This makes me feel OLD! While I was in Tennessee visiting my parents Ella got to try on the dress that the flower girl in my wedding wore. She was adorable and loved playing dress-up in it. I just can't believe I have a daughter this old! Notice the "lovely" oh-so-popular (for only 4 years) periwinkle color. :-)
Now this is worth posting about. Attention ladies: I want it to be know that I am doing my part in training a man who does was dishes! Jonas is such a big helper. Actually this was his own idea. I think I'll jump on it though while he still thinks it's fun! Jonas brought this container of blocks to the sink and started washing everything in sight. He even washed my Pampered Chef scraper and the white enamel soap dish that sits on the sink. Yes, the dishes did go into the dishwasher after he was done!
Thank you so much for all of the comments on the demanding child post. It was so good to read your ideas and your struggles. I'm not alone!
The trip to Tennesee to surprise my mom was amazing! I was dying to tell people about my trip, but wouldn't risk spoiling the surprise so there were not many people who knew I was going. It was so good to be home. I miss Tennessee. It's beautiful right now. As we were driving to my parents house from the airport Jonas looked out the window and said, "mommy, we're in a jungle!" How sad is that! He was pointing out the trees with green leaves and the lush grass all around. My poor kids haven't seen that in about 7 months. (btw- it's supposed to snow tonight) I actually really enjoyed traveling with the kids. Going through security was probably the biggest challenge. Taking shoes off of all 4 of us, putting all bags and belongings in bins, remembering to dump water out of sippy cups and refill them after we were through, sending the stroller through, and having the kids walk through one at a time in front of me was no small feat. It went pretty smoothly though. We did get stuck in a tram in the Minneapolis airport for about 15 minutes and then needed to run (as fast as the 4 little legs would go) to our gate. That was exciting.
I think my randomness is complete for now. Thanks for listening, if you're still with me!