As we approach the two year birthday of our sweet Ellie, I've wondered what the next year has in store. 80% of the time, Ellie is a gem and super sweet. While we've been fortunate to avoid any tantrums to date, the other 20% can definitely be frustrating. Will it get worse? I'm thinking it might, but don't burst my bubble just yet. :) Here's a fun video I took of her yesterday. It's 2 1/2 minutes long - enjoy!
Our sweet Emerson is growing big and changing everyday. I'll upload some more photos of her soon. She continues to be an amazing sleeper only getting up once a night. She's getting some major forgiveness from me for that on the grudge I was holding regarding her being 11 days late. :) She's also very accommodating with our schedule and (mostly) happily attends church and our FPU class and goes to dad's boat or whatever we have going on. I suppose that's part of the plight of the second child, though.
As for how we're getting along with two children, it is definitely harder. So far with me on maternity leave, James hasn't had them alone much and I only have them alone on Mondays and Tuesdays. We're super blessed for our schedule and how much family time we have. I'll also admit that it's much harder to get out and run errands by yourself with two kids. I make myself do it anyway, but it is a challenge. Yesterday, I needed to go to an office supply store and then I just needed to get stamps. The office supply store went fine, but it was so tempting to just forget the stamps. That's ALL I needed, and I had to take both kids into the grocery store just for the two minutes it took to get the stamps. I've decided they need a drive through for stamps (and SO many other things). In fact, I'd like to fax my grocery list ahead to Target and then just go through a drive through line where they load my groceries. I don't want to pay more for that service, though, so therein lies the dilemma. Hehe.