Eight Weeks LaterMonday, April 11, 2016
It's been almost eight weeks since I've updated. As you can probably guess, things have been a little crazy around here.
Parenthood has been a dizzying, exciting, frustrating whirlwind.
Oh, and exhausting. To the point where Tom takes like seven naps a day now.
|like this super cute nap he and nolie took on easter|
|three of my favorite boys chilling|
Staffing changes at work have meant I've been working more than usual lately, but thankfully, the boys enjoy day care. For the most part, I try to do my homework when they're in bed, but it makes for late nights (and I'd often be doing other things...I'm considering taking a little time off school after this semester). When we do get to have family time, we try to make the most of it, especially on the weekends.
The animals, for the most part have adjusted well. Luna was great with them from the get-go. Egg was standoffish, but interested, as per usual. Archie had the toughest time adjusting, but now he is all about his boys, and they love giving him all of the lovin's.
|archie supervising jamie as he watches paw patrol|
|nolie and archie sharing a sweet snuggle|
We love going to the Home Depot kids workshops; this month they made butterfly houses (we're hoping to start a garden in the next couple of weeks where we can put them!), and last month Nolie made a wagon and Jamie made a helicopter. I start the nails for them, and then they hold the hammer and I hold their hand as we hammer; Tom usually supervises the painting and helps if they ask.
|me helping the boys make their butterfly houses|
We also enjoy taking advantage of Saturday story times at Barnes & Noble; the boys also love playing with the trains before and after!
|playing with trains at b&n|
Although Indiana is often extremely behind the times politically, and generally not terribly exciting, we DO have a world-class children's museum in The Children's Museum of Indianapolis. We took the boys a few weeks ago (we wanted to make sure they got to see the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles exhibit before it left April 10th), and they had an absolute blast. We can't wait to take them back to see some of the things we didn't have time for on our first trip!
|nolie at the pirates and princesses exhibit|
|jamie putting pipes together at the tmnt exhibit|
|playing in the sandboat at grandpa's|
|playing little people with nonnie|
The Thursday before Easter, we took the boys to have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny. It was ridiculously overpriced, of course, but you only get one first Easter with your kids! Nolie was not particularly interested, but they were able to get a picture of him smiling (albeit standing three feet in front of the bunny). Jamie was super into it though, and was obsessed with the bunny's nose.
|the boys' easter outfits (yes, they matched)|
|green family easter eggs - 2016|
As tempted as we were to go crazy with their Easter baskets, we were worried about setting a precedent of going overboard at holidays, and that wasn't something we wanted to do. As such, we decided to keep things simple. We didn't do candy at all, since we knew they'd be getting candy elsewhere. We ended up going with monster trucks, TMNT bath toys (Raphael and Michelangelo for Jamie, Leonardo and Donatello for Nolie), a Tsum Tsum for each (Judy Hopps for Jamie, Mickey for Nolie), and The Lego Movie to share. I was worried that it wasn't enough, but they were thrilled with what they got!
|the boys' easter baskets|