So much “super” to be thankful for this week!
1) I watched Baby A, counting out blocks. She was intuitively grabbing two at a time…she was so close to counting by two’s!
2) Baby A has been fixed on “100”…and she’s trying to figure out comparisons. My favorite this week was, “Mommy, I love you more than 100!”
3) On Monday, our task was to make a present and card for GG’s birthday. The girls worked SO hard and SO diligently on it…it just warmed my heart.
4) My Baby A has been quite the snuggle bunny lately. A few nights, after supper, she’s asked me to come into the den. “Mommy, please come snuggle with me.” Of course I obliged…and she lay with her [now very long!] body entirely on top of mine…conforming to my lap and outstretched legs…as I read her a book. Mommy was in heaven.
5) I told the girls about the Superhero Photo class I’m taking. B has been so cute to ask every day, “Mommy, what’s your photo challenge for today?” And at least so far, they’ve been [relatively] willing participants.
|Watching to see how high the ball bounced. :)|
6) One afternoon after nap, I declared that it was “Game Day” at our house. The girls and I each took turns choosing a different game to play. B and I alternated board games and card games, while A picked “Frisbee” every time. The girls had such a blast! It was a great change of pace to focus our collective effort on one activity…everyone played…and everyone was a good sport. And the girls have asked to have “themed” days several times since. B’s request is usually for “Book Day”, while A would play games all day long, I think.
7) Daddy was out of school on Thursday and Friday, and the girls were BEYOND thrilled that he would be able to come with us to school, and that he would be there to pick them up. They counted down the days all week, leading up to Thursday. It was so very sweet.
8) Baby B picked the nighttime story a couple of evenings. Each time she said, “This is in honor of Daddy’s long weekend.”
9) Baby B cracks me up…if she spies I’ve left the pantry cracked open, without fail, she’ll ask, “Mommy, may I close your pantry?” Her organizational tendencies just make me smile.
10) On Friday we enjoyed a family lunch out at the Thai restaurant. We haven’t been there in a long time, as they only serve their lunch menu through the week, and we rarely eat out outside of the weekend. It makes me so happy to see the girls experimenting with different kinds of food…and asking for THIRDS out of the large dish I ordered for the three of us to share.
11) We usually go out to eat lunch on Saturday, but this week the girls and I had some errands to run, so instead we went out for a mid-morning bagel in between tasks. The four of us ate lunch at home, and B said, “It’s a special treat to have lunch at home on a Saturday.” I didn’t realize how much she would enjoy an “ordinary” lunch on the weekend.
12) We took advantage of Daddy being home for a couple of extra days to score some one-on-one time. Baby B accompanied me to the grocery store one day. The next day, Baby A went with me to the mall. It’s so easy being out with “only” one of them…we have such great interaction over the most ordinary of experiences…and I love observing them apart from each other.
13) And a couple of quotes…
B was explaining to me the picture she'd made with her magnetic shapes. And what are these red ones? I asked her, of the shapes she had on each side of the cookie sheet. "Those are the cardinal directions, Mommy." Well, of course they are.
The girls were pretending to make up Easter baskets for their baby dolls. Baby A said, "She will have a chocolate, a Peep, a new book, and a toy rattlesnake." Just what every kid wants, right? I personally think I might faint if I found even a toy snake curled in the bottom of a basket...eek!!!
Looking forward to another "super"-filled week!