First of all, I want to thank you for all of the sweet comments and emails about my last post. It is nice to know that I am not alone and that I have people like you to support and love me. It means a lot to me and I truly appreciate it.
February came and went. Last weekend was the first weekend where we had no obligations, yet I cannot remember a thing that we did. What I do remember involves snuggling with my babies, laughing, playing, and making some yummy eats. We are all tired. Basketball ended last weekend and even Will was glad to have our Saturdays back. Having kids in sports put a screaming halt to our weekend adventures. We used to spend our weekends exploring San Fran, now they are exploring gyms all over the Sacramento area. I guess that is where we are now. Parents of big kids.
I had to buy William some new uniform pants around Christmastime because he had holes in the knees. We were walking home from school today and they looked like capri pants. He is getting so tall. It seems like I tuck him in at night and he wakes a few inches taller. Unfortunately for him, he has inherited my sweet tooth. He cannot control himself when it comes to sweets. I leave cakes out overnight to cool and will put a piece of bread on it to keep it from getting stale. I will wake up in the morning and there will be little pieces missing from the edges. A few nights ago, I sent Will out in the garage to get something out of the fridge and after awhile Wes and I noticed that he had been out there a little too long. I knew exactly what he was doing. I had left a peanut butter mousse in the fridge. I opened the door and he had literally climbed into the fridge and was eating the mousse out of the bowl. He didn’t notice me, and when he did, he just looked at me and said, “I just couldn’t help myself.”
He’s a mess, but I love him.
This little monkey read me a story the other day and it melted me. I know that she memorized it, but to see her sitting on the couch with her book open on her lap was just about the cutest thing that I have ever seen in my whole life. She is also starting to outgrow everything. This morning I handed her a jumper to wear to school, and it was almost too short. I think that there is something in the water in this house. She loves school and adores her teacher. She tells me quite often when I come pick her up that she was not ready to go home. Every week she comes home with a new alpha friend and Mondays are the highlight of the week when the new one has been introduced. Her PeeWee penguin dance today was just too much.
Oh Clay-Clay. This morning we dropped Will and Ava off at school. We grabbed a snack and drove back home. We pulled into the driveway and he took my hand, and said “cuggle in mama bed”. Done and done. We snuggled and laughed and played and reluctantly had to face the day. Our days are filled with Buzz and Woody, Kix, and a lot of getting in and out the car. We go to the grocery store and run errands together. We make up songs and laugh a lot. His favorite part of the day is when we go pick Ava up from school. He loves having her home. They eat their little lunch together and spend the afternoon playing and coloring and angling for Pirates Booty.
This is us. In all of our kooky glory.
These were taken on a tripod with the camera on timer. Edited with Fusion from MCP Actions.