To Norah while they’re in the bathtub:
“You gotta let me play with the dolphin or else next time for a bath you’re going to go in the dishwasher.”
While talking with her Grandpa about why Kyle goes hunting:
“Dad’s gotta shoot a deer in the face because he can’t cut it up while it’s moving!”
(This was a pretty philosophical conversation about where our food comes from up until this point, lol!)
“Look at me, I’m FABULOUS!”
While outside before getting into the truck to go somewhere:
Her: I see a little girl riding her scooter!
Me: I see her too, kiddo.
Her: I think her name is Casey.
Me: How do you know that? (I’m assuming she met her at school or dance or something like that.)
Her (Being completely serious): Because I know everything.
After I turn the TV on to the World Cup of Hockey because Canada is playing and there’s nothing on until baseball starts in a couple hours:
“Moooooom, I don’t like hockey! We’re a BASEBALL family!”
To me, after I take my hair out of its ponytail:
“You look like Uncle Nolan with your hair like that.”
(My brother was up in August and got his hair cut after letting it grow for TWO YEARS.)
To me, after I got my hair cut:
“You don’t look like Uncle Nolan anymore!”
This kid. I just can’t even sometimes.
Ah, September. The month of pure and utter chaos!
While we had a pretty quiet first week of the month, this week we’re ramping things up as Isla starts both preschool and dance class! My brain is already exhausted and I’m already asking if it’s June yet.
Jokes aside, Isla had a great first day of preschool! She jumped right into her classroom and there were no tears from neither her nor I😉
Tomorrow she starts dance class and she has school again on Thursday, followed by a dentist appointment Friday morning… so basically I’m expecting her to be a grumpy nightmare by Friday evening. Grumpiness aside, I’m sure once we get into the swing of her routine it will get better.
I think Norah was both sad and happy to see her big sister go off to school. Sad that she doesn’t get to go with her, but happy to have the house to herself for a couple of hours and not have Isla constantly taking toys away from her, haha.
This weekend we should be able to get our basement renovations finished up, and I cannot wait to reveal what we’ve been up to down there!
Annnnnd of course last weekend marked the opening of hunting season, so I’ll be a weekend hunting widow😉
That’s about all that’s new around here!
What’s fun and exciting in your lives??
Reading // Nothing at the moment, but I did download a couple of books onto my Kobo and am just waiting for time to start reading one of them. I got the new Liane Moriarty book (Truly, Madly, Guilty) and The Girl on the Train and I don’t know which to start first! Input is appreciated!
Watching // Masterchef, So You Think You Can Dance, Better Late Than Never, and a few other random summer TV programs. I can’t wait for Fall programming!
Listening to // Nothing really spectacular, just a lot of satellite radio and Spotify.
Loving // The cooler weather, because that means SOUPS! I could do without all the rain though. Blech.
Thinking // About what on earth I’m going to do with my time while Isla is at school and dance during the week! She’ll be at school for 2.5 hours two days a week starting next week, as well as dance for an hour once a week, and I’m at a loss! Norah and I will get some solid bonding time, if anything🙂
Needing // Some mealtime inspiration. I feel like I’m on repeat for a lot of things but it’s hard to find new recipes that work with our households dietary restrictions (little to no corn starch or cheese).
Anticipating // Isla heading off to preschool next week, obviously! I’m more anxious about it than I thought I would be, and I hope I keep my shit together when I drop her off and don’t cry in the car.😉
Looking forward to // Having my basement being finished and back to normal! Now I need to think about how I’m going to arrange the space.
What are you currently up to??