We’re back from our summer break, and now on to school and more…!


Wow, I can’t believe a whole school year/summer has already gone and finished. My big boy is about to start 1st grade in just a few days. Where does time go? I miss my itty bitty baby! Oh, on that note, we have a little BIG announcement to make. Baby boy #3 will be joining our family in December. We are super happy and excited for this brand new adventure in the world of 3 kids. Sam is just in love with his baby brother already and he remembers all the kicks he used to feel when I was pregnant with Eli back in 2012. Now he asks all the time if baby is moving… As for Eli, well, he’s very loving towards him, but I wonder if it’ll be an adjustment for him to go from baby of the house, to middle child. He will have just turned 3… What are your experiences with this? How did your children react to a new baby?

We are also pretty much all ready for him, except a new bucket seat (infant carseat) and some cute little extra cloth diapers. My newborn stash is very limited. By the way, after cloth diapering 2 kiddos from birth to potty training (although, Eli is still not completely there yet at 34months old), I still cannot wait to do it all over again in about 4 months. All those cute fluffy big bums and designs. Yay! What are your favorites? With Sam I was all about simplicity in the beginning, until he turned 6months old, when I started going crazy about all those choices and bought TONS of different diapers to try. I had them all, I tell ya. Now, a lot of those have gone to diaper heaven, and we need to rebuild a stash. I have a few Flips, some Pianissimo Cloth minky diapers, Gen-Y covers, flats and prefolds. That is what our major rotation diapers consist of. I want to explore more options though with all the new ones that came out recently.

Oh, right, I started off this post with a mention of Sam going back to school this week. Well, he is so ready to go start his learning. He’s been doing workbooks all summer and upping his game. He loves to read. Heck, my boy taught himself to read at the ripe ol’ age of 4. Now he wants more challenging things as he goes into Elementary school and we have started looking into chapter book series that he would like. Any ideas for a 7 year old boy? I am not too well knowing in the department of children’s chapter books lately.

It’s time for breakfast now, and I shall leave you with a few pictures of our summer fun… ’til next time. Have a good day!

Boy sure loves him some veggie sushi!

Boy sure loves him some veggie sushi!

On vacation visiting the in-laws

On vacation visiting the in-laws

My cutie pie with a new big boy hair cut

My cutie pie with a new big boy hair cut

Doing it all on his own now!

Doing it all on his own now!

Playing with his girlfriend in the kiddie pool

Playing with his girlfriend in the kiddie pool

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