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April 24, 2015

ziggy and river

ziggy and river

The biggest news around here is that we adopted two kittens! Ziggy and River joined our family this week and we are pretty darn excited. Ziggy is the black one and is so named because his tail is crooked like a zig-zag. River’s full name is River Run so I’m assuming his former owners were Game of Thrones fans. They are both boys and are making us happy. More on this soon!

liam at the ENT

Around here Liam went through another two ear infections so we finally took him to the ENT. Currently his ears look pretty good and so far no serious damage has been done by his recurring infections, so we are going to do an antibiotic prophylaxis trial. He’ll get antibiotics daily for a month and if he gets an infection despite that, he’ll need tubes.

december album in progress

my sweetiepie abc sampler stitchalong

Around here I have my December album out so I can add to it little by little. I’ve also joined in on a stitchalong for the My Sweetiepie ABC sampler and am really enjoying getting back to cross stitch after a long break.

shared kids' room

Around here Meredith is still sleeping in our bed even though we had two successful nights. Her tantrums are kind of bad at the moment so when we get them back under control we’ll try again. We are still really struggling with age 3 (understatement) and for all of you who keep telling me that it gets better at age 4…if I don’t see immediate improvement this July I’m coming for you. ;) Really though, I am holding onto that hope and counting the days, and hoping I don’t do permanent damage to her psyche in the meantime.

Around here I’ve been kept busy by doctor’s appointments, vet appointments, learning about kitten care, keeping my family fed, intense childcare, and frantically trying to make it through our book club book. I haven’t had much time to work on the blog lately (so posts might be totally random), am a bit behind on Project Life, and have hardly made any progress on my monthly goals.

This weekend I have a family reunion, my nephew’s birthday party, and book club. Around here life is a little too full, and I’m struggling to deal in some areas, so I’m evaluating my priorities and hoping to let some things go.

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Comments on around here

  1. 1

    From Nora:

    how adorable are your kittens! I’m sadly super allergic to cats so they have never been an option for me but I love kittens and hear great things.

    Fingers crossed no infections for Liam in the next month.

    I hope you are able to carve out a few you moments this weekend despite all you have going on; I know that can be hard! And sorry that 3 is so tough. We have a “determined,” child as the Love & Logic folks explain it and I tell you, she’s still determined at six. Not saying this to scare you at all but more to let you know you aren’t alone. It HAS gotten better but each year has it’s challenges with the determined one :) If you ever want to vent/talk or bounce ideas off one another, I’m here. xo

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    From Mikal:

    You can make it through age three! The worst two months I have ever had for parenting were just after age 3.5. It was so awful, I felt like an absolute failure and felt like my child was growing up with a horrible personality, getting through each day was a struggle. We finally turned the corner about two months before his 4th birthday, we still have some trying moments and days even, but it’s not a constant battle of wills and there are more good moments than bad these days. It will get better! Good luck lady!

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    From Holly:

    Aw, your new additions are absolutely adorable! My kids would love to have a cat (or ten!) but my husband is allergic, so we’re hypoallergenic dog people instead :) Three was a hard year with Topher – especially the last half. Four was a slight improvement but we still have our days! I hope you get some time to yourself this weekend to recharge!

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    From Delaney:

    Oh I so wanted to get the My Sweetiepie ABC sampler, but I know deep down it’s not really my style and it would end up in a drawer somewhere. Seeing yours makes me reconsider. Maybe I could give it away as a gift…. It’s looking great!

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    From Kathleen:

    Gift is a perfect idea! It’s really fun and fast to stitch. :)

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    From Stephany:

    Your kittens are so cute! I would love to have a cat someday. I can’t wait to hear more!

    I’m sorry to hear life feels a bit overwhelming right now – you have a lot going on! Hopefully, you can find ways to cut out some things to make room for the things you want to do. Hugs!

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    From San:

    Oh my goodness, look at those kitties! So adorable!

    BTW, nobody noticed that you didn’t have much time for the blog and that your posts were random… the opposite, I feel like you’re pretty good at keeping up this space! :)

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