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Night Owl

The last two weeks Henry has decided that he is going to be a night owl. Well, he's always been a night owl, but he's taken it to the extreme. Instead of going down at his normal bedtime of 9:30-10:00, he's been staying up until 10:45-11:45. Then, he's sleeping in until 10:00-11:00 each morning. In theory him sleeping in sounds great, but it just perpetuates the cycle of staying up late and sleeping in.

I got puked on....gross.

Why is this a problem, you ask? Well, it takes away any bit of free time I used to have in the evenings. Time I use for couponing, hanging out with Morgan, and blogging. All three of these things have suffered.

The last freeze pop.
Wearing my old bib, sitting in my old highchair.
Henry still doesn't like leaves.
Since my blog time has been limited, I've had all these post ideas but no time to actually write them. So, I'm using this post as a lame way list these missed posts, post some related pictures, and to apologize for the recent lack of content. So here goes...
  • Summer's Officially Over - we finished our last freeze pop.
  • Henry's sleeping has gone from bad, to worse, to tolerable, back to horrible 
  • Mike Rowe and Dirty Jobs should feature motherhood, because it is one dirty job.
  • I feel bad that I never feature Nettie's adoption day in a post - its March 8th. This year I'm going to do it.
  • We took a trip to Eau Claire for our niece Jocelyn's birthday party, to hang out with my parents, and so Morgan could go hunting. Fun was had by all!
  • Morgan got his army transfer orders! After 7 months. No more drilling for him! Hopefully we won't have any issues between now and January 2013 when his contract ends.
The tray on the highchair was lost, so my Dad rigged one.
Playing inside the toy box.
Well, I think that's it. I know that as soon as I publish this, I'll think of a couple more, but oh well. Time to let them go.


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