Let’s catch-up.

Will I ever get tired of summer days spent playing outdoors and in sprinklers?! No I will not! My days lately have been far less social than I would like, as we’ve been stuck at home around a semi-rigid naptime schedule. BUT, we’ve still been having some fun! Although, I will say, without the afternoon nap break I’ve been accustomed to, blogging (and everything else I love to do in my ‘free’ time) has gotten a bit more sporadic!

Since it’s been a while, let me just tell you what’s been occupying my mind/time lately.


+ There are only certain things I’ll watch live: sporting events… and Bachelor in Paradise. Sports for obvious reasons and BIP because I just cannot wait for the episodes to come out. It’s such a guilty pleasure of mine. I’m watching it as I type this post… it’s even better than I expected. (Are you watching it?! I can’t be the only one!)

+ I could write an entire blog about baby/toddler sleep. Not just a blog post, but an actual blog. Basically it’s all I think about these days because my kids are such a mess and I’m constantly brainstorming how to fix the issues. The update right now is that Clara goes to bed at around 7:30pm and sleeps a glorious 12 hours. She is the favorite child. Then there’s Isabelle who goes to sleep at 7:30pm and wakes up from about 1-4am. She just wakes up and stays up. For hours. And hours. And we are tired. So in an effort to get this to stop, I’m trying to get her down to 1 nap per day. We’re only on day three of this experiment and so far we aren’t seeing positive results at night, but I’m going to give it a solid week before I wave my white flag and go back to a two nap schedule.

+ Every once in a while I drink a little apple cider vinegar concoction (a complicated recipe of apple cider vinegar, warm water, and honey). To be honest, I’m not sure what all of the benefits are, but I know there are benefits so that’s good enough for me. I mean, if you believe the internet, it can basically do anything, kind of like coconut oil. Plus, I like the vinegar taste – is that strange?

+ I’m either old or just really out of shape because I feel like I’m somehow still recovering from the backpacking trip the other weekend. My poor body isn’t used to such abuse. Plus, I’m still covered in mosquito bites…

+ Seattle has been covered in smoke for over a week and now that it’s finally cleared out, it’s cloudy again! We even had a rainy day over the weekend – our first one in about two months! With high temps in the low 70s, it’s starting to feel suspiciously like fall over here (and I’m not a fan).

+ Speaking of summer, the kids here don’t go back to school until after Labor Day, so we have another whole month of summer before Clara’s preschool starts up again and fall activities begin.

+ Today I’ve seen two huge spiders in our house and they scurried away and now I just know they’re going to lay hundreds of eggs and my home will be overtaken.

+ Can I just say one more thing about sleep?! I’ve been on a mission yet again to go to sleep before 11pm, and it’s been pretty life changing. I tend to stay awake until 1 or 2am when left to my own devices, so this has been a big, and positive change for me! See, the entire family is in sleep bootcamp over here!


Is it Friday yet?! This week has seemed suspiciously long already and according to my calendar it’s only Tuesday. That has to be wrong, right?

How is your week going?! Are you up to anything fun?

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8 Responses to Let’s catch-up.

  1. Laurie Olsen says:

    Oh my goodness sleep deprivation is so real! It’s no wonder they use it as an interrogation tactic! I think you should move. Abandon ship! Spiders? Nope. I personally think we should splurge for an insect control company to bomb our house a few times a year but I am over ruled…

  2. Ugh, I feel you on the spider situation. I could pay like $20 in rent monthly if we included all the daddy long legs that think it’s their home too on the bill, haha. There was one particularly gigantic one that kept scaring the living daylights out of me whenever it’d creep into my line of vision, but his life came to an end a couple of weekends ago when I vacuumed him up, finally. Haha. But seriously, it’s never-ending. I think I’ve vacuumed all of them and their webs up, only to find a new web like two days later. BUT, out of all the bugs that could infest my home, and out of all the spiders that could be part of that bug infestation, I’d choose daddy long legs every time. I certainly don’t like them, but I find them less gross and less terrifying (not to mention less destructive) than other possible invaders.

    • Lisa says:

      I just found a daddy long legs in my bathtub today. BLEH. And I agree, I would choose them over other spiders… the ones with the huge bodies… yuck.

  3. These pictures just scream summer! Yay for having another month of it!

  4. I can’t get myself on a sleep schedule let alone two children + myself. Oof. Good luck!

    • Lisa says:

      Seriously, it’s so hard! I’m already off my sleep schedule – so that only lasted about a week! I’m going to try again tonight, though!

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