So I had an excellent Mother's Day Weekend.. We went to the farm to visit all the Grandparents out West, and had fun. We let the girls eat Watermelon for the first time, and that was entertaining. Cross was more a fan than LL. Cross just tore into it and smashed it into her face. LL was more delicate about things, and just ate small pieces. That's the way they are about everything.. Cross like a bull in a china closet, busting through things, and LL taking one step at a time..
We also let them swim in their floaters. We had these little things with canopies, and we put the in there.. They didn't swim in the pool, because it was too cold, so we let them float in the hot tub.. they also enjoyed this.. On Saturday we went to see my dad in Sentinel.. The girls love going to visit him because he does ridiculous things to entertain them.. Plus they have all of Joe & Ava's (Nephew & Niece) toys leftover, so they love that.. And we fed them BBQ.. which they also loved.. So win/win..Cross learned to play the drum at dads.. she enjoyed that a great deal..and LL learned that she really loves Grammy J's sweet tea! (uh oh)
On Saturday evening we went out to eat at Prairie Fire.. The girls had Pasta, and loved it. I can't help but laugh at Papa Steve, because Cross likes to sit by him and them offer him her food.. and then also wipe it all over his arms. He takes this pretty well, lol. She's also hilarious because at both my dad's house, and at Prairie Fire she will throw food on the floor and say "Da! Da!" which means DOG! Dad doesn't have dogs, so Cross just looks down and waits for dogs to magically appear.. same at restaurants.. I have to admit, there is some awesome benefits to having dogs.. One being the do act like garbage disposals.. which is helpful. But Cross & LL assume everyone has dogs, so Cross will eat something, throw a piece down, eat something, throw a piece down.. because she is sharing with her dogs.
My Mothers day Present from MJ and the girls was a massage.. so On Sunday when we got back he went to visit his brother and I went and got a massage.. I still have this annoying cough that apparently I'm never going to get rid of.. so that was the only downside of the weekend.. I've been to the Dr. 3 times, and they have told me I have crappy allergies.. Yup. I know that. Thanks.. But I still have a cough. Blargh.. annoying..
In other news, with Mothers Day happening this weekend, I was thinking back to last year when MJ & I were thinking that that would be my last Mothers day before I had the girls.. Now we look back and we are just shocked that the girls are here..and we still have two of them! Their birthday is coming up and we were driving down the road the other day and I said "Can you believe we made it through the first 4 months?" He said.. "NOPE".. lol.. And we really can't. Now the girls are fun and do funny things every day. LL has started making this sour-patch face. Its pretty hilarious. (see below).. If you say something she does not like.. you get this face.. It cracks us up.
Cross is all over the place.. she's so funny to me, but she's also started to push the boundaries. They have both started swatting at each other, which we are trying to curb.. But Cross will knock over anything that is in her way.. including me.. including tables.. including her sister.. lol.. She's so determined, and so very smart. She catches onto things quick, and she loves to read books. She cracks us up with her joy. She is seriously the happiest girl ever. We have really been blessed in that department.. this weekend Steve said "Are they ever NOT happy?" and we said "yes, when they are tired"..but thats it..
We are also super fortunate to have so many people around us willing to help.. to give us a break, to give us a hand, to give us a pat on the back! We love all our friends and family, and church, and value all those relationships. The girls are now to the age where they remember people and that is really fun to watch too. Last week Chantry came over and Cross was doing this funny thing that she also does with Brandon, where she smiles really big at them.. .then looks away..... big smile and reaches for them... then turns away. She's a little baby flirt & it makes me laugh. They are something I thought I would never have, but now I can't imagine my life without them..
Something kinda sad.. last week I did have to put my 17 year old dog, Rally to sleep.. It was really hard because we had been through so much together. I got him when I was in college, he moved with me to Corpus, he went to radio events with me.. He was a good, good dog, and he will be missed. But I know he is super excited to see Pandora again on Rainbow Bridge, and I know he is happy to be healthy again!