We headed into Portland this morning to have some reading time with two very special princesses, Anna and Elsa. On the way there, we stopped to get bagels and as Brycen was eating his-he passed out! I wonder if he’d still try to take a morning nap at 9:30 if he didn’t get up at 5:30.
We woke him up to hang with Anna and Elsa. Airlie was super excited since Elsa came to our house on her 4th birthday. I think Airlie was a bit overwhelmed by all the other folks around, but in time, she got more comfortable. They told stories, danced and made magic happen for all the little ones around.
After some princess time, we headed to a local county fair for more fun. Of course, Airlie remembered the soft-serve ice cream from the agricultural festival we went to last month, so we had to get some of that. The kiddos each had their own unique way to eat their cones.
Before we left, they went on a few rides but Airlie is still a bit hesitant of them. We got them on the boat ride, which they were super stoked to go on at first. But once it started moving around (bouncing up and down like a wave), Airlie said she wanted to get off. So, the guy stopped the ride and I took the kiddos back to the mellow trucks for those big, comfortable smiles.
These two just keep me laughing. Kids really do say the silliest things that keep me smiling whenever I’m around them. So, Brycen has been out of diapers for awhile now, but for some reason, he had an accident today. When we noticed wet pants on the floor, Jay asked him if he peed in his pants, Brycen said, “No daddy, I didn’t pee in my pants, I peed on my pants”. Haha. On the drive home this afternoon, I was talking about running an errand to the grocery store and Airlie wanted to join me. Brycen told her if she went, his big sister wouldn’t be home with him, so he wanted her to stay home. Then he said, “we can play on the outside on the play structure-would that be okay, Airlie”? Seriously, it is stinkin’ adorable how inseparable these two are. They constantly are laughing at each other and most of the time, being kind to each other. As we were get ready to leave this morning, Brycen found Airlie’s sweatshirt and brought it to her (they usually do this with helping each other find their shoes). Of course there are moments of frustration with sharing, feeling feelings and communicating-but that is part of being siblings. And as they continue to get to know each other, building their bonds, I get to enjoy every single second I am around them.