Where do I start this month? It’s flown by but that’s a repeat of the last month and the one before that. Time is just faster when you have children. July has kicked started with so many celebrations with MM’s birthday party, B’s birthday party, the Fourth of July, baby hit two months, and both older kids lost more teeth. Phew, added on top of that preparing for America, working full time, and the house chores, I have just about made it half way through July without killing over. I think at this point I could sleep for a week solid.
These three as much as they keep me busy though, I wouldn’t change it for the world. In my pre-dizzy days, I jammed as much as I could onto our “to do” list on a daily basis. I love being busy and I love that the kids love it too. We are always up for some random adventure even if it’s just at home from our many failed homemade slime nights to our successful purchased slime parties. I love getting creative without too much messy play but trying to get over that.
You can’t keep a house clean with three children. I find it almost impossible to have the house spotless for more than a day. While I get anxiety about it I really just need to focus on what matters and a clean house isn’t one of them. During the week is obviously a bit easier with the older two in school and baby boy not crawling yet but it won’t be long until he has his baby toys out too. I swear the moment I pick up one room and walk in another it’s got stuff all over it. I sometimes think they are just testing my patience levels.
But these three together are worth every dirty room in the house. I know that sounds so cheesy but I am in that newborn bubble bliss still where I just can’t believe he is here with us. I can’t believe I got my third baby. I can’t believe we are a family of five. I am so grateful and honored to be there mom. While I wish I was slightly less neurotic for them at times when I am trying to do it all, I hope they will look back and say, “our childhood was amazing”. At least I know they have each other come what may in the future.
TOGETHER THEY ARE LOVING…
Playing slip and slide in the paddling pool (baby dipping his toes in).
The hot weather we have had for weeks now (preparing us for America’s temperatures).
Having ice cream (not the baby of course).
Wearing all their new summer gear which normally is just for America but it’s been so hot out!
Losing numerous teeth at the same time (baby boy continues to love his binky).
Having two birthday parties this month.
Watching his older siblings make up a song and dance for him in his bouncy chair (I must record it next time).
I thought the dynamics would change between my older two but if anything it’s only given them one more thing to chit chat about and in common having a baby brother. I can hear them talking about what songs they should sing to him, or what they should draw him. They both have taken it all in when he smiles and laughs. Yet there is a new dynamic added with a new sibling: one more to love, one more to share with, one more to play with, and one more to bond with.
Watching my two boys bond as brothers is precious. The bookends boys of the family as my friend Lucy calls them in her family. It’s so true. One is the eldest and one is the youngest and I hope they look after each other in years to come. Even though with an age gap of six years now, when they are adults age isn’t really a thing. At the moment, B is always by his side when he is awake, kissing him and showing him the toys he will play with one day. It’s hilarious.
It’s just as heart melting watching MM bond with her new baby brother. The doting second Mommy of the family. She loves to rock him and give him his binky when he drops it. She worries when he cries too loud. She is so caring. She reads him stories and playing teddy bears with him. He kicks his legs in excitement when he sees her.
They are all growing up so fast. When baby boy came home, B and MM seems so much older and bigger. How can only a day curdle up over my bump and the next with a baby in their hands can two kids change so much. I knew it would happen but I still get so emotional they aren’t all babies still. I wish life was just a little bit more simple so I could really soak up as much of their younger days as possible.
We are off to America in a few days for the summer. I know the sunshine always makes my kids sprout up. When baby boy returns he will be four months old which is crazy to think about and then everyone will be whispering about Xmas come school time. I can’t wait to share our summer with all of you. I hope you will pop over to my instagram and follow my stories and postings as we enjoy a slow pace, hot summer back home.