Once I felt like I had conquered that monster, I focused more on hanging with the guys. Cody's personality is really blossoming now, and he makes Drew and I laugh on a daily basis. He is sly - moving very quickly, but with little noise. All of a sudden, you will look and see him with this goofy smile on his face, excited that he has found you!
Dylan has had more energy lately than ever before. Today, I actually thought that it is impossible to tire out that boy - after spending the majority of the day in our beautiful backyard, he was still running around like a crazy man at 7:30 tonight!!
Drew had a chance this weekend to take Dylan on his first fishing trip - which is definitely something that they were both looking forward to. Daddy bought him his first fishing pole (Spiderman, of course) and Dylan had a boat-load (sorry for the pun!) of fun casting in the garage. After bed on Friday, though, Drew and I poured over it to try to unknot the line and mess that that little boy created! It was then that I realized it was probably a better idea that Cody and I stay home for this first excursion - this control-freak woman wouldn't be able to handle the craziness!
Dylan had a great time casting, reeling in, and touching the sunnies. Although he was pricked, he warmed up to the idea of fishing rather quickly, and I feel like it took the entire weekend of constantly washing his hands to rid them of the fish smell! I suppose it's about time to get used to that boy smelling like fish!!
After a busy day, Drew decided to set up a fire in our pit to enjoy the evening. This was also a first for Dylan - learning about fire safety and playing in the backyard until near-dusk was a blast for him! Not only that, but Drew and I sincerely appreciated that fire well into the evening after both of the boys were retired for the night.
Wow - I feel like while I am going into pretty good detail about our weekend, but there was so much to be greatful for and enjoy with my family. These guys are by far the reason that I am so thankful for my freedom, and I appreciate that all of the time. But there is nothing like a long weekend to bring extra attention to them, and all of the other people who have to leave their families to fight for mine. Thank you.