Wowza! I can't believe it's almost July. The last few months have been some of the craziest, most exciting, stressful months of my life. As you know, we welcomed our baby girl in February but what you may not know, she suffered through colic for months. We are finally past that stage and she is sleeping through the night and giving us the biggest smiles and even laughing. It's so cute to see her face light up when she sees me or her dad, and the different faces she makes when she recognizes her brother and sister. She also had a really bad case of eczema and after numerous doctor's appointments we finally found a treatment that works so well for her. I am loving this stage so much.
As much as I've wanted to ignore life and just be consumed with my baby girl and two older kiddos - life had other plans. My husband was in a car accident and his car was totaled, our A/C went out and needed completely replaced, my car needed a new transmission and while they were fixing it they messed something up with the engine but didn't know it. So the kids and I broke down on the side of 70E and a State Highway Patrol Officer came to our rescue. Our car is still currently in the shop getting a new engine, My car also needed all new breaks, tires, and a new windshield. By the time my car gets out of the shop it will be ALMOST like a new car. :-)
One of the biggest blessings of the last few months has been watching our older two children fall in love with their baby sister. They are growing up so quickly and they have been so patient and kind as we found our way through the colic stage. Our son started T Ball recently and our daughter started basketball, both part of the I9 program on the East Side of Columbus. E recently told us she wants to start cheerleading, so she's doing a summer camp soon to see if she really likes it before we commit to a whole year of it. We're looking for preschools for Owen, and I'm soaking up every minute of the last few months before he starts preschool. I was on Good Day Columbus talking about 614 Reasons To Love Columbus, and my husband started a new job. Of course, we explored Columbus as well and had so much fun at Storybook Village at The Ohio History Connection. We've also enjoyed summer a lot at our house - we have a small kiddie pool, and a slip n slide that the kids love. They try to use the slide on their large swing set as a water slide and that never goes as expected.
614 Mom has grown, and continues to grow daily. I have always wanted 614 Mom to be more than "just a blog". I hate saying it that way, but I'm not really sure how else to explain it. I want to bring moms together, I want to be out in the community meeting 614 Moms, and I want to be a resource for all moms. I recently started a group, 614 Moms, where we meet for playdates, moms night out, etc. We had our kick off event last week (the day I broke down on the side of 70 actually) and it was so much fun. Thank you so much to Velvet Ice Cream for bringing delicious treats for us to enjoy as we got to know each other. It's not too late - if you want to get involved and join us, we would love to have you. Head here for all the details.
Life hasn't been so easy on us the last year, but we've embraced it, learned from mistakes, and we keep pushing through. Enjoy a few pictures - as I downloaded any pictures from my iCloud in FOREVER!!!