Our Weekend + Toddler Tales

After being stuck inside for most of last week with snotty noses we were all ready for the weekend.  Saturday always calls for a fun breakfast and Jack gobbled up his first blueberry streusel muffin with a big grin on his face, as usual.  I planned to do a whole blog post on this baby led weaning stuff, but there isn't really much to it.  He eats everything that we eat, just in small pieces.  He is surprisingly agile with those fat fingers. 

Olivia and I hit the grocery store while Jack took his morning nap and I let her bring along her shopping cart.  Besides ramming me in the heels a few dozen times she does so well with it.  She beams with pride and loves to fill her buggy up first.  It does take a little longer to get all of our groceries, but they are only little once, right?  I would have loved something like that when I was little. 
Saturday night was supper club at our friend's house and we got a sitter for the kids since Jack cannot hold his eyes open past 7 o'clock these days.  It was so refreshing and fun to have a laid back night with friends knowing that my babes were being taken care of and staying on their schedules.  I am laid back about scheduling for the most part, but Jack is such a creature of habit it is hard to stretch him even a few minutes past his bedtime or nap time.  He is pretty much the best baby ever too so I try to keep him happy :) 
We had some yummy food and a few drinks, then played card games until the wee hour of 10 o'clock.  We are old, it's cool.  Love these ladies!  And this sweet man of mine who didn't even complain when I wanted to take a corny picture on the swing ;)

We skipped church Sunday since the kiddos still had runny noses.  It was too pretty to stay inside all day though.  We played on Olivia's play ground a.k.a. the back yard all afternoon.  Olivia wanted a ride on the lawn mower with Daddy, until he cranked it up and she jumped off scared of the loud noise.  Jack played it cool in his swing for the most part.  I love that both of my babies have always loved to swing.  Perfect Sunday afternoon.

Jack's new tricks for the week include pulling up on everything and clapping his hands.  The clapping might just be the cutest thing ever.  I honestly don't mind if he walks early.  I am not a fan of the crawling stage.  He wants down everywhere we go and I cannot put him on the nasty floor so it would be cool with me if he decided to walk early like big sis.
Speaking of, Olivia has been freaking hilarious lately.  A major handful, but she has me rolling all day.  Her attitude is at an all time high, but along with that comes this really funny side of her personality that I am loving.  The other night she asked for chips instead of her dinner and when I said no she frowned and said "that's a bunch of phooey" under her breath.  I almost gave her the chips just for the creativity.  She is obsessed with suckers and wants them all the time.  We have this conversation 100 times a day:
Olivia: Can I have a sucker please?
Me: Let's eat some waffles for breakfast
Olivia: No, I need a sucker
Me: Maybe after you eat lunch
Olivia: No, I need it now
Me: We have to eat real food first
Olivia: Please....repeated one million times
Me: NO!
Olivia: Calm down mommy, calm down. Now help me open this sucker.
She loves that Jack can chase her around the house now and she loves to read to him, even if he just tries to eat the books.  She is actually a really big help entertaining him when I need her to so I can cook dinner or get ready to go somewhere.  Sometimes I wish I could freeze time so they will stay this little and sweet forever.  Why do babies have to grow up?

Only three more days until the next weekend!  Hope your week is as sweet as these babes ;)

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