See that? That's a bubbly pan of failure. We had people over for dinner and I grabbed baking powder when I meant to grab corn starch! So terrible. Why do the containers look the same?! I was able to remake the sauce, but with the distraction I didn't drain the tortellini, so they were over done. And I ran our of milk, so it wasn't creamy or even very saucy. And I forgot to brush the breadsticks with butter and garlic salt, so they were bland. It wasn't that bad...but it wasn't all that good either. Who wants to come over for dinner next week?!
Wade's currently down here eating cause with all the dinner commotion I'm not sure we made him eat enough. Course, he might also be employing some bedtime stalling technique. Probably a little bit of both.
We've been busy this week.
I successfully went to both a pool and a lake with all three kids, by myself. Well, not by myself, I met up with friends - but without Husband or another kid-free adult. Neither was a disaster. Both were so much work, but worth it because Wade LOVES the water. Jac enjoyed the pool, Blake enjoyed me holding her and occasionally dipping her foot in the water.
All three kids took a bath in the bathtub together. The giggles were delightful - until they turned to cries. I expected nothing less.
We still can't fine the TV remote.
We've been picking strawberries every single day:
And watering plants - even when a huge thunderstorm is rolling in:
The girls have been hanging out at this step:
Blake can get up and is working on getting back down (head first, haha!). Jacqueline is working on getting up - she can only perch on the bottom step. She sits there and stares me down when I'm in the kitchen, giving me the biggest smile every time I look at her...so I turn around 1000 times. Sometimes she cries cause she feels left behind, but recently she just works on getting up this step.
One morning I kept offering Wade things to eat and he kept responding, "no, pizza!" So, I loaded everyone up and we went and got pizza. Cause I'm a fun mom. It was a hit:
Each kid ate a whole piece. Wade ate his and promptly fell asleep - we might need to make pizza a regular thing.
Speaking of sleep...
Blake can stand now, so she spends a great deal of nap time crying. It's a fun stage. Jacqueline is still a great sleeper - she chats with Blake, then falls asleep. My guess is that they happily chat together, then Jac falls asleep and that's when Blake gets mad cause she's awake and stuck standing.
These babies love to play peek-a-boo. Anyone is fun to play with, but having them play with each other is the. best. thing. ever. Watching the blanket fall is hilarious, and then seeing your sister ....oh man, they routinely fall over cause it makes them laugh so hard.
Wade brought his tool box down with him after his nap, went and got himself this snack, then sat down on the couch and asked to watch "choo-choo." Independent little peanut.
If only I was as sure about what I wanted in life. Course, I can also reach the top shelf...which is where all the good stuff is.
Oh! And I got some porch furniture! It is wicked comfortable.
Somehow managed to fit everything in my car - might not have been the safest configuration. I'm loving sitting outside, in the shade, with a nice breeze. Maybe some lemonade in hand. Feels like a slower, calmer way of life - Stella's a fan too.