October is going by way too fast like it always does and we have been enjoying this beautiful fall weather while we can. The boys are at such a great age to be out and about and although sometimes stressful, we have been having a lot of fun. Yesterday was one of the best days of the year, we went to the Charlotte tractor parade! P and F were of course in heaven. It is so fun to see things through their eyes, I think that is one of my very favorite parts of being a parent.
Flynn's 2nd birthday is coming up in just a few weeks. I still think of him as "our baby" but he really is getting so big now. He is a little chatter box and is a lover of bugs, vehicles and anything his big bro is doing. He is so different than Parker in so many ways but they also have so much they enjoy together. I love listening to their conversations and feel so grateful they have each other to grow up with.
Parker has adjusted to school for the most part and Flynn and I are figuring out our new schedule together. There are definitely a lot of perks to having this time with just Flynn, one being that it really it is the first time we have ever had a substantial amount of time together just the two of us. It also reminds me of what it will be like when Parker is in school full-time and it really will be a big adjustment for all of us. They are so used to being with each other and seem to really miss each other when they are apart. I know it probably won't always be like this but they are very affectionate with each other right now and it is just so sweet. They also get into it with each other so let's not forget that. ;)
We have started back with some of our "winter" activities, like open gymnastics and visiting the field house and library. I definitely think this winter will be a little easier with getting both boys outside and doing more activities all together but I still am a little anxious about having so many months of winter ahead of us, yikes.
I have been thinking a lot about our house selling, or lack there of. I know it will happen eventually, it just takes the right family, but it is a bit discouraging. We have had some showings recently and received the same feedback, they like the house but not the yard, and we really can't change the yard that much...Of course it really hasn't been that long and we kind of knew it would take a while just by seeing how the houses move in our neighborhood, and we are lucky to like where we live now so really it isn't that big of a deal. I am definitely a planner and it is hard to not get ahead of myself sometimes, especially because we will have a school age child so soon. Oh and we planned a last minute trip to Florida at the end of this month! Luke's mom and stepdad generously offered us the use their timeshare in Orlando(where we went about a year and a half ago) and we can't wait to bring them there now that they are both a lot bigger. We are planning on doing a lot of swimming and also visiting a couple of the Disney parks. We are also using it as a early birthday celebration for Flynn and just having a family birthday party on his actual birthday. I am experiencing a little bit of (probably unnecessary) mom guilt over not having a regular party for him. I know he won't even know and will be super excited about this trip and it just didn't make sense for us to do both things, especially right before the holiday season. It will be so nice to get away for a little bit of warm weather before the cold sets in for a long time! So that is a bit of what has been going on over here. xo