Last week Dan started a new job. It’s been so nice having him home more, spending time with the kiddos, enjoying dinner (albeit late at times), and getting to enjoy some time together after the kiddos go to bed. He has a commute into an office each day, but will eventually get to start traveling again, but not as much as he was before. The company is larger and there is more opportunity for a bigger career challenge and future growth in the company (which is huge). Dan may have to turn in his “status” card for a while so he can be a trainee and learn the ropes. However, we feel it is a huge blessing and answer to prayers that the opportunity presented itself, and is now apart of our new reality. There will be some growing pains for Dan with the training, and commute, but will pay off in the long run! The boys have been loving the anticipation of waiting for his arrival while they play outside. This day, after a rather early dinner and some bike riding, the boys enjoyed a home made fruit juice pop on the porch while waiting for Daddy.
Wednesday morning was like Christmas morning for the boys. I had just scored some amazing deals at the summer consignment sale I go to every year, and got the boys some more costumes (like they needed more) for playtime and dress-up. So, after raiding the new costumes that morning while I was warming up Sienna’s bottle, we got Sienna up for the morning, and Mason came in and asked sweetly if he could feed Sienna. That kid is SUCH the nurturer and is going to be one amazing Daddy one day, I just know it! Of course, I couldn’t refuse. Parker wanted to sit by his brother (per usual) and he got some sweet time with his sister once Mason was done doing his big brother duties.
I can’t believe Parker will be four in a month! He’s such a bright, happy kid, and I just can’t wait to celebrate him, and see what year four brings for him. He has the pleasure of being the guinea pig for new adventures for us as parents since we’ve never parented a four year old before. He’s always loved being the one to learn and figure out things on his own without wanting help from others, so he plays the independent big brother role quite well! I took a few pics of Parker in his new (second hand, but new to us) spiderman costume for his evite invitation photo. He loved being a ham for the pics!
As I was taking a few photos of Parker, I had to take a few of Sienna too since she decided to show off by pretending she was going to make her way up the stairs. She quickly spotted my intent to capture the moment, and decided to chase after the hanging lens cap. Slow down, baby girl!