One Big Crazy Afternoon

This post is sponsored by Gymboree. All opinions and wild children are my own. #OneBigHappy

Does anyone else feel like everyone goes a little crazy every afternoon? Usually, it’s right before dinnertime. And while I should probably be inside cooking, I’d much rather be outside with these two wild ones.

One Big Crazy Afternoon | Ellie And Addie

We usually pop Ezra in his bouncer on the deck and Jude plays around the deck.

One Big Crazy Afternoon | Ellie And Addie

Of course, sometimes he ventures out to the playset and I’m not one to turn down swinging and climbing! Or tractor pushing. We got that tractor for $1 at a yard sale. Best dollar I’ve ever spent.

One Big Crazy Afternoon | Ellie And Addie

Ok, how cute is Jude in those Gymboree blue jeans? I mean come on! But are you ready for something even cuter?

One Big Crazy Afternoon | Ellie And Addie

Can. Not. Handle. It.

Ezra got to swing for the first time and it’s safe to say he loved every second of it.

One Big Crazy Afternoon | Ellie And Addie

Jude pushed him. Once. But once was totally enough to make this mama heart happy! I think this might be the first time Ezra has worn real pants, and not just like a one-piece sleeper with pants. He was so adorable in them! And I love how soft they are! Also pants are key right now because I’m 99% sure E will be crawling in the next few weeks and we need to protect those sweet knees!

One Big Crazy Afternoon | Ellie And Addie

Jude gets nervous climbing onto the deck of the playset himself. But once he’s up there, he’s never coming down.

One Big Crazy Afternoon | Ellie And Addie

I attempted to climb up there with him. And he was all “no mama no.”

One Big Crazy Afternoon | Ellie And Addie

Since the toddler is too cool for me, who wants to see a happy Ezra in a swing again? No one? Too bad. :)

One Big Crazy Afternoon | Ellie And Addie

We also practiced our hanging from the bars like in gymnastics class. Because you all know how much Jude loves gymnastics.

One Big Crazy Afternoon | Ellie And Addie

Do you know what the best idea before dinner is? Popsicles. Yes, I give my toddler popsicles before dinner sometimes. But’s just orange juice and it makes him the happiest kid in the world. That is till Addie eats half of his popsicle.

One Big Crazy Afternoon | Ellie And Addie

Ezra doesn’t get popsicles yet, but he will someday!


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  • So much cuteness!!!

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    Sometimes we have popsicle before lunch. #dontjudge
    GYMBOREE!! It’s one of our favorite stores. I cannot handle how cute their clothes are. And, your little gentlemen are oh-so adorable in all their threads!

    • Popsicles should just be considered a food group around here! :) And isn’t Gymboree the BEST!

  • Connor HATES swings. I try and try and he refuses. I’m fairly sure he is afraid of heights.

  • chall1018

    They are entirely too cute for words!! Great pictures! Oh and Mason has totally had popsicles for breakfast…on the way to school….haha