That's how I feel today. I've been missing from this blog for a long time anyway, and though I have so much I could say, the words just don't seem to flow.
I'm really tired these days. I thought I was over that, being in the second trimester, but apparently not! I am very excited though, that I'm almost halfway through this pregnancy! All the little milestones are so exciting, and the weeks really are flying by. I promise I'll give you a great belly picture this Friday, when I will be officially halfway there!
Life has been full of cleaning, canning, more cleaning, and more dishes. Seriously I feel like I'm on my feet, in my kitchen, for most of the time. It's never ending. I still have tons of tomatoes, peppers, and carrots to deal with. Sigh. It will get done!
And my kids. They are both growing up so fast, it's crazy! Rowan has started asking a million questions about everything, and I'm trying to take the time to give him real answers, instead of brushing him off. He wants to learn, and I feel like I should be there with the answers. He's such a good big brother most of the time. I mean, all kids fight at times, so it's no big shock :) He races around the house with Bria, sharing his cars with her, and 'reading' stories to her. This morning they played play dough together with no fights! I was impressed for sure.
Bria is also growing up. She's talking a lot more, though some days I have NO IDEA what she's saying! She mumbles a lot, but she is trying, which is really neat. She loves books right now, and would bring me book after book, all day.
Bria has been saying she has a baby in her tummy for a while now, and then the other day I asked her how her baby was doing, and she said that it came out! We had this freebie weekend a few weeks ago, where you could leave your items by the road and people could come take what they wanted. Someone left this hideous doll on our yard, and Bria fell in love with it. It only has one arm. She calls it her baby Bumblebee. She drags it around the house. What a girl :)
In other news, we're shopping for a van (again). It's actually really frustrating. We found a van we like (2003 Odyssey) but the price isn't right. We've taken a few other vans for a drive (Chevys and Pontiacs) and neither of them impressed us at all. They just feel cheap and plasticy. I think our standards are just going to have to come down. It's so hard to give up a vehicle you love for something that just doesn't quite make the cut!
Anyway, if you have van advice, I'd love to hear it :) I'd like to just get this over with.