Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Fall is coming!

We had our first glimpse of fall this least that is what I am calling it and I am sticking to it.  I love the crisp mornings when we still have the windows open and I can nestle under a quilt and get some good sleep.  Being the night owl that I am, I swear my best sleep comes between 6 and 7:30.  That said, it is a scramble to get out of the house each morning and not be too late.  Thank goodness for flexibility.

It seems like we have been scrambling a lot lately.  B has had some out of town trips in the last several weekends and I took my trip to NYC to see JP.  Through in the fair, a Jack Hanna show, the last of softball, and Olympics watching it will be nice to relax for a weekend.  Except........B will be doing his first Zombie run this weekend.  Thankfully it is in Helena and we get to see my Great Aunt and Uncle that live near.

Recap:  My trip to NYC was a blast.  I practically hit the door running as soon as I got there.  Jenny left no room for rest and it was fantastic.  Time Square, Central Park, Staten Island Ferry (Statue of Liberty is under construction), 9/11 Memorial, Wall Street, a Coldplay concert in New Jersey, Coney Island, Sister Act on Broadway, a Yankees game, AND keeping up with the Olympics.  I have lost my acclimation to humidity so I really only complained about the heat.  The train system was fascinating and I would love to know the engineering behind it from way back when.  I truly wish I would have taken a pedometer to log our steps.  I don't know if I could ever change mindsets enough to be able to prepare for the whole day though.  I am so used to being 10 minutes from anywhere and being able to run home if we need something.  It was so nice to hang out with Jenny and get away for a while.  I think we decided Roomies Reunite 2013 might be a destination event.

Willa continues to crack us up everyday with the things she says and does.  It seems like we have finally conquered the world of potty training and it is just fantastic.  I am so thankful she is an articulate child though I am sure I may regret those words when she is a teenager.  One of her favorite things these days is helping out in the kitchen.  Whether we are baking (with me) or making dinner (with Dad) she is always game to be up on the counters helping out.  She knows her stuff too.  Preschool starts back up soon and we have been working days of the week.  Pretty much everything comes after Sunday in her world but she is starting to get it I think.

We are getting ready for another TDY and I am trying to come up with a way to help her countdown to the day he will be back.  We figure this one is going to be a little tougher since the last one she really picked up that Dad was gone somewhere else.  But her birthday is coming up soon and I think all three of us are pretty excited to plan it.