The Bread & Butter (Vol. 2017 | Issue 1)

20 Apr

This is the start of a new format here on House of Pickles, a weekly update in short form that will be more rapid fire to cover what we are doing at that moment. Hope you enjoy!

Quick Hits:

  1. This week is The Mrs’ birthday – none of us are prepared. I blame Elise, she really should’ve been more on top of this.
  2. Colorado Sprummer is in full effect. This is the time of year when it should be spring but it feels more like summer. Is April too early to let your kids run through sprinklers?
  3. On Saturday we’ll be celebrating Tad’s 2nd birthday with a party at a gymnastics gym. On one hand I can’t believe he is almost 2; on the other hand pray that we are able to keep him alive in a gymnastics course.

What We’re Grateful For:

This year we decided to do something different and pick out a word for our family. In 2017 that word is grateful.
Currently I am mostly grateful for Miss E’s giggles. She has developed quite the little personality and likes to scream at us a lot – most times failing to harmonize with her brother – so anytime we get to hear those giggles it is literally music to our ears!

What We’re Working On:

These two words are the scariest words a parent can type: potty training. We are working on this with Trevor, not even officially 2 years old, and success has a very fluid meaning right now. If we keep a diaper on him for more than 2 hours… success.

The Cow Must Be Napping:

This week Nolan got to get away from the house for a few hours and enjoy some 1-on-1 time with his mama. While they were out and about they decided to get lunch together at Chic-Fil-A. I love that place, and Nolan has become a big fan himself. In honesty he is a big fan of any place that serves “chicken and fries”, so it’s no surprise that Chic-Fil-A makes the cut. Last week he kept asking his mom if they could go “high five the cow”; “Mama, can we go to the place where we high five the cow? I wanna high five the cow!”. Josie had no clue what he was talking about for quite a while until Nolan clarified, “you know, where they serve the chickens and fries!”.
Today as they were eating lunch the cow was no where to be seen. Bummer dude. But Nolan was anything but dismayed… “Huh, the cow must be napping mama. But the sun is up, sooooo… but the cow must be napping huh mama?”. Yes son, the cow must be napping. The imagination on that kid is endless!

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