I never did update last week's quick takes with that day's outfit, since Andrew whisked me off for a surprise anniversary trip (which maybe I'll post about tomorrow? We'll see if I get pictures off his phone...). So here's what we have starting with LAST week, and today's outfit will be added whenever I get dressed:
|Aaaand yesterday's outfit, since it wouldn't fit in the collage!|
I've been posting every day this week, and it hasn't really been a change from the usual. I just find this challenge kind of amusing because Jen is posting actual things that require thought and writing and perhaps even proofreading. And I'm posting my same old stories about poop. I have some drafts of serious posts (as serious as I get) buuuuuuut they're just such a drag and I don't feel like finishing them!
Speaking of poop, I have a pee story for you! You may want to skip this if you already know it's going to gross you out...
So, John Paul and Cecilia were getting ready to get in the tub and were stalling as usual. So I said, "Okay, who's going to pee first?"
Of course, that made them both rush towards the potty. Cecilia jumped on and John Paul stood in front of her, getting ready to pee at the same time.
"NO!" I said, "Don't pee on each other!"
"PEE ON ME, CECILIA!" Exclaimed John Paul.
No sooner had he said it than she arched her back and expertly aimed the stream of pee riiiiiiiight at him.
And I, in a moment of utter parenting failure, could not stop laughing. And of course, THEY were laughing, and there I was laughing so hard I was crying when John Paul starts saying, "Pee on me AGAIN! Do it AGAIN, Cecilia! Pee on me again!!!"
Soooo I got all stern with them and gave them stacking cups with holes in the bottom and told them they could use THOSE to "pee" on each other in the tub but they were never to pee on each other again.
And I still can't really stop laughing...
On a slightly less-disturbing note, they invented a new game outside when I refused to push them on the swings. It's called "Lion Tamer" and I find it HILARIOUS!
The rules seem to change throughout the game... But it involves a hula hoop usually?
And one of them climbs up the slide while the other climbs up the ramp...
And then slides down, tackling the person climbing up.
Cecilia had to check her dress each time to make sure nothing had happened to her sticker...
John Paul is usually pretty practical about what snacks he should and shouldn't get from the fridge. So when he pulled the last slice of leftover pizza out, I didn't really care because it was old and crusty anyway... But I couldn't help but laugh at Cecilia, sitting on the kitchen floor eating crumbs out of the box. Then she closed up the box and started trying to put it back in the fridge!
Aunt Sister came to visit!
|And showed us all just how photogenic she is...|
|And helped a very small Cecilia hold what looks to be a very large Elizabeth...|
|I think we're finally going to get a squash! I've been fighting powdery mildew like nobody's business, but I'm pretty sure we finally have a female flower, right?|
|And one of our pepper plants is really producing well! The peppers are still tiny but I'm so excited and so are the kids!|
|The bush bean flowers are turning into tiny fuzzy little beans :)|
|And the zinnias that I planted just for Cecilia have started blooming! And they're attracting some pretty gorgeous butterflies - we'll have to plant more next year!|
In other news, if you come to my house I will send you home with herbs. Or pick some herbs and forget to send them home with you, which happened today... Whoops!
Come take my basil!
|Our pineapple tomato plant, the lone holdout, has started producing some promising flowers. These tomatoes are supposed to weigh up to 2 lbs/each - I can't wait!!!|
Elizabeth cut her second tooth. And decided that she knows how to pull up on things. Which means now she wants to be held in standing position at all times, each hand clutching one of mine. Which is fine when you just have one baby BUT I HAVE TWO!!! Mary Claire, thankfully, seems to show no interest in pulling up on anything. I'm hoping Elizabeth learns to walk before Mary Claire even gets close - I can't deal with two babies at the "pull up and then fall down on everything" phase at the same time! Twin mommies - how do you deal???
Go check out other quicker takes at Jen's, because I'm incapable of making mine quick!