That last part was followed by many giggles.
Then, about two seconds after we all said amen, she asks if she can touch her bum. When I ask why, she says, "because it's nummy!" Again, many giggles follow. What a silly girl my Sophie is. She seems so grown up for her age... most of the time!
She misses Jason so much during "The Season" (as do we all).
By Season, I mean Fireworks Season. It begins in May. By June, it is in full swing, and we never quite know how late Jason will be working, or what emergency might arise. The day after Father's Day is always the first day of a working spree that lasts about a month. What do I mean by working spree? No days off, and no telling what hours Jason will be working. The fireworks business owns him. Sometimes he gets calls at 4:00 in the morning and has to rush in to resolve a crisis. Sometimes he has to make an emergency trip to Arizona and doesn't get home until 1:00 in the morning. During "The Season," anything can happen, and it does! Many days are spent running frantically around town, dealing with a seemingly unending variety of problems. Jason usually comes home, eats something, then passes out...but we never know what time that will be. At the beginning of June, we continue our normal schedule. Sometime around the first of July, I realize that our schedule has completely shifted so that we get a few minutes with daddy while he is eating, before he crashes. Sometimes this happens WAY too late for little people, and we all end up sleeping in very late...yikes! Well, except for Jason, who leaves around 5:30 or 6:00.
At the moment, we only have 7 days left of the official season, and I frankly cannot wait!
I thought it would be fun to make a post about some of the things the kids and I have been doing to keep busy these past few weeks...
1. Playing at the splash pad at the park. The kids have so much fun running around, that it is virtually impossible to snap a non-blurry picture while we're there!
Weston usually flies around Spider Man style, which involves a lot of crouching and leaping.
If I'm really lucky, they'll pause for a split second...
4. Another thing we did this year for the first time was visit a fireworks booth! The kids had never been to one, so one night we were able to go visit the booth that the Caron's were running (Taylor and Jason are good friends). It was impressive! They did a great job and thus raised a lot of money. Good for them!
5. There has also been a fair share of general merriment and trouble making between these two:
I don't know why, but this Elmo costume is really popular. I think I have at least a hundred pictures of the kids wearing it. I don't know why I keep taking pictures of them being Elmo, except that they are so darn cute in that costume!
6. We have also been visiting family. On the 4th, we went to Grandma Laurie's house. Uncle Trevor always attempts to avoid the camera, but since he is a kid magnet (and I am always taking pics of the kids), his attempts are generally futile...
Aunt Shae-Leigh was looking particularly beautiful that day.
7. Fireworks, on the 4th of course!! Usually we invite a bunch of people and make it a social occasion, but this year we decided instead to just stay at home and do fireworks with the kids in front of our own house. I was initially really disappointed at the idea, but Jason was way to exhausted this year from his extra work load (he took on more territory than he has had in the past), so I just went with it. To my surprise, it turned out to be super fun! And the neighborhood kids really enjoyed the extra show, too. I don't have the proper camera to take a good shot of the actual fireworks, but here is my attempt. Lame, I know!
Sophie was afraid of the loud noises this year, so she got to cuddle safely on the couch and watch Tangled. I came in every few minutes to check on her...
Here is Shawna with Weston and Jessica with Sophie. This picture is from Shawna's birthday! Adorable.
9. Lots of doctor's appointments. There is nothing fun to say about those! Except, of course, when I had the ultrasound...but I already blogged about that.
10. Shae-Leigh always comes to spend time with us in June and July. She has come twice already, and is spending the night again tonight... which we are looking forward to! We want to spend as much time as possible with her since she'll be moving to Utah soon.
So, the marathon is almost over. We have spent it well, I think! I don't know how I would make it through without family. My mom, Jason's mom, and Shae have all been life savers this year - per usual. I look forward to a sense of normalcy gradually returning. But until then, I really need to find a way to squeeze in as many chick flicks as possible!