It’s almost October, so I can barely remember August. Ahh. It’s been so busyyyyyyy. I’m gonna have a hard time going back into the memory banks here, but here goes. We started off with a big garage sale. It was TONS of work, but pretty fun in the end getting it all together. I felt like the turn out was pretty good! The next day we celebrated paw paw’s birthday and I cooked a delicious Spring avocado pasta with cherry tomatoes and corn. So good. Shortly after, my parents took the girls to our friends’ farm and to see Uncle Matt in WV while we celebrated my birthday with some adult time and good friends at the USNWC, which is always our fave. Next came our big overnight rafting / camping adventure on the Upper New River in West Virginia. The girls had the time of their lives. It was soooo fun watching them get dirty and explore. Other fun events were my girls’ birthday dinner (while the girls went on Cass Scenic Railroad), Molinari maternity pics, Jackson Normy’s 1st bday party, the crazy solar eclipse, MP’s first dentist appointment, two baby showers (for babies that have now been born – Hi Vivi and JJ!), a senior pics sesh, and putting our house on the market with FSBO. Yowza. All this craziness precludes some soon to come calm.
MP: Calls Aquaphor “Baselina”. Comes into our room at least two times a night. The first time, we shuffler her back to bed. If the 2nd time is 4am or later, she climbs in our bed and goes back to sleep. I then tiptoe around her getting ready for work each morning. Immediately wants whatever toy RJ picks up, yet never looked at before then. If RJ is being scolded or in trouble, she’ll tell me and Daddy “you made her sad!”, defending RJ.
RJ: Is in the midst of a vocabulary explosion. Asks where “gwama” and “paw paw” are all the time and looks for them out the window. Starting to want to be a little helper. Will throw stuff away and get her spoons out now. Screams “moommmmmy” to me. Anyone else would think she’s distraught, but that’s just how she says my name. Grabbed and drank Paw paw’s wine glass when we weren’t looking. Got a good gulp plus poured it down her shirt. Always starts dancing immediately as soon as mommy sings “posie got a poopy posie got a poopy”. Wants to feed herself now with her spoon or fork.