Our second week in Alabama with Steve had a few very different moments than our first week. We still got to go to the splash pad and we still did school, but I think we were cursed a little bit. Amidst the fun and outdoor play, there was pink eye for both girls, fire ants swarming in our minivan, Henry throwing up and having diarrhea all over the hotel bedspreads, and our car hitting some sort of debris on the way home, which tore off one side of the front bumper. Good times.
None of these events seemed like big deals in and of themselves, but we got home on Friday afternoon, and Steve and I were just sooooooooo tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiired. :)
Breakfast each day was so much easier when Steve walked downstairs and brought back a tray.
Invading Books-A-Million on a rainy day
Navigating the hotel like pros!
More splash pad fun.
Seriously, I would not have survived these two last two weeks without this splash pad.
Keeping busy in the car.
Even though we were in the same city, it was still a special treat when Daddy came "home" each night.
We let the girls watch the gymnastics and hurdles portion of the Olympics, and their stretching became very intense.
Doctor's office for medicine
Having a lazy school day after out doctor visit
There are still plenty of fights and plenty of bad attitudes, but this is happening more and more, too.
We ate dinner next to the river one night, and Henry spent for-e-ver throwing handfuls of rocks into the water.
They found a huge hole and were convinced it was an animal den.
Then they wanted their picture taken next to it.
I was pretty convinced that all three of them were going to fall in the nasty pond water, and I was going to have to jump in to save them. Luckily, that didn't happen.
He has the best "I'm not impressed" faces! I think he learned them from Evelyn.
Henry found a toy piano at one of the playgrounds, and kept saying, "Papa. Papa." I think he was waiting for the music to start.
I'm a total sucker for this girl's smile.
This was right before his poop poured out of his diaper and all over the hotel bedspread.
We spent a ton of time with pipe cleaners and beads, and the girls made an insane amount of jewelry.
My reward! Lori (the lovely lady in the middle) offered her lake house to some of the ladies in our Sunday School class, so Mel and I drove up there on Friday night, and it was so much fun! (Okay, so I woke up on Saturday morning with a stomach flu and Mel had to drive me home early, but even Friday night was refreshing!) We got to eat and play games and laugh really loud without worrying about waking any babies. It was glorious!