It's been challenging to be at home with a newborn and a 3 year old. Maria in gerneral is a big help but has her share of attitude moments. Trying to tame those and stay patient has been hard.
I feel like I can't catch up on sleep. The only time I can have a nap during the day us when Darren is home. He's been working long hours and when does come home he usually has more paperwork to do. I keep repeating the overtime wage is worth it. But I sure miss him. It'll be nice when we can spend some time together alone. Some day.....
We are thinking of going to Vegas next summer/early fall. To go out of the country is going to be exciting!
I've started cleaning up the basement. We now have a small living area down there for the kids to play. I need to pick up some sort of toy bin then we can put more toys down there. I put a foam puzzles mat on the floor to add a little cushion and so the girls won't have to touch that rug. ( it's been shampood and vacuumed but still is gross)
Darren is going to lay a floating sub floor in the spare room so we have a place for someone to sleep if we have overnight guests. I'll paint the walls after I figure out what to paint the living/dining room. (Ill use up the extra paint downstairs)
In the last couple of weeks we had a leak in our water pipe outside by the valve. The city came and looked but said its on our side of the valve so it's our problem to get it fixed. I finally was able to find someone that could come and fix it. Which will be Thursday, it will be nice to have full water pressure again, especially in the shower.
I hope we don't have any more big expenses come up with the house..... Knocking on wood.
A vent for today, it's frustrating to wait for D to fix, clean etc. he needs to be in the "right" frame of mind before he gets anything dine. I feel he wastes his days off, watching tv, playing on the phone or moping around. I would do some of things he is suppose to do but I just don't have the time or physical strength...bonus after months he finally replaced the outside light bulb, so we can see the door at night. I don't know how to push him without sounding like I'm nagging.
I feel like I'm picking up after 3 kids constantly. Maid mommy. Darren wonders why I'm tired and don't usually feel like fooling around.
On a happy note here are some pics: