Monday, September 17, 2012

Sleeping Arrangements

Our sleeping arrangements for the girls have been sporadic at best. Theoretically, they both sleep in the same room. In practice, Josie sleeps in a pack-n-play in our extra bedroom 9 nights out of 10. It's just easier this way, somehow.

When they do sleep in the same room, it is a party for at least an hour. There is much squealing and laughing and playing and not a whole lot of sleeping going on. Then, when I go in to check on them after all is quiet, I am confronted with the above and below images.

Sweet girls. How can your heart not melt at this sight? Both sleeping together in the crib like that. I'm always tempted to leave them that way, but end up moving them to avoid confusion and/or a fight at 3:00 in the morning.

Out At the Land

This spring and summer, we've spent a good deal of time out at Andrew's parents' property. (That was complicated. My in-laws' property--that's better.) Anyway, the girls love it out there because there is a huge expanse of yard to run around in, gardens to trample, dogs to chase and be chased by, and a host of other things.

One of the more recent favorites is riding the lawnmower with Daddy. Andrew goes a bit stir crazy and spends most of his time outside while we are there, finding things to work on and to fix. The girls were pretty thrilled to take a ride on the mower.


We had a wonderful Easter this year. We kicked off our weekend with an Easter festival held at a church near our house. It started at 10:00 a.m., so we naively thought we shouldn't get there too early because it might be awkward to be early birds.

Little did we know, the entire south side of the city was there! There was face painting, a petting zoo, Easter egg hunts for all ages (we missed ours by a few minutes), pictures with the Easter bunny, snow cones, bounce houses, and anything else you can think of.

Holly had the time of her life and Josie...well, we found out that day that she doesn't like the sun. Or the heat. Or walking around outside. Oh, well.

On Easter Sunday, we went to my in-laws' ward and had Easter dinner with them. The girls were the only kids in Nursery, and Josie has a complex with my leaving her behind so I stayed in Nursery with them (which was not awkward at all, with a Nursery leader, a mother, and two children...). Whatever.

It ended up being a small crowd out at my in-laws' for Easter dinner, which was just fine with us. We had a wonderful time and really enjoyed spending the day with Grandma and Grandpa.