Last weekend was a big weekend for us. I like to think it was Lola's dream weekend. We went to visit our friends Ashley and Mark and their little girls, Isabel (5 1/2 yrs old) and Caroline (3 1/2 years old), down at Lake Inks. There were lots of kids there for Lo to play with. She had a blast! It was so cute seeing Lola following the little girls around like she was 5 yrs old herself. She would even come up to me and say "Mommy, I need to go potty." FYI...not a normal habit for her. Usually, I constantly have to ask her if she's ready to go to the potty and of course her answer is always "No". I assume she was doing this as she saw the older kids asking their moms the same thing. On one of the trips to the bathroom, Lola said to me "Mommy, Isabel and Caroline keep calling me a baby." I said "Well, you need to tell them you're not a baby anymore that you're a big girl." I could tell she thought about this deeply then she looked at me and said "Yea, I should do that." I wonder if she ended up telling them. If so, I would have loved to be there for that moment.
After the lake fun, we headed back to Austin and stopped for a quick cat nap (mainly for Clay as he stayed up late the night before) and then we were off to Fredericksburg for the horse races. Although I'm sure Lola didn't have a clue what to expect, she was beyond excited about the races. She talked about it non-stop the entire trip down. Horsey this and horsey that. She even started talking about the horseys pooping and then cows pooping. At one point she said "Oh, this is going to be CRAZY!!!" with so much enthusiasm in her voice I thought she was going to burst out of her seat and into the sky. Once we got there, she loved it. She chanted "Go horsey Go!" The crowd got a kick out of that. She also helped Clay choose the bets. We walked away empty handed but that's ok, it was great family fun. We can't wait to go back soon!
I flew in yesterday eve from my trip. Clay had a HH to attend so Lo and I were solo. She kept wanting me to get up to do things. This of course is becoming much more difficult these days. I finally said to her "Lo, I can't get up anymore...I'm exhausted". She replied with such a serious tone "Mommy, You're not exhausted, you're pretty!". I appreciated this very sweet comment considering "pretty" is the last thing I feel right now.
This morning Clay and Lo got up just before me. Clay took Lola down to take her night-time diaper off and put her big girl panties on. Obviously, he didn't put her on the toilet before doing this. Or, maybe he did...I don't know. Anyway, she cruised back upstairs where I was and took it upon herself to tinkle all over the floor/rug for no good reason. I said "Lola, Why in the world would you do such a thing? You only tinkle on the big girl potty". A couple minutes later when I was cleaning the mess up I told Lo "I'm very mad at you for tinkling on the rug." She responded by saying "No. You're not mad at me....I'm too cute!" and gave me a little smirk smile. All I could do was laugh. It was kind of true. I guess she has me figured out. Oh goodness...we have our hands full.
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Hope everyone has a good weekend!