On Friday, we made a quick trip to Jackson to celebrate Cam and Hastings’ birthdays. Since we had quite the crew for this trip (my parents went with us, and John was off work too), we took Grandma’s minivan. I know that one is inevitably in my future, and although I’m still fighting it pretty hard, there are definitely some BIG perks to driving a minivan!
As usual, Helen Grace was in hog heaven with Hayes, Hastings, and Grace Ann and followed them around like a little puppy. I only had one *minor* mommy meltdown- Helen Grace came downstairs from the playroom for some reason, and I just happened to notice her hands—COVERED in marker ink!!! I mean, it looked like she had decided to draw ON her hands than with them. I panicked because we were at Cam’s parents’ house which is very nice and neat, and HG had just walked down a long stairway with white walls and white carpet. I was SURE that she couldn’t have done all that without leaving a trail, but THANKFULLY, she hadn’t touched anything on her way downstairs. She was not happy to have me (and John and Suzanne) hold her over the sink and scrub her down, but we eventually got the majority of the damage off of her hands and shirt. Whew! That is exactly why markers do not exist in our house- at least for right now!
HG has figured out how to use my camera, and she is obsessed. She has actually gotten pretty good at the aim and captured these glorious ones from the backseat of us driving the stylin’ minivan. BEFORE the marker incident TROUBLE! (and never a moment of silence) One of the birthday girls- Hastings turned five. Grace Ann, Hastings, and Hayes Bubbles never get old! Teaching them “I Like to Jump” (school song) “Hosanna” (another school song) The girl always seems to end up with my banana milkshake.Proof in point- Same drive home along I-55, same drink of choice- October 2010
Thanks for letting us celebrate with you, Cam and Hastings, and happy birthday!!!