Life is much as it's always been around here, busy with kids' activities, school, playdates, going to the gym and so on and so forth. What is not happening around here much lately? Blogging and housework. I was much more motivated to keep up with both in the spring and summer. I think that is always the way though, as winter approaches and the days get shorter and colder, it just seems harder to keep up with everything so somethings slide. No big deal, I'm sure the motivation will be back....at some point.
So my house is in a bit of a constant state of disaster. I do the bare minimum to get by, but that's about it. We do need to do a pretty thorough cleaning soon, but I'm not losing sleep over it.
As for the blogging, well I have no excuse! I'm just not as interested in keeping track of every little thing as I have been in the past. There will be other phases of mega blogging, but for now it's like the housework, the bare minimum gets done. Not that anyone else really cares! But it's for me anyway, so it can get done when I feel like it.
Tristan is doing great with school and he still loves it. His teachers enjoy having him there and he has made so many friends. We're so thrilled that he is thriving there, it really seems to be such a great environment for him. Next week is his Christmas concert and I can't wait to go see him. The kids have been practicing songs for it and he likes to sing them at home. "Deck the Halls" is his favourite.
Things are great with Finn too. He is talking loads now, though only I understand him as he pretty much only uses vowel sounds. But the words are there, and he is really trying, so I'm sure the rest will come with time. He is loads of fun, and he's really growing in confidence. Just in the past week he has started enjoying going to the childminder's at the YMCA, and he doesn't cry when I leave him there. He even enjoys playing with the other kids and toys while I'm gone. The ladies have commented that they've noticed such a change in him.
I'm still trying to work out as much as ever, though it never seems to be as much as I'd like, probably only 3 or 4 times a week. I'm excited for the new winter schedule as there are lots of programs that I can do. There is hula hooping workshop that I am going to register for that should be loads of fun, but most exciting is, zumba is back! YAY! So my week is pretty full between spinning, zumba, 20-20-20, hula hooping, and trying to get into the gym here and there to do a bit of strength training. The good news is, all this exercise has got me feeling great!
The holidays are upon us and as much as I enjoy Christmas, it really is such a stressful time of year. Between wanting to spend money on presents but not being able to, and juggling all the family events that we have, it usually ends up being a chaotic time. We are last minute people and are never prepared for the holidays. It sneaks up on us every year and we are always left doing all our shopping at the 11th hour. You'd think we'd learn our lesson but we never do! Every year I resolve to be more organized but it just doesn't happen. Maybe next year.....
So that is life with us right now. Not terribly interesting and yet never a dull moment. Can't believe another year is winding down and excited to see what next year has in store for us!