Today was my favorite day of the week. It’s my day off work and I get to hang out with my monkeys all day long.This is our resident cardinal. She starts tapping on a window in my bedroom about 0630 every day. She makes my “sleeping in” slightly less luxurious. She does this all day long, and she has a friend who desperately wants to come in the door to our living room from the back deck.She sits on the ledge, taps, then launches herself into it with her wings spread from a nearby lilac bush, then flies back into the bush to do it again. I’m seriously considering just leaving the door open to let them in because I think they want to be our pets.When this guy hears it at the breakfast table, he says: There’s our cardinal! He helped me make muffins this morning. He loves to help in the kitchen. Sometimes helping means dumping lemon zest all over the counter. He’s awfully cute though.After Jordan took her morning nap, she would not leave her car seat alone and kept trying to get into it. This girl loves to go go go. So I said, Great! Let’s go to the park because it finally stopped raining! (it seems far more likely to rain if I am off work.)We are in the picnic business, and business is good.Um, hello Momma. It’s about time we moved along, don’t you think?Okay, Boss Baby. To the swings it is!I pretty much feel like the luckiest mom ever whenever I get the chance to push them both in the swings at the same time while they laugh and smile.Then we came home, took naps, I tried to clean, had dinner, made cheesecake, and soon it was time for stories. Eli actually tries to tell the stories to Jordan. It’s so sweet.Followed by a rousing chorus of Two Little Monkeys, Jumpin’ on a Bed. This photo is actually from a couple of nights ago, but you get the picture. Jordan is just thrilled to have a guest in her crib.
All in all, a pretty great day off. Now to clean that kitchen….