Look who's here! It's spend-the-night night for these two boys. In that picture, August was creating a game to play with marbles and was cutting up an egg carton for that purpose. He is such a little engineer. So is Levon, actually. While August was creating the marble game, Levon was setting up dominos in pleasing patterns to knock over. They let me read to them and I was just so damn happy. I love that fact that August and Levon getting better at understanding the jokes in books. We laugh and laugh and laugh. There is just nothing better.
They tell me that school is going great. Levon loves his kindergarten teacher who was August's kindergarten teacher. August has three teachers this year- that's how they're doing it at his school. One for math, one for English, one for...I don't know. What do you study in second grade? He says he'd rather have his old kindergarten teacher.
They do like their new puppy who has a name- Sophie! Jessie loves that name so much and she loves that puppy so much. Sophie has now slept through the night two times. Big progress. She peed on the couch but Jessie was at work so she probably did not get taken out as often as Jessie takes her out.
He was not far from wrong. I have no idea how I made hard dumplings but I sort of did.
"You're lucky I made dumplings at all," I told him. I was not offended in the least though, and even laughed. I mean, he was just telling the truth. They were...filling, shall we say?
"Do you really think you have to do this on the hottest day of the year?" I asked my husband.
"Yes," he answered. "Yes I do."
I told Jessie that if he had a heart attack I'd kill him.
He didn't have a heart attack so all is well.