Except for today. Today was another thing altogether. I had a dentist appointment at 7am (which is bad enough - I HATE mornings!). To make matters worse, I had to get TWO crowns AND a filling done on the lower right side of my mouth. I was in the chair for two solid hours. Only about 20 minutes of which did not have me with my mouth WIDE open. I was numbed up but I KNEW there was going to be some repercussions and I was right. What a miserable day. Ouch, ouch and ouchy. The only saving grace is that Declan truly took pity on me and was a complete angel all day. Not demanding, easy going, and sweet as pie to boot. To reward him, Brian took him to an evening nature exhibit all about Bats. It's from 7-9pm and it's over an hour away, so Declan won't be home until WAY past his bedtime, but I think he's going to enjoy himself. And he deserves it!
(On a side note, this is the THIRD nature thing-y that Brian has taken Declan to in as many weeks. The first week was all about turtles. The boys got to hold all ten different kinds of turtles that are native to Michigan and learn about them from an expert. Plus a nature hike. The next week was all about frogs and salamanders - same deal as the turtles. And now, the bats. It's no wonder that Declan wants to be a zookeeper!)
Here are the summer pics:
Sweet Brendan in the backyard (today)
And Declan in the backyard (also today)
My reward for Declan today for being so sweet was to paint his face. Fancy snake, eh?
Isn't he darling? Love him soo much!
Brendan at the water table...how's that fish taste?
Yummy - want some?
In the baby pool. By the time I got him out, his lips were blue and he still shrieked at me and wanted to stay in!
Declan - running through the sprinkler. He had sooo much fun!
Here's Declan helping me make pizza...cutting up the black olives, which he adores. One to eat, one for the pizza....
Brendan is still not walking, but man can he STAND!
When Brendan sees my camera, THIS is his "say, cheese" face!
Two brothers, at play!
You should hear the laugh that goes with this face...