Brady is beside me, feeding Rowan EIGHT OUNCES! Ro has never eaten more than six, but today was a crazy day! And I mean that is a fabulous way! But Rowan was sort of napping on and off, and didn’t get a ton to eat because he kept falling asleep during his feedings. It was worth it, though. The kids are all wiped, but super hopped up on adrenaline. All. Of. Them.
My hometown opened a big park this year and the official dedication and grand opening was today. We wanted to go be part of the festivities, but we know how brutally shy our kids, especially Dekker, can be. So we figured we’d mosey on over, and if it all seemed too overwhelming, we’d just move on and go for a really nice walk around town.
We were completely surprised when they just dove right in. Laela went down the tall slide with me once before she wanted to go by herself. She is only twenty months old, and I figured she would need a lot more assistance than she did. She loved the slide so much, but the big win for Laela was the curb surrounding the new structures. She did laps. Slow, adorable laps. It was all about trying to balance, and she was quite determined. Dekker loved the slides as well, but there were also ladders to climb, a fire truck to drive, and swings to play on. There was a crazy futuristic merry-go-round thing that he wanted in on at one point but he got a bit nervous watching it spin around, filled with children, and decided just to watch instead. But by the end of the couple of hours we spent there, he would run through groups of kids, go off on his own, and he even hugged the mascot! I NEVER would have expected him to hug the mascot! Best. Day. Ever.
We stopped at my parents place afterwards to nap the kids. They weren’t home today, so we just lurked for a bit on our own. Bet you didn’t know that, mom and dad! We were all creepy and didn’t leave a note, haha! Anyway, we tried to feed Rowan, since he hadn’t been fed the whole time we were at the park, but he was too sleepy to notice.
We hit up the city afterwards, just for a few quick things. Diapers, milk, and just because we were already there, we figured we’d clean the few non-essential groceries off of our list. We ended up going out for a quick supper, and then hitting Superstore for those few things, and the yummy cookies they always get at the bakery for their dessert. Lucky kids, they had m&m cookies tonight!!
We made a quick drive back through town before going home, since my parents had arrived home and we wanted to quickly drop something off. We were pleased to see the most gorgeous rainbow on our way out to the highway 😀 Its always a treat. One end was even a double rainbow!!
As I mentioned, the kids are wired. Wired and tired. Rowan ate his full eight ounces, which is insane and awesome. Dekker is talking away, and Laela is telling him to quiet down, in her own way 🙂 Everyone is happy, at least. I wish they would just go to sleep and feel all refreshed, but I’m happy to hear Dekker talking about his day. They grew so much today.