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Family Update

So I will come up with better titles as I do this every week but for the first one this will have to work. My friend Maddie has been doing this every week for a while and nearly every Sunday I tell myself I will do this too and then I always end up failing. I am attempting to commit to this because I know years from now I will be so happy I did this.

Garren: So he has now been graduated for a little over a year and loves his job working at a pediatric therapy clinic. Nearly every night he tells me how grateful he is for “normal developing children” and I think it has made him an even better father. …Although he is often testing our kids abilities and I have to remind him they aren’t his patients. His work schedule isn’t my favorite since he often doesn’t even see Eleanor 3 days a week but he does get off at one in the afternoon on Fridays so longer weekends make up for it. Now that spring is here we are back to enjoying our family walks and trips to the park.

Larissa: I have been working hard on some new things I have planned for Allplant Mama but that has all taken a backseat to some pretty exciting things going on later this week. More on that to come. I am absolutely loving Nampa and feel like we have finally found home. We get out several times a week to meet up with different friends and have a long list of things we want to do and see this summer. I had an unfortunate and some what traumatic nursing experience a few nights ago which lead to me cutting Eleanor off;  So for the first time in 4 years I am not nursing or pregnant.  HALLELUJAH! We will be keeping it that way for a while.

Blair: This girl is life. She is constantly surprising me by spouting of random knowledge or announcing to whoever will listen that she is getting a baby brother. Can’t figure out how to redirect that desire. Right now if you ask her what she wants to be when she grows up she will tell you, “A doctor and a Bakery. Oh and a mommy.” She loves to help with any and everything. Laundry now takes a lot longer but the desire she has to be helpful. is inspiring. Her favorite color is currently yellow and my favorite thing she says is , “Mom it’s morning day!” every single morning. Nana was here for a little over a week and then Papa and Aunt Ashlee came for the weekend.  Her bond with them is so special. I am grateful for their relationship with our kids. Watching her face crumple and the tears start when they leave is always heartbreaking.

Eleanor: Our baby turned one this last week and I can hardly believe it. She is still in 3-6 month and 6-9 month clothing. Our tiny baby girl makes up for size with her massive personality. She isn’t afraid to let you know how she feels and is the queen of the stink face. I kind of love this about her, even if her orneriness can drive me a little nuts. She will stand up in the middle of the room all on her own, but doesn’t seem interested in walking just yet. She sleeps through the night (except last night when she screamed bloody murder from midnight to 5am) and takes one 1.5 hour nap a day if I am lucky. I don’t understand why my children don’t understand the joy that is napping. This girl is a MACHINE when it comes to food and packs it away. Where it goes, no one knows.

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Eleanor clearly inherited her stink face from her nana.

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