My brother and his little ones came over for a sleepover one of the nights, so we could have the cousins playing together and catching up. It was wonderful! We wished we could have our other brother’s family with us, too, but it will happen one day.
It felt so nice to enjoy so much quality time as a big family, watching the kiddies play and chatting about life. We even dug out a new fire pit and had a fire to roast weenies and marshmallows over, brought out my guitar and the djembe drum, and filled up my soul jamming with my sister’s musical partner.
Before my sister left, we took her little family and my daycare kidlet up to the pumpkin patch at our local farm. It was a beautiful, sunny day for wandering through the patch, poking, touching, investigating and wondering at all of the many different orange orbs. The kids chose two of the smallest, “baby” pumpkins. (Want to know the way to my toddler’s heart? Babies. Babies, babies, babies.)
Now they are here at home, attracting all of the numerous fruit flies (I may have to burn my house down to ever get rid of them) and waiting for me to decide how we will decorate with them. Ideas fit for a toddler to help with, anyone?
This week I announced the start of the #GMCBeauty campaign for green beauty that I am so thrilled to be a part of. Along with a handful of fabulous bloggers, who are all shades of green, we are trying to bring awareness to the toxicity that hides within the beauty industry, and offering helpful information about how to shop for green beauty supplies and introducing our readers to brands they can trust. There are a ton of prizes to be given out this month, so you may want to check out that post and keep your eyes peeled for what’s coming up over the month.
The rain may make me feel lazy and chilly, but it seems to be a hit with little Ziggity. Splashing in puddles, sliding down wet slides, and dancing (preferably “nudy”) as the raindrops fall are highly motivating for my little water creature. (Click on the embedded Instagram video to watch it.)
With little Z throwing around words and adding them together like an unstoppable blabbering parrot, I’ve been helping her work on making sentences and phrases. “Totally, dude” is one that I’m loving right now, but my absolute favourite, heart-melting utterance that we got “I love you, Mommy” and “I love you, Daddy” tends to make all the frustrations disappear while my insides gush out all over the floor (not literally – don’t worry, future house guests) and my eyes well up with big watery tears, like the emotional, gushy mess I am. A-freakin-dorable.
How was your week? What did you get up to? I’d really love to know.