It’s been a while since I posted an update on Boogie and Bubby, so I figured now that we have moved our “office” into our room downstairs… I might actually get around to doing so this evening! I know… I know… you’re INCREDIBLY excited! 😉
Since my last picture post of the kids (Mother’s Day), Bubby has gotten a haircut (his first!), he is EVEN MORE verbal (if that’s even possible), and he’s ornery as ever. Seriously… this kid is giving me a run for my money. He is the most exhausting and most ADORABLE little boy… I tell J often that God made him cute for a reason, ha ha!
The kids and I took a trip up north with my mom (Mamaw) to visit some of our relatives on her side of the family in May. My two cousins have 3 children between them, so my two had a blast getting to know them. We went to the zoo (Bubby slept through the entire trip), spent time exploring, thrift store shopping (mom can’t go anywhere without thrifting), and had an overall great time! The kids did great on the long drive (ended up being 8-9 hours both ways).
Boogie is growing like a weed, I know I’ve said this over and over again on my blog but she just continually amazes me with how bright and vivacious she is. There is never a dull moment when she is near, and her love of learning is breathtaking. Tot school has been a bit sporadic for us lately with us not being able to utilize our tot school center upstairs just yet. We did a full week of B is for Butterflies two weeks ago and she thoroughly enjoyed that, but it’s so much easier to get my supplies together and organized when we can use them upstairs. Hopefully within the next 2 weeks we can accomplish that.
A few more changes have occurred in our house today, the house we bought is a 3 bedroom (no bedrooms upstairs, the upstairs is a big open space that we are utilizing for storage, music, and school), so we decided that like we did with Boogie and Bubby we wanted to create a nursery for Baby Bean. No, Baby Bean will not be using that room until he/she is probably 9-12 months old (if not later), but we like having that space for naps, the changing table and to help keep our room feeling like it’s still OURS. So we moved Bubby into the larger of the 2 small bedrooms with Boogie. They LOVE it. We actually put them together for a short period of time prior to moving here while we were packing up our house. Bubby seems to sleep better with her near, and seeing her as an example of how to put yourself to sleep seems to be a bonus as well!
We plan to keep them together until Baby Bean is about Bubby’s age or older, if Baby Bean is a girl she will be moved into the bigger room with Boogie, and with Bubby if Baby Bean is a boy. We think it will work out well. Otherwise, if Boo and Bubby are enjoying being together we may just leave them until Boogie requests a room alone or if she has a baby sister and wants to room with her later. Obviously, when they all hit teenage years we will cross that bridge…. it may even mean adding some bedrooms upstairs to give everyone privacy! Who knows!?
Another big change in the Mustard Seed Mommy household… since we moved J has been commuting 45-60 minutes to and 45-60 minutes from his job. The gas being spent and that time away from us has put on a toll on him. Thankfully, a few weeks ago he was offered a position slightly closer in the opposite direction. He’ll be traveling approximately 30 minutes there and 30 minutes back. SO much better, and no mountain to kill the van or rob it of gas. We are so blessed and thankful for this opportunity and we’ve already found lots of things to take the kids to do in the area. I hope to post some pictures of the kids at the Splash Pad we found soon, though those will be cell pictures since there is nowhere to stand without getting wet there! Ha!
Be on the look out for more posts, I’m so excited to have better access to my computer so that I can post more. I’ve missed my normal blogging time! God Bless!