I have about a million things I want to blog about! Next week should be a LOT more mellow than this week was and I’m hoping to catch up on my blog then!
For now I’ll just post this picture of my kids that makes me smile 🙂
I bring the stroller for when we walk along the busier road in our neighborhood. And for the last few minutes of the walk home since neither kid is in a great mood by then (wanting to stay outside all night!) and pushing them quickly home the last two blocks is better than standing there calling their names every five seconds and telling them to “just.keep.walking!”
Lately everything is a competition between the little kids. On walks Payson will start running as fast as he can and calls back over his shoulder to Ember, “I’m going to win!!” Which pisses her off and she cries or screams at him OR runs over to wear he is and insists she won. It doesn’t matter to her if she got there first, she’ll argue with him for twenty minutes that she won. It’s exhausting. Brooklyn and Sierra never fought like this! Here he was lining them up to race to me.
We got to the busier road and Ember cried for about five minutes about having to ride in the stroller as we walked down it. I tried to tell her she could walk again by the tree (I pointed one out down the road) but she didn’t care.
It’s been quite a while since we went on errands as a whole family. Usually Allan goes and sometimes takes one or two of the kids or I go and bring a kid or two. But I can’t even remember the last time our whole family went.
We went to Best Buy to as about repairing my iPod. It took its last breath a few months ago thanks to Payson and his destructive ways. Turns out it’s fairly pricey to repair, it was all that much more to buy a new one so, we did. It’s my birthday present.
Allan and the girls danced to some music while they waited for me to decide what I wanted to buy.
It was raining, which you know, is my favorite thing ever. Payson asked if we could go outside which I said ‘of course!’ to.
But. It was cold. The wind chill was crazy that day. Buuurrrr. Not too cold to be outside for me, but definitely for the little kids. They were hilarious while outside though. Ember kept getting that little kid face when the wind blowed on her… where they catch their breath and their eyes open up huge? Haha, so cute!
It was soooo windy and cold I decided to pick the girls up from the bus stop. I prefer picking them up anyway (because I’m overprotective) but they loooove when I let them walk home. I figured they wouldn’t enjoy walking in the cold. So off we went.
When I spotted the girls getting off the bus I was glad I drove down. Sierra wasn’t wearing her sweater. Crazy girl. She said it’s because she just didn’t want to get it out of her backpack and she was really glad we picked them up!