it's misty this morning. the kind of misty that's heavy with impending downpour. after a weekend of rain (thankfully for the garden which is all foliage and light on fruit) i was hoping we could be outside today, but i'm thinking it's not going to happen. the boys are going absolutely stir crazy and have been in a serious wrestling mood. not just with each other, but they take on each of us, and i have to say, as a tag team, they are marvelously strong and sneaky. foster is just plain scrappy and monster strong. we are constantly reminding him to learn to control his strength. but what fun is that, mom?? rowan, on the other hand, sits on my head, tickles my sides and holds my nose all the same time. i am instantly defeated because as soon as i start to giggle, my ultimate spider wrestling move goes out the window. great amounts of laughing ensue. they love tickling me, and oh how i loathe being tickled....but their little tickle fingers are just so wigglie and cute.
we are heading to the pediatrician today, and i've already had a talk with the boys about the vaccinations jing liu will have and the crying that is sure to come. thankfully, they both got shots at the beginning of the summer. i say "thankfully" because they immediately said "oh wow, that's really going to hurt! we'll talk to her and help her feel better. and we'll show her where the lolly pops are!!" yes, i'm sure they will "show her" the lollypops :)
yesterday, we worked hard at our eating and exercising. i have a few videos. please don't watch them to the end...they are LONG and i don't know how to edit videos yet (on my list of university google for this year) but i just have to show off my smarty pants girl who is coming alive after (and during) each meal. it's like we are literally watching her food tank rise as her silliness meter goes up.
(p.s. lots of eggs floating around in these videos...another thing we've realized is she has never played with food! a rite of passage we are letting her indulge at every meal. she is thoroughly pleased!)
and then my parents walked in and the "so big" got even bigger...
and the exercising...well, sometimes it goes well, and other times, it's just plain hard. i try to push her only for a few moments, and then we rest. this video shows just how hard her little body is working. i don't think she was ever put on her belly because she literally has no upper body strength and her legs fight the crawling position tooth and nail.