7QTs: Hiking, Home Improvement Projects and More

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This morning, Monster and I went to a local nature preserve to “hike”. Monster had a great time and we ended up spending almost 2 hours there! He kept asking if we could bring Daddy the next time we go – so sweet!

I asked him to smile and this is the face he made

I asked him to smile and this is the face he made

On the trail

On the trail

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Monster is very outgoing and talkative. I’m pretty sure he’s still too young to call him an extrovert, but he really loves to talk. He regularly tries to strike up conversations with strangers where ever we are, but he especially loves talking to kids a few years older than him.

There was a 5-year-old girl at the nature preserve this morning who loved talking as much as Monster. Needless to say, they were instant friends.

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We decided back in February/March that we weren’t going to send Monster to “preschool” this fall. I’m starting to think about doing something at home with him this fall (feel free to start laughing now)…anyone have any preschool “curriculum” you would recommend? I bought “26 Letters to Heaven” last summer, but it’s not quite what I was looking for.

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Earlier this week, I attended a “Mom’s Night Out” with a local Catholic Mom’s group. It was really nice to get out and spend time with some other like-minded moms! One mom asked me if we were going to have enough space once the twins arrives and I explained that we had a three bedroom house so we should be good for a while. Her reply was something along that lines that we’d be fine – she just asked because she didn’t know if we had a house or a one bedroom apartment. Which is actually the nicest conversation I’ve had regarding living space and  the twins. Most people who ask me that want to know when we’re going to sell our house and buy a bigger one so “everyone has their own bedroom and of course you’ll need a playroom for all the toys too” which really annoys me for multiple reasons and always makes me want to give a snarky reply. I grew up sharing a bedroom with my sister so I really don’t see what the big deal is – technically the twins are already sharing a room now so they’re used to it. 😉

Anyway – I really need to make more of an effort to attend events with this group because I think it’d be really nice!

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We had an ultrasound about two weeks ago to check on the growth of the twins. I went in intending to ask the genders, but the ultrasound technician kept saying how impressed she was that we weren’t finding out so I chickened out of asking. We did however, find out that they’re the same gender.

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Handyman Husband has been hard at work re-doing our basement (thanks to a water issue that is now fixed). He has all the drywall up and has been working on plastering and sanding. We were hoping to be ready to paint by the end of this weekend BUT the motor died last night on the sander/vacuum he’s using. Total bummer. Not sure how long this will delay it.. but it definitely feels like a never-ending project.

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Speaking of never-ending projects – I had high hopes of crocheting two baby blankets for the twins before they arrive. I started on the first one right after we found out we were expecting twins…10 weeks later it’s still not done. I am still going to make two, but now it looks like I’ll be lucky if I finish one before these babies get here!

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