Just a few pictures for now. I’ve been super busy with my Doodle and his cousin, and I’ve got to start preparing for being even more of a housewife/mama as tomorrow quickly approaches and Jake’s spring semester starts on top of his full-time job. I will either not have a single spare second to come hang out with you all in the bloggy world or I’ll be on here an outlandish amount of time with rant after rant as I try to maintain sanity. 🙂
So here’s just a bit of the last week. This is why I do what I do.
Daddy made peanut butter pancakes for breakfast the other morning, and dinosaur and Slyfox were both hungry too. Charlie stayed asleep on the table the whole time, however, because he was still very tired. (The orange guy is obviously Slyfox, or Bubbash for those who read my Doodle-blunders post. I knitted him, because I’m awesome.)
This is Doodle’s “Xbox”, a retired controller we actually had to connect to Jake’s brother’s 360 so it would still light up when he turns it on but it won’t actually affect our (rather, Jake’s) gameplay by trying to connect to our 360. Fancy little trick for Xbox 360 controllers in this here digital age, just in case you we’re wondering. Doodle is actually quite good at this Tony Hawk arcade game Jake’s got on here, with the real controller even! 🙂
Taking a break to read with dad. This may be one of their favorite activities together. (Notice the beast my husband is real quick! He got “assaulted” by one of his kiddos, scratched crazy good, this was taken about three or four days into the healing process. He’s also been battling what we can only assume is an upper-respiratory/sinus infection for the past week+, and he’s still happy to go to work everyday where at anytime he could get really hurt while also getting ready for school to start tomorrow.)
That’s a pretty good depiction of my “daycare” days. Toys everywhere (actually, I’m kind of surprised that there are still some toys in the bin and on the shelf… that will be remedied soon, not to worry!), and cousin who is a year older calling the shots, with or without Doodle’s approval. And yes, a tree still up. Hopefully after next weekend that will be put away – I couldn’t tell you the last year my side of the family had a “normal” December Christmas, and my house will be the location of festivities this year.
And finally, the only thing that gets me through days like today. Doodle is *amazing* and typically doesn’t wake up until sometime between 8:30 and 10 – yes, you read that right. But on my weekends with his cousin I have to be up at 6:30 (Don’t judge me! That’s crazy early for me.) Luckily, my Slovakia cup has a large capacity, my Keurig brews quickly, and my Pumpkin Spice Coffee-mate was on sale. I need many refills throughout the day. 🙂