|Here's Jacob mid-shot! Lacrosse season has begun, so he's eager to get out and practice his trick shots, if nothing else!|
|Jacob on his bike with his fancy new helmet. Just that little slope made pedaling almost impossible for him, though those training wheels can make things tricky if they get hung up on things. We just have to keep at it.|
|The chalk came out and Jacob was diligently working on creating the perfect basketball court. He did quite the lacrosse field later in the week.|
|Carter got right into using his new chalk. I love how he'll flop on his belly to play sometimes....although the driveway wouldn't be my first choice!|
|You can't see it easily here, but he kept putting leaves on his head and thinking it was hilarious!|
I guess we've all mostly adjusted to me being back to work, though Carter is a little cranky at drop-off every morning. It's a phase and it probably would have happened at some point, but I'm bummed he's doing that because avoiding those moments was part of the reason I left him in day care two days a week while I was off!
The boys, for all their differences, finally agree on something! Their favorite TV show right now is Paw Patrol on Nick Jr. We started watching it while I was off, and before long Carter was asking for it every day. Well, when Jacob was home on break and watched it, he decided he really liked it to! Carter calls it "Puppy Show", and now even Jacob is asking for it when we get home in the evenings. I'm taping one episode per day and there are others on demand, so we're good for a while, but it cracks me up how much they both love it!
I've been so exhausted at night lately, often falling asleep by 9:30 or earlier. I don't know if it's still sort of like the first week of school with a kid, when they're coming home beat after a long day, or what. It makes it hard to stay motivated when I have a handful of house stuff that I used to do during the day, and now not only do I have to do it at night, but I'm tired on top of it. The dishes and laundry don't let up! At least Craig is back from his roadtrip and isn't traveling this weekend!
Finally...just a few cute Carter-isms! He talks a lot these days, still mostly short phrases and an ever-growing single word vocabulary. Lately he's been cracking me up with "O-tay" (for "okay"), "Help me!" when he needs help, and calling Jacob "Buddy" after I did it. Whenever I ask him what he did at daycare, he rattles off the names of his friends...though strangely, I'm not even sure some of them are in his current room with him yet! Sometimes they combine, but it's funny that he's so fixated on his old friends instead of his new ones who should be more interesting since they're older. Another cute thing he's doing is that when we read his one animal book and I ask him about the animal on the page, he automatically says what the animal says. For example, "Duck says 'quack quack!'" They must have that book at daycare and do that, because he's gotten so good at it! We still have some challenges, like him not wanting to use the potty, or like him having epic meltdowns when he doesn't get his way, but managing those comes so much easier the second time around!
Ok, off to bed. This working thing is tough!