We have had a busy-but-fun week…thankfully full of super!
1) Over supper one day, B asked me what “stressful” meant. As I was forming my response, Baby A piped up, “It means when you have a tough day.” It was so cool to see how she rephrased something so well!
2) After sustaining a bump on the face on Tuesday evening, I was worried that B had hit her front tooth. I got her in to see the dentist on Wednesday morning. The girls have been SO excited to see the dentist on our last couple of trips, but sweet little B was pretty emotional. She was so brave, though! She sat in my lap for her x-ray, but following that she was all smiles. (And I was all smiles, too, after hearing everything was OK.)
3) After our trip to the dentist Wednesday morning, and a haircut a couple of hours later, the girls and I rewarded ourselves with lunch out. They chose our favorite Mexican place, and we had a great meal. I still sometimes marvel…a year ago, I was still nervous about taking the girls out to eat by myself…but now – dare I say? – it’s almost relaxing for all of us!
4) If the girls get their toys cleaned up after supper in a timely fashion, their reward is that we have time to play a game before bed. They were super fast one day, while Daddy and I were still worked to get the kitchen clean. They decided to move forward with a game of dominoes by themselves…a first. They were doing so well, working together. We got a big laugh when Hubby went over to check on them, though. They had all the dominoes turned over, even in the “boneyard”. They’d just pick which one they needed! After Hubby called them on it, they would pretend to cover their eyes as they drew the exact domino they wanted. HA!
5) The girls and I dyed Easter eggs for the first time ever this year. They were so very excited when I told them of our plans. Baby A went running upstairs to get an Easter book, saying it would be a good “reference”…HA! The girls were so intent to watch and help, ever-so-carefully, in getting the eggs in and out of the cups. After we did blue, yellow, and pink eggs (the only dye tablets we had), we experimented with a couple of mixes. They were absolutely delighted when I put the blue egg in the yellow dye…and it turned GREEN!!!
6) I saw a notice on Facebook on Saturday morning for the Kids’ Club at the local craft store. On a whim, I decided to take the girls there to make an Easter egg / chick craft. They were SO excited!!! Among other things, Baby A exclaimed, “I haven’t worn my new shoes to Michael’s yet!” which just made me laugh. The girls followed directions so well, and they waited patiently on our turn, too. After our craft, I had a little shopping to do there, and the girls always love pulling the little rolling carts. It was such a fun morning, all the way around!
7) For Christmas I got the girls some magnetic foam blocks. They haven’t played with them very much…until this week. I happened upon the little insert that came with the blocks that shows how to build different figures. The girls were so intent on building each and every figure…and I was amazed at how well they could translate from paper to blocks. So cool!
8) The girls got a surprise package in the mail from Uncle Tommy and Aunt Janet. They squealed, almost in unison, “WATCH!!!!!!!!”
9) For supper on Sunday night, I asked the girls if they wanted to peel the eggs that we dyed on Friday. They were super excited, and they worked so hard. It had been a while since they last peeled eggs, but they still had the touch! The funny thing was that they only wanted to eat the white, not the yolk. They loved stuffed eggs, but apparently they need their onion and mayo to like the middle.
10) Baby A saw me making a grocery list. She came up and said, “Crayons!” And then she started sounding out the word for me to write it down…”Cr...cr...cr...” She was serious about that addition to the list!
11) And my Baby A quote of the week? Upon seeing everything her sister had strewn out on the floor, she stated, “This is a big mess...bigger than ever...I think it's time to pick up, Sissy."
12) And B had a few quotable quotes…
"Mommy, can you help situate my animals?"
Pretending: "Mommy, I see a camel on the ceiling. He is purple, and he speaks Serbian, English, Spanish, and Russian. His favorite foods are beets, tomatoes, and cucumbers."
"I'm going to draw a bumblebee sipping nectar." And then, she did!
So thankful for another week of super highlights from my baby girls!