Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day ... the toddler years

Today was Mother's Day times two (heck, twin toddlers - times twenty thousand!)  It was an incredible Mother's Day.  Last night we had co-worker's over for "appy hour" (a riff off the store name that I work for within Amazon) and had a house full of 8 adults and 8 kids 15mo to 5 years old.  Needless to say, it was an incredibly fun and exhausting night. 

This morning Matt got the boys up and gave me a blissful hour extra of sleep so I didn't rise until 7:30am. 
We had a whirlwind day - play time morphed to hop in a stroller (the boys, not us) and walk to Essential Baking Company for breakfast.  After breakfast and a nice misty walk back, we read a few books (the boys LOVE reading) then hit the road again to get juice from a semi-local juice bar - in my ongoing effort to be healthy I keep trying to find the perfect raw/vegan/juice joint for a Sunday kick.  I keep trying to be healthy and wind up with a mouthful of mushroom soy soup ... blech.  I think middle of the road is the right path.

The boys kept pushing for independence - besides wanting to run around outside by themselves, Cole insisted on putting his hat on by himself:

And Wilson wanted to put boots on by himself:

This afternoon we made our way to a park to play play play and then went to Boom Noodle for dinner.  Ah dinner - the time when families get together to mellow out after a long day.  Not at all!  Boom didn't have any highchairs so we wound up with the toddlers (literally toddling) in booster seats.  Wilson kept climbing out of the seat and under the table, to trying to get on the table.  He then took the nice ice water straw laden sippy cup and dumped it down my shirt.  Oof.

You know what makes mommy-hood worth it?  Everything.

1 comment:

Lucy Autrey Wilson said...

I love your weekend round-ups!