October is always our busiest month of the year. Both of the girls have their birthdays in October, the first of our end of year guests arrive, and Daddy Bear is usually traveling a good deal for work. It’s a whirlwind of a month and typically leaves me feeling exhausted; just in time for our busy November and holiday season.
JBird is now 4!
She is officially no longer a toddler and in full on preschooler mode. Her imagination astounds me; as does her never ending interest in all things engineering. Within the past few weeks she’s really started to make an effort to try new foods. This is s HUGE milestone for her. In fact, she’s less and less apprehensive about “new things” every day.
Moon Baby is now 1!
Her personality is shining though more and more each day. She’s such a happy and silly baby, but she also has a fierce temper. She’s started shaking her head no if she doesn’t want something you offer her. She’s also started to sign a few things (mainly the sign for “more”). She’s still as chunk-a-licious as ever. The most healthy looking baby I have ever seen.
As for me, I’m exhausted.
This year has totally zapped my energy and I’m finding more and more how difficult it is to do things the fulfill me (this blog, other blog work, the photography business, etc) while the girls are still so young. It’s been a year of growth, just not in the ways I thought I’d grow.
I’m currently in the process of trying to change my perspective on it all. Instead of being disappointed or too hard on myself, I’m trying to just accept and find peace at where I am at; to just be happy and present.
We can’t forget Halloween:
Moon Baby was a little bee, because she can be a such a little B sometimes.
As per the sister B’s demands, I was a cat (and she drew my whiskers).
JBird was Anna (from Frozen). Then she wanted to be Elsa (from Frozen). Then it was back to Anna. At the last minute (literally as we were heading to the door for trick-or-treating), she changed her mind again and decided to go as a Renaissance Maiden. The girl is ahead of the curve, because every other little girl was either Elsa or Anna. Always a trendsetter.