Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Wondering why summers these days need be so short? Back to school at the start of August? 

Considering the idea of enrolling Leon in preschool. Same one Arlo went to and we adore. He is very much attached and part of me thinks I would be pushing him into something he might not be ready for while another part says he might really flourish in a new enviornment filled with new faces & new spaces, separate from his brothers. To sing songs and make projects. And get along just fine without mommy for a couple hours a week. 

Worrying that Arlo is growing far too fast for my liking. 1st grade? Already. 
Full day? 
He's a big kid now. 

Obsessing over Friday Night Lights on Netflix. Great casting, top notch directing and overall superb portrayal of little town Texas appeal. Can't believe I'd never heard about this until last week when my friend mentioned how much she enjoyed it (though in all honesty, I would have had a hard time believing I might take to any show centered on high school kids and football fervor if in fact I did hear of it in the past) But man, it's really good. Currently my favorite way to unwind after the boys are asleep and the house is quiet.

Pushing myself to get more organized. Not happening easily. But everyday I wake up and think it must happen soon. So eventually, at some point, it will.

Hoping we get a date night soon. It's been a long, long, long long time. 

Hunting the perfect iced coffee recipe. I was handed tons of great ideas on instagram so I'll be testing those out soon. With temps settling in the 100s, iced coffee has become a way of life. 

Enjoying the new relationship evolving between Leon and Rex now that Arlo is away so much (with friends, at school, ect) Suddenly, instead of spending 75 percent of their time trying to outmatch or injure each other, I stumble upon them having the cutest late night conversations, planning their birthday parties, comparing songs, recounting their day, explaining things to one another. Sweetest thing ever. They still bicker and fight but the dynamics are changing and slowly but surely that 16 month age gap is starting to feel less like a burden and more like a blessing. Just liked I hoped, at some point down the road, it might. 

Thinking if I could get to bed a little earlier, I might have a better chance at getting a heck of a lot more done. But then again, it's 10:30 now, and I am nowhere close to turning the lights out on laundry, emails and netflix. And the dog needs to be fed.



  1. AH! I posted about Friday Night Lights last week. We plowed through season 1 and are nearly done with season 2. OBSESSED.

  2. yes naurnie, i saw that post and now that both of you love it i think i'll have to check it out :D

    that's very sweet about leon and rex. max and alex were always so sweet to each other when they were litle. i hope shane and marianne will be the same. i hear you on the organization! my closet is begging to be put in order!

    hope to see you guys soon, it's been a long time!

  3. aw, i love little glimpses into your family life. now that i have a newborn it is fun and interesting to imagine life with more kids. truth be told, i can hardly even imagine this newborn stage if there were bigger kids around, especially another baby! and yet i have always wanted to have a couple of children close we'll see...i think 16 months is a fun gap. my sister and i are 14 months apart and best friends. good luck with back to school time. i cannot believe how early they make them go back now, ridiculous! it's enough to make a mama consider homeschool!

  4. oh , how fast they do grow! my first baby just turned 9 and is starting 4th grade! i'll also have a 2nd grader and my baby girl is starting k-garten!! i'm def. crying on the first day of school. luckily i'll still have a 2yr old at home with me.
    early bed time is what i say everyday and it never happens, unfortunately...maybe i'll try friday night light tonight,i've never watched it.

  5. FNL! CLear eyes, full hearts, can't lose!! LOVED that show!! :)

  6. Thanks for sharing your thoughts....very helpful for others moms...Besos

  7. everyone i've ever known (swear!) has loved friday night lights and i've got to find time one of these days. i just know once i start, i'll get nothing done for a month. :) can't wait for the perfect iced coffee recipe!

  8. I follow you on IG (@taleof2taylors) & just clicked into your blog. My boys are 14 months apart & are almost 10 months and just 2 now. I didnt realize your youngest 2 were so close in age and what you said about their age difference shifting from burden to blessing moved me. It's not often I hear from people who have children so close in age-- especially now while I'm in the throws of parenting them in these little, hard years. So, to hear that from you and visualize what I've seen IG is such a blessing to me tonight. Thank you! :)

    1. OH & I love FNL too. Just finished it a few months ago through Netflix as well. :)

  9. Oh that makes me happy to hear Ashley! It is really rough, that close age gap ( at least it has been for me) but as they get older it's the best thing in the world to watch them turn into friends and share things they are experiencing together. I'm having so much fun watching the dynamics change. You will too!

    Thanks for your comment. that was really sweet!