Last night when we checked the weather it said the heat index around Six Flags was going to be nearly 100 and they were predicting thunderstorms in the mid-afternoon. That seemed like it might make an already risky venture with the Beans into a not-worth-it idea. So we made plans to go up to Oregon Ridge quarry instead.
It was great. The humidity never really showed up, so it was a totally comfy 86 degrees, perfect for hanging out in the cool water of the quarry. They had a small playground just right for closely-watched crawlers to spend a few minutes climbing up and sliding down. There was sun and shade and sand and water. It was just what we needed.
The babies were a lot braver about sitting near and in water that wasn’t rushing at them (like it did at Sandy Point, on the Bay). They explored the sand and poured water out of buckets and got held on laps near the edge of the water and it was great. Hopefully some of our pictures turned out. Look for spam later if so.
When we play that game with Mokey where we hold her upside down and swing her like a pendulum or dip her up and down she squeals and laughs. She LOVES it. We put her down and she scrambles to sit up, signs “more” and throws her arms up in the air to be picked up. Yesterday Ondiru held her up to the ceiling like she was walking on it. TREMENDOUS JOY.
So a Gryffindor and a Ravenclaw is what you're saying.
Well so here’s the problem. Both the Beans are hard working, courageous, loyal, creative, fair, resourceful, ambitious, brave geniuses, so they get to play for all the teams and have the passwords for all the houses. But I don’t want to rub it in, you know? So in public we assign them houses based on whatever they’re wearing at the time, you know? Don’t tell.
So we broke down and bought a video monitor for the nursery. I argued myself out of my initial opposition for a few different reasons, all of which are too boring to type out in complete sentences. Whatever. Blah blah noise, blah blah night light, blah blah twins, blah blah nap transitions, blah blah.
Anyway. The point is that we’ve had it for about a week and last night it had somehow gotten itself unplugged and since we started turning their light off we had zero visual contact with the Beans for over 12 hours for the first time since they were inside Ap’s body.