I have some cute videos of Rowan walking and pictures of the boys but I can't upload them on this slow connection. I also missed doing the fun facts last month, so I'll have to combine them with this month.
I can't believe how much independence Rowan has gained just since he started walking, and I totally forgot about this stage of babies/toddlers. Church on Sunday was the first week it has ever been hard with Rowan. Chan was a good boy while Rowan screamed and wanted to get down and walk. We ended up walking the halls a LOT during church and I find myself starting the countdown until he can go to nursery. I think we will really like our ward here. A lot of young families and once again, a TON of Sunbeams Chandler's age. Chan did really well for his first week of Sunbeams. There were tons of little kids crying. He walked past them all, sat on a chair on his row and folded his arms. It was so cute. His teachers said he did great too!
I also have a hard time getting stuff done as Rowan is into EVERYTHING. We have 2 flights of stairs and he likes to make a beeline for them and start climbing. Yesterday he figured out how to open the dishwasher when it isn't locked, and start it when it is locked, found all of the cleaners, figured out how to take the nightlights out of the wall, and tried to stick his little fingers in the wall sockets. Crazy little boy! We also made a trip to Target yesterday and Rowan screamed to get out of the cart while Chan just sat there like a nice boy and watched his brother throw a fit. Chan seems to have gotten easier overnight. He likes to do his own thing and loves having so much more space, I think it helps a lot so he doesn't get bored. It's funny how it almost seems that Chandler and Rowan have changed roles.
We are slowly getting unpacked. The people who lived here before us were pre-forclosure so they trashed the place in a lot of ways. The showers were black when we moved in, they left tons of stuff in the cupboards, and it seems like they never cleaned. I am deep cleaning as I unpack and Marshall and I have made a wish list already of things we want to do with our home. First thing - paint. The walls in the living room are painted a dark chocolate brown, green brown and a dark barn red. I can't stand them. There isn't a lot of lighting in the room, so it makes the room feel that much darker. We are thinking a light sage green but are waiting again to get a little extra $$ before we can start painting. I'm dying to hang stuff on the walls but won't until we paint, and have the cutest new decoration Avry gave us for Christmas. Rowan's room is also painted a bright yellow right now. I almost feel sick everytime I walk into it because it is so bright. Yuck.
Marshall has found that his new commute to work isn't bad. While it isn't the 2 minutes that it used to be, it takes him less than 20 minutes which isn't bad.
I finally got to go try out my new lap suit and goggles at the pool last Friday. It was so nice to swim laps and forgot what a great workout it was. Although a girl did try to steal all of my stuff. You have to bring your own locks or rent a lock at the rec center. I bring my own lock and left it unlatched for like 10 seconds while I put conditioner in my hair before I put my swim cap on. I came back to put my conditioner in my locker and lock it up and there was a girl getting into my stuff? She saw me and bolted. Come to find out later, a girl had her jacket stolen and another girl had a bunch of cash and gift cards stolen. Neither of them had locked their lockers?? Some people are a little too trusting.
I've also been a bit accident prone the last couple days and have managed to fall down the stairs twice and sliced my finger open this morning while making Marshall's lunch. Just a little klutzy lately. :(
Marshall's birthday is tomorrow. I was hoping we could go out, but don't know a lot of people yet who could watch the boys so we might be doing something with them....
Hopefully I will have internet soon and can post pictures! Thanks for reading if you made it this far.... :)