Me: Remember how I told you we might have to stop taking naps once Kindergarten started?
Shelby: I know, I know b/c I'm going to go to Kindergarten all day and won't have time for nap.
Me: Exactly. So how about we start doing Quiet Time in your room in the afternoons instead of napping?
Shelby: Weeeeeellll, how about I just have nap for two more days and then we'll start Quiet Time?
So we napped for two more days, and then Quiet Time commenced! We're still trying to figure out how to get the girls to bed early enough so they can wake up on their own early enough the next day. I really don't want to have to wake them up in the mornings if I'm already taking their naptime away--that just feels like too much! We've been doing 7:00 bedtimes this week, but that hasn't been early enough. It may be 6:30 bedtimes next week!
Today we had our back to school hair cuts! :)
And here's a fcw snapshots of what else we've been up to lately.....
|The Goins sent us a play school set-up, it's been a BIG hit!|
|At the library!|
|Hadley's artwork from the library & the first time she's written her name without any assistance!|
|New donut float from the Goins...can you tell Shelby was excited?!|
|First time trying out the new float! :)|
|More playing school :)|
|Entertaining themselves ;)|
|Shelby said this was her Barbie's "Olympic outfit to run hurdles." ;)|
|Trying out a new indoor playplace!|
|Trying to get a "selfie" of our summertime evening routine :)|
|Brady snoozing one evening when we took the girls to the splash pad/park :)|
|Shelby worked VERY hard to master this piece of playground equipment!|
|Smiley baby ready to try out a new church this past Sunday...finding a church is no easy task!|
|Our first poolside dinner was enjoyed by all! :)|
|Second McDonald's attempt :)|
|The girls were thrilled they each got their own water bottle with their Happy Meal ;)|
|The only chicken nuggets our girls enjoy are CFA nuggets, so this was Shelby's first attempt at a hamburger ;)|
|Watching the Olympics :)|
|Children's Museum :)|
|After a rough day with a fussy baby who couldn't settle down to nap....baby-wearing for the win!!|
Yesterday was a hard day for me mentally. Brady wasn't napping & I felt like the girls weren't getting enough attention from me. Derek had to stop me when he got home from work and remind me that I was being too hard on myself--the girls had fun on our trip to the children's museum, I somehow managed to make dinner, and everyone was still in one piece. It really wasn't that bad of a day, but man oh man--mama guilt is something else!! I'm so thankful Derek helped me step back and see the bigger picture, and I'm so thankful for a new day today! The four of us have had such a great day together today! I'm currently snuggling on the couch with the girls watching a move they checked out from the library while I finish this post & Brady naps. Then when Derek gets home, we're headed out back for swimming & leftover pizza!! Life certainly isn't easy right now, but it's good!!!
Happy Hump Day to you! :)