I decided a while ago that I should write an update about myself, just like I do for the kids. It's actually been a really good exercise for me to stop and think about what I am interested in and working on these days. So here it goes!
Being a full-time stay at home mom, I have found I need a schedule for my days and weeks. Here's ours in brief: Each day I try to get up a little before the kids and do some yoga or just get ready for the day. Then the kids are up; we attempt to do breakfast, dressing and teeth brushing before settling down to watch "Dinosaur Train" on PBS at 9:30. I take those 30 minutes to finish getting myself ready, clean up the kitchen and occasionally work in some more easy exercises, which Kip loves to "help" with....Gus is much too busy learning about dinosaurs:) Then we play or run errands or clean the house (depending on the day) until lunch around 11:30 or 12. Then it's "rest" time. Usually about an hour for Gus, unless he falls asleep, and an hour and a half to two hours for Kip. This is when I hunker down with my daily cup of Scottish tea (with sugar and half-n-half, of course) and my Bible or devotional book (currently it's Shepherding A Child's Heart).
Having 2 kids under the age of 4 is exhausting, but I'm excited by the fact that it's much less tiring than last year! I feel like I have more energy and time to try some new things and get out of the house more. I really enjoy running with some other ladies 3 morning a week. Scott has been so sweet to watch the kids those mornings! Last weekend, the girls convinced me to go on a "long run." I honestly didn't know if I could do it, but I hung in there for 7 miles through the woods. It was such an empowering experience, that I think I might be hooked....but we'll see if I actually do it again:)