|Julia's Gap tunic - $1 at the kiddie consignment store. (I'm jealous.)|
|I'm jealous of her moccasins too.|
Since she's doing so well with keeping her head from wobbling and has been sitting in the Bumbo for longer and longer, I decided this week would be a good time to test out the Jumper. Actually, this had little to do with Julia and more to do with me desperate to find something to keep the boys entertained so I could make lunch.
|Can you just imagine the scene?|
When simply bouncing and twirling was no longer enough Jack decided to bring out the puppets. All 5 of them. And then he proceeded to introduce Julia to each of them by name.
|"Hi Jew-wee-uh, my name is Charlie the Horse!"|
|"Hi 'Little Sweeite' want a kiss?"|
|"Charlie gonna eat your hair!"|
|Can you spy Jack's fat lip and Jude's fat nose? Weekend casualties.|
I took this video specifically to catpure, for all time, Jude's swagger. I just love that swinging arm!
Lately, Jack's activity of choice is football. He's actually quite good at catching the ball. Much better than I was at his age, or any age really. He also likes it when I chase after him and the ball. But heaven forbid I actually catch him, or get the ball out of his hands. He usually stamps his foot, screeches "You can't take the baaaaaallll, Mom!" and then is back to running again the moment he gets it back.
And then at some point the ball ends up in an area of our landscaping that Jack refers to as "the volcano" and suddenly it's my responsibility to retrieve it before the the volcano explodes. So far, I've made it in time, every time. Phew, this mommy business is so much more extensive than I originally thought!
All this football and volcanic activity can wear a mama out. I may have put the little guys to bed 30 minutes early this evening... because I needed a break. But now that I've mastered covert pigskin rescues, it's time to move on to other dilemmas. Like how to remove a loaf of bread from the oven while holding a sleeping baby. Oh motherhood, thy challenges never cease to exist!