Now I can really focus on how awesome the new rhythm of our life is. Last year about this time, Declan stopped napping. Cold turkey - kaput. That was an adjustment. Our life became very busy. Entertaining a two and a half year old in the house all day is near impossible. So out we went. Taking two kids on adventures everyday is fun, but a lot of work. Exhausting at times to be honest. This past year has been crazy busy. For the first time in over a year, life is feeling a little bit calmer. Tuesdays and Thursday mornings are kick back. I have time to do errands with just one kiddo (this is gloriously easy - especially with Lexi), we eat lunch at home so I don't have to pack food the night before, and most importantly I get to spend some alone time with my baby girl.
And, we have been having so much fun! We went to the Aquarium one day. We spent most of our time there on the slide - she was having so much fun.
I try not to make our time together about errands, but one that we do do every Tuesday is Trader Joes. But, we both have so much fun - it doesn't really feel like an errand.
I was taking pictures of Lexi this past Tuesday when a nice mom offered to take one of the both of us! (Only another mom would know how much this means!)
It really is ridiculous how much I love our Tuesday morning outings to Trader Joes. Something about those tiny carts and the fun food they have there.
We headed over to the Botanical Gardens this past Tuesday for story time. I was so excited because I feel like I haven't been able to do very many story times with Lexi - Dec and I used to go a lot. We had fun singing songs and listening to the stories.
Then we headed over to the train and the play house - because you just can't go to the BG without stopping at the train.
Looking for the train - just like big brother does!
We potted a plant
and played in the playhouse
And then I realized that she probably wouldn't have a conniption fit if I took her away from the train area (like someone else we know) and so we decided to go exploring!
We found a pond with tad poles that was so much fun!
We ran around with our shoes off
And wherever we go, we ride in style! Lexi loves this red car, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays, it is our only mode of transportation!
Our final stop was the bamboo forest for a little treat
and some more exploring
This time with Lexi is such a gift. I feel like I am getting to know her in a different way. Mainly because I am so much more relaxed, not having to chase after two kiddos. She is at the perfect age to really enjoy some one on one time together. Next week we start a Mommy and Me Tumbling class at the gym. I am so excited!
And, the one and only time you will see a plug on this blog:
Tomorrow is the 4th annual Touch-A-Truck. This amazing event is one of a kind in San Diego. Kids get to touch, climb on and in all kinds of different vehicles. The event has grown so much that the location moved from Torrey Pines High School parking lot (the last three years) to Qualcomm this year! Buy your tickets early online. All proceeds go to Childhood Cancer Research. The entire event is organized by the Mikulak family who lost their son Max at the tender age of 7 to neuroblastoma.