Week 15 ended up being our last week as a family of 3. Archer and I had a great week together at home. The weather was beautiful and he helped me finish up all of the work we had to do before his baby brother arrived. Although this was a mere two weeks ago, it seems like a lifetime. Everyone says once your second is born, it doesn’t take long for you to feel like they have been here forever, and they are so right.
Even though I can’t imagine life without the new little man, I am so glad I documented this week with Archer. He really is an awesome kid, and he is already shaping up to be a great big brother. I hope you all enjoy this last week of pure Archer spam, because week 16 has a fresh face for you.
I took Archer with me for our last big shop at the grocery store to make sure we had all the essentials stocked for a while, and he was a perfect little helper and stayed in the cart the whole time (unheard of), but as we were checking out I let him down to walk out with me and he fell and got a bloody nose. The poor guy was behaving so well and then that happened! The clerk was so nice to help us out and give him some stickers (and paper towel), and all was well once we got a sprinkle donut.
Archer doesn’t feel the need to nap anymore, so he has started passing out everywhere and I freaking love it! It is so funny to see him sleeping in the most awkward places. I left the room to grab my water and came back to this scene…
The rest of our week was filled with:
Making salt dough dinosaurs…
Playing hockey (what else is new?)…
Playing outside with Wilfrid
Getting dirty (and pooping his pants) at the park… The one time I don’t bring his bag, of course. A few trips down the slide and a few swings before I realized made for a niiiiiiice mess to clean up.
Again, passing out anywhere.
Some park time and ice cream with friends
Checking out all the signs of Spring in the yard
Busting out the “ear muffins”
And of course, playing at Grandma and Papa’s on Sunday afternoon.
In other news, my niece is the most gorgeous little girl I have ever encountered, and this floppy hat + sunglasses + sundress ensemble made me sort of hope the baby came out a girl. I mean, look at this girl! Thankfully my brother and sister-in-law are happy to be overloaded with pictures of her. As for the other boys… Who? What?
Maybe #3 will be a girl? Kidding, I think.