If you have been waiting with baited breath to find out what we did yesterday… I did, in fact chicken out from going to the festival by myself with the kids. I’m okay with it- it was really hot, and the kids had fun running around in the backyard. I DO need to start taking the kids places and letting them walk instead of stay strapped in, but a crowded festival isn’t the place to start. Sometimes I just hear so much about other families with kids of similar age, doing all kinds of things that we just can’t do yet, and it makes me think I must be doing something wrong. I need to remind myself, that all kids and families are different, and do things at their own pace. I also think some people like to exaggerate how well-behaved their children are, but that’s another can’o’worms.
Here’s a few pictures from yesterday- Cameron is at it again with the hose. The little stinker just loves to hose everybody off. And do not try to take that hose away, or things can get ugly.
He did redeem himself a little later, when he went and picked three flowers, (yes, the only 3 I think we had growing in the entire yard), and gave one to Lily, one to Ben, and one to me. Thanks, buddy.
I never get sick of seeing them hold hands. I just LOVE seeing them do this.
What summer day is complete without a healthy dose of high-fructose corn syrup?
Later that evening, we worked on our funny faces. I had the honor or saying, for the very first time, “You know, your face will stick that way if you keep doing that!”. I’m officially my mother. Although I don’t specifically remember her saying that- she had some other choice sayings, though. But that’s another post.
This evening, we got to take a little trip to the ice cream shop after dinner! It was really nice, the new shop that opened up next door to our grocery store has a little area with kid-sized furniture!
It took Ben a minute to realize that was a spoon, not a straw.
Afterwards, we took a quick trip to the grocery store to grab a couple things. No stroller, just holding hands and walking. It was pretty interesting- of course the kids wanted to touch every single thing in the store, but it was a great learning experience for them. They held our hands the whole time, and did pretty well overall.
And there ya have it:)
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