I feel like I’m neglecting the blog a bit now that I’m doing the daily Instagram photo thing. It’s kind of fun and a lot quicker than blogging. Hopefully I’ll eventually be able to do both.
So we made it through the first week back to school. Or was this the second week already? Once the back-to-school anxiety was over with, it went pretty smoothly. Spencer and Neve started swimming lessons on Tuesday; again much anxiety beforehand but both kids grudgingly muttered afterward that they’d had fun. The three letter F word is hard to admit to sometimes.
Also this week was the celebration of Neve’s stuffed puppy’s 1st/7th (human years/dog years) birthday. Technically her birthday was on Dec. 25 since Neve got her for Christmas last year, but she didn’t remember until the other day. How can a mother always be expected to remember her child’s birthday. We had to get the dog gifts – things we found around the house – and birthday cake and everything. Nothing like another birthday to make it four birthday months in a row. Six if you count mine and Dale’s. And you should.
I’ve spent more time this week than I’ll ever admit trying to get all our iphones and ipods and imacs set up properly. We all have different emails, but some of us share an Apple ID and all of us share an iTunes account. It’s a bit of a nightmare. I’ve made some progress, but Dale’s pictures still show up on my iphone (but not vice versa), and whenever I download an app, it shows up on Neve’s ipod-formerly-known-as-Dale’s-iphone (but not vice versa). But I’ve got the calendar all synced, which I love. We’ve gone paperless. The other thing I love is the Find my iPhone app. Since all our accounts are connected, whenever I want to know where Dale is, I can find him by a little green dot on the map. I know it’s kind of creepy and stalker-like, but so very handy. It works with the kids’ ipods too. Big Brother is in the house.
|yeah, I know, this looks bad. Stay tuned for the "after" pics.|