So, that was the start of the day. By the time everyone settled down, it was time for lunch. Oh, and Justin's out of town friend wanted a playmate today, so his aunt picked up Justin to go swimming and now Justin is staying overnight with them. So, I was waiting on her as well. Also, Leah had taken Abishai's blankie to be washed and dried before naptime, so she offered to take Abishai for his nap while I took Keturah with me to the store. Now, Keturah wants to buy the whole store, but she wasn't as annoying to me since it was just her and not Abishai, too. I was able to go slow and really look for some food items for me, as well as get some wanted/needed items. Like bandaids. Ok, they may be "needed" but we actually don't use that many bandaids. And tablecloth clips because the tablecloth keeps slipping and sliding. Again, not "needed" but wanted. And some nitrite and sugar free deli meat and hot dogs for me. Yes, check your labels, sugar is in EVERYTHING. Even in some multigrain tortilla chips Jared bought! That kind of stuff does add up quickly though. But it was an enjoyable one on one trip and I let Keturah pick out a box of character bandaids like we used to do in Charlottetown and have an Icee drink that she shared with Abishai.
Meanwhile, Jared, and our friends Dan and Mary, finished off the other side of the fence. Again, this fence is only a first defense. Soon enough, Abishai will learn to climb fences like Socks does and/or open the gate and away those two trouble makers will go. But it was so cute when Grandma brought Abishai home after naptime and he saw Socks and said, "Socks home. Socks safe." and gave Socks huge backwards hugs the rest of the evening! Those two make quite the pair. Abishai also knows who belongs at our house and who doesn't. He said, "Daddy home (looking at the truck). Mommy home (looking at the van). Sissy home (looking at Mrs. Headphones on the couch). Benaiah bye bye. Babe (Justin) bye bye. (And opening the glass door and pushing on Grandma's legs as she stood in the doorway) Ice cream go! Ice cream bye bye!" Ok then, we know who belongs here then! Socks does sort of mental head count as well and is more restless when kids are in and out or gone.
|Goggie home! Goggie safe!|
|Abishai put his dolly to bed this morning.|
|So glad Jared got into fizzy water that has no sugar and no sweeteners and just a hint of flavor. We found this flavor and two others at Aldi's this week.|
|Justin isn't faking it here. He was crying for over an hour before his friend picked him up.|
|Again, this is true emotion. He said, "The emotions are unbearable." Yes, kid, they are.|
|Abishai helped arrange fries and chicken nuggets on the cookie tray for dinner (for them) tonight. He loved that job because he likes everything in order. I showed him how to spread it all out evenly, and he did a great job!|
|The escape artist.|
|Can I see, Sissy?|
|30% off some summer items, so I picked up this sprinkler meets Twister game. We'll take it outside tomorrow.|
|But for now, Abishai thinks it's a dance mat and/or run around in circles and fall down mat.|
|We had some massive thunderstorms today, which was good because it cool things off a bit.|
|I included a bunch of these series of pictures because you need to see how Socks just sits so still and lets Abishai do whatever he wants to him. Yes, Abishai put the hula hoop around Socks himself.|
|Hula hoop time!|
|Socks ducked his head but didn't move his body.|
|He just sat there, perfectly still.|
|I love how they are looking at each other in this one. They literally see eye to eye right now. Adorable!|
|So...many...laughs! And evil sounding laughs, too. Loud and obnoxious and "haha!" kind of laughs. So many tickles and laughs!|
|Aw, more hugs for doggy. Melts my heart.|
|Kisses night night.|
|The clouds did lift late this evening from this afternoon's storms, which are common in Indiana in the summertime.|
And lastly, and most importantly, my phone decided to quit again. So text Jared instead or find me on Facebook. Currently, I'm going to let it sit overnight, hopefully loose all of it's power, and then plug it back in so it resets and recharges. We'll see. Grr!
Next up: little bathroom gets worked on and I do the projects I was supposed to work on today.