Finger (ish) Painting & Other Weekend Shenanigans

It’s been too long since I posted. I’ve been procrastinating, you know. It’s because I have all of these super cute pics on my phone of the kids and Hannah before she left, and I’ve wanted to do a legitimate “bye, Hannah” post and haven’t had the appropriate amount of time to devote to such a thing. It deserves more attention, of course. Not a passing thought of how we’ll miss her and how special she was (and we will and she is, don’t get me wrong). She is just “more” to us than that, so it is deserving of a separate post that is more organized and well thought out. So, I’ll put you on hold for that. (I’m sure with bated breath ;), thanks!).

In the meantime, here was our Sunday Funday. Started as “finger” paint…and we all know Crasher knows no meaning of anything contained, so “finger” didn’t really even start there. It pretty much began as “hand” paint and digressed quickly into “paint on everything I can possibly reach” – body parts and nearby household fixtures included.

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We also drug the wagon up to the track so I could attempt some exercise. I often have impeccable timing and this was no exception – we left around 2 pm, which was near the heat of the day. Bonus: Selah and Asher wore sunglasses! Ok, for maybe 5 minutes, and in self defense of their own retinas burning off (refer to previous anecdote on a 2 pm start time). But – in true Mom fashion – I documented the occasion because they look so cute in glasses!

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Wish I could have caught Ashy looking up in them, but hey, you take what you can get.

On Saturday afternoon (who needs chronological, I’ll just go backwards!), we also checked out the new trampoline gym. It had a great play structure for the littles, so we’ll for sure be back. Both kids enjoyed it – Selah is a master jumper. I was enjoying it so much I only caught one pic. Asher & Daddy on the play structure entrance:

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Prior to the trampoline park, Ashy made himself right at home in his water table. And by water table, I really mean, personal spa (according to Asher):

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He ventured outside and I noticed his shirt was getting soaked so I ran inside to get a dry one to throw on before we left home. He took the 5 second opportunity to climb on in and lounge a bit. Fully clothed in the water table toy – just enjoying his tennis balls and a little dip in some H2O.
That. Kid.

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He’s pretty lucky he’s so dang cute! 😉

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Eater

Sometimes I don’t know how much is too much. I mean, this kid! He can eat! This morning: two containers of yogurt, a bowl of rice crispies, a mini donut, a 1/2 piece of daddy’s coffee cake, strawberries, and he’s still going to the refrigerator and signing to me, hungry & please. Ummmm…really? When should this become concerning? I mean, he’s still only in the 30th percentile for height and weight – clearly this kid has a hummingbird metabolism! And an elephant appetite apparently. 😉

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I cannot even fathom what having him as a teenager will be like! 😉

Viva La Fiesta

For as much as I’ve tried to avoid Fiesta for the past umpteen years, this year sure was a success with Selah. She loved everything about it from the Mission to the bull riding to the parades (horse parade & children’s parade) to De La Guerra plaza to Fiesta del Norte (McKenzie park complete with terrible bands & dirty/unsafe rides). It was a bit overwhelming for us – on the senses and on the pocketbook – but hey, fun to see her smile and enjoy every minute.
Crashy was a little young for it this year, but he’s always game for tagging along (what choice does the poor kid have with this bunch!), and he seemed to tolerate the confetti egg smashing right up there with the best of ’em!
Here’s some documenting courtesy mostly of our personal family photographer, Hannah 😉

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Also, one video of Selah on the traditional janky yellow slide – a fair staple brought to you since…well…since fairs were invented probably:
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And to top off the weekend, Mommy & Daddy even cleaned up for a date night! That’s a rarity!

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We even splurged on craft ice cream after! ;). I took a picture of the slogan because every time I read it, it reminds me of my Grandpa:

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I think he might have passed his love of ice cream on to me…and in turn I gifted it to Selah as well (you can thank me later, honey). Since I was thinking of him, and it was also my mom’s birthday today, Selah and I topped off our Fiesta with a Yogurtland date!

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Viva la Fiesta AND Feliz Cumpleanos a Abuela! 🙂