I’m pretty sure this is not the intended use for sidewalk chalk.
Don’t worry folks, Lucas is on the lookout for any suspicious activity going on in the neighborhood.
Now that we moved the couch in front of the window, his brothers have taught him that it’s really cool to sit on the window ledge and watch the cars come and go and yell at the neighborhood kids playing in the street (we live on a dead end, off a dead end so there’s always a party going on outside).
Don’t you feel safe now? I know I do.
I hope all of the Mommies, Grandmas, Godmothers, furbaby Mommas, etc. had a wonderful Mother’s Day.
Mine started off with Scott bringing all the kids downstairs, letting me sleep in. A glorious occasion and I was so excited to sleep to my heart’s content. Well, would you know, the day I am left alone to sleep in, i can’t really sleep. So when I come downstairs, Scott informs me that I didn’t get to have my breakfast in bed and presents me with a cupcake. Cupcakes for breakfast? Sure! Sounds good to me!
Then I was given the sweetest cards and gifts from the boys and we took them to the zoo. It was a gorgeous day and the boys were having a blast so we pushed it a bit, creeping into nap time (which will later prove to not be the wisest move).
Since the big boys decided to protest their nap (there was a lot of bedroom furniture rearrangement going on by the twins instead of sleeping), once Lucas woke up I took them out on a walk and explored the nearby elementary school grounds and Aiden and Roman tried out some hopscotch (I wish I took video because it was pretty hilarious). My go-to remedy for cranky overtired kids is to go outside and run them around like crazy. 9 out of 10 times it will distract them enough to keep them happy and the extra fresh air helps with ensuring an earlier bedtime.
While the boys ate dinner, I went out for a run by myself, which is a luxury these days since it’s rare I can go out and run sans jogging stroller, pushing 85+ lbs of kids and stroller. This was probably one of my favorite parts of the day. As I am getting back into running, I’m slowly knocking off time from my mile splits and am starting to enjoy running again. It’s been long overdue and I think it’s important that the boys see me stay active and do something for myself.
And to top off a wonderful day, Scott got a rare photo of me with my little men. So blessed <3
More like 16 month stats since this stella mom forgot all about Lucas needing a 15 month well baby visit – I did have the 18 month appointment scheduled, so I am not a total space cadet.
Weight: 26lbs 4oz 65th percentile
Height: 30.75″ 95th percentile
Head Circ.: 55th percentile – Lucas ran away w/the paper w/the measurements so I can’t remember this one off the top of my head
Mama, Dada, Pup pup (for puppy), Mmmm (for Moo), Neigh, oink, ack ack (quack), bye, hi, ball, Ooo Ooo (for owls), Aiyen (for Aiden), Arrgh for a pirate, Thank You (well, something that sounds similar to it), he can sign “please,” and my recent fav – Love You
He loves to give kisses, hugs, high fives and being chased around the house by anyone who is willing to join in.
He’s quite the stubborn toddler, he loves being with his brothers but cannot allow them to sit on my lap. He will immediately come over and try and push and pull them off and will them plop himself down…and if he doesn’t succeed, watch out, this kid is LOUD. But as long as his brothers give him full access to Mommy he’s cool w/them and follows them around like a little puppy dog.
This little boy is such a love…just look at that face: