1) As we were waiting to turn left on a busy highway, B remarked, “They need a traffic light here. I will get Granddaddy to help me design one.” HA! I love that she was thinking of solutions…and that she thinks her granddaddy (an architect) can design anything.
2) Thursday was our last tumbling class for the summer. When we got out of the car, a couple of little girls called out to A&B, waving. After class, another couple came up to give them hugs. It was so sweet to see their new little friends – older girls who have taken them under their wings.
3) Miss Jennifer was our first baby sitter, playing with the girls once a week from just after their second birthday until they turned three. We hadn’t seen her in almost a year – save from running into her here and there in town – and she came over to visit this past week. The girls were SO excited to learn she was coming. It took them a few minutes to warm back up to her, but they were so sweet showing her the things she’d missed (new toys and new tricks) over the past year. And I couldn’t help but appreciate how blessed we are to have had some really wonderful people in the girls’ lives.
4) We met a friend at Lost River Cave, intending to play on the outdoor playground. It was closed that morning, though, so we took a short hike to the butterfly conservatory. This was my first time to “hike” with the girls by myself, and they did a great job. And it was so very sweet to see the girls and Baby V.
5) On Sunday night, the weather was absolutely perfect. We made an impromptu trip to the park, where we played and played, and then enjoyed a pizza picnic. We chose the park that’s within walking distance to the pizza place, and Daddy picked up a pie, which we enjoyed with our bottled water and bananas. Just a year ago, I probably wouldn’t have been comfortable “winging” a meal like this…but it’s so very nice to be able to do it now!
6) While we were at The Farm this weekend, and then again at the park, Baby A wanted to race. I can still beat her, but I really have to put in the effort! I cannot believe how fast my little speedster is getting!
7) Over breakfast at The Farm on Saturday morning, B held up a piece of her melon for me to see. “Look, Mommy! It’s a rhombus!” Hee hee!
8) The girls were cackling at each other one morning over the pronunciation of the word “warmer” [in the context of a bottle warmer, I think]. One of them, B, I think, kept saying “wormer”…and A kept correcting her. They were cracking each other – and me! – up for a solid ten minutes.
9) Daddy accidentally dropped A's baby doll one morning, and she came running to me: "Mommy! I don't think Daddy knows how to be respectful of my baby!"
10) Baby A, in particular, has been using the words “actually” and “in fact” quite proficiently lately. It’s so funny in her scrappy little baby voice…and she is totally serious about it.
11) Baby A was telling me this morning, “When I grow up, I will have a newborn baby…not a pretend baby…but a real one. And I will have two babies at once, just like you did. And I will have a swing and a bouncy seat.” B chimed in, “I will just have one baby, but I will have a swing and a bouncy seat, too.” [I guess baby gear is top of mind for all future mamas, huh?]
12) I complimented A on a block tower she built, telling her it was perfectly symmetrical. Do you know what that means, I asked her? "It means it's the same on both sides!" I consider the girls to have a pretty big vocabulary, but I love when they can actually define a word back to me...pretty cool!!!