Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Streamlining the Morning Routine

Even though Mommy's job is 30 times closer to home this year, she's been seeking out ways to streamline our morning routine.  Here is one thing that she's started doing that has really helped get our mornings rolling...and thereby enabled her to sleep just a little bit longer!

Create a Clothing Plan
Each weekend, Mommy has been planning out what she and I will wear for the upcoming week.  She checks the weather forecast, looks at what we've got going on each night, then decides what the two of us will wear each day.  Once that's done, she pulls all of the clothes that we'll need to make sure that everything is clean.  Then she irons all of our outfits at one time and hangs them up together in our respective closets.  Here's a little picture of our clothes ready to go for the week.

This new habit means that all Mommy has to do in the morning (or usually the night before) is grab the "outfit of the day" and throw it on!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sunday Best

I know, I know...you are in shock. It's been forever since I've put together a Sunday Best post. And it's been foreverer since I posted two days in a row.

Our Sunday started out like just about any other Sunday.  Once we got to church, though, things became a little more unroutine!  By the time we left church after service, Mommy's jeans had throw up on them (from a little guy in the nursery), my head had been banged twice, and my leg had fallen victim to a painful little bug bite.

Thankfully, all of those things were easily taken care of with a little help from our washing machine, Mommy's kisses, Zyrtec, lunch, and a nice nap.

We had our own little sitcom moment in the evening when I slipped and banged my knee on the kitchen floor.  Mommy took me to the bathroom and lovingly placed a cutie Dora bandaid on that boo-boo spot.  Then, she gave me a great big hug and said, "I sure do love you."  I gave her a big squeeze right back and replied in my sweetest toddler voice, "I sure do love my bandaid."

Saturday, September 17, 2011

I'm Still Alive!

I know it's been a while since you've heard from me, so I thought I should probably let everyone know that things are still going well in the Moss household!  Here's what we've been up to in the last month or so:

I started taking dance classes at a dance studio super close to our house.  My class is called Creative Movement and it's designed for 2.5-3.5 year olds.  We meet once a week for an hour and I love it!  So far I've learned the "Bear Walk", "Camel Crawl", "Turkey Tuck", and demi-plie.

Mommy has had two major changes in her life.  The first is that she is back at her old school this year.  Our family knows that this move was God-ordained, but that doesn't mean that it's been easy (in fact, this is a big part of the reason that you haven't heard from me in the last month and a half)!  Even with all the difficulties Mommy has encountered, she is really enjoying being back at her "old" school...and working less than one minute from home.

Mommy's second change is that she has joined a Zumba class...and she loves it!  A little over a month ago, "Aunt" Tara discovered a Zumba studio right next door to my dance studio.  She and Mommy tried it out one night and were hooked immediately.  This one hour workout is jam packed from start to finish, and it has caused Mommy to discover that every single spot on her body is capable of sweating.  Even with all that sweat, though, Mommy generally has a huge smile on her face through the whole workout. And that smile just keeps getting bigger as she's beginning to notice more definition in her calf, thigh, and ab muscles.

Daddy has had a really busy month and a half, too.  At the beginning of August, he spent a week leading a team from our church on a missions trip to Haiti.  While he was there, he learned to listen to the Holy Spirit with greater clarity and developed a greater desire to personally support the missionaries our church is in partnership with. 

Daddy also recently had his acting debut, as he was "cast" in an in-house JC Penney promotional video.  And just let me tell you, most of us have noooo idea the amount of time that goes into shooting a 30 second video clip.  Whoowee.