I give up. I have finally accepted the fact that real, actual blogging is just not going to happen anytime soon — but what should I expect? I’m moving for the second time in six months, with a preschooler, a baby, and a husband who works 70+ hours per week. This life is not exactly conducive to writing. Which is why, instead of writing, I’m just going to dump a ton of photos on you as a way of telling you all about our July without having to expend more effort than necessary since I spent all day moving and will be getting up tomorrow morning to do it all again.
So here’s what I have on July so far:
A visit to the fire station which completely sold Nora on being a firefighter when she grows up.
She was super fascinated and all we’ve been hearing ever since is about the firefighter in his suit, the fire pole, and how she is going to be a firefighter when she grows up. (Of course, she wants to be a firefighter in Nantucket with her uncle Brandon, who will have to move there from Texas, just to be a firefighter with her…)
Then we enjoyed a little outdoor music festival, which brought good jazz,
sunshine just perfect for floppy sun hats,
and ice cream cones.
The festival was great and really made me miss the weekly concerts we went to at children’s beach on Nantucket. I’ve been keeping my eye out, and hope we’ll find more exciting outdoor music events before our short Wyoming summer ends.
Fourth of July brought some events, but nothing quite as spectacular as our island celebrations. Of course, we gussied up the girls for a photo op (how could we not??)
and then we headed over to the town events at a local park.
There were games and free activities that Nora enjoyed and he-man competitions that we joked about for a minute or two before running away from the heat.
We missed the parade earlier in the day because it started at 10, which proved to be too early for our night owl family, and we were very disappointed when they decided to do the fireworks 30 minutes early with no warning at all, which meant no fireworks for us. 🙁
I did manage a post on Zara’s half birthday, though I failed to mention that she also (sort of) drank her second bottle that day.
She’s still not one for nursing substitutes, but boy is she getting into food. I can’t believe how quickly she has taken to her high chair and solid foods. She loves avocado, cucumber, peas and a variety of fruits (peaches, watermelon, banana). She wasn’t so sure of the sweet potato or kale, but we’ll come back to them since they were her first foods. We just tried black beans and I’m hopeful for day two of them. She’s only marginally interested in purees — mostly, she just wants finger foods and to be able to feed them to herself. What a big girl she is!
The last few days have been crazy. I’m not sure it has really set in yet that we actually own this house and that it it ours to do whatever we want with. Chris’ dad kindly offered to stay up here and has been helping me to take loads over to the house, which is definitely lower stress than trying to do it all in one day. We actually have been doing so well, that I moved our “official” moving date up to Wednesday. Just four more days and we will be out of this apartment and into our new house. There’s a list a mile long of things we want to do to it, of course, but most of that will take time and, on the plus side, that will give me plenty to write about. Or plenty to merely think about writing about if I get consumed in plans and execution again…