As the week progresses, things at home with the kids have gotten easier. Not easy. Easier. We've begun to establish a routine, and we have even been out and about for several "excursions." Monday, we went to the play area at the mall; Tuesday, we went to the park; and today, we made the maiden voyage to my Mecca: Target. Each little outing has had its own stresses (and simply getting them in and out of the car seems like a feat in and of itself), but I like being able to get out of the house at least once a day. That's just me; I have a tough time being at home all the livelong day.
Also a part of our daily routine is a long morning walk. Previously, I'd posted about the stroller dilemma, and the outcome of that was that we decided on just a regular double stroller. We did a lot of thinking and looking in this contemplation, but in the end, it was really a cost issue more than anything else. After giftcards and coupons, the stroller we purchased only cost us $40. Even used, the BOB dualie is often at least $400. For now, I plan to hold onto my single BOB, and once I resume running, it looks as though I'll just be doing it without kids -- which, the more and more I think about it, I think that will actually be awesome. Even if I have to run at 5 am.
So, anyway, I'm not running for now; thus, my primary daily exercise is still walking. But now it's walking with the two kids and Scooter. It feels a bit like a 3 ring circus, but we get it done, and right now, that's my definition of success.
Here's Norah, ready to ride up front. She's loaded up with her usual snacks, drinks, and of course, Bo-Bo.
As a last tidbit, here's a pic of Norah and Caleb during some floor time. It's a rare moment when Caleb is awake -- look! His eyes are open!