I am still feeling like poop, fortunately it seems to be letting up towards the afternoon/evening and not being relentless all day like it was, but yeah, sooooo looking forward to when this subsides and I get my appetite back. With that said, we have pretty much been laying low since we got back late Sunday and I've been more than okay with it. The kids seem to be too. Ro and I were actually suppose to go to DC today (until next Tuesday) but I pulled the plug on that. As sad as it makes me that I won't get to see my cousins (and their new babe!) and my aunt and uncle, I know it was the right decision because I'm still feeling so crappy. Plus, with all of this police stuff going on, I really didn't want to leave Mike. So, I promised them we'd get out there to visit soon!
I came home Sunday to a TON of packages (woops.) and one of them was this awesome GB Pockit Stroller and OMG I am so excited about it! It folds up uber small flip-flop for size reference) and can carry kiddos as heavy as 55 pounds (so Patrick still fits nice and comfy in it). This will totally come in handy when #3 arrives, cause I can be wearing one, pushing one, and walking with one...or wearing two and pushing one! Win win!
I was SO EXCITED to get home and see my burritos on Monday. They clearly were happy too, and liked their new eskimo and eagle we brought them from Alaska! Gosh, these two just melt my mama heart!
Mike (nor I) can't go outside for ANYTHING without Patrick following us, so we've learned to embrace it and let him help...like when he helped mow the law the other day with Mike. Rosie and I stayed comfortably planted in the AC and supervised from the cold. Wise move on our parts.
Patrick and Rosie's new thing is to eat their snacks together at their little table, and Scooter frequently likes to join them. If he is not the most patient dog in the world, I don't know who is.
Seriously, so patient is he. I love this dog.
Mike was adamant about having a mustache when he got back to work, so I let him have it for ONE day. I think he looks like a creep...or Jim Dangle from RENO 911. Obviously I had to document it (well, made Mike document it) and as much as I hate his 'stache look, it's a great picture.
I don't want to go into it on this post, because I've said it before and my feelings haven't changed, but the violence towards police in this country is out of control. Last week a local officer was shot--I'd call it an assassination attempt--and unfortunately paralyzed from the neck down. We want to show our support as much as possible so we dined out for Officer Flamion to raise money for his medical expenses. We're hoping to help again but dining out next week again for him.
He's clearly thrilled to be home after his week vacay at Braxton's. I can just feel the love radiating from him.
Diva Dee has found a new obsession with sunglasses and I think it's the cutest thing EVER. She loves wearing them -- especially if Patrick is -- and it cracks me up. Don't ever change your sassy ways, little one.
We've spent a lot of time playing indoors these past few days and I can't really complain about it. I haven't felt the greatest and I don't know if they sense that or not, but have been oh-so-good about just being chill and playing together and (mostly) not fighting.
Although when dad gets home he usually takes the kiddos in the pool and they LOVE that. I mean, I do too, that water feels niceeeee. I just don't have the energy to do it in the morning with them.
The Boomerang app is one of my faves and I love making these these fun little videos of the kids doing everyday things but they look so cool going back and forth quickly like that.
Patrick is off to another weekend at the lake -- even though I'm not going out of town anymore Kate (and Patrick!) still wanted it to happen so, off he went! Gosh I miss him already -- he is such a fun little ham! Take note Alex: 3 year old boys are such a fun age.
Anyways, that's about all I've got here. What a riveting and exciting post, eh?! I'm sure I'll toss another equally as exciting one at you later this weekend...get excited. Oh, next week is my last (boo hiss!) week of summer -- I officially go back August 1st. I cannot believe this summer went so fast! With teaching (online) summer school and our trips, it really has flown by. Trying to savor the summer days and memories as much as possible!