Sunday, March 30, 2014
And we just need to keep reminding ourselves of that.
Because that love transcends all things.
Like a magical unicorn.
Or some other mystical pirate creature.
Really, today was tough. The rainy day made everyone's nerves short.
And I was ready to maybe make a CraigsList ad for the littlest.
Until he finally napped.
Best part of the day.
Second best was this:
Until he wet his pants, waiting for his sister to come take our family photo.
And his shoes, socks, and shirt.
(Because we don't do things half assed!)
What. A. Day.
Posted by Kylie at 5:22 PM
Saturday, March 29, 2014
(Banana Bob is the stuffed sheep.)
*this is possibly my favoritest of all photos.
And even included myself in a selfie with a dinosaur foot sculpture!
Some more photos from our day:
EJ loved all the fossils we saw!
We Were Cold. Wet.
And it was a great day for all of us!
Posted by Kylie at 3:09 PM
Friday, March 28, 2014
I tried to change things up. I requested surprised faces tonight.
This was the subsequent conversation:
Me: "You're such a pain in my @$$."
EJ: "We don't say that word!"
A.: "Yeah. You're being naughty."
EJ: "Yes! She's right! A. is actually right!"
Me: "First time for everything?"
All in good fun, though!
Posted by Kylie at 6:51 PM
Thursday, March 27, 2014
A couple of months ago (has it really been that long??) one of our favorite people took a job a few towns away - meaning that we wouldn't be seeing Nicky nearly as often as we were used to.
The kids and I attempted to visit him one afternoon, but he wasn't working. Tonight, A. got EJ to ask to go to Joey Garlic's for dinner. Not going to lie - the extra distance was daunting. Thursdays always find me exhausted by the time I get home. But Nicky wasn't answering my texts - which meant he was probably working.
So, we journeyed.
By the way, I have the entire movie (songs AND dialogue) of Frozen now memorized from constantly playing in the car. This makes car drives seem about 3-4xs longer than they actually are. Except when Olaf exclaims, "Happy Snowman!"
And we got to see our Nicky.
And we were happy.
Except for all our crankiness.
Because that's how we roll.
And even though I took a bunch of photos, these were the best I got.
And, upon arriving home, A. went straight to bed. EJ is about to pop into the bath. And I'm lamenting the time between now and bedtime. It's a Thursday!
Posted by Kylie at 5:20 PM
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
While our morning was a little rough, the day ended up pretty great.
We may have left Mr. EJ with Grandpa - and enjoyed a girls night at the Bushnell.
But we corralled him into a family photo before we left!
And even got this gem:
Posted by Kylie at 8:07 PM
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Monday, March 24, 2014
It's amazing how resistant each of us is to photos right before bedtime.
But today also had some highlights:
I finished the little scarf I was making for him.
And it was generally a good day.
Posted by Kylie at 6:11 PM
Sunday, March 23, 2014
At dinner tonight, someone wanted to play under the table (which got him in trouble) and someone else decided, despite being warned at our last meal, that being on her phone at the dinner table was a good idea (which got her phone taken away).
So tonight's photo was not the happiest of photos.
Posted by Kylie at 4:46 PM
Saturday, March 22, 2014
We're all hanging out in the minivan, watching Frozen, while eating a late dinner at Sonic - and that's great!
EJ and I survived our night apart. In fact, he was totally cool with it. I didn't cry myself to sleep, so it was a win all around.
My morning looked something like this:
While the kids were probably still asleep at home. Slackers.
FYI - when it's less than thirty degrees at 6am in March, walking down to the beach in pajamas and a scarf is NOT smart. It's cold. COLD.
After a great morning and afternoon, concluding with a fabulous final walk along the beach and the gathering of MUCH seaglass, we returned home ...
Just in time to take A. to her wall climbing adventure!
And EJ tagged along to spend some quality family time:
And after we finish our dinner, it is time for home and bed!
Posted by Kylie at 5:48 PM
Friday, March 21, 2014
For the first night since EJ was released from the NICU, we are spending a night apart. We cosleep, so this is a huge thing for me - and he wasn't thrilled with the prospect either.
But I get to enjoy this:
Yes - that's my selfie from the balcony of my room.
I'm looking forward to an early rising and walk on the beach before breakfast.
And I left for this excursion before A. got home from school today - so while I snapped this photo of EJ this afternoon, I have none of his sister.
I did, however, think ahead this morning - around 5am.
Posted by Kylie at 7:57 PM
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Today I got my My Little Pony tattoo. In support of www.michaelmorones.org and taking a stand against bullying, a local tattoo studio has been doing MLP tattoos and sending the proceeds to this family. It's become much bigger than they imagined (they thought it'd be about 100 tattoos over the course of the month - but it's now looking more like 3-400).
Counting down to my pony appointment was the center of my day.
But wasn't the whole day.
A. was at school, but EJ and I had Italian ice in celebration of the first day of spring.
He also got some nifty sneakers (as he has lost one sneaker from all the pairs that fit him).
And then it was pony time!
Derpy is A's favorite pony.
Sleeping peacefully is my favorite state of both A. and EJ.
And tonight we had a quick photo before bed. Yeah, a staged selfie - but I'm also realizing that some days pull us all in different directions, so a nightly selfie may be the only time we have a photo opportunity.
Posted by Kylie at 6:41 PM