These two are always, always, always together.
We're so fortunate to live where we live. Recent highlights:
1) Our regular visits with Nam and Pap. Kids look forward to seeing them.
I told them it was time for bed and to go get pajamas and brush teeth. Then I noticed some movement outside. This is what I found. Doesn't this paint the perfect picture of what executing bedtime routine is like as the parent? Equal parts of hollering WHAT ARE YOU DOING?, shaking my head, almost always counting in my own head to remain calm, hollering again WHAT ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO BE DOING?, repeating the steps of bedtime routine that we have done in the same order every night for the last decade plus, shaking my head, while sometimes trying not to laugh, and also praying I make it through another bedtime routine alive. I present to you...well...I just don't know what it is, but I'm pretty sure it's the queen and her servant. I sort of want a little servant to follow me around and do the things I say too. Really, anyone doing what I say would be golden.
But rest assured, the next step I was back to my script, "IT'S BEDTIME, WHAT ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO BE DOING?" Parenthood is certainly interesting.
Weekends we usually find ourselves somewhere in the great outdoors. We found a trail in New Hampshire. Highlight was finding a shagbark hickory, which I have not seen before (at least I don't think). It was thick in these woods, particularly near the wetter parts of the trail. Thankful we all love to explore.
Adrian is a lucky duck and some generous loved ones gave him money for his birthday. He has been wanting 'his whole life' to go to this particular dealership that is almost an hour away. He was thrilled we made it happen.
Our birthday boy with the feast he chose, sitting next to two of his favorite people...
Daddy and Pap
Copper remained hopeful