What we've been up to:
From the looks of things, not the laundry.
Last week Jackson was assaulted by a bug of unknown origin, probably a mosquito, but who knows. The bites got huge and red, one cheek swelled up, got all hard and was hot to the touch--long story short, they were infected and he had to go on antibiotics.
Emmett has the stinkiest shoes in the world. (and feet to match . . .) ;o)
Upon seeing some kids selling lemonade on the corner Marissa asked in all seriousness, "Are they orphans?"
A lemonade stand is going on the list of things to do.
In a moment of pure bravery (or sheer insanity, you decide) I took all five kiddos BY MYSELF to the cheap movie they were showing yesterday morning--HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON (or something like that). We all got in for $13.75. That's a deal, and it's the first time my boys have been to a theater. It went pretty well. And I enjoyed being a "fun mom" for a morning. Usually, I'm the "no, you can't mom" or "no, that's just not gonna work mom." Sometimes it's good to step outside your comfort zone. ;o)
Yesterday, Jackson approached me and said, "Look, I've got a banana in my pocket!" And yes, there literally was a banana in his pocket.
I found a dresser last week and I've pulled out the black paint again . . . can't wait to get my new storage system up and going.
Bedtimes have been later . . . usually swimming, ice cream, or both are at fault. I think Jackson slept until 6:45 this morning. I could get used to that!
It's been a pretty good summer thus far~hope yours is as well!
humility vs. humiliation
4 weeks ago