Isla and Alice are going to be one on Monday so we've been in party prep mode. Some how these things always manage to get bigger than one originally intends and that is the case here as well. It seems so strange that they are almost one. In a way it feels like they have always been here... that this past year was the longest one ever but in another way it feels like just yesterday that I was sucking down a blue freeze on our way to the hospital.
I've been taking the girls swimming a ton... well me + one which is often my parents and sometimes Andrew. They scream and laugh and clap for themselves in the pool. Alice loves to walk up the stairs of the slide and Isla loves to jump in the shallow water.
We spent an afternoon at Ikea with my Sister and my Mom. Ikea is an amazing place to take babies. So so much for them to look at, one million mirrors and big wide isles.
Alice wakes up so much in the night. I have been struggling with this. Well struggling with... let's just let her do what she will do in the night and not get fussed about it because she is a baby and obviously just needs us in the night still and let's sleep train the ... out of her. But I just can't be that person. That person who let's her babies cry to train them when they are so little still... scratch that... I don't think it matters that they are little... they are crying and they are ours so I don't see my feelings changing on this. I am debating their naps... as in they still take two of them... one at 9am and one at 1pm... I've read that sleep begets sleep but maybe now that they are bigger that is no longer true? Perhaps they are sleeping too much during the day?? Any thoughts on this?
We watched the first episode of Game of Thrones this week. Andrew has all of the books on his kindle and is working his way through. HBO always seems to do it up right and yeah it was graphic, violent and full of sex... but it was definitely entertaining. We'll be watching the rest of the season for sure.
I am still chipping my way through Shadow of Night (the second books in the Discovery of Witches series). It's good but hasn't pulled me in still... but I have neglected it this week to watch the olympics.
okay this whole lack of pictures thing is terrible...