The pace of life just continues to be constant paradox. I never have time, but nothing much happens, except the total cultivation of life! And I actually feel really good about that. Joash is starting to be sarcastic, and he's just such a funny, chatty guy. I can almost see him learning words sometimes. He'll start a sentence and then say, "I can't say the word!" And once I tell him what word he was looking for, he uses it from then on. Kids are amazing.
Ammi is smart in a really devious way. She is so much sneakier than Joash. Just today she was trying to flush the toilet, and I told her not to so she pulled her hand away. Then she looked at me, smiled, and went for it again. If I gently push her hand away, she comes back for another swat and thinks it's a hilarious game. She is mad as ever, but she's starting to play by herself more. Maybe since their birthday we finally have toys she's interested in? I don't know.
Okay, so Chuck E. Cheese's pictures, and that'll be the end of this post.
|This was probably Joah's first time actually blowing out candles. Last year we forgot to buy candles, so I cut some "candles" out of McDonald's straws.|
|Ammi had a little Lego head cake. She was surprisingly disinterested.|
|Joash was so desperate to begin present time that he committed to helping Ammi with hers. Not before we shot the confetti canon, though. Funny story, I am still cleaning confetti up from various places, human and otherwise.|
|Me and my dear girl.|
|I thought this just looked so sweet.|
|Then we went to Chuck E. Cheese's! Where a kid can become bamboozled and over-stimulated. Ammi loved it because those are her two favorite things.|
|A moment of calm in the chaos.|
|Unrelated, why is this bowling pin with bowling pin legs so obviously giving birth? It was even worse from the other side. Weird stuff at Chuck's. Weird stuff.|
|Joash won the Kentucky Derby.|
|We read a book, I think, about the spinning teacups, so spinning mugs of hot chocolate were right up his alley.|
|And this was the best I could get of them and the lesser of famous mice. Never again, Chuck!|