A "wow" moment. Notice Aldi has finally taken to his paci after 15 months of hating it. Now, it's almost become his security object. He's getting his molars, and I feel sorry for him, so I'm letting him have it for now.
"S-code." (It's cold...another new phrase from Alden).
With all the rain from Ida and snot from Alden, we were stuck at home for days. I decided to try to make our own Wampanoag costumes using boys' t-shirts, tea and cinnamon as the dye, and beads on the tassels. They came out great, and Rhianwen and Alden love them! They are so easy to wear too, and even look good when we go out in public. They also look good for either a boy or girl. You can see more pics on our renovation blog. We used these during our Thanksgiving program at the nursing home, and they were a big hit. Now, of course, daddy had to out-do mommy again (I'm just trying to give him a hard time :)), and when he saw those clothes and necklaces, he decided to bring in a couple of trees to make a tee-pee. Alden had a blast trying to pull it down.
Alden is a pro at falling asleep before nap on Saturdays. Here he is on the rocking horse snoozing away during the Clemson game. What a fan.
Today was a hard day. A lot of fussing in the morning from both of them, we got out to the airport to play in the sand and see planes take off, but then all Alden wanted to do was stomp all the other kids' sand-creations (understandable, yes...acceptable, no), then I managed to dry 2 crayons with a load of clothes while Alden decorated our couch with pen and a green highlighter. SIGH. It's a hard week anyway, but today was the clincher. I feel like sometimes I've lost my own identity in all of this mothering stuff.