Having three day weekends every week is a wonderful accommodation my job has made for me since having Dylan but this past Monday was even better because my husband also had it off in light of Labor Day and we rocked it. Sunday was my sister-in-law's birthday and gathered at her house for a celebration in the 100 degree heat. My cupcake Cheri gave me bar tending lessons and I managed to make an ice cold drink that was worthy of the birthday girl (malibu rum and pineapple juice). Dylan went swimming in the pool with the husband and we enjoyed BBQ, cake and pie.
Dylan's cousin Lily, who is turning 1 in a couple of weeks was there with both her parents Cheri & Fernando, and she is doing all kinds of fancy tricks like mimicking words, expressions and standing up. Lily loves other babies and takes a keen liking to Dylan which he does not reciprocate. My little big boy doesn't know what to make of Lily's high energy and excitement toward him and gets terrified when she tries to get his attention. At one point Lily crawled up to Dylan and planted the most ADORABLE kiss on his cheek and then went in for another kiss only to bite him. Dylan was horrified by the incident, so much so that the next day when we met up with Cheri and Fermando for breakfast Dylan's expression went from normal to "OMG SHE IS BACK" when he spotted Lily. But hey, Lily loves Dylan and she was ecstatic when she saw him which REALLY made Dylan freak out and start crying. I cant help but think the cat and mouse dynamic between the two of them is hilarious.
It's September now and the summer days and summer nights are almost gone so it's important for us to enjoy the extended sunshine and good weather as much as we can before autumn hits us in the face. My goal is to take my little big boy on more walks and outings while we still have the weather on our side because he LOVES being outdoors.