Whoever invented Relief Society park playdates was a genius. I decided to go today, even though it was kind of hot, and I'm so glad I did. I didn't realize how much I need to just sit and talk to some other adults until I did. And the kids just loved running around outside with other kids.
I bought a container of strawberries today. I actually found one where all the berries actually looked good (none were fuzzy or squishy looking) and smelled good. Last time I bought strawberries I didn't get to them soon enough and they'd spoiled by the time I pulled them out of the fridge, so I cut them up as an afternoon snack after Patrick woke up.
Erin loves strawberries and immediately dug right in.
But Patrick wasn't too sure. First he had to smell it for a second, then licked it a couple times (on the uncut side...lol), and then gnawed a little.
But once he got a taste of the flavor the whole thing went in.
Then Erin wanted me to take a picture of Bunny. And then had to let Bunny try a strawberry.
Soon they'd emptied my bowl so I had to cut up the rest of the carton. Too bad Matt didn't get any, they were yummy. But I only got a couple myself.
Patrick keeps surprising me with more grown-up things. I don't know why it's so much harder for me that he's growing up so fast than it was with Erin. Probably because when Erin was this age I was already 5 months pregnant with Patrick.
He's recently started actually coloring, rather than just eating the crayons.
Erin loves her computer game. Here's she's coloring the whole screen black, and telling me about how good a job she's doing.
I decided I was tired of Patrick's big, stained, falling-apart high chair, so I got him a big-boy booster seat. He actually loves it. I think he likes not being separated from the rest of the family like he was, and it's a little bit easier for him to get down on his own too.
He looks so grown up. It almost makes me want to cry.