1. Back to School
Oliver is in FIRST GRADE! That seems so big to me! So far he loves it.
People keep asking me about Atlas, but lil big man still has another year before Kindergarten and I’m keeping him home and doing some preschooling with him when I get one of my rare bursts, or more like nudges, of energy. Basically all I’m doing is 15 min a day during Prim’s nap to sit with him while he works on a different topic each day, 4 days a week.
Monday: Shapes, Colors, and Patterns workbook + drawing a picture of whatever the topic was like circles, green…etc.
Tuesday: Numbers 1-30 workbook
Thursday: Science — Read a page from The Big Book of Bugs and have him draw a picture.
Seriously not too much and his temperament and mine mesh well for this kind of stuff. He still spends most of his day doing stuff like this:
This is our second year in a row going up to Mammoth for a few days in the summer thanks to Daniel’s aunt having a condo up there that we stay at. This year I was as lazy and pregnant as ever and didn’t venture out much because walking up and down the stairs at 8000 ft was enough for me. But we still had fun! The kids got a random fever for like half a day and I think it was altitude sickness because nothing came from it. We took the long way home so we could drive through Yosemite National Park since Daniel and I both haven’t been since we were kids and it was as beautiful as we remember and mega crowded.
3. 36 weeks
ALMOST TO THE END. I loved Blythe’s insta story yesterday recapping her first trimester because it is basically me in my third trimester. I wake up achy, help get Ollie ready for school and maybe help throw together breakfast (Atlas has actually been pouring everyone cereal….NOT SENDING HIM TO SCHOOL), go back to bed all morning while the kids play and bring a million toys into my room or I put on a movie, get up to do something productive like some laundry/dishes/vacuum and make lunch, pick up Ollie (been early day all week), put Prim down for a nap and maybe snooze too, get up and straighten the house a little bit and throw together something for dinner or NOT, Daniel comes home and I hang for a little bit and then get in the bath, help put the kids to bed and watch something on TV and try really hard to not have my nighttime birth anxiety, and go to sleep. Atlas took this picture of me the other day which is pretty accurate. Me in bed sitting up because I’m probably uncomfortable before I lay back down. -____-
4. Daniel’s birthday
All about traditions, we went wine tasting this year like we did last year for Daniel’s birthday which was great. So many weird looks from people seeing as all the women present were pregnant, but who cares.
Sweet Ollie got upset with me that I wasn’t making Daniel a birthday cake because “I just don’t feel like it” (are you getting a good picture of how checked out I am? Get this baby out of me), so we decided to make him Rice Krispie treats because we found out that Daniel has never had a homemade one before!? I don’t really believe it, but he got a big ol’ pile.
I’m basically living in a couple sizes big Everlane shirts + Madewell elastic shorts lately. Dreaming of the day I put on some real clothes again and eyeing these pieces for the fall when I’m mushy postpartum.
6. TV + Movies
How good is this season of Game of Thrones???? I can not stop reading random buzzfeed articles about different theories and it’s all so good. Besides GoT, I’m in a TV lull and waiting for all my shows to come back on. Any recommendations? I’m extra missing Outlander + The Crown, so anything like that. Did you see this little video with Claire Foy and Matt Smith? Cutest.
Watched Bridget Jones’ Diary last night for the first time and why is Colin Firth the best? Made me want to watch the Kings Speech again </3 and also start up the Pride and Prejudice series with him in it (still haven’t seen it!).
Linking up with Kelly! TGIF!