Life has been a little off balance lately. The hubby is traveling for weeks at a time leaving me in charge of everything, all the time, everyday, for weeks at a time with no break. Needless to say I'm tired, running behind, and slightly bitchy. But the kids are keeping me company, and we've had a fun time playing and enjoying each other.
Parker actually turned three on Saturday! What?! It's so hard to believe that three years ago I had a little baby boy in the NICU getting pumped full of antibiotics and plasma transfusions from being born early with a lung infection, and now he's an independent, smart, and fun BIG boy! Because Daddy is out of town, the party has been postponed but we still celebrated without him. Some friends dropped by to give him hugs and presents, Teagan and I made a Batman cake that he adored and that I laughed at. Let's just that my future doesn't include cake decorating. Not only did the Bat symbol look ridiculous, but the entire cake ripped into pieces so I literally glued it back together with icing. Yeah, it was bad. But it tasted good and he thought it was perfect! So really, that's all that mattered.
Teagan and Parker have been getting along a lot better lately. I'm not sure if are tired of getting into trouble or they are actually starting to like each other, but either way I'm enjoying the civility.
And as for Teagan? Well....Teagan is literally changing before my eyes. Everyday she looks a little more mature. Her face a little longer, a little less baby shining through. I swear she's going to be driving tomorrow and getting married on Sunday. She's just growing so fast. I love seeing her learn, grow, mature, and change... but I would be lying if I said I didn't want her to stay little for just awhile longer. Her personality is bigger than life, and her attitude is well... only that much bigger. DIVA doesn't adequately describe this child, she's a complete handful. But I absolutely adore everything about her. And we've had so much fun having slumber parties in Mommy's room while Daddy is gone. Painting nails, doing facials, watching movies.... it's been a blast.
So lately.... we've been a family of three rather than four. I'm ready for my husband to come home. I'm anxious to have a great party for Parker. Cannot wait to get our routine going again. However.... this one on one with the kids has been the best part of "lately".