Tonight was such a beautiful night. After a very long day the kiddos got to burn off some energy and run around all crazy and kid like in the back yard. only one of them had more then underwear on. And I have finally accepted the fact that kids love to be naked. And honestly I would to if I wasn't having to chase around all of the jiggling that would happen if I also ran around naked. I also think my neighbors would be bummed out. We are already a very loud family. negative clothing might throw them over the edge.
So on this beautiful fall evening my Little's got to dip their toes in some much needed to be mowed grass, for probably one of the last times before the rain that never stops starts. And I think we have another toe walker. Although I can't tell if she is naturally one or she is just copying her big sister.
The grass in our backyard is insane right now. Doug wants a 100% green backyard sooooooo badly. the only way to achieve that is to not let our sweet black dog go near the backyard. His pee is toxic. And yes we have tried all of the magic tricks out there. we have resorted to walking him next to our house at the park. Thank god he has the bladder of a elephant and only needs to go pee every 12 hours. Because me + 3 kids + needing to be at the bus stop by 8:47 = sad dog left inside needing to pee. But...he is an incredible dog and rarely comes down stairs before 9am.
Because we have sacrifice the convenience of opening my back door we have an awesome back yard! One that can be frolicked in barefoot without any worries of giant dog poo piles and pee spots. We'll see how long it last. I can ususally do things for about a month before I tap out.
Fall is here and showing her pretty face everywhere. I love fall. This year not so much. We had about 3 weeks of summer and I want more. My gardened produced 4 tomatoes and one squash...Really summer...That's the best you could do? What kind of crap is Winter going to bring. 1000 feet of snow and 6 months of rain? Awesome... Maybe this is the year that a car will slide down our hill and crash into our living room. That would make a good blog post. Stay tuned....
Anyway...I spent 5 awesome days in Mexico with my sister, mom, amazing friend and my moms best friend. I got back last Monday and still haven't made it to the store. When I made dinner tonight, which was not one of my shining star moments I realized my 3 kids are very different. But as a mom we just know. It is chiseled in us. Without thinking we know what our babes like. Here is my 3 examples. I love this. I love that each of my kiddos is an individual. They eat the same food but just differently. I totally respect this. As a kid my food could not touch and I would have been devastated if my mom would have made me eat food that had co-mingled. Now as an adult my food is always co-mingling, Closer the better. We all outgrow our kid shit. Not all of it. But most of it. I love figuring out my kiddos little quirts and I can't wait to make fun of them when they are older.
can you guess which plate is for Emilie?
My littlest is growing up too fast. I left for those 5 days and came back to a Molly that knows what she wants but can't say it. She wants to do whatever her sister is doing. Which means sitting at the table like a big kid.
And wearing her moms favorite cashmere ballet sweater. (no I am not a ballerina. I just pretend to be one.)