Hooray, it's FriYAY! In honor of it almost being the freakin' weekend, baby, I thought it might be fun to share a few of my favorite photos of the kids from the last couple weeks. I've been trying to snap some photos here and there of our "everyday" moments...you know, the ones that don't quite feel big enough or important enough to fill a whole blog post, but still capture sweet and funny moments in our lives and really showcase the kids' personalities right now. For example...
We got this yellow Hummer for Mac for his 4th birthday and he loves it. He calls it a "Hoover" and cannot say the word "Hummer" to save his life. Believe me, he tries and just can't do it; it's hilarious. He cruises the neighborhood and drives like a maniac, doing fishtails and slamming it into reverse at the drop of a hat. He keeps the back of it stocked with sticks, rocks, gardening gloves, extra sunglasses, a remote control car and his water gun...just in case he needs to shoot any rogue Storm Troopers that show up.
Even though her birthday isn't for another month, Mimmy has officially entered the "terrible twos," which is equally frustrating and hilarious. Her temper tantrums, while a big deal to her, are about a quarter the intensity Mac's were and she's just so stinking adorable when she pouts and fake cries, that we just can't help but laugh. She's got the pout lip down flat and uses those big eyes to get whatever she wants, which are way more effective than throwing herself on the ground and yelling "GO AWAY!" which is her favorite (and only insult). She's got a lot more work to do if she's going to compete with his tantrums.
Last week our nanny had the day off, so Ryan and I both took off work and surprised the kids by taking them to the arcade and go kart track. They were both so excited and adorable about it. Mac couldn't play games fast enough and tried out about 30 different ones before deciding that he wanted to spend the next hour shooting and blowing up dinosaurs in the Jurassic Park game. Mim flitted around from game to game, thinking that she was playing them all and finally found the indoor playground in the back of the arcade, where she went down the slide and through the noodles nine thousand times. They both got to ride the go karts (Mim's first time) and loved it. At the end of the ride she kept saying, "More fast! More go go!" and screamed bloody murder when we had to leave.
Today was the final day of Mac's 10-day intensive swim camp and despite some tears that first week, he did great and ended up loving it! His new swim camp BFF is a little boy from down the street and I'm thrilled that he's finally got a boy in the neighborhood to play with. Everyday he's excited about going to camp to see his friends and tells me how good he is at swimming and how brave he is for going to camp all by himself. It's adorable and has really fostered a newfound independence in him.
Surprisingly, both kids seem to be getting along better with each other lately. I'm not sure if it's because Mac's been gone all day at swim camp or if there's been a shift in the dynamic at home, but my fingers are crossed they keep this up. Mac's been really great about helping Mim with things like putting on her shoes and finding her sunglasses for her. He is so sweet when she gets hurt or scared and tries to calm her down and sings songs to her. He insists that they wear matching jammies every night. He likes having her around, even if it is just to have someone to boss around and scold. Sharing is still really hard, but I think that's to be expected. I need to write another post on the sibling dynamic and how things have changed since that post.
What are your weekend plans?