Friday, August 19, 2016

Little post, huge waffle

This was pretty much the hottest day of the summer. So a knit hat it is. Of course.
Dear Maya and Emi,

It's been almost two weeks since mommy posted last and yet I still don't have much material for tonight's post. We took it easy for a little while since you were still recovering from your ear infections, Maya. Mommy took the opportunity of being at home more to try potty training you, Emi, but you could sit on that little thing all day and not actually produce. What?!? After all the busy days earlier in the summer, though, it was kind of nice to take a step back for a little while.

Seriously she doesn't mind sitting there until her little tush is all but stuck to it!
One exciting thing that did happen was that we had two tiny house guests for a night. Someone dumped a couple of adorable kittens in our yard last week. The next morning you two and I loaded them in the car and took them to the vet. Now they're happily living at our friends' house!

At least one of my cell phone pics this week is sharp and clear. All the better to make you hungry!
This past Wednesday, we went to the airport to pick Grandpa up! He's staying with us a few days so he can babysit you two while mommy and daddy go to a wedding tomorrow. Today we took him with us back-to-school shopping, and ended the day at a diner. Maya, you were in heaven with this waffle!

She ate so much of this that the waitress was shocked! So were we!

Well, mommy's going to get some rest now. Love you both!

This is my snuggly kid. I can feel it start to lessen these last few weeks, though. Time to get as much in as I can!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Swimming, sunflowers, and earaches

Dear Maya and Emi,

Summer is just summering right along. This post will be short as mommy has some work to do, but I want to share what we've been up to and show off some of the lovely pictures we've gotten over the last week and a half!

Emi's first ponytail!
Last week you took some swimming lessons at a local park pond, Maya. The water in the kiddie section is super shallow so it wasn't as much 'swimming' as it was getting really comfortable in the water and learning safety. You couldn't get enough of it! Unfortunately it was right in the middle of Emi's usual nap time so we had some cranky moments each day. It was still worth it, though, and we'll probably go back there to wade again even after the lessons end.

Then, last Sunday, you and mommy went to see a local field of sunflowers, Maya. It was so beautiful and the fields looked like they went on forever! Mommy had wanted to take you to see them last year but the usual spot didn't have them. This year they're in a new spot and it's awesome!

This week both of you had short little colds but after a night of crying, Maya, we took you to the doctor on Wednesday. A double middle ear infection! In summer! When we went to the pharmacy to pick up your prescription, mommy felt bad enough that I even got you both these enormous butterfly balloons. Maya, you're feeling much better already but still having a hard time hearing mommy, especially when I ask you to do something. Hmmm...

Well, mommy needs to sign off now. Love you both!