my buddy & me
so i've got that "my buddy" commercial running through my mind right now. if you were a product of the 80's you're pretty likely to know the one i'm talking about. not that it has much to do with anything, i just wanted to pass on one of those songs that can get stuck in your head all day. (you're welcome!) lol.
anyway, yesterday we had a bunch of kiddos over for some more slip & sliding fun. (my sis & her kids and our fabulous friends, the fuentes family). anyway, my nephew aaron is autistic. so he needs a lot of extra tlc. he doesn't talk much (and then usually only when prompted). and that white thing on his ankle is a tracking bracelet for search & rescue to find him if he escapes. aaron is one of those super sweet kids who just cracks you up without saying a word. emma decided she was going to help keep aaron in sight & show him how to use the slip & slide. they were buddied up the entire time the kids were outside. it was so sweet to watch. i wish i'd caught the moment just a second or two before this picture. they were both just standing there with their arms around each other. so so sweet. :)
this afternoon we tried out a new hairdo on emma just for kicks. a few months ago we watched a youtube video on the bumpit. being the handy girls we are, we did a little research on how to do it ourselves. which pretty much just involved a lot of teasing. well, we figured we'd give a little bump a try today just for kicks. and darn if it didn't make her look way too grown up! i, in turn, got my hair done by emma. too bad i didn't get a picture of it... she said, "oooo! it looks like fireworks on your head!" i'll leave it to the imagination! lol.