Needless to say, this year the holiday weekend looked a little different! The twins blissfully slept 12 hours each night and I managed to make all decisions regarding meals without shedding a single tear. Oh the difference a year makes!
Memorial Day 2013 vs. Memorial Day 2014
The Olivers came for a quick visit (it's never long enough!), and as usual, fancy pants Allison took all of the pictures with her fancy pants camera, so be sure to check out her blog for better-than-iphone-quality pictures.
The twins had a lot of fun playing with their older cousin, Davis, and did not inflict any permanent damage upon their younger cousin, Avery, so I would call the weekend a success. But with 4 adults and 4 kids aged 3 and under in the house, it's safe to say there was never a dull (or quiet) moment!
And while all of the little ones are missing the fun of having cousins around to play with, I'm missing the fun of having my sister around to indulge in stuffing our faces with me and then go on walks to burn it off. Maybe one day we'll live in the same city and all will once again be right with the world.
Anyway, enough dreaming. Let's take a look at some of the pics:
One of the twins' friends from daycare gave them this inflatable ball pit for their birthday and it has been a big hit with them. Not surprisingly, it was a big hit with Davis, too!
Brian, Colby, Clara, and I have a weekend tradition of walking to the coffee shop at the front of our neighborhood, so we dragged the Olivers along on Sunday morning. Sadly, this selfie with Colby is the only proof I have:
(He was lusting after Davis's kolache, hence the finger-chewing.)
Clara was enamored with the puzzle piece box her Uncle Wade created, and was very proud of herself for climbing on top of it without any help!
Speaking of Clara, she found herself a new friend this weekend! She was constantly climbing on Allison and snuggling on her shoulder, which she rarely, if ever, does with us. Brian said that basically to Clara, Allison is like mommy except she never tells her 'no' or makes her stop playing to have her diaper changed. Hence the appeal!
We grilled out and busted out the baby pools on Sunday evening, which turned out to be a good decision given the horrendous weather on Memorial Day.
Love Clara's face here...
She's our messy little misses!
The Olivers left late on Monday morning and after a few quick errands, we were rained in at home for the rest of the day. This would have been much more bearable had Colby not decided to sabotage his afternoon nap, thereby sabotaging his sister's afternoon nap as well. It was a loooong afternoon and evening, which resulted in early bedtime for the twins and an extra piece of dessert for me/extra beer for Brian.
Hope you all enjoyed the long weekend and don't embarrass yourselves by referring to today as Monday too often!