurring in small city Michigan within the colder months, so would possibly as properly be busy with indoor stuff. Piper is tremendous girly and I can see her L-O-V-I-N-G ballet and faucet. She will personal that leotard and tutu, little question!

The women have selected their Halloween costumes – Shea as a veterinarian and Piper as a kitty. Simple, cute, and coordinated! The coordination was coincidence, however I adore it!

Our fantastic nanny is nearing the portion of her grad faculty program that may pull her into internship actions full-time and so we’ll lose her for all of November after which completely in February. The clock is ticking if we wish to transition in somebody new. We interviewed one woman who appeared to not love kids and by no means adopted by means of, so she’s a no-go. We discovered our present nanny on Care.com so I’m hoping we get fortunate once more. I really feel spoiled with my routine of tag teaming the women within the morning (Mark is often out the door by the point everyone seems to be up) after which she drops them at college. In the afternoons, she picks them up and so they have an exercise of some type – seashore, carousel, library, park, and many others. after which she brings them dwelling for tub, books, and many others whereas I sneak in a exercise and he or she’s out the door by 6pm. We love our schedule and it simply so occurs that it really works for all of us. The assist with the women is priceless and so they love her, too! The evenings are a lot much less worrying with out the grind of lunches, baths, and many others. She additionally helps with after faculty actions after they’re in session. Gah, she will probably be such a loss to us! Best cash we spend all month, ESPECIALLY as a result of I by no means fear in regards to the women in her care. She’s wonderful and genuinely loves them.

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The Illini don’t play this weekend, so I suppose they’ll’t handle a loss. Phew. I’ll in all probability make chili regardless as a result of the climate dictates that being a good selection.

Have a terrific weekend!

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