Maisey's daddy is famous for these eyes in his pictures! :)
So life for us seems to always be crazy! I always think to myself, "If I can just make it through this or that, then things will start to slow down." Well, I've been thinking that pretty much since my dad passed away in December, and things have never really slowed down. Actually, they just seem to get crazier. I think I may have finally accepted the fact that once we throw more kids into the mix, things will be at the all time craziest level, so I should just be happy with the normal amount of craziness that I live in now. (Does this even make sense?) Anyway, very briefly (if that's possible) this is what we've been up to all month!
*Shaun is working in Seattle right now. Actually he pretty much has been ALL month and will be through September. So I am pretty much a single mom, except for Saturdays and Sundays. Then Shaun is pretty much a single dad on those days so I can try to get all of my things done that I couldn't during the week. He doesn't really like what he is doing in Seattle, but they let him start 3 months early, so we kind of have to do what they say for now! We are looking forward to the end of September when we are all together again!
*Thursday is the last day of July, so therefore it is my last day babysitting my cousin's 2 kids. The extra money has been nice, but right now, the extra time will be even better. And Mais would argue that she could really use the extra attention. I will still babysit every once in a while during August, but not everyday from 8-5.
*Upon returning from our trip, I started a new sleep program with Mais because her sleeping habits were getting worse every night. Now she is a great sleeper again. I put her in bed at 7:30 pm and don't hear from her again until around 7 the next morning. This has been a huge relief to me because I was so worried that she wouldn't develop right without the sleep that she needs. I would recommend the book "Good Night, Sleep Tight -- The Sleep Lady Solution" By Kim West. It's a great program! Also, since she's been sleeping well, she has been so much better behaved!
*My mom decided to do a garage sale last weekend. We had one week to go through our whole house and get everything ready! Not to mention that Shaun was in Seattle and I was babysitting the two kids. It was a pretty hectic week with lots of late nights. In the end it was worth it. I've never been in charge of a garage sale before, but I have to say, it was very successful.
*I tried the Cheesecake Factory for the first time for my mom's birthday! One word: DELICIOUS! I can't believe I've never been there before, and I will now be a frequent visitor. Good thing there is one in Portland. :)
*We are starting to search for a house! I don't really want to buy one until Shaun gets back from Seattle, but we are hoping to be in one by the end of the year. This is one Stressful thing! My mom is also starting to look around for a new house. We'll see what happens, but things get crazy when we are both house hunting.
*We are headed to Spokane this weekend for the last time that the Grimmett family will all be together in 2 years! Janel is coming up from Utah before she leaves for Brazil. We are looking forward to a fun time. We will celebrate Maisey and her Grandpa Grimmett's birthdays while we are there.
*I hope to be posting more often again! See you soon!