It's the 9th day of 2010 and I literally feel like I am still playing catch up from Thanksgiving. I feel so behind on so many things and I am struggling to get caught up. I think I am just so behind now that I don't even know where to start. Here's the short version of what I haven't done:
If you are reading this you know that I am seriously behind on my blogging. Obviously, it's not critical but it's something I enjoy and a great way to document our life. We have finally realized that if we don't write it down (and quick) we sadly won't remember it. With three little ones I believe it's critical to remember these special days. I hope to still get Thanksgiving, Christmas and Benjamin's 3rd birthday documented.
I have a ton to add to Annabelle's baby book - she's doing so well and getting so big (sort of). She's still a tiny peanut but she did get her first tooth this week!
I only sent out HALF of my Christmas cards! Is that horrible or what. I told myself not to worry they could just be New Year's cards. However, once I did that my baby boy (Benjamin) turned 3 and all my attention went to him - code for I have not picked the cards back up again - ugh.... Valentine's Cards maybe :-)
I also had "plans" for the new year that just haven't been set in motion yet. I'm slightly worried that I will just comfortably stay with what I have been doing and not make my changes - I am ready for some changes! I planned to go to bed earlier (it's 12:45 am), I planned to keep the house more picked up, I planned to return e-mails quicker, I planned to try 1 new recipe a week, I planned to start exercising......Oh how to get motivated when you have 3 little kids to care for each day???
The list can go on and on, but I am starting to get depressed (not really). I'm actually super happy today. I had a GREAT day with the kids. We went to the library and the park and just had a really good day together. The boys worked hard not to fight with each other and to keep their hands to themselves (VERY big deal!) and they played in the backyard without needing me right there. Although, Benjamin did not nap he was still a good boy and I chose not to get mad about it (VERY big deal for me!). Jack did nap which earned him 45 minutes of extra one-on-one time with me this evening without his brother who was already in bed. My sweet Annabelle has a cold and maybe pink eye (not sure). She's coughing, sneezing and has a goopie eye which is super sad, but she is still sweet and cuddly. She somehow manages to shoot us her trademark open mouth smile even when she's not feeling well. She can be so sad and then smile that adorable smile that just melts your heart. I just can't get enough of that little girl.
I LOVE MY KIDS SO MUCH!!! As crazy as they make me sometimes, I LOVE them 1000 times that amount. I am so thankful to be their mom and to be with them each day. Even though it's super tiring and I don't seem to find much time for anything but them I know it won't always be like this. Jack will be starting kindergarten at the end of the year and I just can't picture what my mornings will be like without him (probably much quieter and calmer). They are all getting so big.
Well, I hope that 2010 will start to look more like I "planned" and that I will be able to blog about it soon but if it doesn't I really hope to continue to have great days with my precious little ones!