Ethan patiently sat still for me one morning while I played with different filters on my camera. He enjoyed acting out different emotions with his facial expressions. He's always been quite expressive with his face...we never wonder what he's feeling or thinking!
Harper has been struggling to go to sleep lately. I think it's partly due to teeth and partly due to life is becoming more and more exciting! If I give her a book to look at when I put her down, it has seemed to help her calm down. I found her out cold one afternoon folded over her book and legs during her nap. It looked SO uncomfortable, but I was too scared to move her. With this hair-do upon waking up, I decided it couldn't have been too bad...looks like she slept quite well!
And check out that "pony tail"! (not sure what to call it!?) Regardless, I was beyond excited to be able to do something with her hair. Now if I can just get her to leave them in.
Owen is continuing to come into his own. He's loving this warmer weather. He spends most of his day "working hard at his job" which consists of digging, playing in the sand box and driving his tractor in circles. He keeps talking about his "friend at work, John Michael, that is really sick". I don't know if I'm more worried about his imaginary co-worker or that that co-worker is really sick...
This past weekend, Chris and I took our first trip away since Harper was born, and it was heavenly! Grandma Debbie came into town to watch the kids, and they LOVED getting time with her. She even brought a birthday celebration with her - complete with cupcakes, candles and gifts for the kids. Owen couldn't have been happier to get another battery for his tractor (how many 3 year olds get excited about a battery?!?), Ethan hasn't wanted to put his LeapPad down since he got it, and I have a feeling Harper is going to love pushing her stroller around once she figures out how to walk. Thanks, Grandma, for the great gifts!
Harper got to experience her first cupcake (I think), and you can tell by the pictures she was LOVING it. She really must love Grandma since she was willing to share with her...
Chris and I drove to Kansas City to watch one of our favorite bands, Radiohead play. Honestly, the silent car ride was almost as exciting as seeing Thom Yorke on stage. You know you're a parent when that's the case... We thoroughly enjoyed carrying on full, complete conversations, walking around downtown KC w/o strollers or frequent potty breaks, sleeping in, a leisurely breakfast made by someone else, and of course the music was phenomenal.
Thanks Grandma for loving on our kiddos and allowing us to get some much needed time away.