Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Where are the slow days of Summer?

I seem to be having a difficult time adapting to my Summer schedule.  Everyone is home from school and I have changed my working hours to earlier in the day.  I now leave before Little Buddy gets up and return as he wakes up from his afternoon nap.  He is rested, full of fun and mischief and I am just plain tired by that time of day.  I am lucky I only work four full days a week!  That means come Friday I am ready for a good, long, relaxing morning.  As it is only Wednesday I still have one more day to go before I can breathe a sigh of relief.  It is going to be a bit tougher to comment on blogs during the week this Summer, there just is not enough time in the day.  I hope you understand, I will do my best to try and keep up and will visit during the weekend.  For now I leave you with photos of my little guy walking with his canes outside this past weekend.  He is not in love with them as they take much longer for him to navigate his environment.  But that is just fine because he runs with his walker and does not use the best form while doing so.  A three year old just likes to run.  And he is not any different in that desire than any other three year old.  Oops, almost four year old!   Have a good week.








38 comments:

Amy at love made my home said...

Buddy looks as though he is doing a wonderful job!!! I hope that you have a great summer with all of your guys home and spending time together!!! xx

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Little Buddy you are awesome on those canes! I know another (now) 4 yr old that always wants to run, wow he wears me out as I know LB does you! Hope you can enjoy your summer as much as possible. Don't worry about comments, just take care of you and your family.
Hugs,
Linda

Claudia said...

Oh, my little handsome nephew! Love the Crocs!

Hang in there, sister. Just do what you can do.

xo
Claudia

Shirley said...

Hi Meredith, I am trying to catch up with friends tonight. I am enjoying my summer with the boys. Your Little Buddy is so cute and I enjoy watching him progress, It is great to see him walking with canes. Summer takes on a new meaning with kids home from school. Have a great day. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend Shirley

Judy S. said...

Things are hoppin' here, too, and we don't have any kids at home to keep up with. LB sure has blossomed under your care! Love those crocs and that shirt! He's a real cute fellow.

Debby said...

He's doing great. I had Mickey Crocs. Summer is hard when you are working. Enjoy as much as you can.

handmade by amalia said...

Congrats on the watermark! Very proactive.
And Little Buddy looks happy - it will be a good summer.
Amalia
xo

Teresa Kasner said...

Oh my goodness! He looks so tall and strong and he's growing and changing! Please give him a hug from his friend in Oregon. Oh how my 2 little guys would love to play with him! He'd love our swing set. You're doing a great job as a mom, Meredith! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Marilyn K said...

I hear you. Summer for me is trying to keep an almost 11 year old pre teen girl and an almost 3 year old girl entertained every day. Try to find a little quiet time for you whereever you can.

Becky L. said...

adorable little Buddy walking! I have been busy alot lately and not posted tonight becuz I was printing out photos for a card and then for more cards to come. Now I clean the kitchen and finish laundry before I hit the covers! I work 4 days a week as well and look forward to Friday which can be busy too! Take care and find some slow down time for you! Hugs!

mamasmercantile said...

Wow, he really is doing so well, bless him. Have a great summer with all your family. We are using the term Summer very loosely here, the time of year is Summer but certainly not the weather.

Taciana Simmons said...

He s so adorable!!! I hope you have time to do the things you like and enjoy your summer my dear friend 💕

Dee said...

You can really see in these pictures that he is growing up. His face looks less like a toddler and more like a little boy.

Those canes are pretty snazzy, but I can see how he could zip along a bit faster with his walker.

gaia said...

Wll done! I think he is doing a wonderful job...
Have a great week!
Hugs,
Gaia.

Teresa Hennes said...

You know every time you show his whole body I can see just how much he has grown! He is really sprouting up! What a difference! Not so evident as his sitting photos. He is doing great. He might not like the canes but I bet they really give him a work-out and are good for his balance. Workng different muscles. Can't hurt, right? He is just such a sweet looking little boy. I bet he is so glad to have his brothers home (as you are). Bet there is never a dull moment around there now! Have a great day.

linda said...

He will get faster as he gets more used to them Meredith look at the determination on that little face. You need to get those guys of yours organised, make sure they have a chair and footstool ready with your favourite beverage when you get home from work and leave them a to do list so all you have to do is relax. :) xx

Gillian said...

