I feel pretty lucky that David works from home because sometimes when Atticus is napping I sneak off and meet up with friends or take Rosie out on the town. He takes 3-4 hour naps (sometimes almost 5 hour naps haha! sleep hard play hard I guess) so its quite a bit of time! That day I took Rosie and we met up with friends for lunch and to see the new sea glass carousel which is absolutely beautiful! It is down at The Battery – and is SO pretty!! You have to go if you are in town visiting. I always love days when I get to hang out with these awesome ladies – they are gems. When I got home Atticus was just waking up and it was time for Rosie’s nap so I put Rosie girl down and took Atticus to the park to again meet up with friends! He climbed all the fences of the park trying to get onto the grass to chase the squirrels haha. He is seriously so close to ACTUALLY climbing over the fence but since he is kind of afraid of heights I dont think he would ever actually go for it.. or maybe he would, who knows. After the park we got a cookie to reward him for being so sweet that entire week and for doing so good in his gym class. He has really been learning a lot from it and its so cute to watch. He picked out this giant m&m cookie and was grinning SO big the entire way home as he held it … but he didn’t take a single bite hahah! Just held onto it for dear life and was so happy about it.
That picture with Rosie and the spit up is literally story of my life! Atticus has spit up once or twice his entire life so I was NOT used to the amount of spit up a baby can produce! Rosie has acid reflux pretty bad and so I constantly have bibs on her now because it is like a fountain ha. I would be lying if I said SO many of my clothes didn’t smell like spit up because if I washed a shirt or jeans every time they got a little on them, I would have no clothes to wear/I am lazy. The other day for date night with a group of friends I put on this dress and it had a little spit up mark on it from the previous week when I had it on for maybe an hour. I asked David, “do you think anyone will notice?” and he said “yes but she is gonna spit up on it again in a few minutes so just pretend it just happened” hahah and I wore it. (she came with us) But man those spit ups are so unpredictable! But luckily it doesn’t phase me in the slightest now.
I think “the days are long and the years are short” is the most true saying I have ever heard when it comes to kids! Some days fly by and I feel like I am flouting on cloud nine and other days feel super long. Often when I put the kids to bed I sit down and dont want to move because I feel like I ran marathons all day ha. If children supplied cities with power, Atticus would have enough energy to keep New York City going all day every day! I absolutely love it more than anything and his energy is 100% contagious and he inspires me in a lot of ways but sometimes it really is exhausting! This last week I started to get a little burnt out and felt like I wasn’t doing as good of a job as I could be so me and David had a little pow wow and figured out things we can do better. We started a new bedtime routine for him that is better for all of us and made some new family rules to make sure we are keeping up with him. It felt nice to have this weekend somewhat off social media and just be lazy and play all day and not worry about work! However I am excited for my spin class tomorrow and for all the things we have planned 🙂 xo