Often when strangers see the boys, they marvel at how cute their messy face is in a restaurant or chuckle at the dance they do when they don't get their way in the grocery store. Though they may be reminiscing upon their days with little ones, I always combat their comments with, "Well, you should have seen what he did today..."
Oliver was off to school and I was at an annual "boo-hoo" breakfast with friends. We shared stories and smiles and pancakes. At departure, Calvin spun into a fit demanding my phone. A friend offered to cuddle an over-tired, but mild tempered baby Gordon while I got Calvin from his seat. We walked slowly together outside. I could see that she missed those sweet baby hugs. I was grateful for the help. She complimented the boys and instead of trying to bring them down, I thought, Yes. They are wonderful. Aren't they? Why is that so bad, to just accept a compliment, Amber! I guess in appreciating my blessings, I overlooked the humbleness that can be achieved by just taking a compliment.
The summer is over. It was a full summer and now I will catch up. Catch up to schedules and to-do lists. Catch up those chores that were traded for pool time and sunshine. Below is a small taste of August.
August began with cousins! We had some quality cousin time for the boys. While anticipating the birth of the newest cousin (read more about him HERE), Grandma, Aunt Jess and Aunt Amelia brought down Aunt Sarah and Uncle Steven's boys (2/3). We met at Sea World. It was a scorcher. Nana joined us. All I can recall from the day is the temperature. Hot and Humid. We usually hit up the parks in the afternoon, but going early allowed us time for a nice swim! The younger walrus was especially playful with the boys. They have never been so interactive. I hope they remember these things.