But that aside, this week has been GREAT because, thank you Jesus, there has been sunshine! We've gone outside to play every day this week, including Thursday when it stopped raining, even though it was muddy. We aren't scared of mud (especially Piper). It has been great to get outside and run around and jump and swing and slide. Oh, and now Piper can climb up the ladder and go down the twisty slide all by herself. Evidence:
Paxton will go halfway up the ladder, then yell for me to come stand behind him while he gets to the top. But he still won't go down the slide. It's okay to be cautious, Pax. Maybe we won't make a lot of trips to the ER with you. Piper, though? I'm just waiting for the first stitches.
Anyhoo - here are my Instagrams from the week. (Except 2 that I didn't put a filter on, so my phone didn't save them as Instagrams. I would normally crop the original and include them anyway, but I just switched over to a Mac and I'm barely putting this post together, so I'm not tackling cropping/editing pictures just yet.) Excuse the outdoor overload. I was really, really excited to be outside.
Happy weekend, everyone!
|Little Piper kicks her shoes off as soon as we get outside. Can't blame her one bit.|
|Xander and his next-door neighbor, Jalen. They hang out almost every afternoon.|
|I thought it was so cute how Paxton kept playing with this truck. Then I discovered the back was full of water. It's still cute though. Just cute and messy.|
|Xander and his cousins Kate and Riley, in their great-Pappy's new chair - which vibrates. Total hit.|
|This was how I found Xander and his cousin Caleb during last Friday night's sleepover. Check out Xander's right leg - how do you sleep like that?|
|They love that the windows have been open this week. They yell at the dogs. You should hear Piper yell "RAJA!"|
|Xander was crazy when he got in the van from preschool today. Paxton was super entertained by this. Piper, clearly, was not interested in it.|
|Oh man, this cracked me up. I saw Pax grab Piper's milk (his was gone and he knows he gets water next), then slowly covered his entire head and drank it - "hiding" from me so I wouldn't see. I was dying.|
|I tried to combine some outside pictures so I wouldn't keep over-gramming. I love how Xander wants to help Piper slide and how totally chill Pax was on the trampoline that day.|
|Love this kid.|
|Grapes. Always. Every day. I buy a few bags of grapes each week.|