I finally got a double stroller! I found it from a lady on Craigslist who only used it a few times. It looks brand-new. Like this. I love it. And I love that it was under $100.
Thanks to the lady I bought the stroller from, I now know what kind of bush is growing by my porch. When we moved in it was just green, and I waited for a whole year to see if it would bloom. No blooms until about a month ago. Weird because they were underneath the bush, not on top. Anyway, when I went to pick up the stroller, this woman had an identical bush in her yard only it was taller than her fence. It's an azalea bush. After a year and a half, I finally know that I have an azalea bush by my porch.
Steve has been putting in a lot of hours at school this quarter (while I slowly go crazy at home). His first set of national board exams is in about ten days, to be exact. The following week he has his finals, then he has a week off before the next quarter starts. What are his plans for the break? Jury duty.
With all of the rainy days we've had and Steve taking the car more often than his scooter, I've been cooped up at home a lot with the girls. Some days are good. Some days aren't, but I weigh ten pounds less than I did at the beginning of the year. That seems to make up for it.
Ivy is growing like a little weed. Like a drooly, wide-eyed weed that must be held when it's awake.
Sophie has been talking more, and it seems she's been picking up more than we are intentionally teaching her. One day in the car she was getting frustrated because she took off her shoe, and she couldn't get it back on. She kept saying, "Drap!" I realized quickly that she was trying to say a four letter word that rhymes with "drap". I better watch my tongue.
Here's a clip (about 4 min) of a few more things she says. She loves Cinnamon Life cereal. I love hearing her say "Life" with the accompanying head bob. I also love the interlude in the middle of the clip as she runs around in circles. Sometimes I wonder where she came from.