Spring Teaser Weekend

With sunny skies and warm temperatures, it was hard not to feel like spring is here! We’ve had a pretty mild winter and our “big” snowstorm that hit last week was just slush that didn’t really accumulate. We enjoyed the weather by playing outside in the cul-de-sac in front of our home. Several neighbors had the same idea and there were a few other kids and adults playing in the sunshine and enjoying the time spent outdoors. Wyatt kept throwing a wiffle ball and running after it, essentially playing ‘fetch’ with himself. Caleb alternated between riding on Shane’s shoulders, getting pushed by the other kids while sitting on his car and taking the occasional stab at throwing the ball with Wyatt.

On Sunday, Shane and I were struggling from a serious lack of sleep. We were thrown back into the newborn days with Wyatt waking up crying due to painful teething and consequently waking up his brother as well. We each tried our best to console one of the boys, but eventually all four of us ended up in our bed. Oh my god. What a terrible idea. Caleb was asleep soundly enough to be transported back to his crib, but Wyatt and I hung out all night. He’d fall asleep but seemed to roll over or change positions every 20 minutes. At one point, I was clinging to the side of the mattress, too afraid to fall asleep and inevitably fall off. Another time, Wyatt fell asleep laying across my neck and I could have sworn I was going to pass out from lack of oxygen. Shane was awoken by a foot in the face more than once that night. We couldn’t bring Wyatt back in the nursery and risk him crying and waking up a very tired Caleb so we toughed it out. At about 6am (which felt like 5am due to the time change) Wyatt would sit up, start trying to talk to us, start fussing and/or laughing until I finally threw in the towel and got up for the day. And what a long day it was! Around mid-morning the two boys had red-rimmed, tired eyes and were super cranky so I had the idea to load them up into the car, over an hour before swim class and run an errand while the boys fell asleep and actually got a pretty decent nap!

AquaTots was a blast once again. Both boys love to put their mouths underwater but haven’t mastered holding their breath or blowing bubbles so they probably end up with a belly full of pool water. Wyatt loves to walk off the ledge and into the pool (where we catch him, obvs). Caleb sits at the edge and we sing “Humpty Dumpty” as he leans forward, with the biggest smile on his face, and splashes into our arms. We’ve been really enjoying our Sunday swim class and can’t wait to take the boys swimming again this summer at our neighborhood pool.

Don't they look so tough with their shades?

Don’t they look so tough with their shades?

After lunch and another failed nap attempt we loaded the boys into the stroller and took advantage of the 65 degree weather. A little over a mile from our house is North Creek Lake which has a .75 mile walking trail around it. There were lots of families, couples and dog-owners out enjoying the sunshine and the first real spring-like weekend. I was able to break away and jog for a little while and met up with the boys afterward. The boys were fast asleep by the time we got home so I just sat in the driveway with them while they slept.

Totally passed out.

Totally passed out.

We capped off our fun weekend with our friends, playing outside at their home, almost until the sun went down. This summer is going to be so different for us in that Wyatt is running all around and Caleb is now crawling around as a way to explore his surroundings. Let’s just hope I can keep up!

The Dudes and I. They look like such big boys

The Dudes and I. They look like such big boys…

...As compared to this photo from August 2011 when they were 2 months old!

…As compared to this photo from August 2011 when they were 2 months old!

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I'm a working mom of three fantastic boys: Caleb, Wyatt and Parker. My husband, Shane, and I live in the Washington DC suburbs where we enjoy playgrounds, pools and never getting to sleep in. This blog is a journal of our day-to-day lives as well as a chronicle of Caleb's progress after a recent spinal surgery to alleviate the effects of his cerebral palsy.

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