Sunday, July 31, 2011

Dog days of Summer

Not much new here. The summer is slipping away one hot, sweaty day at a time. The kids are doing pretty well. We've slowly worked our way into a new routine here at the house. I've some how found time to knit again and have 3 finished hats and a fourth about half done. Building inventory for this fall/winter. I'll have to get some pictures up soon.

R's birthday is coming up soon, less than a month. I've already done all the shopping for presents. We won't have a party this year, no one to invite. He's getting some fun things though, I found him some cool Wallace and Gromit stuff on Ebay. He's really into those claymation movies. His behavior has been a good deal better lately too- thank god. He's doing a lot of pretend play now, which is a big developmental step. It's fun to play make believe with him and watch his mind work. He's also getting a lot better at counting- not just reciting numbers, but actually counting out objects. still working on colors and letter recognition. I try to work in a little bit of 'learning time' activities every day. We're not sending him to a preschool this fall, I'm going to try to home school with him.

B is wonderful, takes long naps, very happy and easy to get along with. Also very strong and mobile for her age and size. She's been rolling both directions for about a month. I am so very, very much in love with her.

Friday, July 8, 2011

A new dilemma *sigh*

I'm figuring out that it's going to be a lot harder to find friends here in our new community. We have always had a pretty strict policy about keeping the Air Force out of our personal lives. Meaning work and home life don't mix. I wasn't friends with other Air Force wives for the most part, and I didn't often participate in work related family functions. BUT, I was still able to have a circle of friends for myself and R- Army wives and civilian families mostly. That's proving to be nearly impossible here. the mom's groups here are almost exclusively Air Force wives, and J is part of a large squadron now, and part of an even larger Com group. I miss my friends. I miss having play dates to take the kids too. I miss not worrying about what I have to say or our life style choices.

Friday, July 1, 2011

July already?

I can't believe it's July already! I've been off line for about a week, we traveled up to TN to take my mom home. She had come down with a uhaul load of furniture, and the kids and I took her back. While we were there, J got us some new baby chicks. Black and Copper Marans:

We have 9, although I think there are just 8 in this picture. About 3 weeks old. I'll be glad to have our egg business back up and running. Will have a roo this time too, and eventually raise meat birds.

Kids are doing great. B was 13lb 11oz and 23.75in tall at her 2 month app on the 23rd. R is slowly learning his letters and numbers. His behavior has settled down a bit this last week. He got to spend a lot of time with grandma, grandpa, and his aunts. He still doesn't listen, but I think that's par for the course. I've devised a new naptime strategy for B. I'm putting her down for her naps in the guest bedroom with a fan on for white noise, so that R. won't wake her up, and I can be in my room while she sleeps. We'll see how well it works out.

We're getting a lot more settled now, I spent a long time this morning unpacking things, putting up pictures, and moving furniture, and it's really starting to feel more like home. Maybe I'll be able to bust out the yarn here soon and start knitting again.