September ramblings on October 1st…I knew one of these months I’d miss my deadline! (I’m actually surprised that it took me so long.) I feel like these monthly posts make my months feel shorter…. seriously, I just wrote one of these…how has it been a month already?
So, let’s get to rambling…
Levi is eleven months now and the countdown is on until I have a one year old and a two year old. A one year old AND two year old…just saying that makes life sounds crazy and makes me feel exhausted. Levi is starting to get more difficult, he needs attention and interaction… I can’t just leave him on the floor with some toys and have him be perfectly happy. There is a trade off though, he is also getting cuter. I don’t know if y’all have noticed, but he is freakin adorable. His personality has really started to emerge this month and I feel like I’m finally getting to meet him. Also, last month (was it last month? They are all running together) I told y’all that my boys fight all the time. They still fight, but this month they became friends. They do everything together and I love it. If you watch the video you’ll see that they are BFF’s….okay, BFF’s might be a little generous…let’s call the frenemies. Sometimes they even play so well together that I can get some stuff done…sometimes.
Elijah is really starting communicate and it amazes me how much he picks up everyday. He still is the least talkative 2.5 year old I know, but we are getting there. He’s extremely quiet out in public, but at home he blabbers on and on. He is very agreeable…he will answer “mmmhmm” to anything you ask him. Adam will ask him if he went pee in the potty or ate his broccoli or something that I know he did NOT do and he will say “mmmhmmm”. You can ask him “Elijah, did ride a spaceship to the moon today?” “mmmhmmm” “Then did you eat a dinosaur for lunch?” “mmmhmm”. Can’t trust that kid, I tell ya. At least he’s not saying no to everything, right? He is also very choosy about the things he learns. I swear I could tell him to go grab a pair of needle nose pliers and he will bring me the exact right thing, but when we are folding laundry and I ask him what color his green shirt is, he will say yellow every single time. Same thing with counting…we count everything, all day long, yet he can’t count to three. He can get to two, but anything past that is “five two” (which in Elijah speak just means more than two). Yet somehow he can rattle off every piece of construction equipment or large machinery known to man and correctly name as many animals as I can. Kids are weird.
Let’s see, what did us big kids do this month? Well, Adam and I both went on separate beach trips. I went on a girls one and left Elijah for almost two days (Levi came with me). It is amazing how much easier one kid is than two. One kid is a breeze…though when I had one kid I didn’t think it was a breeze at all. I wonder if when kid number three comes I’ll look back and think that two kids was a breeze. (Let me just clarify, before I get comments… no, I’m not pregnant). Adam went on a beach trip too, actually it was a spearfishing trip….but it got cancelled when they were down there due to weather so he’s going to try again next month. Funny that we both on beach trips and neither one of us took a single picture or video the whole time. Apparently no videos get taken unless I am sitting around the house with my boys. I swear, we do things…and I swear that my kids own pants. They only wear them in public though, where I’m usually not taking video. So with that, here is our September video. (If you didn’t get the pants thing, you will after watching this…)
I do have big news this month…I have officially entered the 21st century and got a smartphone!
Up until now I have just used that old $10 Walmart phone. It didn’t take pictures, it didn’t text, it just made calls. The speaker was starting to go out though (I suspecting that is due to being constantly drown in absurd amount of drool) and the iphone 4 had just dropped to 99 cents at AT&T, and I had an available upgrade. The perfect storm. I’ve only had it for two weeks or so, but I love it. I don’t even fully know how to use it, but what I have learned, I like. Now I just have to be super careful, because if it gets broken I have to go back to my old one and that can not happen. Ignorance was bliss, but now I’ve seem the smartphone light and can never return. I really need to get my hands on one of those toddler proof otterboxes…they wanted like $65 for them at the store, but they’re about $20 on Amazon so I’ll have to pick one up. Also, I’m now on Instagram! Of course, right? I’m not even sure how to tell you to follow me…my username is domesticashley, if that helps. I’m sure I will mostly post pics of my kids (let’s just be honest here), but I’ll get project sneak peeks in there, promise (already did, actually!). And if I see another tarantula on my front porch, I’m going to post it to Instagram, not facebook. The day I posted the tarantula on facebook I got more unlikes than ever before, lol.
So I’ve been thinking…those of y’all that read these ramblings posts are the really dedicated readers. I don’t “advertise” them at all like my normal posts so those of you that are reading this really are actually interested in getting to know more about me and my family (or your just seriously bored and killing time). Sooo, I thought I’d let y’all ask me some questions. Ask me anything you like…and if it’s not creepy, inappropriate, or exceedingly embarrassing, I’ll give you an answer. Also, feel free to shoot some questions Adam’s way. He has no idea I’ve volunteered him for this, but I’m pretty sure he’ll play along. I’d love to answer them all in a video (like they did on Young House Love), but we’ll see how far I can push my luck with the hubs :) Anyway….ready, set, go!
Wait, not yet! First check out some of my favorite pics from this month…
Okay, now go! Don’t be shy…