The image above captures a good fraction of life these days. A baby that is now crawling all over the place so I occasionally stick her in her highchair to give us all a break. I pile her tray high with puffs and she eats and watches her sister and giggles. A toddler that climbs and jumps and never stops moving unless she finds the iPad and, believe me, when she does I let her have it. There’s spray paint on the corner of the table because there is always a house project I’m working on (although those have slowed down dramatically). There is art work on the buffet and an iPhone on the dock playing music. That’s probably a few pieces of laundry on the table that needs to go somewhere and a few pieces of mail I pretend I don’t see. There’s a bag on the buffet as well from an errand that was most likely run 5 days before. Life is simply moving fast these days. 2012 will most definitely go down in the books as one of the most amazing, most packed-full years of my entire life. And, I’ve never been happier.
LolaBear has brought more joy to our family than we ever thought possible. How could any other human top our Charley? Yet, our hearts have found a slew of new rooms that have been filled with love. She amazes us daily and makes us laugh out loud often. She is a lover and she follows me all over the house. She cries when I walk around too fast so quite often she’s in my arms. Or her high chair. She is over-the-top in love with her big sister and thinks she is by far the funniest, most talented person in all of the world. And, Charley adores her. She is always concerned about “baby” and wants to know where she is at all times. She is also quick to give her kisses and make sure she has her lovie with her at all times.
The reality of the situation is that I am currently a mother to two babies. I know Charley has now turned two, but she’s still a baby in every sense of the word. Those girls need me for absolutely everything and they need something every 30-seconds.
In addition, I am still trying to make sense of the success The Define School has had in less than four months of being launched. Teachers are excitingly coming on board and students lives are being changed. Companies are wanting to help us promote the school and the work load is a lot. I have a dear nanny whom I am eternally grateful for that comes 20-hours a week and all other 20-30 hours are spent working at night. I am not sleeping much right now. But, we’re launching 8 new classes October 1st and then none others until January. So, I’m planning to slow down a bit and enjoy the holidays sleeping and eating and playing in the living room with the girls while the fire warms us. I am very much looking forward to it.
I have not forgotten just how sweet and fleeting these long, hard days are. I would not wish my life to look any different. I am constantly humbled by the Lord’s kindness. Those girls are my dreams come true and Corey and I are enjoying every last morsel of them.
I am (obviously) not blogging much (writing/blogging takes quite a bit of time), but I am micro-blogging just about daily – if not several times a day – on Instagram.
If you would like to follow our daily adventures there please do. jess_cudzilo