Wow! It's only been three and a half months. No big deal! I just reaaallllyy needed a break from all things not related to my sanity. And while blogging really does help me with that, sometimes when I write it all down it makes me feel worse. But things are FINALLY starting to feel normal-ish again and so here I am!
So, let's recap a bit (Sorry for the post overload + pictures!)
Leo started school again and started to calm down. This summer was terrible in terms of his behavior enough that we took him to a therapist because we didn't know what was going on. We basically learned what we already knew, he's really smart and charming and manipulative, and he just needs to mature and learn to handle himself and his emotions a bit better. We got some tips on how to handle him and ourselves when it comes to those situations and things are starting to get better. That was the main part of August.
Not a lot happened in September. A pretty slow month overall but that was much needed after the hustle and bustle of school starting. The weekend after Labor Day the little family took a quick trip to Kansas City to go to a Royals game and spend time with my aunt and uncle and their kids. It was so fun, other than Jacoby would NOT sleep in his pack and play and on the first morning we were there I drove him and Leo around at 6 in the morning because he just wanted to cry in the hotel room. So. Much. Fun. :)
We also had my cousin's wedding. My family is really big and really close so it was a PAR-TAY. Unfortunately the hubs had already told a friend that he would be in their wedding and of course they happened to be on the same day. So I had both boys and thankfully my parents are rock stars and help out as much as they can.
October was balls to the wall crazy. We had the boys' pictures taken and they turned out AMAZING. I'm not even kidding. My boys are super photogenic and even though Jacoby would NOT smile I think they were awesome. But they're my kids so of course I do!
We also went to the pumpkin patch with my mom, sister in law and niece and had so much fun. The weather was a little chilly at first but then got really nice.
The next weekend I went to Chicago to visit my long-lost bestie from the beginning of time and I have been a terrible friend and only saw her when she came home to visit her family. So I made the trip and we had so much fun!
The next weekend was Jacoby's birthday party
and then it was Halloween. Jacoby went as Mickey Mouse (shocker) and Leo went as a Storm Trooper from the Clone Wars.
Squished in between those last two, Leo had conferences and was out of school so my mom and I took him and my niece Chloe to Oklahoma to a children's museum. It was about an hour and 45 minutes away but it was nice to do something new.
Now it's November and we've continued to stay busy. We had Turkey Bingo at church (a favorite of mine since I was little), Leo got to go with my brother to a local college team's basketball home opener and today the hubs gets to go with my brother to the midnight madness game where they will drop the Final Four banner from last year. Go Shox! Then this upcoming weekend I am going to a Premier jewelry party at my sister in laws, the hubs is going to a KU football game and then comes Thanksgiving. Holy moley!
So I hope you understand why I've been absent in posting. I am going to try to stay more involved and believe me when I say even if I don't always blog or comment on your blog, I am reading and staying connected.