In no particular order here are the rest of our pictures and happenings from July.
Declan bit Tatum and drew blood! It was the weirdest thing. He had never bit before then and hasn't since. They were playing at the park and Tatum started screeching. She tends to overreact when she initially gets hurt. Especially if it was Declan's fault. She gets over it quickly but that initial screaming can be kind of irritating when you are in public and you know she isn't really hurt but sounds like she is dying. So that's pretty much how I reacted to her scream, a little annoyed, definitely not in a hurry. And then she lifted her shirt and showed me where he bit her! I couldn't believe it. Talk about a heartless mom! I'm so glad it hasn't turned into a regular occurrence with him. I have no idea where it came from.
Since we moved into the new house the kids have gotten into the habit of watching a show on the ipad on my bed while I shower. They only get one show a day so I suppose it shouldn't matter to me when it happens but I don't necessarily love this habit I let form. It's a bit too early in the morning for a screen in my opinion. But it does make for some sweet views while I get ready. And now that Tatum has started going to preschool in the morning there isn't any time so I guess it was short lived.
We have had lots of days full of lots of Declan meltdowns. I don't know if it's the age, the baby coming, the lack of a regular routine and naps because of so much summer fun, or what. Probably some sort of deadly combination. I've started taking lots of brief videos of him flipping out just so I can send them to Brennan while he is at work. Isn't that nice of me? ;) I always feel like he can't fully comprehend what a day full of an unhappy Declan is like when I try to describe it to him. I think the videos give him a little glimpse into some of my harder days.
The kids' reaction to seeing it the first time.
Photo bomb by a floral bum.
One final sleeping picture to end the month of July. He abandoned Dukey for the baby this night. I love how his arm is over the baby. And that he is holding a fan in his other hand. Silly boy.