On to my end of the month sum up via photos.
Like I said Jovie just loves babies. And with the influx of babies in the family here the last few months, she has just been in heaven.
This one as sweet and funny as she is, like any 18 month old can be kinda naughty. Like trying to eat a marker naughty and then get really really mad when you take it away. Have I mentioned how much this girl likes to eat?! Honestly it is exhausting. I swear its all she wants to do all day, but she is also very particular about what she wants and will not touch what I give her, if it is not what she had in mind.
With it being summer and all we've been working on our tans and spending a lot of time outdoors, which results in this....
As a reward for completing her lessons (which we had to bribe her to go to because she was so nervous as she told me and Sarah) was goggles. She can't swim without them now.
We are also simply LOVING our backyard. It is usually shady and the kids play out there all the time. We eat dinner out there most days and spend a lot of time outside now. It is heavenly. I love the sounds, smells, breeze, our hummingbird friends which are named Buddy and Flower who visit quite frequently.
Wes and I had a really fun date night to the movies one night. In my opinion date nights don't happen often enough. I really like this guy and love spending time with just him. He is pretty cool.
Like I mentioned in an earlier post, we took my dad (Boppy) and Wes out to breakfast one morning for Father's Day (Fred was working). Because these two guys always complain about how frequently the girls go to The Avocado House for things, I thought it only fitting they get to go there as well.
We've also gone to our new library for story-time... and sadly I don't like this one quite as much as our old Perris library. The librarians are weirdly strict, pick terrible stories and don't take an interest in the individual kids. Mrs. Linda knew my kids, their names, what they liked and always talked to each of them, it helped we were usually one of only a handful that went, but I really liked that. I keep thinking I should be a story-time librarian, I think I would be really good. Luckily, Peyton likes everything, including this new story-time. She loved the day they brought in a tortoise and her babies and let the kids hold them for a moment.
I know I mention this in almost every post lately, but my life is changed now that my girls like to play together. They keep themselves occupied for a long time and I don't have to do much but laugh when they show me things and sometimes provide a toy or two they can't find. It is awesome how much they like each other and best of all they really never fight.... yet.
Don't get me wrong I still have to play a lot, but it is changing and in a good way. And the messes are getting much bigger along with this freedom.
One thing Peyton loves to do alone is count her money from her piggy bank.
After a lot of coaxing my sweet tender Peyton into holding the bug her baby sister had been holding, she too loved it.
Heidi invited Peyton to lunch one day with her and the kids and Peyton was in heaven. She loves to copy Asher and Ella and think that everything they do is spectacular. As you can see.... monkey see, monkey do.
Meanwhile Jovie and Tate stayed behind, and we too had a grand ole' time. We ate popsicles and found a Junebug (which I am pretty sure was on the verge of death based on it's movements, or lack thereof). Again, they both thought it was awesome to hold a bug.