We have been having so much fun at home hanging out - watching movies, going to the park, riding bikes, eating popsicles on the lawn, making homemade sorbet, playing, dancing, and going to the pool! It's been such a relaxing summer. And that's just what the doctor ordered. I'm trying not to panic about all the boxes in our garage, but my kids are only going to be this little once. Or so people tell me when I tell them how much I yet have to do.
Isabella's love language, I swear, is going to be touch, because she rubs our backs and wants to hold our hands all the time. I think I've mentioned this before, but she will sometimes have a complete conniption fit if we do not touch her while we're driving in the car. Besides rubbing our backs and holding our hands, her summer favorites include saying, "thank you mama" and "love you" about 50 times a day. They're both just such little loves.
While we've done lots of work this summer getting stuff unpacked...and things hung on the walls...and furniture put together...we've made sure to take lots of time to be quite silly too!
The big news of the summer is that the babies discovered Connor's top bunk bed and how to climb the staircase. Oh joy. Now that's been fun. (Notice how Aiden has also perfected his pout this summer. It's really a sight to behold!):
We've been going on lots of bike rides with Daddy (I've been running instead).
Last week when we met Daddy for lunch, Connor said to me, "Mama I'm getting sleepy." I panicked. Those of you who have kids who will transfer from sleeping in the car to their beds are lucky, but in the Howard Household, we are not so lucky. If my kids fall asleep for even 5 minutes in the car, it means they will not take a nap at home at all. And any stay at home mama knows that naps are essential to survival. So, I took him out of his carseat and suggested we take some photos to keep him awake: