Some folks have trouble viewing the videos on I-phones/I-pads, so here's the direct link... http://youtu.be/7iqYm6PtudY
They are trying to ride a rolled up sleeping back like a pony. I don't know why this seemed like the best game ever, but it did so they played and rolled and tumbled around together. It went on for probably 5-10 minutes and then we had to put a stop to it before things got too rough and somebody ended up hurt.
The rest of our week has been equally crazy. Tuesday morning, Ava woke up with a fever, so she had to stay home from daycare Tuesday and Wednesday. I suspect she is teething. Wednesday night Ava pooped in the bathtub right in the middle of the bath. We had to yank both kids out and take them to our bathroom. I didn't even notice it until Eli said "What's that, Mommie?" Unfortunately, I didn't even have to look to know the answer. (Did I mention the phone rang right as this was happening?) Only in my house... I feel like I routinely answer the phone with "Can I call you back, somebody just pooped in the tub?" or "Hang on, somebody is trying to kill himself/herself." Eli has come home every day from daycare exceptionally ill and a teething Ava is not necessarily a happy Ava. So it feels like multiple times this week I've cooked supper with both kids screaming at the top of their lungs. My nerves don't handle that very well, so I do my best to get it calmed down as quickly as possible. Joey says that I live in a zoo... I'm beginning to think she's right.
Ava has started sleeping through the night... well almost. She has stopped taking a middle of the night feeding and she tends to rouse up and whine or yell out once and then go right back to sleep. Sometimes she'll whine on and off for 5 minutes, but for the most part I've had several nights lately where I haven't been out of bed at all. This is a huge milestone and I'm pretty happy about it!
I have a funny story to share about Eli this week. Eli loves to play with his toy soldiers. You know the kind, right? They are the little green men about 3 inches high and they come in a bucket. Eli has the toy soldiers from Toy Story. We got them at a flea market for $3 and he loves them! We've shown him that there are several different types and he knows that the ones who shoot the mortars have to say "Fire in the hole!" Anyway, Brian (in his first failed attempt as a Daddy to be cool) asked Eli, "Did you know Daddy was a soldier?". (Brian is in the air national guard.) Well, Eli just cackled at that statement and replied, "Daddy's not a soldier." We even got out pictures and things to try to prove to him that Daddy was a soldier, but nope, "Daddy's not a soldier." I guess to Eli since Brian won't fit in the bucket, isn't green, and 3 inches tall, there isn't any way that he can be a soldier. ~Life through the eyes of a child~
I falied to get any pictures of the kids this week. It's a shame, but it was bound to happen sooner or later. It's odd that I missed Ava this week considering I had to keep her home from daycare two days. Oh well... things just don't always work out. So I guess the video will just have to do.
I promise to do better next week.