Speaking of time, where the hell has it gone? Maclane is four months old now and I'm still holding onto roughly 10-12 baby-weight pounds. I'm making excuses and sorely unmotivated to do anything about it. Especially because of this crazy idea floating around in my head. Maybe I'll eventually get around to writing up his 4 month post for memory's sake but right now? I just don't feel like it.
But this having two kids thing? Is awesome. It's not that we've even settled into a routine or I've solved all the secrets of Toddlerhood and Getting Out The Door In Under Forty-Five Minutes because believe me, I've done neither of those things even remotely well, might I add. But I have found our groove and we take day trips and run errands and have fun and, well, it's just awesome.
I love Fall. Like really, really love it. The crisp air, the beautiful leaves, the tasty pumpkin-infused cakes/muffins/coffees, not to mention the ability to wear pretty boots, chunky scarves and long sleeves without having to hide it all beneath a winter coat really floats my boat. I recently upgraded my camera and have been using it almost every day to capture my favorite season.
We've been to the pumpkin patch eight times already this year and I've taken no less than 400 pictures of the Obligatory Things You Do At A Pumpkin Patch. I've posted them on my personal Facebook page and shared a few of them on Instagram but again, do you really want to see 400 pictures of my family outings to the pumpkin patch? Probably not.
Carter has his Halloween costume all set to go next week. Is it homemade? Hell no. Creative? Inventive? Pure genius? No, no and no. Store bought and overpriced out the wazoo which reminds me, I need to get to making Mac's matching costume. The brilliant idea came to me last night that I should have just dressed Carter up as a wheel of cheese and pulled him around in the wagon holding Mac. Get it? Mac and Cheese? Corny, I know. Last year Carter was a pumpkin and a cute one at that but I don't think anything will ever rival his very first costume, Charlie Brown.
Speaking of Carter, we've finally entered the "no" and "nuh-uh" phase and it's literally driving me out of my ever loving mind. I could go blue in the face asking him if he wants to eat something, do something, go somewhere, etc. and the answer is always a resounding, "No! Nuh-UH!" Which, of course, ten minutes later turns into a whiny ball of Toddler-ness as he's asking to do/eat/go just the precise thing I asked of him minutes earlier.
I'm behind on emails, behind on posts, behind on a lot of things, really. But it's because business has been picking up and I've been really intentional with the time I'm spending with the boys. I don't attempt to write unless both of them are sleeping because if I even try to attempt it while they're awake it requires me stepping away from the computer 2,479 times and that's just no good for anyone. But I'll catch up. One day.
So, that's about where we are. Physically we're in New Jersey visiting my parents and have been for a while now. We're heading back to Maryland soon, but not too soon. Oh and The Husband and I have a pretty exciting anniversary coming up this weekend. So there's that, too. This year's gift theme? WOOD.
I'll let the inappropriate jokes fly on their own.
Happy Wednesday, Loyals.