Little Buddy is going so well! I don't work on Fridays either - I love Fridays.

Helen said...

Go little Buddy! hope you find some moments of peace and quiet soon xo

ellen said...

He truly is growing right before our eyes! Why is it that every time I see photos of him, I just get such a happy and warm feeling in my heart?
I do hope that a comfortable rhythm will soon settle in for your summer days. You have a lot to contend with each and every season. I am sending good thoughts that each day will bring peaceful and restful places and spaces to you.
With love, Ellen.

HollyM said...

I don't know how you do even 4 full days a week! I'm glad that you are sharing again. And don't worry about answering comments. I for one think you could use some time off!

Beth P said...

Aww! Early schedules are like late schedules trying! You're almost there for the week, it is Thursday, finally! You do what you need to do to keep yourself healthy. We will be here reading and commenting as usual. You don't have to get back to us each and everytime to have us feel the love that comes from your heart and blog so get plenty of rest on your days off! Okay? Okay! :D
Hugs always my sweet blogging sister,
Beth

Karen said...

LB looks like he is just full of fun! I am finally back to blogging again. I admire you for keeping yours up with all that you have to do. I long for summers the way they used to be, no work (school) and more free time. Take it a day at a time, that's what I'm trying to do. Hugs to you, Meredith.

Gracie Saylor said...

Seeing Little Buddy's shirt and pictured progress in these photos remind me of The Little Engine that Could...I think I can I think I can I think I can...Whoo hoo...I thought he could I thought he could I thought he could 😀🚂xx

CJ said...

Almost four, oh my, that is a top age. So much to explore, so much fun to be had. I can imagine how tired you are! Almost Friday now though, I hope you have a lovely day and a relaxing weekend. CJ xx

20 North Ora said...

He is so cute and so determined! Love his MM crocs.

I know you enjoy every minute with him.

Judy

elns said...

Don't you worry about us Mere. We will be here to cheer you and the family along through the summer, whenever you get around to internetting, aside from all the other stuff you've got going on.

LB is just the image of summer living right now. Enjoy it little man. Enjoy it Mere :)

Joyful said...

Such a cute little guy! I hope you get some relaxation soon dear girl. Big hugs. xx

Toni said...

Aw, look at him go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kathy b said...

So we can visit you on the weekends ! Im thrilled. Thanks for keeping us in your world Mere.
Lil Buddy needs you most and this bunch of knitting folk certainly understand more than anyone else.
Wishing you a summer of magical moments, time to savor them, and some much needed naps in the shade.

Lynne said...

The weekend is almost here, hang in there! Maybe you can get some rest and knit a little something. Pretty soon L.B. will be running with those canes!

Kris said...

I just want to scoop him up and cover him in kisses!!!! I have missed you friend!!!
XO Kris

My Garden Diaries said...

Oh I so so understand about commenting! There is not enough time in the day!!!! And look at him go!!!! My godson has cerebral palsy and has made such huge strides. He is now one of the best left handed basketball players I have ever seen!!! Such a sweet boy you have there friend! Enjoy the slow! Nicole xo

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

He is such a trooper! So nice to see him getting around. You just take things as they come and don't worry about what you think you should be doing. Friday has arrived. Enjoy the weekend and relax!

Jo said...

Look at him go! we are not in shorts yet here! My girls are going crazy to get their summer clothes out from under the bed! Jo x

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Look at "Little Buddy" GOOOOO! Love the photos, his energy and determination! We should all be so motivated. "Three Cheers for LB"!
Have a relaxing weekend, xoRobin

Kate Mossy said...

It is hard to fit in all we want to do. Prioritize and know if you can't do it all, then do what you can. Make sure you take time to just sit, read a book, and drink some iced tea. We'll be fine if you don't comment back! :)

Carla from The River said...

I hear ya! Summer is busy, I do not know, I guess all the seasons are busy. ;-) Many times I wish life would just slow down a little. But it continues to march on with me chasing behind.

Have a great summer. Enjoy your BOYS! :-)
Carla

Jennifer said...

Look at him go. He's really doing great. I hope you have a good summer and adjust to your schedule soon. Take care.