Let’s do a couple catch up posts, shall we?
Since I started working big girl jobs, I’ve tried to save some vacation days for Thursday and Friday of spring break so that I could watch the first round of March Madness. It was always a nice treat to keep a little spring break for myself and build a pillow fort and watch basketball for 10 hours straight. So I was thrilled to discover that the college is closed on Thursday and Friday of spring break so now I get to keep the tradition going without using any of my precious vacation days. What luck!
This year, instead of staying inside and watching basketball, we decided to road trip to Oklahoma City to hang out with the Coffindaffers. It was the first time we’d made the trip from Garden City and we missed several turns both there and back. Yet another reason we’ll need to make the trip more often so we can get the hang of it.
When we visited, Bonnie hadn’t really started moving yet, and I was anxious for her to get the hang of it. Wade and Eli were scooting and rolling and crawling all over the place, and by the time we left, Bonnie had gotten quite a bit more interested in mobility. I credit all her progress in the past month to Wade and Eli’s good example.
The last time we were there the kiddos had just turned 4 and 5 months old and still weren’t all that interested or aware of each other. It was great to see them play together and watch each other and giggle. We had a great time taking them out to eat and entertaining our entire section of the restaurant. For some reason, Bonnie and Wade kept ending up on one side of the table with poor Eli stranded on the opposite end. Several people asked if they were triplets, but most decided that Bonnie and Wade were twins and Eli was on his own. So fun watching these three grow up together.
The weather was pretty nice, but a little too cold for the zoo, so we took them to the park one afternoon. It was Bonnie’s first time at the park and first time in a swing and she was… unimpressed. Eli had a better time, but Wade showed them the appropriate response to a trip to the park.
In addition to baby time, the Dads watched all three kiddos for a few hours on Saturday so that Hailey and I could sneak away for Starbucks and pedicures and shopping. It was lovely and reminded me of our last pedicure together last May – a week before Hailey had the boys. It’s amazing to think about how different each of our trips to OKC have been. Last year in March, we went to DC to see Beau graduate and then they moved to OKC. We visited in May for Hailey’s birthday and one last bash before the baby invasion. Then we came up in August to meet the boys and introduce them to Bonnie. We all went out to eat – it was the boys first trip to a restaurant. I don’t think we left the house at all the rest of that trip. When we visited them again in early November, I remember feeling like we would never make it to Garden City. At that point we didn’t have any interviews lined up and I felt like time was running out if we were going to make it there by the first of the year. Fast forward to our next trip in March of 2016 and we had already been living in Garden City for 3 months.
Just goes to show how much happens while we’re busy being impatient. Thank goodness for these adorable blessings who force us to slow down every once in awhile, sit on the floor, and experience the joy of playing with a plastic orange egg.