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My name is Robin. I live to create - anything I can do with my hands and my head. I'm a messy creator - an imperfect creator who loves beauty and aesthetic with a real edge. This isn't a blog about perfection - its a blog about the beauty in real life - the small triumphs and epic failures - trying to get homework done with a tired 5 year old after a 12 hour day and still getting a smidge of weaving in before the crash. Figuring out what the dream is when you finally realize its not the house and the car. Its about not letting the years get the best of you and cherishing all that you love in life. Mostly its just a place for me to put all the things that I love and that inspire me.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Catching up is hard to do!

It has been such a long time since I posted to my little blog. I truly miss it. Mainly because I like looking back over the year and seeing what was going on a few months ago. I want to get back with it but I still worry that my time might be too limited. Today I have felt a little down on myself. I feel like there is just not enough time in the day to be the awesome cool Mom, crafter, blogger, beautifully decorated house, social planner, photographer, picture poster, Valentine's day card sender, in shape, healthy perfect person that I seem to see everyone else being and still work a high pressure job all day, get dressed, get make up on etc... I could go on but you probably get the idea. What got me started off on this path today was a blog that I stumbled upon whose owner is a Mom of 3, all of her posts are of her beautiful crafts and cooking that her perfectly dressed clean kids are helping her with in her clean kitchen and all her pictures look like professional photography. I just looked at that and thought "how the hell". I have one little baby and I can barely make it out the door to work everyday and sometimes don't check my e-mail for a week and have 2 months of Kenji's pictures that have never even been taken off the camera!I haven't even started his baby book! I have even lost track of exactly down to the week how old he is. I mean I have a ballpark idea...
Anyway as much as I bitch and moan I am the luckiest woman alive to have Kenji and he is so much fun and such a joy. I know I have to remember to curb this feeling bad about myself thing because I don't ever want him to get that, and I wish I could get rid of it!
Anyway the blog did at least inspire me to try to get back with my modest little blog that I love. Over the next few weeks I am going to try to post some of the highlights from the last few months to catch us up.
So in recent news: Kenji has learned to crawl and has also learned to stand up in his crib! Last weekend he would not go to sleep and was crying so hard he was hyperventilating. I looked in the monitor and he was standing up in his crib about to throw himself over the edge! I jumped out of bed and ran down the hall and slipped and busted my butt on the floor, so I was crying, Kenji was crying, Brian woke up and was in a panic because everyone was hysterical. After that Kenji would not go to sleep and stayed up playing till 3 in the morning then went to sleep and woke up at 6! So we have been having some sleeping challenges lately. He is LOVING Cheerios and when I get the box out he sits straight up in his high chair and wiggles like crazy in anticipation. He loves to play with Brian under the blankets and laughs and laughs! We are all getting terribly sick of winter and I am fantasizing more than usual about summer this year. I think it will be such a fun summer because we will be able to put KG in a bike trailer and bike, and he will love having a kiddie pool, and oooooohhhhhh Summer just sounds soooooooooo goooooooood right now! Being cooped up every weekend with a bored baby is NO FUN!!!!!
Well I lie, a lot of times it is fun hahahaha, because he is a fun boy!

So for this post's flash back I am going back to September when we went to Arboretum to see the fall colors with Donnete, Phil, and Leander. I am so happy because Donette and Phil are getting married this June and I am so soooooo happy for them!
We had a little mishap on this trip because we were taking pictures with Leander and Kenji and Kenji slipped out of Leander's grasp and fell off the wagon! He was only 4 months old and he has already fallen off the wagon, poor boy! But he was ok and barely cried even though poor Leander was a little upset. Overall it was a wonderful day and so worth remembering here.

1 comment:

  1. Okay, I'm going to try and make you feel better. I rarely shower--because I can't leave the kids unsupervised and I'm not getting up before 6 to shower since I'm up throughout the night--every night--for somebody. I always say--whoa, Jakob your room is a mess, and he says, no mom, your room is a mess. AND he's right. It's a tripping hazard. You are sure to fall and not only bust your butt, but hit your head on something too. We do crafts, but there is still an inch of glitter all over the floor from about a month ago. When I cook, things are usually yummy, but not artistic for sure! I've gained 25 plus pounds since having my kids and I didn't even physically have them AND I am a personal trainer/aerobics instructor. I even have a separate club membership that where I work so I can go workout. BUT, at night Craig is too tired and somebody is always too sick to be in the daycare at the club. I usually shower there! haha! So, I'm smelly and out of shape! My last blog was Jakob's birthday in January. I have so many things I would love to write about, but I just have so many other things to get done and the computer is already distracting enough. AND, I hardly work. I have no clue how you even do it. I NEVER wear make-up! haha! AND, my third baby fell out of our bed. I am super uber safety woman and my baby fell out of my bed. I thought I was going to throw up. You are doing an awesome job. Kenji is happy and growing and healthy and fun and you and Brian are wonderful parents. You also have added pressures and responsibilities as adoptive parents so it is EASY to be hard on yourself. Oh yeah, 90 percent of the time, my kids are in their pj's all day. Me too. They love being at home, and I love that. Remember, people can post anything they want in their blog. Sometimes it's not the whole truth. You are just honest and truthful--and that makes you perfect!