not knowing WHERE on earth I am 99.9% of the time and being super big pregnant with two kiddos it's like a breeding ground for stress and uncontrollable emotion. Speaking of emotion - one thing that is keeping me happy and confident in my new found environment is this right here:
Despite not having much of a vocabulary just yet - Avery can say Declan and everyone around knows it's exactly what she's saying. She loves her cousin!
I'm not so sure Kennedy doesn't think we're on vacation. This morning was the first morning that she woke up and didn't give me the 3rd degree about why everyone wasn't here with us. She told me yesterday that she liked being home with me but that she also liked it a lot when everyone else was here too...I told her I do as well but that her Aunt, Uncle and Daddy needed to work.
Although we've completely overrun his house and believe me we have done just that, the D man seems pretty happy about having live-in visitors.
Avery is just rolling with the flow and being her usual funny self - she took her other sock off but wanted this one on and I just thought it was funny. She is rarely without her lovey and paci and I know from Kennedy it won't always be that way so I'm totally ok with it.
These two are interacting more and more and I adore it. This past weekend on the way to church they were cracking each other up in the car and it was music to my ears. I hope they are the best buddies ever.
I joined the local Y because it's super close and has an AMAZING pool which I figure we'll be using quite a bit this summer. This was our first day checking it out and Melissa and D's first time being at this particular location too. How cute is that suit? I'm proud to say I snagged it new with tags at a consignment sale in Lexington and it was a stellar purchase because he looked adorbs.
I'm pretty sure he enjoyed his first Y pool trip, what do you think?
Of course, my water baby was in heaven but Lord she is going to keep be busy at the pool this summer because she thinks she can swim a teensie bit better than she actually can. Call me paranoid but she's going to have to wear a life jacket. This Momma can't move as quick as she used to and on most occasions I'll also have Avery in tow.
I'm too sexy for my suit, too sexy for my suit....
Catina's birthday was this past weekend so she and the family stopped by so we could have a cookout and celebrate her special day. Oh the cousin love abounded.....
Check out how well Avery's cousins accessorized her:
Avery (who is usually quite the Momma's girl) kept reaching her arms out to her cousin Catherine to hold her. Sweetness!
Declan made sure to give Aunt Catina some birthday snuggles:
So...in our first week here I've found the Walmart, the Target, taken a visit to the play place in a Chick-fil-a, had an appointment with my new midwife, found the children's library (which was flippin' awesome btw), gone swimming and today we'd planned a play date with Tim's co-workers wife but she cancelled due to a sick kiddo so we'll be checking out a local park solo.
I think once I get used to "city living" I'll be good but right now it's a BIG adjustment - everywhere I go seems to require parking garage parking (what?!?) and traffic is well - 24/7 and then there's the whole getting lost thing. I also would like to say that I'm pretty confident everyone in this city is "workin' on their fitness" because I feel like I'm in the land of exercisers and super fit people...it does wonders for a pregnant girls self esteem: ha! I'm kind of lonely during the day at times, but I know it will be temporary - I'll meet people at the Y and I've signed K up for swim lessons and VBS so there's opportunity there, plus I'm signed up for MOPS and BSF in the fall so if nothing else - I'll be sure to make friends then too.
Tim and I look at some houses tomorrow (prayer appreciated) so hopefully we find something that will work for us soon.