In case you're wondering, we haven't dropped off the face of the planet. And, believe it or not, I think things are going to start slowing down, at least a little bit. I know it's normal for most people, but I haven't had an uninterrupted day at home in ages - even on the weekends. I'm ready for at least two or three days in a row of being at home without interruptions. Maybe then I can get everything caught up around our house and here on the blog.
The girls are doing great - getting big, loving life, and playing nonstop. Well, not exactly nonstop. Riley and I started a new "school year" last week. We're using a curriculum this time and it's been fantastic so far. I will share more about that once things settle down a bit. We're doing fewer crafts, but she's learning so much it's amazing. I'm proud of my little learner. Today she was sounding out a word in the bathroom (we have something on the wall). Couldn't be happier about her having a desire to learn to read so young.
Caroline never crawls anymore. She walks one step behind her big sister all day long. If she can't see Riley, she'll walk around the house saying "Riley? Riley? Riley?" in her little sing-songy voice. It never gets old hearing their giggles and "conversations." She's putting two and three words together, and is making most of the letter sounds right along with her sister - there are definitely benefits to being the second child. She's showing some signs that she's getting ready to begin potty training. Riley was 22 months old when she was fully potty trained; I'd be totally fine with Caroline doing it sooner. We're not rushing anything, though. I'd rather her be ready and have a quick and painless situation than try to push it and have it take 7 months.
All in all, things are going great. David and I have been able to go on a couple dates lately. We're also reading through a couples' devotional that's been a blessing. I love my husband, I enjoy my children, and life is great! We have days that cloud that overall reality, but God truly has blessed us beyond measure.