Another month gone so fast. We started off the month spending some extra time with Grandma and Paw Paw before she left to walk the Camino de Santiago in Spain for two whole months with nothing but a 20 pound backpack (yes, you read that right) and before he left to go run the some rivers out west (both are returning at the end of June). Grandma, Great Grandma and Paw Paw helped MP build a little garden with tomatoes, squash, carrots, flowers, and herbs which she’s LOVES watching grow so fast! My cousin and her family visited for some quick fun. Pop visited while the dreaded hand, foot, and mouth took hold of RJ. She got a BAD case because the combo of HFM, impetigo, and severe eczema was like a super trifecta of fun. The poor little thing looked like the kid you see on the Google images searches that you shouldn’t look at (I’ll refrain from posting those here). Alas, she recovered. In the meantime, the crew hunkered down a lot in the house trying not to have cabin fever too bad. We hung out and met some chickens with the Bradburys. We did a mini-hike on Mother’s Day with the family. Daddy held two more WHM workshops (see this post) – so proud! The girls went to TN for a weekend. We attended the annual Cocos low country broil over Memorial Day weekend which was a blast, but went by in the blink of an eye, per the usual. Lastly, we hit up the whitewater center, our fave quick, outdoor getaway.
MP: Definition of Threenager testing her parents all day, errrrryday. Asks “why?” to literally everything even after you explain why. Still a pretty picky eater. Her sister eats about double she does regularly. Loves having us lay on the floor by her bed and hold her hand before nap time and bed time. Gives mommy a magnet each morning as a parting gift before I start working. Wakes up on her own about 7am and comes into our bed, always with at least three babies / stuffed animals. Sits with me in the middle of the kitchen floor most mornings to eat peanut butter toast together. Did her first potty (casually #2) in the woods. Loves being shirtless. The bedtime routine is a constant negotiation of another TV show, “I’m hungry”, “I have to potty”, “I need water”, “Where’s my elephant (or any other animal she can think of). Bedtime can be later than 9pm nowadays when it’s all said and done. Lastly, we’ve started exposing both girls to the cold water (~45 degrees-ish) which they’ve been amazinggggg with. It’s so fun to watch!
RJ: Walking finally!!!! She also has this hilarious stance that we call the “meerkat” with her hands straight down to her waist, just like a meerkat. The first couple nights she actually walked just happened to be down this red yoga mat, which we now refer to as her red carpet. She will eat almost anything and a TON of it. Pounds some food, usually finishing MP’s portions. Finally recovered from the trifecta sickness, but she was a sad little thing, of course never losing her appetite though. Says quite a few words: book, more, thank you, down, up, water, yea. Still an absolute dancing wild woman. Loves reading books before bed time now and gives the sweetest kisses and snuggles.
Day one of the sickness trifecta. Yes, that’s drool and snot all over my shirt. Legit best snuggle night ever though.
Lost her and then found her with her finger in a socket behind the couch.
Casual #2 in the woods. Daddy on butt wiping duty. #nbd
Mother’s Day dinner w/ my Dad, my Grandma, and a stiff margarita.
Lessons about chickens with Miss Cassie.
Mommy hitting up the cold water with MP as a spectator.
Low Country Broilin’
These kids were hilarious on the trampoline. Clearly I was the referee. No on trampoline injuries. All injuries were post trampoline.
Trampoline crew – blurry, but who cares!!
MP having the best time!
Me showing these kids who runs the trampoline. Don’t mess. (Nolan protecting MP = melt)
Pulling thyme for chicken noodle soup from our herb pot!
Daddy is diligently teaching this girl her letters.
She told Daddy she missed me and would wait at the window until I got home from work. ❤
Evidence of the ongoing battle to get her to sleep with less animals in her bed.