Saturday, August 6, 2011

This Blog Is Back!

After a six month vacation, it's back! It has taken me all summer to get the blogging bug again, and a few tries to remove the weird green tree background, but we are back in business. I think there's way too much to catch up on so we'll just start from where we are.

We have had a great summer! Even better is that it's not over! I've started a new career as a stay-at-home mom. Monday begins my official new career in my mind. That's the day I would have gone back to work. I feel blessed beyond measure to be able to have this time with Brennan. We are spending a lot of fun days by the pool, at the splash pad, and playing. Brennan is really into playing outside, reading books, finding trains, and being a big boy. His new knowledge amazes me daily. He can read some pages of his favorite books back to us now. One favorite is Goodnight Moon. When he gets to the page where the old lady whispers hush he whispers,"No, no." He understands the concept of two, and likes to point out when there are two of anything. He's fascinated with the electric gate in our backyard. As soon as we get in the car, no matter where we are, he says, "Got to open the gate?" Of course that's always followed by, "See train?" Yes, when everyone else in Hartselle is trying to avoid the train we drive to the tracks to see it. He absolutely loves his family right now and loves to talk about all of them. Every car, truck, tractor, and animal belongs to someone he knows. We spend many hours looking at books with pictures of Papa's tractor, Pick's truck, Aunt Sissie's car, and most days Daddy owns everything. He's such a fun little guy!

My new job was brought about by Mike's new job. He now travels a lot, and works a lot. He loves the job, even though I think it does become taxing at times. All of these changes are quite an adjustment for us all. I'm trying to find a happy medium right now for myself. Caring for Brennan, and making sure he is challenged and engaged, is my number one priority. But I also need some adult interaction and creative outlets. I'm excited to challenge myself to find some creative outlets, playgroups, mom groups, etc. Our possibilities are wide open and I'm ready.

Here are a few snapshots of our summer fun:
Mr. Cool by the pool

Playing with his water table

He and his buddy Joseph
His favorite library book I Went Walking
In the words of Brennan, "Oh, that train!"

It gets him into a lot of trouble sometimes. 
Notice the finger pointing to get down!

Splash pad fun!
The ducks at Big Spring Park

Thanks for stopping by! See ya soon!

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