I had lots of good quality time with my boys this week. My patience is still a major work in progress but it did make me feel al little bit better that we only got 1 day of preschool this week as I had accidentally booked Museum of Ice cream tickets on a school day.
Hanging out in the race car at Home Depot. How did I not anticipate that this would end in tears?
Cute boy at swim lessons with Luey!
Wes' eyebrow right after Tennyson chucked a board book at him during Christians swim lesson. How are we expected to maintain our sanity when this is what we're dealing with???
Hanging out with Wes at the park has definitely entered a new stage. Gone are the days of being able to strap him into the stroller or carseat while I chit chatted with friends and kept my eyes on the older boys. I now have to semi-follow him around the playground and make sure he doesn't fall off a cliff or get run over by older kids. He is all smiles and giggles the whole time. I love how expressive he is and very loudly declares when he's excited about something. He loves going down slides and swinging.
I love sharing a room with this dude from time to time! His is the best face and spit breath to wake up to!
The museum of ice-cream was a a bit stressful and a tad bit underwhelming. The boys of course liked the ice cream samples but it wasn't nearly as interactive as color factory which the boys loved! I would have loved at least a scoop of ice cream at the end for good measure. Overpriced in my opinion but maybe that's because you need to be good at taking cute pictures.
Tennyson is growing up so fast. Each day I feel like there is something new he's picked up on and learning to incorporate into his world. Like math, or how to spell things. I taught him how to play "hot cross buns" and how to find middle c on the piano and he plays it over and over again. Trying not to regret that decision. But it makes me excited to feed his hungry little brain even more. We're almost through the first book in the Chronicles of Narnia series "The Magicians Nephew" and even though I know he's not catching most of the plot, he begs to listen to Polly and Diggory. He has also started exclusively brushing his teeth with "spicy toothpaste" he's outgrown the sweet stuff and for some reason that totally pulled at my heart strings. He is such a great helper and is happy to go grab me a diaper or something for Wes.
On Saturday Jeremiah and the boys helped Mary Porter pack up her house in the morning and move down the road. It's so trippy she's not 3 doors down any more. Afterwards we had friends from business school, Monika and Jeff, over for a bit before they headed off to the Stanford football game. Two separate times throughout Saturday morning, Wes got out the front door and was out there for minutes before we realized he was gone! The first time he made it down to Mary Porters house! I'm waiting for CPS to be called on me. I'm a crazy lady! We got our chores done and headed out to Rancho Santantonio for a hike to Deer Hollow farm. It was 1.2 miles there which was a bit ambitious but despite a bit of complaining, the boys made it back to the car on their own two feet! Weaklings! I made some dinner when we got back, ate and then went out for a family night treat to happy donuts. Christian lost his donut within minutes of getting it for some poor behavior (pictured above) but luckily he turns the night around and was able to finish at home (fewf!)