Life has been moving slowly and way too fast at the same time - I feel like there are so many things I *could* blog about, like all of Cecilia's conversations on the potty, or how much she and John Paul fight about things that don't matter, or the games we've invented to keep them outside as long as possible, or how we're doing now that the twins are 7 months old, but I just have no energy for it!
So... Here's what we've been up to lately:
The kids are trying to sprout bean seeds in plastic bags because, you know, it's a thing to do... So far we have no action, but it's been a day.
They've been prepping their pot for planting, slooooowly filling it with dirt. Unfortunately, they decided that using their hands was more effective than shoveling...
Every night after the kids go to bed we head out to work in the garden - the tomatoes are growing well and we've added some new herbs to the mix:
And Andrew got some raised bed kits, so we've planted peppers, squash (pretty sure that one's dead already), cantaloupe, strawberries (everbearing, so we might get to eat some this summer!), beans, basil, zinnias, and marigolds.
Of course, right after we planted the marigolds to encourage bees, all the lilies on our neighbor's side of the fence started blooming - how beautiful is this?
This guy is learning how to pump! Unfortunately, he still can't get himself going, but we're getting closer to independence!
Although there's still a whole lot of "MOM!!! Push me on the swing! A JILLION pushes!"
And Cecilia follows up with, "I need a HUNDERdog!"
And speaking of independence, the babies are sooooo close to crawling!
But they're VERY frustrated that they don't have it down yet...
Thankfully Mary Claire has a sense of humor about it!
John Paul has really long eyelashes and a borderline unibrow...
We've been heading outside most nights after dinner, setting the babies up on a quilt while the big kids play. It really helps with that last fussy hour of the day when it's too early for bed but too late for anything else!
Look, she's getting some meat on her bones!
AND I figured out how to capture a sun flare!
You see how ready she is to crawl?
Just not quiiiite there! And I'm in no hurry - when these two start crawling, it's all over!
The kids keep taking their shoes off and running around the yard with "bear" feet - they love it and I kind of love how ridiculously dirty they are at the end of the day :)
My mom says we have poison ivy in the back - is this it? I thought it was supposed to be shiny...
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Well, somebody's gotta have something (or a lot of things) more interesting to say at Jen's!