This week: 28 Sept 2016

Snack time in the play room. What you don't see: Stella waiting in the wings for clean up. 

And this happened this week: 

My life is over. She looks at me all proud. I put the stool on the counter, which naturally caused a two year old melt down. Both girls are climbing everywhere! The couch, beds, and top of the stairs are the places to be. But, they've also both learned to successfully get off beds and couches and go down the stairs correctly! Such a big day around here. But, I haven't waited to see if a successful counter dismount could be achieved.

In addition to climbing on things, climbing into things is monumentally important around here too.

And, yes, Jacqueline is in Christmas jammies.

At any given meal Wade either needs to feed babies or needs me to feed him, there is never a meal without this struggle. But, he's been eating more...so, I oblige. That's pretty much life with a toddler, alway obliging.

We got new lightbulbs in our living room and kitchen and it is the best (adulthood at it's lamest!). Husband's brother and his wife were here when we put them up and they agreed that this place has never been brighter! We've been joking that as the lights slowly went out we were saving money on electricity, but when more than 50% of the lights were out, it was just too pathetic. So, we bit the bullet and bought all new ones, and these will cost us about a dollar a year. Bring on winter. Bring on daylight savings. We're ready. And, for reals, this whole paragraph just proves, adulthood at it's lamest.

Jac loves trying to drink from the faucet. Both girls love water and go crazy with envy when I'm rinsing the other post meals. The real injustice is when I put one girl in the sink first - how could I dare to not put them in at the exact same moment? I have some nerve. When I rinse Jac's hands and face she tries her hardest to swing the rest of her into the sink for a bath. 

Wade just finished drinking some milk and said, "I'm done with my nilk. You put it away now." SO bossy. Another thing to oblige on, haha. He's also been unintentionally tattling on Husband all day, he keeps telling me that, "I bonk my head with Daddy." 

Oh, and he's gotten into the habit of wiping his boogers on stuff. That's a cool new development. 

Husband entered a bake off at his work. Rather, he entered me into a bake off at his work. It's set up as a bracket. We won today! Which, I have mixed feelings on, because every time we win I have to make another treat....

We've almost got the dog fence all the way in. It says that it should take a few hours, so in true Wright fashion, it only took us a month. 

Speaking of taking forever house problems, we've still got water damage in the basement. I ripped up about 8 feet of flooring so more damage won't continue. Now we've got some black mold on a small section of dry wall that we need to remove. Luckily it's in the basement, but it's in my mind and freaking me out! Between that and cleaning out the food storage closet, I'm a hypochondriatic mess. And then I look stuff up online and that's obviously super helpful. 

It's definitely fall around here, which I'm loving. Early fall is my favorite time of year. It smells wonderful and crisp outside. How does crisp have a scent? Extra blankets on the bed. Long pants, sweaters, and boots. It's that great time between mom shorts and parka's. I love fall. Except for the little socks that now clutter my entire house. 


This week: 21 September 2016

We met Daddy for lunch today at a park and Wade dried all the slides with his butt. And the girls went on a swing for the first time and they loved it - listening to them take turns giggling as they went back and forth was wonderful. They're * almost* always free for you to borrow, FYI.

This is how Husband and I spend all our free time when our kids are awake:

Playing jungle gym.

Jac decided she loves playing under the table. Then Wade decided he needed to join. Then I became the coolest mom ever and made it a fort. Hours of enjoyment.

Blake's newest favorite toy are these sunglasses:

And she's decided that she would really, really like for me to let her climb over the back of the couch.

The girls have delved further into the world of the kitchen cupboards:

All the cupboards:

Oh, and love this one of the girls fighting over Ramen like a couple of poor college kids.

Blake's been out-eating Jacqueline. How's that for a turn of events? Jac has gotten picky and throws everything on the floor (Stella loves her). Hmmm, actually, she's not that picky - she's just a goober and likes throwing everything on the floor. But Jac will be making a fuss and playing and giggling and then I'll look at Blake and she's shoved all her food in and cleared her tray.

Jacqueline grew another tooth and I think is working on her canines. Which has lead to this:

Actually, this happened cause I took my phone from her, which reveals two things about Miss Jac:
1. She's got quite the little temper (crap! Payback from my childhood).
2. She loves my phone. I put it on the back of the couch and she worked to get up on the couch to get it. Determined little peanut.

Oh, and I love a good crying picture.

Wade's been sneaking out of his room during nap time and hiding under the table in his play room. He builds up toys around him so he's well hidden - hoping to get away with it. One afternoon I heard him get up and make too much noise and he said to himself, "shhhh" so he wouldn't get caught. Haha!

Everyone's been loving the play room...Okay, I don't really have anything much to say, except that this picture is really cute:

Wade and Jac just love each other so much.

We got out Halloween stuff and Wade loved it. Wait, that shouldn't be past tense, it needs to be current. He's loving it. Thinking about making a series about all the places Wade displays the pumpkins. Any time I try to put them somewhere he notices immediately and tells me that he needs his halloween pumpkins. Beats last year when he kept taking bites out of them (the ones that made it are still marred with teeth marks).

I also put up some spiders and everytime Wade sees them he pretend screams, "Ahhh! Spiders, we gotta go hide!"

On our way to church Wade said, "C'mon guys, we gotta get outta here!"

When I drive Wade's become a back seat driver, always saying, "Drive faster mommy! Faster!"

We cut open a watermelon that we grew! It was really good! I mean, it tasted just like a really good watermelon bought at the store, but cooler, cause it came from our garden. We got two watermelons from the plant that was $5...and this plant has the highest yield ROI in my garden. Someday gardening will make economic sense, right?!

Oh, but speaking of my garden, my sunflowers!! I love looking out my kitchen window and seeing these lovelies.

Definitely planting them every year.