when you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
fairly appropriate quote for this week. :) this was my first week alone since charlie was traveling and it was no joke with two littles. the evenings are still a tough time for us as ellie's still in that stage where she wants to be held all the time and not a lot can make her happy in those evening hours. i found myself washing dinner dishes at 9:30 pm. when both kids were finally, finally asleep. on the plus side avery is sleeping and napping like a champ and that has saved us all. ellie actually does really well at night once she's asleep but doesn't want to give up the fight and actually go to sleep. so although the evenings are hard at least we're getting a bit more sleep at night. we were all very happy to see charlie when he came home. avery is pretty cute when he gets home from being gone from any length of time but especially when she hasn't seen him in 4 days. she asked him to bring her snow back from his trip and he brought her a snow globe with a bear which she's been carrying around the house and roaring at. and ellie; i can't believe how big she's getting. i feel less sad about her growing up than i did with avery. maybe because i know it just gets better and better? but i can't believe that she's almost 2 months old. i love that kid to pieces even when she's a screaming mess.