Patrick is developing the cutest personality. I think he's finally discovered that he can compete with the bigger tornado, especially if he gets a head start (like getting out of the bath first...) One of William's favorite games is "scaring mommy" with his dragon towel on his head. Lo and behold - Patrick has one too - and I suppose after a year of watching William play dragon - he wanted in on the fun. He toddled around with the hoodie towel on, growling and laughing. He didn't even mind when the hood would fall over his eyes and he was walking around blind. And when the towel would fall off - he'd pick it up and throw it on his head over his eyes and keep going. We had two very silly dragons - so much for calming down after bath.
William is one of the friendliest kids I know. He will literally talk to anyone!! He told every one at the donut store that he smashed his finger in the door and that he was going ot get a bandaid at home. it's so funny to think about how as a parent we might be influencing our kids, etc. And he definitely gets the outgoing/never stop talking gene honestly.... I think it will serve him well. With sweet red curly hair and a big smile - no one will be able to tell him no. haha!! I just hope that he only gets our good qualities....though he does seem to have a mean stubborn streak.. I'll blame that one on Sam... (my Daddy is laughing at me right now... I know I know)
On Saturday, Sam had a wonderful idea to rent a kids' movie (Alvin & the Chipmunks) and watch on the floor in a pillow fort. Little did I know that a pillow fort = a pillow pile. We grabbed literally ever single pillow in the house, including the boppy, and threw them on the floor on top of two quilts. We bought butter popcorn, Nilla wafers, and Reese's icrecream - because you have to have treats for movie afternoon!! It was SOO much fun! And both boys paid attention and laid relatively still watching the movie. They both apparently love popcorn and Patrick likes to share his food, especially half eaten cookies... It was one of the best afternoons this year and we didn't leave the house. I love snuggling with the boys.
Patrick stuffing his face with a mini-cupcake
I celebrated my 30th birthday by going to Six Flags with my Daddy. Seriously - might've been the best idea of all time. We had an awesome time riding all the roller coasters. I even got legitimately scared on one of them. And then immediately wanted to ride it again...haha. And the best part - while we were looking at the best deal for tickets - turns out that if we got four season passes for 2013 it was basically the same price (with free parking!!) - so we can all go next year too! With William!! I am trying to figure out when just him and I can go ride his first roller coaster together. He went with M&G and loved every minute of it - but they saved the roller coaster for me. So thoughtful. Sam has no use for roller coasters, but that has always been something that Daddy and I loved, and I hope to have the same with my boys. I have a picture of the two of us on my 8th birthday on the Georgia Cyclone. Of course, that was the first one we went on Sunday, and they no longer take a picture on that coaster. Talk about disappointed. I was all pumped to get the picture again, but the memory will have to suffice. 8 hours of fun and lot of time to talk while we waited in line. A great birthday. And I even came home with a cheesecake. Perfection.
William taking the mini-cupcake in one bite
William has started adding to his nighttime routine a pleading request to snuggle. I think it's just to stall actually going to sleep, but it's so hard to say no. He's so sweet and really - how much longer is he going to request snuggles?! I'll usually give in a couple times a week. Last night when I snuggled, he petted my chest saying "I love your baby food". Sam is worried that he's going to start petting strangers asking about their "baby food". hahahahaha!!!