I wish I could say that I haven't posted because things have been so hectic and crazy and I'm so exhausted from all the running around we have been doing and just haven't had time, but that would be a big, fat lie. Things have been busy, but I've just been procrastinating and then three weeks have passed and I had better get back into it before I lose the handful of people that read this.
September is always a busy month for us, as well as an exciting one. Three out of four people in our family have their birthday during September. But first, Labor Day.
I have never lived somewhere that had so many parades as they do here in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area. Seriously. If there is a reason to have a parade, at least one town will do it. It's great. On Labor Day, there is a big rig parade, celebrating all the hard-working local companies that employ so many. This is how Tooty spent the whole time. She was really excited about it until the trucks actually showed up and were honking. She promptly covered her mouth and wouldn't move her hands until we assured her the whole thing was over.
During FHE a couple weeks ago, we sat at the kitchen table rather than on the couch and Daddy asked me to define a term that we were using. I think he didn't know how to explain a goal to a toddler. While I was explaining it and we were coming up with goals for each family member, Tooty reached over to Daddy and held his hand the entire time. She said they were "best friends". So, so cute. Especially since she is such a Mommy's girl.
Daddy and I enjoyed our birthdays. They were pretty much just like any other day. Which in a way was a bit disappointing. My sister and mom called on my birthday, and my mom and his dad called him on his. I'm not saying that I need a big to-do about it. And it was our choice to not have a party.
Tooty and I made a tree for the slider door. I cut out the leaves and had her draw a line down the center of each one for a vein. She really enjoyed it and did a great job matching colors - red crayon for red leaves, orange for orange, etc.