My computer completely crashed causing me to lose every picture I have of my children, except the ones on here and facebook. I have been super sad about it but there isn't much I can do other than be smarter about where I store my pictures from now on. Lesson learned!
Lincoln has a million words!
Okay, not really. But this kid can communicate!
When we were at the farm yesterday he was even meowing like a cat and barking like a dog. He repeats almost everything. He is getting so big I can't even tell you how many words he really has.
He is not walking on his own yet but he LOVES walking with assistance.
This is a huge step because he didn't even like doing that a few weeks ago.
Caiden is getting down to the last few days of going to his daycare.
He has gone to the same lady since he was 8 weeks old. It will be hard for both of them but Lincoln will still go there so it's not like they are quitting each other cold turkey.
The plan is for Lincoln to go to daycare all summer since we have to pay for him whether he is there or not. Caiden will attend school on Mondays and Fridays as a way to transition him into full time preschool this year. Can you believe it? School already? I have already pulled up my calendar and scheduled several things for us to do together. Library visits, parks, zoos, Kaleidoscope, farms- just to name a few. I even signed us up to volunteer at church to do the summer lunch program.
Recently I was watching Caiden and Lincoln play and I told them to slow down (growing up). Caiden instantly got all pouty about it. I asked him later what was wrong and he told me he didn't want to slow down! My heart broke a little inside but just for a minute. It's nice to know he is striving for more in life.
Our deck is looking awesome! Jay built it last year and this year we plan on staining it and putting landscaping around it. The landscaping is almost done but we are still deciding on what color we want to stain it. Last year Caiden spilled a wax citronella candle on it so we aren't sure what/how to stain with the wax being in the wood. More to come on this later.
Lincoln had his 1 year pictures done last weekend. We used our good friend Rebecca and of course we are in love with how the pictures turned out. It had rained ALL week and it wasn't looking good. The day of the shoot there was rain in the morning but not in the afternoon so we decided to try it anyway. I'm so glad we did! As soon as we pulled into the park the sun came out and it was absolutely beautiful. It was slightly damp but not bad considering the week long rain we had. Here is the link to the slide show.
Jay and I have been on a cleanse for the last 5 days. We are trying to get our beach bods ready for our vacation this summer. It is the 24 day challenge that starts with a 10 day cleanse which is pretty hard. We are super limited to what we can eat and are getting used to a new schedule of when to eat. So far so good! Jay, of course, has been losing double the weight that I am but that seems pretty typical. We are hoping to also establish better eating habits and become more active in the process.
That being said....
I got a new dress! It wasn't on sale. It wasn't previously worn. I didn't have a gift card.
It was NEW!
I couldn't tell you the last time I did that. I only spent $27.99 but still, that is more than I have spent on clothes in awhile. I'm sure I will wear it to every event I have planned this summer- ha!
Have a great week everyone!