1. Mint Chocolate Bath and Body Works hand soap.
I want to drink it. Smells so good. When I wake up in the middle of the night and have to use the bathroom, it's so fun to use this and go back to bed smelling so delicious.
2. Homemade popcorn.
Put 1/4 cup popcorn kernels in a brown paper bag and cook in the microwave. Add little drizzle of butter and some salt. The perfect snack.
I sew at night after Nicholas is in bed while Kent plays his computer game with his friends. We get to be in the same room but each doing our own thing. I feel like I've accomplished a lot so far, considering all the started-but-not-finished projects I've had over the years. I've made a nursing cover, a blanket, some burpcloths, and I'm working on the curtains for our bedroom. (Using curtain panels I bought from IKEA-cutting them up and making them fit better.)
We've gone a couple times more since our family night trip. The manager now recognizes us. He doesn't know our names yet, though, so I think that means we need to go more often.
At least once a week we enjoy the benefits of having friends with neighborhood/complex pools.
Nicholas was terrified at first, not wanting to get in the water at all, but now he loves it! He talks about it all the time-he shows us "swimming" waving his arms in the air in front of him and tells us how he likes to splash Jayden (his swimming friend).
I've been craving lemony foods. I made some lemon poppyseed cupcakes this week but I'm still drooling over thoughts of lemon cookies, berry lemonades, lemon-something pies.
The nesting instincts have hit me hard this time.
I've been a cleaning madwoman--so far I've organized every single closet in my house, sorted all of Nicholas's old baby clothes and other baby stuff, organized all the cupboards and drawers in the kitchen (with the exception of Kent's "tool drawer"-that's a nightmare I'll need his help to deal with), dusted and vacuumed baseboards, scrubbed floors and mirrors and windows, cleaned out the garage...
and then there's the 15 times a day I go through the house and just pick up all the things that Nicholas displaces.
I do not like maternity clothes, especially pants. Not only are they ridiculously expensive, but they just don't fit right. Ever. So this summer I've been all about the skirts.
9. A wiggly baby.
I'm 26 weeks now, and this little girl is crazy.
She is always moving. All through the day and all through the night.
Just watch, we're going to be that family with the most mild, quiet little boy and this wild child little girl.
I'm more than a little anxious to find out what she's going to be like. Will she ever sleep?
10. Ruffle-bum pants
and other baby girl clothes.
Yesterday Kent asked me if she's going to have anything to wear that doesn't have ruffles on it.
Now really, I haven't bought that many things with ruffles. But when I think about her sweet little bum with ruffles on it, well, I just can't resist.