Yesterday, while actually enjoying a little tummy time for a change, Elvis surprised me and Ruby by ROLLING OVER! He was totally inspired by his bunny toy to make the move. The super roll came about while he was trying with all of his might to reach the bunny, a toy that also witnessed Ruby's first roll! My little man, he's so athletic! He rolled for the first time all by himself. . .these photos are with a little help from me (he just wasn't inspired enough to recreate it for me. . .I only helped him by putting his arm up so he could get on his side, so it was mostly him). I did put him back on his tummy and stand by his crib with my cell phone on video mode to capture a live action roll to no avail! I must have stood there for half an hour, enough time for Elvis to fall asleep in a pool of drool! Nonetheless I am so proud of my little guy! And so it all begins. . .time to batten down the hatches!
After a morning of milestones and a little (meaning alot) of two year old tantrums (Ruby had an absolute breakdown over what socks she would wear. . .I gave her two pairs to pick from, she said neither, I picked one, she wanted the other, I couldn't give in. . .) we arrived at Bluebonnet Swamp 25 minutes late just as everyone we were meeting was heading for the trail! Being late isn't unusual for us lately. If it isn't one thing it's another putting us behind our schedule. . .schedule's are for losers, I guess (just makes me feel better to say that). I decided we would just walk the nature trail and find our friends . . . or not, it didn't matter because we were out of the house and calm. After walking by ourselves and without drink (I didn't realize until it was too late that we were on a nature trail with no bathrooms) for about 15 minutes we did meet up with our picnicing friends. Ruby had lunch with her boyfriend Owen, and held hands with him all the way back to the lodge where she informed a number of the moms that she was excited to "pee in the toilet!" Now that we've got the pee-pee poo-poo down in the toilet we've have got to work on the not talking about it as much!!! We had lots of fun seeing our friends, I don't know what we would do without them!
After our trip to the swamp we, as if our morning had not been enough, found ourselves in a comedy of errors. Having the babies fast asleep in the back seat I totally gave into the temptation of the almighty HOBBY LOBBY! I needed to pick up a few crafty items (more on that in a later post) and couple of baby shower supplies (more on that later, too). Of course I spent their entire quiet time in that store! GO ME! By the time I made it to the register, Elvis was WAILING in hunger. A super nice lady at the store opened her checkout just so I could get out quickly, but after I got Ruby in her carseat I realized I had left my bag in the store! OH YEAH! By the time I got back to the car there was only one choice, to nurse Elvis right then and there! I don't really like nursing in the car, but I gotta do what I gotta do. After all of this I determined that I needed a snack. So we made an emergency stop at Sonic for a large coke easy ice, cheddar peppers, and a chocolate sundae (Ruby's). With only an hour and a half to pick up my sis from softball practice, Ruby and I settled in front of the TV with our snacks to watch most of the Scooby Doo movie. Unfortunately, picking up my little sis was yet another disaster! She doesn't understand just how much Ruby looks forward to seeing her. After going to the wrong field we finally found Becca only to have her get into the car and without a 'hello' or 'thanks for picking me up' she said "I've got to go home and take a shower". Taking her directly home is such a pain! It takes at least a two hour commitment to pick her up, especially when she wants to go straight home and not just come along to our house. 15-30 minutes to get out the door, an hour from door to door, then 30-45 minutes to calm down Ruby after watching her beloved Nana get in the car then get out of the car at Honey's house with no time to play together or anything. I literally had to peal Ruby off the driveway like a pancake because her sorrow overwhelmed her to the point of paralysis!
Today's note to self:
From all of our day to day craziness I find myself uttering a certain phrase to the Lord constantly, "You've got to be kidding me!" Really, I don't think He's kidding me. I know it is all His plan, so His plan must be to somehow make the good moments as sweet as possible. That is what all of the challenges of our day do, they make those indescribably wonderful moments as sweet as can be. . .like the yummiest Red Velvet Cupcake or a mouth watering piece of chocolate! Though it may sound like it sometimes, I wouldn't give up my life for anything. . .I wouldn't trade with anyone! LOVE to my LOVED ONES!