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Life Lately // March

Spring is finally here. I have literally never been so happy for a season to change. This winter felt exceptionally long and painful. I think having two busy toddlers makes winter so much worse than it used to feel. I’m so done with spending money to go to the museum or play place. The library is great but I end up paying for a whole book every time because Elle always gets her hands on one and rips a page or two out.

I will say though, another reason I am so excited for this season to change is that the kids are at the BEST stage. Last spring/summer Elle wasn’t even walking yet and Dex has gotten so much smarter and more fun. I’ve never done this on here but I thought it would be fun to do a little update on the kids at their ages. When I started blogging, I loved doing posts like this. Little posts that I love to read back on and that keep a sweet memory longer than my brain can.

Dex at three. Dexter is so much fun lately. He is wild and testing the limits but he’s so so much fun. This kid is truly my comfort zone. Those rare moments when he wants to snuggle or when he is calm and tickles my head or says “beautiful babe!” when he sees me completely melt me. We have the best conversations, tell knock knock jokes for an hour or solve a mystery (really just me hiding a toy and calling it “The Case of the Missing (insert missing toy) and him looking for it). He will be 4 in August and is starting school (homeschool – you can read more here). He is starting to be really protective over his sister and I love it. If he hears Elle cry from her crib before I do, he always calls out “Did ya hear that mom?” to make sure I’m going to get her. He loves rocks and just started a collection (that I’m always stepping on). He wants to be a firefighter when he grows up (prompted by our visit to the fire station). He can write his name and play mary had a little lamb on the piano and it makes me want to clap and cry because how in the actual heck, can my baby boy play piano??!?

Elle at 22 months. Elle is really fun too right now! Her voice is easily the most adorable thing about her. Every time I post an Instagram story I always get a bunch of messages commenting on her sweet voice. She is obsessed with bunnies (all animals really),  Daniel Tiger, and hugs and kisses. She’s such a ham lately and is always trying to make us laugh. We’ve noticed that she really gets funny and outgoing when it’s just her and Dex is with his Grandma and Grandpa. She’s a sassy and sensitive little thing and if you even raise your voice in the slightest way, she’s in tears. Heck, if you even look at her the wrong way, she’ll probably cry. She’s really nurturing and her idea of a good time is gathering all the animals and dollies and kissing them on the lips one by one.  In spite of the fact that she is super tiny, she’s the best and least picky eater ever. It’s convinced me that it doesn’t matter what you do, some kids (ahem Dexter) are just picky. She eats almost anything but is particularly into broccoli, lettuce and sweet potato. Every time I have a salad, she’s over there the whole time “more lettuce, more lettuce”. Having a daughter has completely changed me. Our relationship is so easy and close and I just can’t wait to see how she grows and changes. She will be TWO in June and I’m already dreaming up some simple party plans for my girl.

As for my husband and I. We are dying for spring, working on some home projects (mostly painting and finishing Elle’s room), looking for a new car and  keep it all together. Our daily schedule that I posted about last week has been going well. We completely ignore it somedays but it’s still a better system than before. I’m reading this parenting book, listening to the new Bird Talker album and trying to find the perfect pair of overalls (kinda liking these!). We’re going to the sugarbush this weekend, which is one of our fave traditions. I’m trying to get better at meal planning and have successfully quit drinking coffee (I can’t even believe I’m typing that. I feel half happy and half really sad and desperate for a coffee right now!).

I know, I know. What an exciting life we live. Haha. It’s simple and the highlights include baby snuggles and successfully meal planning, but we love it and wouldn’t have it any other way.

 

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