On A Walk: Frozen Spring

Remember me? One month ago we left Japan and headed back to Michigan. In a flurry of bags and then sweat and an unexpected overnight in Chicago and voile, we are here.

Since then it’s been non-stop jet lag recovery, unpacking, reacquainting, more unpacking, home renovations, more unpacking, some lounging, working, and just trying to enjoy a chaotic daily existence. It shouldn’t be hard because LIFE IS GOOD but sometimes it just is, you know?

The other thing is, and I hesitate to even mention it because like…what is the point, but the weather. Has been tough. The snow melted (mostly) then piled up again and then melted some more and is hanging on in some corners. But I’m from the north of the North so I get it. It’s fine. But just some SUN would be nice. Some sun. A little sun.

So when some sun showed it’s face, we got out. To a beach where we walk a lot. To a familiar place. Because weather and unpacking and jet lag be DAMNED, we are home. Home. It’s so good to be home.

That being said I need caffeine. So much. All the time. Have you ever been up at 3am Googling ‘4 month sleep regression’ mostly just to get confirmation that other people feel your pain and live to tell the tale? No? Then I don’t want to hear it.


Honestly, this is her in a nutshell. This outfit. My god.IMG_1853 IMG_1854

The epic battle of keeping a jacket on a toddler in subfreezing temperatures. IMG_1855 IMG_1857

Obviously I want to interact with my kids, but I’m not putting the coffee down. Not now. Not ever.IMG_1858 IMG_1859

I might be biased but is this not one of the most handsome men you’ve ever seen? The background isn’t bad either.IMG_1860_2

Little O is ready to try a cafe au lait. Sister girl is as tired as the rest of us.
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In his happy place.IMG_1870 IMG_1871

‘Let’s pretend this is snow!’ Sure. Snow that will be in your hair and our car forever.IMG_1877 IMG_1878

The earth made this, mannnnnnnn.IMG_1879 IMG_1880 IMG_1881

This timer shot worked out really well, I think.IMG_1882

5 thoughts on “On A Walk: Frozen Spring

  1. I think the word happy appears about 100x in this post, and you all look so happy, so I assume you must be happy? Very happy for you :).

    I googled “4 months sleep regression”, then “5 months”, “5.5 months”, …, “6 years”, “are there children who just.don’t.like.sleeping?”

      1. Oh, HE sleeps, at least until early morning hours when it is “climb into mama’s bed, snuggle and talk about flying robots” time.
        SHE, on the other hand, at almost 7, has yet to warm up to the idea of sleep. Fortunately, she is really into books now, so a book will keep her company before falling sleep, during the night or at 5:30 when she wakes up and deems that she’s wasted enough time not reading.
        I chalk this up to 2nd child syndrome, N has probably realized that he can sleep/not sleep/whatever, no one loses sleep over it :). So, by that theory, O will be a good sleeper too, hang in there 🙂

  2. As the mother of a 2.5 yr old and a 6 month old, living in Il, I so appreciate this post. And yes, I have been there, up in the middle of the night googling 4 month sleep regression. 🙂 Glad to see you are back home. Cheers (with my coffee).

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