(Gorgeous sunset on the river – wish I never missed one.)
Of how excited Jeff and I are to have almost all my kids home this weekend. Matt won’t make it home from college (Halloween weekend at campus is not to be missed this first year) but having almost all of them home has to be close enough for me. I have a list of recipes to bake and cook which makes me so happy. (I’ll post those all next week.)
I’ll have to wait until Thanksgiving to get them all back. I now know what my mom meant when she said, “I just want you all here under my roof.” It’s really a deep settling feeling, even with the extra work and chaos, that our hearts all crave as parents, even subconsciously I think.
You have all helped me so much with my winter/sleep issues. I had a good time shopping for all the things I need, and have already tried several and they really really work. I went all out because I know I need to.
1. Epsom saltsat night have really made a difference-the magnesium helps, and the lavender scent.
2. Lavender essential oil-I learned this during yoga class, at the end, when our instructor gives us a cloth that smells like lavender to put over our eyes and I almost fall asleep. I really want to lay there for the rest of the day but that is probably not allowed.
4.A super warm hood so I can walk outside and get some exercise.
5. Vitamin D.
I found a cozy blanket at TJ Maxx and some running gloves at Costco (they aren’t warm enough though-I think I need mittens?). I am still working on finding some good magnesium supplements.
I also found the CUTEST winter clothes on Amazon of all places, for Janey (after giving up on Gymboree :(.) I wish I would have spent more time online shopping (I feel like I am always way behind on the trends-Costco, grocery pick up, etc…I always end up saying “This is genius!”)
It’s Boden knockoff but the quality is good enough for the price. We had so much fun choosing them together.
Janey is beginning to read on her own and she is SO proud of herself and it’s just so exciting. I love that little “click” when they get it. And it’s happened at all different ages for all of my kids (and had no bearing on how well they did learning in the future!!!). It’s just such a wonderful thing to witness.
Bob Books (our’s are so well-worn)
Patrick is reading all these books at once (which drives me crazy, but one is for school and one for home and one he and Jeff are reading together-Resistance is about WWII, so pretty heavy material.)
He LOVES this one.
Math, stats, and reading all in one and no complaints! 🙂