My oh my, where does the time go?!
I’ve had this post half written since Sunday night, but just have not had the time to come back and sit down to finish it. I had hoped to last night, but my evening was filled with making 4 dozen cupcakes!
Man, I really do miss making cupcakes! Long time readers, you may remember when I seemed to have a new cupcake recipe, like, every other week?! Maybe some day I’ll get back into it again.
The reason for this large batch was because Lucas is celebrating his birthday at school today! There are apparently quite a few July birthdays in his class, and no April ones, so my guess is why they’re celebrating this month (since they aren’t in school in July, obvi).
But hey, here we are now, halfway through the week and I was all set to share a little bit about our weekend! There really wasn’t anything all that exciting going on, but we did have an absolutely gorgeous day on Saturday, meaning we spent as MUCH time as possible outdoors.
The boys played in the sandbox, we cleaned up a bit around the yard, and lunch was enjoyed al fresco for all!
Pretty soon we’ll be putting out all of our deck furniture, and I’d known since last season that I really wanted to refresh our outdoor furniture cushions. No matter how much I cleaned them up, then just had a really weird feel and smell to them, so I knew it was time to ditch them and replace.
Making a last minute decision, I quickly ran over to the At Home store during Alex’s nap time, and wound up buying a whole new set…
I had hoped I’d be able to find some cute patterned ones, but the sizes I needed were proving to be rather difficult to find. That’s alright though, I always love grey <3
Shortly after I got back home, we were out the door for Lucas’s first baseball practice of the season.
He seems really excited to play, and I’m excited to be able to watch again!
Also equally exciting was coming home and letting the boys play out on the deck while Jay and I sat and enjoyed a couple of Moscow Mules.
They tasted SO good, and I’m totally thinking they’re going to be a new favorite summer drink. But I feel like I need some copper mugs to go with them now?!
To cap off the weekend, Lucas attended a birthday party for one of his best buddies, which totally made his day, thanks to the monster trucks that were there.
And we also did a little decorating for Easter since, holy crap, it’s only a few days away!
As for one final thought to close out this post today, I just need to have a quick motherhood vent for a second…
Sooo, we are being further reminded every single day just how different our two kiddos are. I absolutely love how they’re so different, but what I’m not loving is this ridiculous stage that my sweet Alex is in right now. Oh. My. Goodness.
The whining. The tantrums. The yelling and screaming. The whining. Did I mention whining? I’m left feeling like I’m ready to rip my hair out almost every evening! Or if I’m extra lucky, I may even be ready to do it by 7:30 in the morning. Some days, Jay and I just look at each other and have zero idea what the heck to do.
Is THIS what everyone refers to when they talk about the “terrible twos?” Because let me tell you, we are totally in uncharted territory here, since this was nothing like what we had to deal with the first time around. I mean, threes and fours? THOSE were a challenge. No doubt. But if this is what two is like? I’m scared about the threes and fours with this little dude!
Ahh. Okay, that feels a bit better to put out there. So hey, if you’re also in a particular challenging season of parenting/life/whatever? Don’t worry, you are not alone, my friend. I feel you. Let’s have a virtual Moscow Mule together. <3