Goals were the last thing on my mind in September. I honestly don’t think I looked at them all month long. There were many beautiful moments like the one above, and a lot of chaos! One day I even took Johnny and Lily to preschool half an hour late, because my mind magically moved the preschool start time half an hour later. I had wondered how we had managed to get ready with so much time to spare…
Other than the forgetting what time school starts incident, everyone is settling into school nicely. We walked Emma to school nearly every day, and this past week we even got to enjoy the beginnings of New England’s brilliant fall leaves:
Every autumn, I fall in love with New England a little bit more.
With the kids, we’ve gone through a full cycle of “Baby Anna is wonderful” to “What can we do with (to) Baby Anna” to “Put Baby Anna away please?” and back to “Baby Anna is wonderful!” I imagine we’ll go through this cycle many more times, as Anna grows and gains new talents, such as wanting to eat their toys… Now that the kids have gotten used to how to properly play with a baby, Anna is enjoying her time with them more and more, frequently greeting them with smiles and giggling at their antics. Last night Lily entertained her for half an hour while I cleaned up the kitchen – we’ll ignore that Lily was supposed to be in bed…
I’m babywearing more and more, which makes everyone happy:
The sling Anna is in in the above photo was sent to me by Jennifer, who used it for her own baby. It’s beautiful, and perfect for Anna! Thank you, Jennifer!
I did manage to get a start on decluttering. I’m still working on getting my children to happily donate some of their toys. Clothes, they are open to donating or passing on to siblings or friends with some discussion, and food they are thrilled to donate. Toys continue to be a struggle.
Goals for October:
- Collect and press, and laminate fall leaves so they’ll last forever! Target Areas: education and gratitude
- Continue decluttering and organizing. Target Areas: peace, health, and gratitude
- Focus on moments that truly matter. Target Areas: peace, health, and gratitude
How was September in your house? What are you hoping to accomplish in October?