This was the girls’ first week of four-year old preschool. Between that and lots of house stuff going on, it’s been a busy one! Still, I’m so thankful for lots of SUPER stuff to cite!
1) I loved seeing how giddy the girls were to get their backpacks and lunch boxes ready for school on Monday. They had to practice opening and closing every little pocket and zipper, and then they had to parade around the house in full gear. I remember being so proud of getting a new lunch box when I was a little girl…it’s just crazy that I now have my own excitable pair!
2) As the girls were getting dressed for their first day of preschool on Tuesday, my sweet B said, "Mommy, can we wear the same thing today so people will know we go together?"
3) I think it was Baby A who started this a few weeks ago, and it’s now become part of our nighttime routine. The girls take turns choosing a bedtime story each night. These days, the trick is to hide the book before Mommy and Sissy get back to the bedroom. Daddy is usually the accomplice, although so far, the book has been hidden in only a couple of places. It’s so much fun to watch the girls try to “trick” Mommy.
4) Daddy has been trying to teach the girls the “slap hands” game (I don’t know the name of it…where you try to trick your opponent into pulling her hands back before they get slapped). The girls are heee-larious!!! They get the concept of the game, but their reflexes are pretty slow. Baby A will say, “Mommy, I want you to pull your hands back verrrrry sloooooowly towards your body.” HA!
5) Baby B’s pronunciation is typically very good, and I think she used to say the word “normally” correctly. She’s turned it into an exaggerated “NERmally”, though, and it never fails to crack me up.
6) Baby A was looking at a picture from her first birthday party, the girls with their smash cakes. "Mommy, I'd like a whole cake again sometime, OK?" She is her father’s daughter!
7) I haven’t written much about it…because I still don’t quite want to believe it’s true…but the girls haven’t been napping over the past month. But this week – once for Baby B and twice for Baby A – the girls ASKED to nap! Bliss! And of course we had to celebrate the double nap with ICE CREAM!
8) I feel kinda silly admitting I’ve never made a smoothie. I almost think I’ve never had a smoothie, come to think of it. The girls got cookbooks for Christmas, and they oogle them from time to time. As a special treat on the first day of school, I had them pull out their book and find the smoothie recipe. They helped me make a strawberry-banana smoothie (mixed with vanilla yogurt). They thought it was the best treat ever!
9) I took the girls to the yogurt shop one afternoon, and I couldn’t help but sing along to some of the songs they were playing. A John Mayer tune came on, and I told the girls he is one of the best guitar players in the world. My A contributed to the conversation, very nonchalantly, "Elton John is one of the best singers." And then B piped in, "Sissy, it's SIR Elton John."
10) Few things make me happier than seeing one of my girls walk by the other and plant a sweet kiss on the top of her head or her cheek. (Of course those kisses occasionally evolve into hugs...then tumbles...then brawls...but the initial contact is so very precious.)
11) The girls were playing one morning with a set of color-coded stacking miniature chairs. Baby A came barreling into the kitchen with a wild look in her eyes, "Mommy! Three six's is 18!" I love seeing the wheels turning in their little minds!
12) When I walked in their room one morning, B greeted me with the Beatles' "Yesterday." Together, we segued into "Here Comes the Sun"...until Baby A rolled over and growled, "STOP THE SONGS!!!" They're a bit different in the mornings.
So thankful for the SUPER in our week!