Sometimes my kids really hate each other... they argue they grumble, they whine, they complain, but then there are the other times. Fortunately, most times are other times even though the grumbling and fussing feel more prevalent in the day-to-day.
Eli and Mae are the best little buddies. Eli knows just how to play gently with Mae and she loves her big brother so much you can just feel her heart smile when he's near.
Mae loves Ava too, but right now, Eli is definitely her favorite. It's probably because Ava is still just a little too rough with her. Ava is the clumsiest child on the face of the earth and has no fine motor skills. So a large part of the time when Ava is trying to play with Mae, it probably feels more like a bear attack.
Friday, Brian and I took some time off work to go on an adventure looking for some things for the new house. We drove to Oneonta, AL to look for some stone for the fireplace. We didn't end up buying stone for the fireplace, but we did get a great deal on stone to build a round fire pit. After we picked up the kids we had to spend a while at the farm unloading the stone we bought and unhooking the trailer. Eli, Ava, and Mae managed to entertain themselves by banging sticks on the trailer and having a little percussion concert. A great way to end a long work week!
Mae's big breakthrough this week is that she finally figured out how to drink from a sippy cup. We'd tried several times but she never managed to get anything out of it. Then, suddenly, she managed to get a sip and it was like she'd struck gold.... orange juice gold!