So thankful for so much super stuff again this week!
1) This past week the girls were studying modes of transportation at school. The girls collected pictures of planes, trains, and automobiles from magazines, and I usually ask them if they want to draw something on the envelope that they carry to school. I drew a very simple car on a Post-It note, and Baby A copied it so incredibly intently. Baby B drew a bus and and a dump truck, and beside it there was a grey blob. I asked her what it was, and she said, “This is a shadow of myself.” So poetic she is…HA!
2) Baby B has been so very affectionate lately. She’s been all about planting big, huge kisses…and that’s just fine by me! One day she said, “I have a surprise for you, Mommy!” What is it? “MUAH!!!” right on the cheek. “There it is!”
3) Tuesday was such a cold day, and I decided to surprise the girls with some homemade hot chocolate. They were so excited, and I can hardly stand the cuteness of seeing their tiny little hands wrap around our itty-bitty espresso mugs.
4) The girls are still SO into hide-and-seek. They just cackle when I exclaim to the “seeker”, “You’d better not lose my baby!” or, especially, “You’d better not lose my husband!” HA!
5) On Wednesday we invited “Grandma” June over for homemade muffins to celebrate her birthday. The girls were so excited to sing Happy Birthday to her, and they thought it was so special that she had a candle in her blueberry muffin.
6) On Friday we hosted a new friend for a play date. Miss S is not quite two, but she is the spunkiest little thing you’ve ever seen. The girls were absolutely delighted to see her checking out their toys, and my heart melted when Baby B held S’s hand every time she crossed the room. So sweet!!!
7) On Saturday we took advantage of a relatively warm (to mid-January, anyway) day and made a trip to the zoo. It had been about two months since our last trip, and the girls were so happy when I surprised them with the day’s plans when they woke up that morning. And immediately they started talking about lunch, too. They think they can’t go to the zoo without lunch at Macaroni Grill. ;)
8) I had my monthly MoMs meeting on Sunday, so the girls were home with Daddy for a couple of hours. It’s so nice to come home to two smiling, bouncing babies. They’d had so much fun with their daddy…they were so proud to show me how they practiced jogging in place, doing basketball bounce passes, and competing in four-legged “crab” races.
9) The girls got a really cool magnetic puzzle of the US for their birthday. Baby B was playing with it one afternoon, and she called out, in distress, "Mommy! I can't find Oregon!!! It goes under Washington, and I can't find it!!!"
10) I am always amazed at the girls’ pretend games. When we visited the children’s museum in Charlotte this summer, there was an exhibit showing how animals are tracked with cameras on their backs. The girls still remember that, six months later. “The blood pressure cuff [from the doctor kit] is a camera on the dolphin's back so we can see where he swims."