HJ and I are finally in our back to school routine. Which is amazing, since he has yet to have a full week! The last few weeks, we had flood days, which made things a bit hectic. (and no, we have never had flood days before)
Before school, we get ready, have breakfast, and HJ goes to daycare while I head to work. For now, HJ is in lego club, football and faith formation at night. This leads to early/late dinners, and rarely do I have time to cook. I am ready for football to be over, so we at least have 2 nights at home :).
At night, we play, do homework and read a few chapters before bed. We just finished Fudge-a-mania, and started The BFG. There are times I am amazed at how quickly he is changing, like when I heard him read out loud in front of a group.
He also likes to help around the house. This weekend, he wants to learn how to clean the fishbowl by himself (YAY!). The dog and him have become best buds. Many times, HJ would rather stay in with the dog and play then to go outside and play.
Yes, that is the dog eating his ice cream.
I love that we live in a neighborhood where there are always kids running around, and the neighbors can help each other. While we would love a bigger space, I would be too scared to leave our comfortable ‘hood.
I love going and watching HJ play flag football, although it makes me laugh. HJ HATES being chased, so will do what he can to avoid getting the ball. He also is afraid to grab people’s flags. So he runs after them and then slows wayyy down once he gets close.
With him getting so big, I savor the moments he is still “little”. Like when he came into my room and asked to snuggle. Or when he falls asleep in the same position he did as a baby. Or when he suddenly wants to get out a toy he hasn’t played with in two years. But then, he will walk out of the room “dabbing” and yelling “DUDE” to his friends.
I always knew how much I wanted to be a mom, but I didn’t expect to love it this much.