The difference in our children is amazing. An example struck me at the park today while I was playing with Asher:
He saw this on the ground:
Asher immediately goes to try and touch it saying, “Mmmmm. Ketchup, Mommy”. (Gag)
Selah won’t get near it with a 10-foot pole, is worried she stepped in it, or got something (anything) on herself dirty. And my son is ready to lay down and lick it off the ground.
Genes. Are. So. Weird.
On a less disgusting note, here are some St. Patrick Day cuddles:
At least they have their cuteness in common! 😉
Before the weekend passes too far behind me, I wanted to recap!
So much fun meeting Grandma & Grandpa at Nojoqui Falls Park for picnic lunch and lots of play. Presents, cupcakes, bike ride, foam rocket launching, and attempts at kite flying (sans wind) all made for mega-fun.
One of my all-time favorites of Selah in her brother’s hat:
I’m a total broken record, but how blessed are we!?!
Grandma & Grandoa also got us a little tool bench for Asher. Funny story: Ash was exhausted coming home the other day, and Jesse was carrying him in the house half asleep. The tool bench is in the living room and he must have caught a glimpse out of the corner of his sleepy eye, and he half-deliriously cries out, “grampa!” while pointing to the tools & leaning into it. He might not be as verbal as Selah was, but he sure knows who can use tools around here 😉.
I think Ashy had a pretty good belated celebration…and so did we! 😃👌
Sure feels like it!
“Chop pops” after work, a swim at Auntie Linda’s pool, sunset dinner on her patio overlooking Butterfly Beach, and back in the pool until dark. These kids have no clue how good they have it. (And even though we know how good we have it, feeling like I cannot be thankful enough for our community and everything about it).
all I can say is, Selah wins:
Nope, no pics of the kids, sorry. Just documenting what I do every day. I look at this:
Might not be that exceptional to anyone, but I think it’s pretty neat to be able to watch this work in this beautiful area. I’m blessed to have a great job, surrounded by a great team, keeping all sorts of people busy (& feeding their families)…oh, and building a bridge that people will use long after I’m gone!
And bonus – that cute little blue house is my office! And the beach is a block away! Told you I’m pretty blessed. Here’s some of the drilling today…just cause I’m an enginerd.
best hiding spot ever:
Grandpa made this beautiful cabinet for us that we absolutely love, some of us for different reasons than others 😉. The lower cabinet was for the kids, probably thinking toys, etc. That works great, until they clear it of the toys so they can go in! Not the original function, but still useful:
Love these two. And evenings like tonight. We had a pretty disastrous evening last night (what? Not all rainbows & unicorns over here? I just don’t post all those evenings!). Anyways, kids were tired & cranky, we were tired & cranky, so commence recipe for a rough evening.
But tonight we were determined to improve. And did! We took Asher’s new ride for a spin & Selah showed him how it was done!
She’s apparently too fast to catch in a photo…so luckily I did catch a video of her as a “blue flash”:
Here’s a few of Asher:
And one as they just got started outside our house on the way to the park. Little man sure likes to try to keep up with his sister!
He’ll be a pro in no time!
its been this kind of day around here:
I guess Ashers throw-up incident on the night of his birthday wasn’t too much cake or coughing…we proved that theory wrong with Jesse getting it last night, me getting it around midnight, and Selah waking up to it at 5 AM. I was just bragging about how none of us throw-up…so it’s my fault we all proved that wrong today. Poor Asher is the only healthy one, as the rest of us barely made it to the couch for movies all day.
Can’t wait to be feeling good again, and for this little beauty to feel like herself :