Last week was our first week of being back to our normal schedule and it was very nice. After a week of Ben working nights, we were all very happy to have the house back to the regular way of doing things (and eating).
Our babies turned 5 on Tuesday. I can't believe it's already been 5 years since our world was turned upside down and backwards. 5 years since the most terrifying event of our life pulled Ben and I closer together and gave us two precious little guys. Now they are running around destroying and shooting things and we have added two more little guys since then. Goodness, could someone slow down the clock please? I'll be a grandmama before I know it.
We had a massive storm over the weekend and it was wonderful. It poured off and on, complete with slanty rain, a bit of hail and - you won't believe it - a minute of SNOW. We walked outside to move some stuff and it was snowing! It was slushy and melted as soon as it hit the ground, but it was honest to goodness snow. The boys were so excited and kept talking about how they were going to build snowmen. Sadly, we had to tell them there wasn't going to be enough for that.
The little man is getting chubby and it makes me giggle. Ben is on a mission for the baby to look like a sumo wrestler, and almost encourages me to eat sweets and goodies, just so the baby will get it. It's hilarious. After having too-skinny babies, we very much like fat babies.
I forget how many check ups we have to do in the first few weeks. I will be glad when I don't have to be in a doctor's office every week anymore.
He is still eating well (thus the chubby) and sleeps... fairly well. Not as much as mama would like, being up about every two hours, but we make it work. It's funny how little sleep you can function on. He has come down with whatever cold we've all had, so we had a few nights of super grumpy, but he is better now.
My "Eat from the Freezer March" plan is going well! I have kept a list of freezer inventory on the fridge and cross off things every time we use them. There are quite a few items crossed off now. I have been planning meals from what we have and our last grocery trip had us buying just the few fresh staples. I think I will try to stretch the next grocery trip an extra week to use up even more. Unless we have an emergency trip, the total grocery spending for the month is around $330, which was mostly for a few (non-meat) stock ups that were on sale.
I am so happy to have my energy back. I feel wonderful being able to take care of my house again. It still takes a bit longer, since we break for eating every few hours (the baby, not me haha), but it is getting done and I feel like I have returned from a long trip. Last Monday I was able to clean and vacuum the whole house, which it needed badly. I have even had a chance to do some crafty things that I will show you some time in the future.
How have y'all been?