Augie was playing the harmonica and making these crazy eyes. I tried to get it on video, but he stopped playing after seven seconds.
We had lunch at Chipotle last week. Augie was horsing around, standing on his seat, when he tripped and fell onto the corner of the table. He cried. I took him outside. His nose started bleeding. He stopped crying. His lip swelled.
Later that evening, I saw that there’s a big (I want to call it a hematoma, but I have to look up that word…) hematoma on the underside of his lip.
On the other hand, he was quite subdued for the remainder of our meal, which was a nice change.
Weird, wild weather we’re having.
It’s so incredibly humid, 90 degrees, and sprinkling. It’s been pretty humid for about a month, actually. I have a few cities bookmarked on my weather app that I check every so often, and it’s been more humid in Southern California than Minnesota, Michigan, or New York on many a day in July.
But looking back through my almost-daily emails to Kyle, in which I often comment on the weather, it was humid last July, too. So maybe this is a thing now.
Saturday is usually my cleaning day, but I haven’t done much cleaning today. I changed the bed sheets last night, so that’s crossed off my list. I folded some laundry. The dishes are soaking in the sink. But I need to get to the kitchen floors and the bathroom. It’s just…too…hot…to clean, at least for this 8-months-pregnant lady.
Kyle is making a play house for the kids. He found a free solid wood bunk bed on Craigslist and went from there. Just needs a roof and a door, and maybe some paint.
Adelaide and August drew some pictures today. Adelaide made a drawing for God:
And August drew some of his signature people (which Adelaide insists are “dead eggs floating in the water”):
And with that, I’m off to wash dishes.
We visited some friends in Carlsbad for the Fourth of July.
Traffic was good, and it was fun to drive down to my old hometown. I wish we’d had more time so we could’ve driven around Vista, but instead I just looked at freeway exits and thought, I used to go to the beach off that exit…Our house was off that exit…My first job was off that exit…
They fed us good food — oh my goodness, I ate so much — and then we walked down to the beach to watch the sunset. Kyle and Adelaide went in the ocean, and I stayed up on our blanket while Augie dug in the sand. The sun sank over the horizon, purple and pink and orange.
Kyle and Adelaide flew a kite with some success.
There were fireworks shows from Legoland and Oceanside off in the distance, but fireworks lose their charm when they’re way off like that, you know? It’s just not as exciting when you can’t hear the explosions. Thankfully, as we were leaving — BOOM! — a big homemade display went off right in front of us. It was a pretty impressive show for guerrilla fireworks.
Then we went back to the house and had graham crackers and chocolate because the marshmallows had gone bad in the pantry.
But I didn’t take pictures of any of that stuff. Just of Adelaide enjoying the company of our friend’s dog, Henry:
Once they noticed the camera, all the girls wanted to get into the picture:
That’s one lucky dog.
I had the crayons and paper out, and Augie started drawing faces. I was pretty impressed, because I’ve only seen him scribble. But here he was drawing real circles with eyes and even little pupils and saying, “Lellow eyes…gween eyes…bwue eyes…”
We don’t do a lot of drawing, so I’m not sure where he got the idea to draw pupils. Maybe he learned from Auntie Megan when she was here?
Adelaide made this cute drawing for me:
I’m pleased with how her letters are coming along, even without practicing every day. And it really touched my heart.
Then I saw the drawing she did for Daddy:
I have to say, I’m a little jealous. He’s in a surfing competition, and look at that D. And that palm tree…
Nah, nah, it’s OK. I’m glad she loves her Daddy.
We squeezed in one more Disney trip on this year’s passes.
It was a busy day, but we did a few rides.
We went on the Disneyland railroad.
Then we spent some time in Fantasyland. Adelaide said she wanted to go knock on the door for kids. So we went to ToonTown, where there are lots of little houses and stores and trick doors for kids to play with. Adelaide pretended to be a puppy.
And Augie copied her, because he’s her little shadow.
Then a bunch of fireworks went off in the Acme building across the way.
Later we went back to Fantasyland, and Adelaide said she wanted to knock on the door for kids. Turns out this is what she was talking about:
It’s a little house outside of the teacup ride. Apparently it’s a thing to knock on this door, because there were other kids doing it, too.
Now we know.