around here // tuesday night

August 21, 2013


project life




nursery time

me and m

Last night was a normal night at home, but a pretty good one. I got home a little early, before David brought Meredith home which was kind of nice because I had a chance to get things tidied up (before they got messed up again) and a few things done quickly. I put together a batch of breakfast sandwiches to freeze for the rest of the week, then sat down to check out the state of Project Life. Right now I’m trying to put together the spread for July and I have the photos in place but I need to do the journaling and add the extras. I’ve decided that this monthly spread approach is not working for me because it gets SO overwhelming to catch up on and I lose a lot of little details. Hoping to get back to bi-weekly spreads soon.

My succulents sit in my kitchen window and are looking good. One day I will get around to adding more houseplants to my collection but for now we’re still in save money mode. The stacks of triangles are my quilt pieces. Progress on this has been sadly stalled for months. I have tried twice to start piecing them together but both times I’ve had difficulties with bunching up. I need a longer stretch of time to dedicate to figuring out the best way to do it. Either that or I need someone to come over and tutor me in sewing. Any takers?

When David and Meredith got home it was a flurry of happy activity. David cooked dinner while I finished up my breakfast sandwiches and Meredith ate a snack and played with the dogs. When I finished we went to the couch to watch her favorite TV show Jessie on Netflix. In the photo she is a blur because whenever the theme song comes on she jumps up and down and dances. It’s the best. Oh, and her pants and diaper had already been removed. I’ve just resorted to telling her not to pee and hope for the best.

After dinner we moved into Meredith’s room for some quieter play which usually involves reading all of the books. (I love that she loves books but I admit I am looking forward to when we can read storybooks or chapter books rather than The Belly Button Book, Nursery Rhymes, and Goodnight Moon over and over and over again. And those are the best ones.) Then she wanted to take a “peeshur” with me so I happily obliged. :) And thankfully the bedtime routine and going-to-sleep were only accompanied by a few cries and protests so I’m calling it a win all around.

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Comments on around here // tuesday night

  1. 1

    From Becca:

    Goodnight Moon is a nightly staple at our house, too. Blake likes to tell the bunny goodnight before he can sleep. Now, on our third child and second book, I definitely can say the thing in my sleep!

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    From Nora:

    I see a lot of you in the picture of you & Meredith. She’s gorgeous. So fun to see her personality coming out more and more in these photos.

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    From Sarah:

    Have you ever taken Meredith to the library? I’m not sure what age I started taking Josiah, but I pretty much let him have the run of the children’s section, and pick out any books he wants that are reasonable length for bedtime. Most children’s librarians are really helpful, too, so if you tell them she’s interested in something in particular, they can usually find a book about it. That might help mix up your reading choices a bit.

  4. 4

    From kapachino:

    You know, that is an excellent idea. I use the library all the time but pretty much only on a “place hold” basis so I’m just in and out. I bet she would love it!

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    From Mindy:

    She’ll begin loving longer books soon :) It’s taken Natalie (21 mo) awhile, but she’s beginning to finally sit through them with us! Love our library. I’m getting to know children’s illustrators and having fun looking for kid’s books too! Also, Barnes & Noble has storytime in the kid’s section every Friday and Saturday morning here–they read books, have a coloring sheet, and hand out cookies. Free. Yessss.

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    From kapachino:

    That is so cool! We don’t have a B&N super close, but we have an indie bookstore so I should really look into the children’s activities they have!

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