I am sorry I have been so bad about blogging. I have not been on any one's blog, including my own, for over 2 weeks now and I feel like I am so behind in everyone's lives now! But since we have been back from the lake it has been a roller coaster ride here! People that I run into who have children close together keep telling me it gets so much better and easier...and I am still waiting for that...Some moments it feels great, and then all of a sudden it goes south again. By the time Kyle gets home at 6 or 6:30 (or in Mondays case, 8pm) I am a wreck. Starting at about 5pm I go through every emotion in the book: I am having fun, then mad, then annoyed, then laughing, then wanting to cry, then irritated, then feel at peace, then irate, etc. That is how 2 WILD BOYS WHO NEVER STOP make you feel. I see them playing in the backyard having a nice time for a minute and it is wonderful and I sit in the chair and start to lean back and all of a sudden for no reason Hunter will throw dirt in Drake's face. Or Drake will pull Hunter's hair. And so here goes the constant crying, whining, nagging, fighting, scheming all over again. Can't a woman get a break? This is a pretty typical occurrence:
Boys are just wild. Period. They get into everything. Period. If you are about to have a baby boy and need to know what you need to put away, just let us come over and you will discover things you never thought could be used as a gun, or a trashcan, or whip, or a trampoline, or a swing. My boys can turn anything into anything and you cannot take your eyes off them for one second or you will be sorry. Kyle thinks I am over dramatic when he gets home from work because I am in such a crazy mood, but until you go all day by yourself with these 2, who are 1 1/2 and 2 1/2, not a word!!!!!!
Okay, now that i got that off my chest, I also have to say, that no matter how many "challenging" things they do, after one sweet thing, you forget everything that has happened... A few days ago I dropped a bowl, a nice bowl and it shattered all over the floor. It was about mid-morning so I was already exhausted by this point. I just sat on the floor next to it looking blankly at the glassy mess and Hunter came over, put his hand on my shoulder and said "Don't be sad mommy, it's gonna be okay, Daddy will fix it." And then he gave me a big hug. As much as I wish he could fix it, it didn't matter that I knew it was hopeless since it was in 1,000 pieces because Hunty was so sweet and made the awful situation so full of love.
Hunty has also really gotten into helping Drake do things, or correcting him when is is wrong which is hysterical to watch from the sidelines. For example this morning we had eggs and toast for breakfast:
Drake: "Eggs are HOT!"
Hunter: "No Bops, they are not hot, they are warm"
Hunter: "Yea Bops, warm"
Or yesterday when I was putting more pine straw in the backyard and the boys were "helping me" Drake was laying some down and Hunter said "No Bops, you put it down like this" and so Drake re-layed the pine straw they way Hunty showed him and Hunty said "There you go! Good job Bops!" They just do all kinds of silly, genuine things when they don't know you are watching and it melts your heart.
And to end this post I have to leave you with a few funny things:
#1 When Hunty knows you are about to take his picture he always gives you this silly smile that looks nothing like how he normally looks (this is after post ice cream by the way)
So Kyle told him he did not have to smile if he didn't want to and this was the next picture:
Oh I just laughed and laughed when I looked at these back and forth over and over again!
This is a picture of a brief moment of playing nicely:
And last, this video where I have to say that this whole production came out of the middle of no where, was totally unprompted and we had NOT been talking about Christmas:
Okay, now to upload our photos from our fabulous lake trip that I will blog about next!