We had two flights today. One to Atlanta and one to South Carolina. While we were waiting at the airport in Atlanta we discovered a new dance with Mommy and the monkeys on our backs.
One of us lays on the floor . . .
. . . the other one starts running . . .
. . . and not just any kind of running . . .
. . . running in circles.
Mommy was good. She has some mad airport dancing skills.
It seemed like it took forever and yet it was here before we knew it. We finally got to on an airplane. We were so excited once we actually got on it that we pushed our way to our seats. That's one benefit to being so small.
Once we got in our seats and the plane took off -- WOW -- it was mesmerizing. We went really, REALLY, fast and then flew up way high in the sky, over all the people, the cars, the trees AND the clouds. Awesome.
We hustled to the airport, got all our stuff loaded onto the cart, and waited. Waited in line to get our tickets . . .
. . . waited to go through security . . .
. . . waited for our plane to arrive . . .
. . . then waited for our plane to get ready for us. We're so excited to go to South Carolina, all this waiting is hard.
Most of the time the signs say "Don't Feed the Animals". At our zoo, it's OK to feed the giraffes, under close supervision. We went with Unkie Tyler and those big things took their special treats right from our hands.
It was a pretty good trip to the zoo. The bears were swimming too. We squeezed this trip in before we went to the airport to head to the beach. It was great.
See that big red stick? That's Chuck. He has just two jobs in the world. Picking up balls and "chucking" them for the doggies. Sounds simple right? Wrong. He is not very easy to work with.
You have to line him up just right in order to get him to even think about picking up the ball.
Most of the time, it takes two of us to get Chuck to actually "chuck" the ball.
We had lots of fun going to the dog park with Unkie Tyler. Anni was super-excited too. She pulled us all the way down the path until we reached the park then she took off running. However . . .
. . . we met a dog that was even more excited and crazy the Anni. Meet Kylie. She was over the top and wanted nothing more than to run, run, run and play, play, play . . .
. . . and chase froggies. Look at her jump! We never did see her catch on. Maybe next time.
. . . breakfast at Jerabek's. We met Unkie Tyler at Jerabek's for breakfast this morning. We love Jerabek's, luckily Unkie Tyler does too. Why do we love it? The toys of course.
The food is pretty good too, but we probably don't eat as much as we should. Blame the toys.
"Unkwee" (Unkie) Tyler was out house after we got up from our nap. Once we got re-acquainted, we headed outside and played a little tee-ball . . .
. . . and watched some bugs crawl across our tabel. See that tiny spot?
Mommy hasn't been too good about doing our updates lately. She's sorry about that.
We've had a pretty wild couple of months. There were a few bouts of illness (here and here), leading to a middle of the night emergency room run and more. We had some great visitors (here, here and here); and lots and lots of fun!
We spend as much time as possible outside, now that summer has finally arrived. Pools and water are our first love, followed by parks with swings and slides, and walks around the block are a new addition with Daddy.
We are feeling like big boys lately. We actually wear the right size now, though some pants still need pins because we are a bit thin. But the biggest news is that we are potty training. It's all-encompassing for Mommy, Daddy and both of us. But we're liking the "underpants" and feeling like big boys. (Mommy and Daddy aren't too sure they're ready for us to be so old, though.)
We pretty much talk like we're adults now. On a recent playdate, Charley turned to his friends and said, "We're going to have yogurt and gorilla bars (granola bars) for snack. Does that sound like a good idea, Ari & Gwen?" (He was channeling Mommy, as this is how she often makes suggestions.) We also like to inform Mommy and Daddy that they will be on timeout if they "do that again." Offenses range from "banging" cups to yelling at the dogs, to throwing washcloths back and forth to each other. Mommy even went on time-out one time -- for barking! We were speechless and begged for her to come back.
Our singing also continues to get better. We like to change the words to almost all songs so that they're silly and nonsense -- just like us!
Don't think we'll be taking a lazy summer, either. Mom's starting a new job, Unkie Tyler's coming to visit, we're heading to the beach in South Carolina, then we're having back-to-back visitors pretty much to fill the entire month of July! We can't wait!
HERE'S SOMETHING NEW:
We went strawberry picking with our friends Anna and Sophia today. MAN was it hot.
After we said our hello's with a couple great big hugs . . .
. . . we got to work in the fields that seemed to go on forever. We picked and picked and picked . . .
. . . until it was quitin' time. We found a good bench and all sat together for some good conversation and of course, some good eating too.
And it was REALLY good eating.
By the time it was all over, we were we super-sweaty from the heat, but it didn't matter, check out our haul. Three flats of strawberries, two for us. Pie for dessert sounds like a good idea.
It wasn't really a Father's Day pool party, it just so happened to fall on Father's Day.
It was the 2nd Annual Pool Party for our famous friend Madeline. That's her Daddy, Matt.
With Madeline around, Mommy took a little break from all us boys. We didn't really care . . .
. . . we played with Daddy IN the pool. We did some dunking and splashing . . .
. . . and some kicking and swimming.
It was super-fun, but a little cold once we got out. It was great to see our friends Matt and Madeline. They live in California so it's not often we get to hang out.
We've never been so excited to go to the store as we were today. Today was the day we got to go buy some big boy underpants since we've been doing so well on the potty.
Cruising through the store we were so happy . . .
. . . until we found them. WOW. We were still excited, but how could we possibly decide?
Eventually we did. Cars and Sesame Street underpants please.
It was all very exhausting. We had to take a break to "rehydrate" (pretending of course).