It's September 18th today? Really?!? Holy cow! We still have tomatoes growing in the backyard. I still think we should be wearing shorts every day. But I have to check the weather each morning and close the windows at night when we go to bed. I can't take for granted that the weather will be warm. I mean, Declan has been wearing long sleeves and pants for pajamas and Brendan has been wearing zippered/footed jammies to bed - it's cold at night, people! Declan started school and we have been adjusting to the new schedule. M,W,F from 12 - 3. It's kind of dream come true for me since Brendan naps the whole time that Declan is at school. I've been trying to work-out and scrapbook and clean the house and do laundry and plan dinner and organize and print pictures and do every single thing that has been on my to-do-list for sooo long. Three hours, three times a week - all to myself....sigh....it's amazing, and overwhelming.
Pics of Brendan, from today. He was standing up, opening and closing the doors on the tv/entertainment center (a favorite activity). The third pic is him saying "cheese":
During Brendan's impromptu photo shoot, Declan was in the bathroom, doing his, "ahem", business and I snapped this, ambush-style. He was thorougly amused:
This week saw us going on "adventures" every night. We would walk to a park or drive to a park and play after dinner, before bed. On Tuesday night, we went to the local grade school's park and the boys enjoyed "running the bases" on the baseball diamond:
And then enjoying the playground:
Last weekend, Brian cut down a bunch of tree limbs that were hanging over our house. He thoroughly enjoyed himself, climbing on the roof, using rope and saws...and Declan thought it looked like GREAT FUN, so he did his best to emulate his daddy...here he is climbing a little ladder and throwing a rope over the "limb"...
And, last but not least, Declan started school "officially" on Friday, September 11th (a date which fills me with sadness). But he was so excited to start school and he's such a good student....
And check out the mini-me: