Hayes, age 4: ... he only sleeps in shorts and short-sleeved t-shirts, which is fine and all, except when it's laundry day and he's gone through his minimal supply and they're all in the wash. Then, we have to improvise with comfy sport shorts and H&M tank tops. He HAS to have the one toddler bed sized sheet we have in his bed, or it's a big deal. Again, fine, except for when the damn thing is in the laundry. Before he goes to sleep at night, he'll toss and turn and say he's too hot, telling me I have to take his comforter and sheet off and to please turn on the air to "cold". As soon as the air is on, he needs the covers tucked in tight around him. Every night, he says to me, "It seems a little darker in here than usual." He has nightlights in EVERY socket in his room, even the ones behind his bed! OCD much?
Greyson, age 19 months: ... toots are the funniest thing in the world to him. Whenever he passes gas, he laughs, grabs his bum and says "toot!". Such a BOY!
Grant and Chanel: ... we sneaked away this week to our fave in Palm Springs, the Parker and spent two glorious days lounging by the pool, moving only to take a dip in the water or adjust ourselves for a game of cards. I finished the book I was reading (Memory Keeper's Daughter, highly recommend!) and it was so nice to get away and spend some adult time together. Thanks Nini and Pa!
|Tres Tacos poolside? Don't mind if I do!|
Esther: ... she's coming along, slowly but surely. The foundation had been poured last time we were there - these pics are from about a week ago, but Hayes told me that when he went by with Nini and Pa last weekend, "there were sticks everywhere" so I think that must mean that they've started framing for the walls!
|Standing in front of the garage...|
|We've noticed that everytime we take this picture of Grant and the boys, an airplane flies overhead, which means we're within the flight path leading to the Santa Monica Airport (and makes for a very happy Greyson!)...|
|Where the steps leading up to the front entrance will be...|
|View from the back of the house, just outside the kitchen...|
|View of the back deck and backyard, which looks TINY but will be big enough to fit a pool and a nice grassy adjacent area...|
|Backyard (the part of the house that pokes out there is the master)...|
|Standing where the deck will be - this side of the house is where all of the bedrooms will go...|
|And this side is where the main hallway and living space/kitchen will be...|
Move-out date for the Kibbutz has been set for July 13th (breathe Chanel, breathe!) so we have a whole lot of packing to do in the next 12 days! Wish us luck!
Hope you all have a great 4th. Happy birthday, 'Murica!