We are entering the whirlwind of spring and summer. Max and I took another last minute weekend away to Charleston, SC last weekend before things get really busy. Grammy and Grandpa watched the kids for us again. I don’t say this enough but we are really lucky to have them around. I’m never nervous leaving the kids because I know they are in the best of hands. I cannot stress how wonderful and important it is to continue to have fun with just you and your spouse after children…especially after multiple children. When we take these weekends away, I do miss my babies but I relish my freedom. For example, I get to eat sitting down, I can workout whenever I want, and I can drink a cup of coffee without Sesame Street on in the background. Most importantly, no one demands anything of me and that feels pretty spectacular. So after a weekend of delicious food, beautiful scenery, relaxing drinks, running without strollers, and trip to the spa; it is back to reality…sick kids included.
It is really astounding how often my kids are sick. This past year their noses have been runny more days than not. I think if I wasn’t self-employed, I’d have to leave my job. You would think we have no hygiene whatsoever in this house…oh wait. Seriously, we do wash hands and we even use hand sanitizer from time to time. Doc, you better be right, my kids better miss far fewer days in kindergarten than the average Joe!
Other than the hacking coughs and constant whining that come along with feeling crappy, the kids have been doing well. We spend most of our days outdoors. The kids love to inspect the yard for any new flowers that might pop up. Since Max and I know nothing about plants, their seem to be fewer and fewer flowers to hunt down every year. We do have several rose bushes that somehow continue to thrive and the kids love to point out the “thorns” that are “ouch”. Marcus also loves to point out the same hole in the tree several times a day. Silly kids. My favorite phrases to hear right now are “oh no” and the very dramatic “wow”. We heard a big “wow” the other day when Mia fell 6 ft. from the top of our swingset. She was ok.
Here are a few a fun videos of the girls showing off the letters and the kids playing outside.
We’re going to attempt Spring pictures tomorrow. Keep you eyes out for some sappy sweetness!