Monday, June 9, 2014

A Quick Catch Up!

It seems like every post that I've written lately starts out with an apology that it has been FOREVER since my last post.  Well, today I'm not going to apologize.  I'm just going to tell myself that I'm doing the best I can and that something has to give.  Lately, that something is the blog.  With all the constant work I have to do around the house, working part time Online, taking care of the kids (and trying to keep them entertained) all day, and lots of outdoor work/projects that we are trying to take care of this summer I just haven't had any time leftover for much of anything- much less blogging.  But this morning I found a few minutes and thought I would share a couple of recent things that have happened.

Our biggest and probably most exciting happening is our new addition- our cat, Rocky.  We decided that the kids were ready for a pet, and after a pretty extensive search, meeting a few different cats (most of which didn't really like kids:/) we finally found a little kitten that seemed like he would be a good match for us.  Kittens seem much more adaptable to kids and changes than a full grown cat would be.  Rocky was at our local humane society, and thought I kind of wanted to change his name, Brennan wouldn't allow it.  Rocky is the name of a member of the Paw Patrol, so his name stuck.  He has been working out well with our family and I'm glad we've been able to give him a good home.

Rocky is now a little over 5 months old and much bigger than in these first pictures!  Here is a more recent one.

Brennan is happy to announce that has moved up to 4-year old preschool for next year.  He will be going two half days per week and he is very excited!  His summer rec Tot Lot class begins this morning, too.  More excitement for him!

The kids are doing a better job of playing with each other lately, too.  Yes- they do still fight like cats and dogs sometimes, but quite often I can hear them playing and imagining together and I love to just quietly listen to them.

We have a lot of outdoor improvements planned for the summer- mainly getting our grass growing better, doing a little more landscaping in front of the house, building a fire pit in the edge of our woods, and doing lots of cleaning up of the dead trees and brush in our area of the woods, as well.  The kids are ready to help!

We are coming up on our 9th anniversary already on June 17th.  I can't believe where the time has gone!  Ryan will also be celebrating his 30th/Golden birthday this year.  If he thinks the old man jokes are bad now, he has no idea what he has in store! :)

I know this summer is going to be very busy, but I'm hoping I can find some time to write a few posts at least!