Sunday, June 19, 2011

Another Week Gone... Part Two

Did you miss Part One? Check it out here. After we got home from Papa and DeeDee's, we got a visit from Auntie Bonnie (no pictures), visited with our friends Olivia and Laura (no pictures) and Mark went in the pool for the first time (no pictures and he hated it). After all that, you'd think there would be no pictures.

You'd be wrong.

As usual, there were plenty of shenanigans going on at the Sunshine spread:

I have no idea how he does this to his hair.
I think there is blueberry yogurt involved though.
I'm also afraid it may be hereditary.
(This is Grace at 13 months.)
Grace found a hole in the front window screen. And utilized it as entertainment:

Overheard: "Uh Oh! Green circle!"
Note: It's not an uh-oh when you do it on purpose.
Mark and Grace both enjoyed watching Daddy mow the lawn so they could go outside and play... in the dirt (of course!):

Hi Daddy!

Someday I'm gonna use that machine!!!
I sort of glossed over our many visitors, but that is what truly made our week so fun. My cousin Bonnie was a huge encouragement to me. She's almost done raising her son and daughter, so she had lots of insight (and sympathy!) for me. She also made me feel like I was doing a good job. I almost felt that I was doing a good enough job I could handle having one or two more kids. (Calm down grandma; Robert wasn't there for the pep talk.)

Our visit with our little friend Olivia started at the library storytime, where Mark displayed none of the shyness that Grace had during her first visit. In fact, when the music was turned on at the end, he happily spun round and round right in the center of the room! When we later put him in the kiddie pool in Olivia's backyard, he immediately burst into tears and darted for dry land. Guess we'll stick to the bathtub awhile longer.

I hope you had a good week with your friends and family too. Sometimes you've just got to let the housework go, and concentrate on what matters - good friends, family, and um, stickers:

Stick with me kid, and we'll have lots of fun!

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I hadn't been by in a while, so I thought I'd see what was up with your two precious red-heads! Cutie-pies, as usual! I'm glad you got a good pep talk about your mothering--can you send your cousin my way? :)