Some things we have been doing in July...
Drinking from the hose. It's part of my anti-Pinterest summer bucket list.
Lily made Reese a book.
It even had flaps for Reese to lift. She impresses me every single day with her craftiness, attention to detail, and ability to focus for long periods on a craft.
Lily has made hundreds of hair clips.
Reesie wants to craft all day, too. But, poor girl cannot figure out that she can't eat the markers or run around with the scissors. But, she has a few seconds where she will sit and do pretend to draw.
My friend, Anna, (former student- but it doesn't feel that way) graduated from UT and is going to Graduate School in Georgia in August. She makes me so happy to know her! She came over and brought this little gem for Lily. I promptly stole it and put it on display on my "favorite books" bookshelf. She is insanely talented.
She sat right down and helped us make cow costumes!
The next day we hit up Chick-fil-a for breakfast instead of lunch, because Reese + crowded Chick-fil-a playground = me inevitably having to climb up past 10 kids to get to Reese who is trapped in the tallest tunnel. She had 3 udders, but they popped. It didn't stop her from showing off to everyone who fawned all over here. #everywherewego
Lily did 95% of the work, including the idea. No kidding. It was so much fun that she had such a big part in it! I love that Cow Appreciation Day has become a tradition for us.
Our library is adorable and they have an hour long story time with themed books and a craft. It is Lily's happy place.
Reese did sit here for about 2 minutes while I helped her take the animal sticker backs off. It was precious and gives me hope for future when they will both enjoy story time. I spent the other 58 minutes chasing Reese around while she attempted to demolish the place, including tearing a page out of a vintage Babysitter's Club book! NO!
I am lucky that our library has a Lego table, a live parrot, a train table, sensory bins, etc... But, STILL, Reese just wanted to run around screaming.
Kiwi Crate. This theme was "Wind Power."
So many popsicles. If I give them both a popsicle, sometimes I can brush my teeth and/or pee without someone hanging onto my leg.
Lily got sick last weekend, which was not terrible, to be honest. She slept and moaned and begged for orange juice. The issue was that Reese wanted to be ON the couch bed up in Lily's face at all moments. Then she would fall in between the crack of the bed and the couch. And get stuck and scream. I was more physically tired at the end of those 2 days than I have been in a long time.
Face Time with Noni and Bop.
I have been trying to get matching pictures of their adorable dresses from my mom, but this is the best I can do.
Speaking of adorable...Anderson got new glasses! When Melissa sent me the picture, I honestly GASPED. How is it possible to be this cute?
One day I will drink hot coffee and actually taste my food. Today is not that day.
We went to McDonald's, and Lily took Reese to play. It only lasted 4 minutes until Reese started crying to get rescued. But, again- hope for the future. And, I found the cubby where Lily had put hers and Reesie's shoes together. Sweetness.