The official Mother's Day 2014 photo.
The kids cooperated, as usual.
Between nephews, nieces, and godchildren, we had four First Communions and one Confirmation to celebrate. We were able to attend two of them and had a great time! We visited Andy's brother in North Carolina to celebrate his oldest son's First Communion. We took the young cousins to a children's museum and they had a wonderful time. It was Mother's Day weekend and we were blessed to celebrate it with Andy's mom and a few of our sister-in-laws.
Drink time - best part of the plane ride
Philip and Julia made best buddies with the twin girls across the street. We spent most days together. They both talk about the girls practically as soon as they wake up and beg to go play with them constantly. We got training wheels on a bike for Philip and he tried it out a bit, but he still prefers his balance bike so he can keep up with the other kids on the street. Philip is always talking numbers. "This is the 4-5." "No, I don't want 7! I said you have 5 and I'll have 7." Most of the time his number talk makes no sense at all. I love to hear him count. He starts off great, then starts counting by twos, and then ends up in counting in descending order. He also likes to talk directions. When we are sitting at a stoplight he always asks which direction we are going in. He still hasn't figured out which way is left and which is right, but he always asks anyway.
Trying to get used to the chin strap - he kept making this face
Julia (21 months) is doing a great job keeping up with all the big kids around her. She loves trying on any shoes she can find and is often a goofball, calling out, "Look at me!" as she does something cute. She doesn't like to get in trouble or to be talked about (even in good ways). She will hide her little face or call out desperately, "I want milkie!" if she is in trouble. When she wants to be picked up she will say, "I want to hold you." She can't say the "f" sound yet and substitutes "p" sounds. This makes for many cute accidental phrases. "I want my pork (fork.)" "There is a pie (fly)." "That's punny (funny)/pun(fun)." I want some pood (food)." We also found a snail while in Georgia and for a couple weeks she would call all snails "snagles." I tested her this week and she said the word correctly - bummer!
That's all the major news from the month of May. Here's to making many fun memories in June!