Allen and Joe graciously allowed me to invade their tent to get pictures of what camping is like behind the scenes :) Snug as a bug in a rug! Fortunately for us, there was no rain, snow, sleet or hail to marr the snugness.
At first you may think, "Derek, how rude for sticking your tongue out at your auntie!" But it's OK, I did it to him first. Also, he's only imitating a pirate - he still has two legs; one's just hiding :)
Another evening with Little D... We took a walk, played with trucks and bulldozers, he enjoyed some yogurt in his birthday suit (which is another story, along with why in the world he's wearing a huge pink T-shirt in these pictures), practiced blowing kisses, climbed up and down the stairs - you get the idea. As a parting gesture, my mom and I received good-night hugs and kisses while my dad was given a nice, firm handshake. Oh, and it seems he said "Auntie", and my dad can vouch for me on this one :)
Derek does Pilates :) Goodness. It's like I turned my head for two seconds and somehow he grew up. If being an aunt is this bittersweet, what must it be like as a parent? Derek discovers that off-roading on a trike doesn't work so well :)
Last night for dinner I ate a bag of Reece's Pieces, a king-size Pay Day, a glass of lemonade, and a little while later, some vanilla ice cream with white-chocolate chips tossed in for good measure. I believe my husband ate a Twix, a large quantity of Whoppers, the lemonade, and possibly a Kit-Kat. Then, because everybody should eat dessert now and again, we ate strawberry shortcake ice cream bars around 11:00......