Spring has arrived, and on one balmy afternoon I let the twins outside, knowing they would find the mud puddles–even though they’d never played in puddles before. It didn’t take long for them to find the puddles.
Baby Bean and Key Lime Pie (not pictured) joined in the dirty fun. I just sat on the porch and enjoyed watching their excitement and curiosity.
Skeeter likes to dip his head in the water
The downside is that they know about mud now, so they beeline it to the mud puddle every time they get outside. (Which is pretty often because Skooter learned how to open doors. Curses.)
It was still worth it.
Tasting the muddy driveway gravel. They had to taste the mud several times. Seriously these boys have refused to taste so many delicious foods, like flan 🍮(!!), but the mud went right into their mouths–more than once!
A muddy bath to extend the fun. And there were little muddy bite marks in the soap when they got out of the tub. Seriously, I don’t know why I bother cooking.
Muddy paw prints are clues that fun was had today.
In this time of extraordinary pressure, educational and social, perhaps a mother’s first duty to her children is to secure for them a quiet and growing time, a full six years of passive receptive life, the waking part of it for the most part spent out in the fresh air.
The Scooter Pies are 18 months old! Where has the time gone? Stinkin’ cute little cheesers
In another year and a half, they will be 3 years old! Life will be so different then!
Zeke (wearing orange) weighs 23 pounds and 13 oz and is about 31 inches tall. (The nurse wasn’t very careful, so I don’t trust this measurement.)
Skeeter (wearing blue) weighs 25 pounds 5 oz and is about 32 inches tall.
I have moved them into size 2T shirts because suddenly all their 18-month shirt sleeves were about 2 inches short. They are still wearing size 18-month pants because they have skinny little bums.
I am excited for spring to come so we can spend many more hours a day outside. The Scooter Pies have already learned way too much about things like Nintendo wii and tablets and smart phones. I want them to learn about bugs and sticks and dirt and rocks.
We went to the park last week, and they didn’t even try to eat the gravel! yay!!! This summer is going to be fun.
Skeeter might walk before Zeke
What a coup!
June 17 2016
Zeke (bottom of photo) weighs 19.6 pounds. He has 6 teeth. He crawls like the wind. He is really good at sneaking up on Skeeter and swiping toys or food right out of his hands. He does funny things, like smack the floor, to make Skeeter laugh.
Skeeter (top of photo) weighs 20.4 pounds. He has 4 teeth. He is quieter, calmer. But at least once a day he has his happy time where he smiles at everyone and sings happy sounding songs. He likes to dance also.