So thankful for a full list of super stuff to share!
1) After more than four years as “sisters”, our kitty Sasha has finally warmed up to the girls enough to let them brush her…at least a tiny bit. It has been the highlight of their week, to have her come up to their extended hands and rub against the brush. On occasion, she’s even sniffed their fingers. Hooray for progress!!!
2) For a couple of months now, the girls have been toying with the idea of using the jets in my bathtub. Baby B has been really interested, but A has remained apprehensive, I think because I told her they would be loud. They finally agreed to give it a test run this week, and they were in heaven! B got in right away, and A worked up the courage after a minute or so. They enjoyed the depth of the water (up to their chests!) as much as anything. And I couldn’t quit giggling to see them be scooted along by the strength of the moving water. Hee hee!!!
3) There are few things that compare to hearing a four-year old’s correct usage of “may” and “can”. It makes me a little bit giddy!
4) I took the girls to the park on Monday afternoon. I can’t help but marvel (although I still KNOCK ON WOOD as I type this) at how much fun it is to take the two of them these days. It wasn’t long ago that a trip to the park with them by myself took quite a bit of courage on my part…and was rarely ever “relaxing”.
5) Over the monitor one morning, I heard the girls exchanging the sweetest nothings. “I love you, Sissy…” and “…I love you, too.” My heart melts!
6) Baby A was successful in blowing bubbles, consistently, for the first time this week. It’s such a fun milestone!
7) It made me so happy to see Baby A RUN to get the soccer ball when she saw Daddy’s car rounding the bend towards home one afternoon. I know it made his heart smile so big, too. And then B got in on the soccer action, as she wanted to divide the four of us into “teams”…one would be Chelsea, and one would be either Manchester United or Manchester City. Daddy never fails to beam at the girls’ English Premier League soccer references.
8) On Friday we met our friends M&C for the season’s first trip to Jackson’s Orchard. It began as a cloudy day, but turned out to be just beautiful! We had SO MUCH FUN running and playing, and the girls went down the “bumpy slide” by themselves – and then together – for the first time. They actually went down more times than I could count…at least 20! By the end, they were definitely tired, though. Baby A asked if I could carry her up the 25 or so steps to the top of the slide. HA!
9) We typically eat at our favorite Mexican restaurant about once a week, and we happened to time our weekly trip with Cinco de Mayo this weekend. The restaurant was very crowded, so we sat someplace other than our usual table. The girls enjoyed sitting under their beloved “donkey” picture, and I loved hearing B wish one of the waiters, “Feliz Cinco de Mayo!” That kid will attempt to say anything, and she usually does a pretty fair job!
10) Puzzle mania has continued at our house this week. After lunch on Sunday, we stopped by the dollar store to get a couple new puzzles, each 63 pieces. The girls have done them twice already. I love seeing them so deep in concentration!
11) Baby B was sitting in my lap, facing me. She looked intently at me, and then almost gasped, “Mommy! There’s something broken in your eye! How did you break your eye?” Poor kiddo was a bit traumatized at Mommy’s lack of sleep, apparently.
12) As I was working in the kitchen one day, I heard B explaining some kind of made-up game to A: “OK, here's what we're going to do. It's going to be pretty challenging, OK?" Way to set expectations!
13) One morning at breakfast, Baby A was explaining the ways of the world to me. I can’t remember the exact conversation, but she was really serious. All the while, she had the cutest milk mustache that I couldn’t make myself wipe off…there was something absolutely irresistible about her little baby voice, her very serious eyes, and that smear of milk on her lip.
Here's to another SUPER week!