Sunday, November 27, 2011

Shhhhh....

... my secret life as a spy has caught up with me and I've gone off grid.

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Kidding. But I think my real life has caught up with me anyway, it's just less exciting. We DID have some excitement around here though. Pip had a birthday!! One started collection of Star Wars action figures


and Bey Blade battles (Who knew this toy would bring so many hours of enjoyment? Not me. I figured two tops from the dollar store and a mixing bowl would last about as long and cost a lot less, but they really surprised me. HOURS of all three of them "letting it rip!" )


some art

and building messes

and three cakes later


you're seven!


Truthfully, it did not all go that smoothly. Somehow my boy that has trouble going to sleep when he is excited, also had trouble sleeping past 5:30 for a few days in a row. Behavior at Nana and Papa's was less than, ahem, ideal for Thanksgiving and birthday. All three have been requiring A LOT of my energy lately just to keep them from killing each other and to get them to do ANYTHING around here. Trying to "figure it out" is also taking a lot of my focus in addition to just the usual trio of dishes, laundry and picking up. I am missing being creative: writing, photo taking, sewing, knitting. I am missing my little community in this space. I am missing carving out time and space for myself, but I can't seem to make it all work so right now that is what is sliding. Hoping that maybe I can get my craft on a little for Christmas though, so stay tuned.

Just don't hold your breath.

5 comments:

Mom of the Perpetually Grounded said...

Happy Birthday to Pip! Love the cake :) I miss building messes though I did find a barbie shoe buried in some popourri today. Ah, nostalgia.

I'm a little out of blog sorts myself. Haven't been able to get to it as much as I'd like.

(My verification word is padise. Do you suppose that's like knockoff paradise that you get at the flea market ; )

Jen said...

We celebrated a birthday also! Just about the time we get a handle on the birthday mess, it will be Christmas and there will be a new mess! November birthdays! It was helpful for keeping Dylan entertained while off from school though.
Hope you get to find some ME time soon!

Scented Sweetpeas said...

My three have been a handfull at the moment too - I can't wait for days in the garden again where they seem to calm down and not want to kill each other. x

beemahoney said...

Hey Chica! love the pics of the children -

Baby By The Sea said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! Wow, seven is sure special. I love the cake.
We've got a seven year old birthday coming up on Friday.