Here's a little bit of what's been up in the Sloan household...
Strawberries are up. From one of the best places a strawberry can be from, Watsonville, California. They came in this week's LPO box and the boys have simply devoured them. They don't like them cut up either. No way. They like to full-fist them like apples, bite into them and let the juice run down their chins. The collars of their shirts attest to that.Don't mind Ben's upset face. He was scolded for throwing food just a few minutes prior.
Haircuts are also up. Both boys got their manes tamed this week. It TOTALLY changes their appearances! Our
fabulous stylist willing barber promises it will help their hair come in more even and curlier-we'll see!
Gardens are up. Jer built this container garden for me a couple weeks ago. It's been a desire of mine to do this for the past few years but I haven't been willing to see it through. This year I finally did it though! And the endeavour has already been so rewarding! The plants grow so quickly, almost like a newborn. There are changes everyday. Now if only I could keep Abe from picking the flowers that are vital for growing lots of veggies!
3 weeks ago
First fruits: TomatoesStrawberries
Physical therapy for Ben is up. Well, almost. I have a consultation meeting Monday at 2:30 with the service coordinator from Alta Mira. Alta Mira is the company that will carry out any PT work with Ben once our ECEP evaluation is complete in August. They have a variety of home based services that they offer and they are coming in part to discuss them all with us. Part of me is excited and the other part nervous. I'll keep you posted on what Monday holds but if you think of us, please pray! Specifically for wisdom for the docs and us. We would sure appreciate it!
Unpacified, one nap toddlers are up. We are officially PACIFIER FREE AND IN THE SWING OF ONE NAP A DAY. Sorry for the caps. I think the intensity of this last week is coming through. Yowza!! The jury is still out on whether one nap a day is gonna cut it for both boys. Ben seems ready. A.B., not so much. I could go on and on about the complications/frustrations of non-napping grumpy children. Specifically MY non-napping grumpy children. However, I am trying to maintain a right perspective. My boys still give us 12 glorious hours of uninterrupted sleep at night. As for this? This is just a season. This is just a season. This is just a season. Sigh.
Last, and certainly not least, I am parting ways with the pump. I won't say much more than that because you came hear to read about B&A, not the feeding woes of their mother. But I will say that it has been, single-handedly, the most inconvienient and time consuming things about being a mother-thus far. It has also been the hardest thing to give up. Almost 15 months of providing food and nourishment for my boys proves harder to give up than I would have ever thought. But...it's time.
Wow! Big week, huh?!
So there you have it! A few tidbits from our week!