It’s been another busy week of school and new house stuff, but thank goodness there’s been a lot of SUPER to see us through!
1) One day after supper, A told me, “I have a homemade tooth.” I didn’t understand, so I asked her what she meant. “I like everything you make, Mommy.” I finally put that together with my explanation of Daddy’s “sweet tooth” a few days prior. Hahaha!
2) The girls wanted to help me make supper last week. I had plans to make fajitas, so I asked if they wanted to peel the onions. They got all the skins off, and then after I cut the onion into slices, they separated all the slices into individual pieces. They were so proud at what they’d done…although it made poor A cry and she didn’t understand why. Bless her heart!
3) I have a habit of calling the girls “tiny”…as in, “You’re my sweetest tiny,” or, “You’re my tiny baby girl.” The girls know that, even after they’re grown, they’ll always be my tiny babies, and they like to reassure themselves (and me!) of that. Often, in response to, “You’re my tiny baby,” my Baby A will say, “And you’re my tiny mommy,” in the sweetest little voice. Melt.
4) While we were visiting the new house, we decided to take our first walk in the new neighborhood. I cannot wait to explore all the new spaces...together with the girls!
5) Last weekend we went out for breakfast, and we decided to try Panera. Panera is our go-to for coffee and a mid-morning snack, and occasionally for lunch, but we’d never taken the girls there for a full breakfast meal. It was such a nice, peaceful time, and it was pretty sweet to remember that Hubby and I used to enjoy breakfast there from time to time…long before the girls were born.
6) Daddy loves to practice numbers with the girls…these days, that’s usually writing a big number and having them say it correctly. It was so cool to hear the girls practicing themselves one evening after supper. They were bent over a 300+ page story book, calling out the page numbers for the various stories.
7) The girls were really focused on maps for a couple of days this week. I heard them looking at one of the world maps we have, pointing things out to each other. “That’s an island,” and, “Those are in different time zones.” Hee hee!
8) One morning before breakfast, I complimented the girls on how incredibly nicely they were playing together. I reminded the girls how blessed they are to have each other. “You know Mommy didn’t have a sissy to play with when she was a little girl.” My A piped in immediately, “But you do now!” Yes, I do...two, in fact. And I'm so thankful they share each other with their mommy!
9) The girls were in a disagreement over something play-related, and I heard B tell A in a very calm, yet firm, voice, "Sissy, this is my decision." Hee hee!
10) The girls were talking about how thing will be when they grow up. My A said she would have twins "...but I'll just keep one and give the other one to Sissy." Bwahahaha!
11) The girls were working on some sort of mystery "collages" at the table. I heard B say to A, "I'm going to line these pieces up with the cardinal directions." Hee hee! Apparently even an artist should be organized. (And she might just get that from her mama!)
12) I love four-year old mispronunciations...B accidentally said "puffet" for "puppet", to a chorus of giggles. And A apparently combined "colander" and "pollen" to get "pollander".
13) "Mommy! That man on the motorcycle is almost naked!" "And that's not safe!" It was just a guy with no helmet and a very sparse tank top, but you'd better believe it made me pause, though!
14) My A wanted to play with a particular toy by herself, so she declared she was going into the living room. Not 10 seconds later, B whined, "Mommy! I'm lonely by myself in the den!" Twin sisters...can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em.
15) On Friday we met our friends A&E at Jackson’s Orchard. It was a HOT day, but it was so sweet to see our little ladies playing together. For some reason, my A&B were feeling a little shy, but A&E invited them to play right away, and by the end of the morning, they were all holding hands. So sweet! And to top it off, we all went to lunch together…all four girls did a great job, and the parents actually logged some semi-coherent conversation!
|All four kiddos, going down the big slide, almost at the same time!|
So thankful for lots of SUPER!