***This is Part Two. Read Part One Here! *****
Wednesday trip to the park. Sister love!
Violet loves putting in hair bows and posing. Seriously - posing! She cracks me up - where in the world does she get this? I did not teach her...promise!
Ginger dancing while Paprika plays piano:
Nothing cooler than mom's sunglasses!
Thursday we stayed home all day long. I kept trying to get out of the house, but every time I tried to leave, I was thwarted! It was a comedy of errors.
Anyhoo - the girls had a great time playing in the backyard and didn't seem to mind staying home one bit!
Best friends and sisters - these two always make me smile!
My favorite moment of the whole week is this moment right here! The girls were playing in the backyard with their shoes on - and Ginger was wearing these pseudo-Crocs (not really Crocs, but I got them because they are cute - but I didn't realize they'd make her feet bleed!)
So, Ginger came in the house crying because her feet were bleeding (they really were - it looked so painful). And before I could do anything (I was taking care of Violet at the moment!)- Paprika swooped in and did her magic.
She got an icepack out of the freezer, a wet paper towel, a washcloth, some neosporin from the high medicine cabinet (she stood on a chair and climbed to the top of the dryer), and also some bandaids. Before I could turn around, I walked into this scene. Miss Florence Nightingale herself! ;-)
After a few moments, everything was all better!
As if nothing had happened!
Don't you just love that about childhood?
Then, today (Friday) - we went to the Wilderness Park.
I know it doesn't look like anyone else was there because I artfully framed everyone out of the picture who was not related to me. But let me tell you, it was a ZOO. We arrived seconds after a daycamp of probably 150 kids (and three counselors - ha!) showed up. There was also some kind of family reunion of 50 or so people - who literally followed us through the park. I kept trying to go the opposite way, and yet YET - they were always magically there! And then, there were the regular summer park-goers, too. I was like: I'm ready for y'all to go back to school now because 'come Fall when I'm homeschooling, this park is MINE! ;-)
Anyhoo- Paprika picked up this yellow leaf and actually said: This yellow leaf represents peace and tranquility. Be still, says the leaf.
She started meditating right there - and was so Zen about the whole thing.
We pressed on and saw all sorts of things. But at one point, we came upon a hive of bees and they literally started swarming my head! I had Violet on my back in the Ergo and started running and swatting my head and in general looking like a mad-worman. They would not leave! We got down to the pond, and finally I got them off of me, but then there were like ninety people just hanging out down at the pond and I couldn't find Ginger or Paprika!
So, anyhoo- after I found everyone, I said: Let's get back in the van and go home and eat ice cream. ;-)
And everyone shouted: Horray!
So, we went back to the van and I closed the doors and put the air-conditioning on high and turned the music up for the girls and I was like: THIS is the peace and quiet I was seeking at the wilderness park!
All's Well That Ends Well, right?!
Have A Great Weekend!