I'm so spoiled (surprise, surprise) and was extra happy to see that Casey & Sasha had put the window A/C unit in the living room a couple days before I arrived. They are SO MUCH TOUGHER than I ever will be. They're all like, "Oh, it's 95 degrees, but there's a breeze. We'll just open a window and turn on a fan." I'm all like, "Dear Lord, I think I'm dying! Is my skin melting off? Really, is it melting? Where is the thermostat? I need more ice in my drink!"
I'm obviously being dramatic here, but it really was hot. The A/C did a great job of keeping the house comfortable and Casey & Sasha humored me by not making me do any manual labor. Secretly, they may have been happy for me & Eleanor to serve as an excuse to stay inside during the heat of the day. Maybe.
I asked Eleanor if she wanted to go outside that evening to see the animals. She said, "Elephant?!" and used her arm as a trunk while making an elephant noise. I've obviously failed her. She thinks elephants live on farms in the Oklahoma panhandle. Despite the fact that there were no actual elephants on Uncle Casey's farm, she had such fun seeing the horses, calves, sheep, goats, and dogs. Much to my not-so-cat-loving personality, she LOVED the kittens. Like, she was smitten over the kittens. For real. I had outside cats when I was little, but we never had inside cats because my mom was allergic. I just never became a cat person and would surely classify myself as a dog person. Still, even I had to admit that these kittens were cute.
For the most part we stayed inside on Tuesday because of the heat (and probably also because I'm a sissy). We watched movies with Tessa & Payson. Correction: we watched one movie with Tessa & Payson. Sing. Have y'all seen it? It's pretty cute and I didn't mind watching it on repeat. In fact, I'd watch it again if they wanted me to.
Wednesday we made a trip to town.
Toddler emotions (and the Mommy emotions that follow) were running a little wild there for a while. When Eleanor was a baby I apparently gave off this, "My baby is perfect, my house is spotless, and I have everything under control" vibe that made Casey & Sasha feel a bit less than perfect. Now that I have a toddler with all the normal toddler attitudes and I have all the normal (and less than perfect) reactions to said attitudes, they are feeling way better about their own skills. I was happy to help :)
Exploring Wednesday evening.
The sheep were loud, Eleanor kept telling them, "Shh!"