We had such a great Memorial Day weekend! I love long weekends…an extra day of Daddy and an extra day of being lazy. A win win!
We spent all 3 days in the pool and had a blast. Unfortunately I only have iPhone pictures to share but hey, my kids look cute with or without a good camera. On Friday, we spent time with my good friends Paula and Susan and Jake had a blast playing with his little buddy, Noah. Then on Saturday we celebrated Blake & Jack’s 3rd birthday with a pool party (how are these kids turning 3??) and this evening we had a BBQ with some good friends and, you guessed it, another pool party!
We are so proud of Jake because he started out Friday being very nervous about the water and then this evening we couldn’t get him out of the pool! He was floating and kicking all by himself (with his floaties) and loved being in the “big water” (deep end). Drew is also a little fish. He doesn’t love his float so we mostly carried him around as he attempted to drink the pool water and jump out of our arms when we least expected it. Talk about some busy boys!
The pool we were at this evening had a really neat bridge and the brave kids took a turn jumping off. Jake decided to test it out with Daddy…
Drew loves saying one of his first words…”Uh Oh”!
He may have been talking about his spilled milk but I think we really know he was talking about the state of Mommy’s blog.
Nobody ever told me that being a mother would be the most rewarding, most difficult, most blessed, most challenging, most comical, most honored job I would ever have.
Let’s just take a moment to stop time. Please. I am begging you.
The past month has probably not been my favorite age BUT it’s only because we are at the awkward “still crawling but please walk soon” stage that makes it so hard to go anywhere!
Drew, you are over the carseat and strollers! Right now you are the epitome of a wiggle worm. It’s impossible to carry you anywhere in public without multiple attempts to escape our grips. And you try your darndest to wiggle out of the stroller straps. As much as I’d like to let you crawl across Target, I just don’t think we’re ready for that yet.
That’s what I feel like the past few weeks have been like.
I always thought the terrible two’s was a light-hearted joke.
I know I am behind. This is borderline atrocious. The good news is that I turned in grades for my spring classes yesterday. The bad news is that I have another one that starts Monday and I haven’t prepared yet.
So in true Mary fashion, I have put on my procrastination belt and am sharing some pictures. This was a really challenging week with the boys…lots of crying (always at the same time – funny how that happens!)…lots of tantrums…lots of time out (for both Jake and Mommy! Ha). Also ironic that this is happening around Mother’s Day.
But I’ll talk about that later.
Last weekend my dad and sister Emily came to visit us. The boys especially enjoyed their visit and the extra attention!
Before I forget, I think Drew said his first words yesterday! He does a lot of babbling and shrieking but started saying “Uh oh” (emphasis on the “oh”) and “Num Num!” (while eating dinner). He also makes a strange throaty noise whenever he sees the dogs so he’s definitely trying to communicate something about them! It’s hard to believe that he’ll go from this to a nonstop talking machine (if Jake lets him get a word in) in just 1-2 years.
I’ve been bad at taking pictures lately (who am I??) so I found this on my phone from a couple weeks ago at the grocery store. Don’t you just love how easy it is to push around the big car carts? HEB should be thanking their lucky stars that I didn’t plow through the entire produce display.
And here’s a video of Drew pushing around his lion toy. He would rather crawl but will humor us if we stand him up against the toy to walk. He has stood on his own for a split second a couple of times but for the time being, prefers all fours.
Life hasn’t been super eventful lately. I have lots of papers to grade between now and May 11th (dang technical writing class) so that’s what I’ll be doing in my spare time. Anyone care to join?