Life with Lyla Means…

Crayon/marker/pen/pencil/lipstick on every wall, table, hard surface.01 (28)efbblog

Chocolate milk dumped in toy boxes.01 (34)efbblog01 (36)efbblog01 (38)efbblog

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Needing this giant, awesome WalMart fan on a weekly basis almost! (If you have mess-prone kids, get this! It’s the best fan for quickly drying items/clothes/shoes/carpet!01 (58)efbblog

Having to cut off the corner of your carpet after cleaning up a giant pink hair dye mess. Wondering how much your apartment manager will charge you to fix the pink-tinted hardwood floors when you move out.01 (40)efbblog

Seeing this happy face when she knows she’s in trouble.01 (45)efbblog

Getting the more cuddles and love than you could ever imagine. 01 (70)efbblog01 (71)efbblog01 (75)efbblog01 (85)efbblog

Lyla Would Love it If She Was Included

Lyla does not enjoy being the only kid not going to school. She watches her older siblings like a hawk and any time they do anything, she wants to do it. She wants to pick out clothes and get dressed up and do her hair in the mornings before school. She wants to bring a backpack every time we leave. “I’m not a baby, I’m a big girl!” she tells me often. So as much as possible we include her in things.

The only problem is when we get to school and she watches the older kids walk down the hall off to their classes she gets upset when she has to go back to the car. “But I have to go to Lyla’s school. I have my backpack! Bye mom! Hug, hug, kiss, kiss!” AF9I8409efbblogAF9I8420efbblogAF9I8424efbblogAF9I8427efbblog

Lyla Drinks Everett’s Gatorade

If you see my kids with Gatorade it means someone was sick. Everett most likely. I’ve given my kids Gatorade when they’re recovering from a stomach bugs for pretty much all of Everett’s life so he associates it with getting better and asks for it whenever he’s sick, even with a cold. It’s a pretty cute thing about him 🙂

And if Everett has something you know Lyla is going to steal it.005efbblog007eblog011efbblog020efbblog

New to Us Park!

Over by where we take swimming lessons there is this really cool looking park that we pass by. I decided to google it and see if it was a public park (it was in the same parking lot as some apartments) and it is! So off we went to check it out!277efbblog281efbblog

The kids really, really miss our trampoline. Everett especially asks about getting a trampoline all the time and tells me he misses our old one. Hopefully someday in the future I can rent a house and get another one.283efbblog289efbblog293efbblog300efbblog

The weather was nice and the view was nice â™Ĩ307efbblog314efbblog317efbblog323efbblog327efbblog340efbblog341efbblog346eblog365efbblog372efbblog374efbblog380efbblog388efbblog

I keep a couple things of sunscreen in my bag and all summer we used it. I love the stick sunscreens that are like deodorant containers and glide right on!390efbblog395efbblog

Lyla especially loves having sunscreen put on! 397efbblog401efbblog405efbblog

The kids were excited about this water play area.407efbblog410efbblog415efbblog417efbblog418efbblog

Laughing over throwing his shoes in the fountain.424efbblog429efbblog440efbblog449efbblog

Ember fell when she was at her dad’s and had this insane injury! I felt so bad for her. We cleaned it up and bandaged her up really well but it took a while to heal.454efbblog456efbblog

Chocolate face.

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