a playdate at my house!

Hi Mama's, time to come up for air and get some personal thoughts out on the blog today.

I have to start out by saying... I am in the THICK of this whole motherhood journey... and by thick I mean: piles upon piles of laundry, poopy diapers, dirty dishes and if you came over after any meal you would think we re-did our hardwood floors with tiny chopped up pieces of food... if I'm being honest with you, my day to day is pretty f'n intense... and it all starts out around 5:30am with either one of them awakening with a solid scream cry.... they don't wake up slowly, taking their sweet time to snuggle, stretch and greet the day with ease (like so many instagram moms like to post about)... no... they come at it HOT and screaming!

If you're new here, I have a 1 year old son and a 3 year old daughter and they don't go easy on me. My wardrobe these days consists mostly of soccer shorts, sneakers and tank tops... I do so much running and heavy toddler lifting that it just makes sense... however, I do look like I'm about to step out onto a sports field at any given time. Whatever, at this point in my life fashion has been long gone...

I am probably the only mother in town to be excited that my daughter is about to start pre-school this fall... She SO needs it and so do I! I imagine myself to be the only mom at the drop off on the very first day, totally pumped! Don't get me wrong, Sienna is a riot to hang out with, uses her manners, is patient etc etc... but mama could use a 3 hour break from entertaining her 2 days a week. Lately, after a horrible night of sleep, the last thing I have energy for is to mold and build the mind of a (very intelligent - so far) 3 year old little girl. But alas, I must... and I do the best I possibly can each day. But I'm telling you... I would sometimes give my left arm to sit quietly behind a desk in corporate america just to get a little alone time and some peace and quiet... like an hour would do me some good. 

Anywho, so that's what's been going on with me. 

Oh and so fun, I hosted my very first play date (yeah, 3 years later) with some great friends, Lisa & Becky. Here are a few photos I was able to snap in between making sure Ethan didn't fall out of his tree house! The kid is a beast. 


April aka #therunninmama