Friday, July 22, 2011

day in the life: wednesday

well i am still trucking along with the blog posts, even if they are a few days late.  sometimes i feel like you have to make a choice to either live your life or blog about it, and most days i would rather live it (although some people have the super human power to do both well).  i just can't keep up with the internet and real life.

wednesday was another full day.  james stayed home with paxton in the morning so i could hang out with my friend brittney and her little boys at boingo bounce in fayetteville!  the lil' guys had a great time (and the rest of nwa did as well, as there were probably 100+ people crowded into the place).  parker and jack:
i am thankful james is so willing to stay home with the baby so i can get out.  i simply pumped a bottle before i left and was free for 3 hours!  staying home with paxton is pretty easy right now as he is sleeping so much and a very calm baby.  these little two year olds on the other hand--calm is not the first word that comes to mind :).  i tried to get them to pose for a photo in the bounce house but they were too busy running around.
here we are with our 2 and under crowd.  i can't wait until the boys grow up and we can do even more fun activities together with the taylors!
we grabbed lunch on the way home from tropical smoothie cafe (love it!) and then this little guy passed out for 3 1/2 hours (love that as well).  parks is still sleeping in his crib and has not yet tried to crawl out so i'm going to leave him in there as long as possible.
while p was sleeping, we got two packages in the mail!  i love getting mail and packages--it is one of the highlights of my day.

a couple of work friends sent this harry and david fruit basket and my cousin sent some aden & anais swaddle blankets.  i have never tried them before, but they are soft and breathable--perfect for summer!
next james and i had another discussion about cars.  as i've mentioned in previous posts, we've been saving and looking at cars for several years now.  i was pretty set on getting a big, fancy suv, but as the price of gas keeps rising, my desire for a gas guzzling vehicle drops.  

james is very frugal, and in an effort to convince me not to want an suv, he put together this suze ortman-ish cost comparison of how much an suv vs. sedan would cost both initially and over the span of 8 years.  i have to admit it kind of worked, and i am thankful for having a practical husband who wants to use our money wisely.  while i don't think there is wrong with getting a nice suv, we have decided it is not the best use of our money right now.

it is a little ironic that behind this whiteboard is a "simplify" sign in my kitchen.  for me, having a loaded suv would be very cool and fun, but is frivolous.  i don't want to live an overly lavish life and would rather people know me as a simple and content person than a flashy or cool person.     
  i am very excited that parker is now officially registered for his first team sport!!  this fall, he is playing in a 2.5 yr old soccer league!  they have instructionals for 30 minutes each sunday afternoon and 3 on 3 games immediately following.  i hope parker likes it and has fun!  james thinks there is no question that parker will like it with how outgoing and full of energy p is, but you never  know.  

in preparation of the upcoming season, we bought soccer cleats and shin guards at academy:

as if that wasn't enough for one day, my friends were all going out to noodles for kids eat free, so parker and i joined them and james stayed home with pax again.  i felt a little guilty leaving pax with james so much, but james encourages me to always go out with my friends (if for no other reason than he gets a free golf card to play whenever i go out :)).

i did not take a picture of the group because i was a little pictured out and our group of 6 moms and 10 kids was enough of a zoo without photos.  until tomorrow, love you all and hope everyone is having a great friday!!


Erin said...

I'm LOVING the daily posts! I know it's a lot of work to blog, but I strangely enjoy reading about your days.

Sounds like you and James have a great team approach. I'm sure you both enjoy the 'out of the house' time.

Erin said...

P.S. I really like your new blog design, and I love that James did a little cost comparison! I think the sedan is the best bet!