Today, I did what I thought was impossible: I fit three full-sized car-seats into the backseat of my Honda Pilot, without having to set up the third row seat (which is a real pain to get to anyway).
It was a scary sight and not necessarily the lowest maintenance way to tote children, but it’s good to know that I don’t necessarily have to lose my membership to the Minivan Holdout Club if, by quite the slim chance, Noah is hiding his twin brother somewhere in the depths of my belly.
At any rate, I took Ali, AJ, and Tessa over the river and through the woods to Gramamma’s house.
Okay, maybe it was more like over the creek…
But it counts.
But she joined in the big girl’s fun as well, including the favorite pastime of Gramamma’s house, chalking, then painting The Big Rock in the Garden.
While Tessa and I sat, watched, and clapped for their big splashes:
Ali and AJ then explored the dry part of the creek bed with the sole mission of cleaning ALL the rocks.
Of course, Tessa wanted to join them. And she wasn’t unhelpful, either – from the looks of the back of her pants, she did a pretty bang-up rock-cleaning job as well.