If you could see all the picture files on my computer from this summer, like the golden hills of Napa Valley, awesome clouds of a tropical storm rolling in on the beach, Ben flying down a zip line, and all the family that are part of those outings....you'd shake your head for posting these today. But it's just a little snapshot of the past few days that, while not super exciting, I thought was cute.
Ben boycotted naps for a few days last week, and once again, I feared a mid-day break was behind us. So the other afternoon, I told him that if he wasn't going to sleep, he was going to have to help me clean. "Ohtay!" was his enthusiastic response. Dangit...that backfired. But clean, he did.
And he loved it. We cleaned the windows, the kitchen cabinets, and then also the floor...primarily because it had gotten soapy from the cabinet cleaning fun. :)
Good times, but fortunately, he seems to have come back around to his regular two-hour nap...which was nice on this rainy day today!
Last night, I left Katie Beth (almost 17 months now) in the bathroom while she was "brushing her teeth" so I could go fill up her milk cup before bed. The tub was full of water, waiting for Ben, and I figured she'd splash at it, and that was fine. What I didn't figure is that when I came back in, she would've climbed in, fully dressed!
She's upset here because I was telling her it was time to get out....again.
Earlier that day, we ran in the Race for the Cure downtown with some of Tyler's office staff. It was really hot for late September, and I was coming off a girls' trip in the mountains, and Tyler off single-dad duty all weekend, so we were both a little worn out going in. However, the energy of the 9,000-person crowd and the cause that it supports was very motivating, and we had a blast!
And kudos to Tyler for (again) coming in first place in the double-stroller division (that I made up). There were a couple brutal hills, but he made good time!
Superhero mania continues around here. Tyler cut me off in mid-sentence at a consignment sale last week lurching for this green Hulk fist. "We have to have that!"
But I knew he'd also have to have a little, shall we say, "incentive" over the weekend wrangling the twosome on his own. Ben was super pumped to show me his Hulk fist, and has slept with it ever since.
He's also worn this Captain America shirt for the past two days. I mean, it does match his underwear after all.