Friday, September 19, 2014

Photo Friday

An honest-to-goodness hug, caught on camera. (Sweet Pea is in a very huggy phase lately, and Little Man occasionally humors her.)

Thursday, September 18, 2014


CC had her first homework assignment this weekend! (It was totally optional, of course, and fun to boot.)

Her teachers sent her home with a large gingerbread man cutout that she could decorate as herself, using whatever materials she wanted. Parents were instructed not to assist, so I was 0% involved (except to tie the tiny bow, which is beyond CC's abilities).

I let CC dig through my bin of arts and crafts supplies and pick whatever she liked. She chose crayons, markers, glitter paint, googly eyes, buttons, and ribbon. Using glue is just about the most exciting thing in her world right now!

The thing weighed about 5 pounds when CC was done. She promptly named it "Gingerbread CC."

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Dog Days

Little Man, being silly in Rory's bed.

If dogs could roll their eyes, Rory definitely would!

Monday, September 15, 2014

No More Cribs

This weekend we decided to take the front rails of Sweet Pea and Little Man's cribs off. They are in "toddler beds" now, loose in their rooms to wreak havoc.

We've tried to make things as safe as possible. We took the glider chair out of the room, because they like to climb on it and rock violently. We took the floor lamp out, lest one child knock it over and brain the other. We took the garbage can out. We prayed.

We're on Day 3 now. And they're staying in bed!! Well, mostly. Little Man occasionally throws his stuffed bear on the floor, just so he can get out of bed to retrieve him. And yesterday, while I was watching a football game and not paying attention to the monitor, Sweet Pea somehow smuggled about 20 books into her bed.

But still, I'm shocked that they're doing this well. Most days they have even napped! Clearly someone must have sneaked in their rooms Friday night and brainwashed them -- that's the only explanation.

In the last few days, Sweet Pea and Little Man have talked about little else. "New beds!" they yell when it's time for naps. "No out bed!" Sweet Pea will tell Little Man from her bed across the room, nodding seriously. "Stay bed!" Little Man reminds her. And then they both fall over laughing.

These kids, I tell you! Endlessly entertaining and adorable. And, as evidenced this weekend, clearly able to shock me to my core. Thank the Lord!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Like Sister, Like Sister

A few days ago, I got Sweet Pea up from her nap to find this:

It was virtually identical to a day with CC, a year and a half ago: 

It must be something in their genes.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Photo Friday

I was very brave earlier in the week, and let all the kids finger paint. Sweet Pea and Little Man had never done it before, and although Sweet Pea had a good time, Little Man hated it.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Eyes Wide Shut

CC had her 3-month follow-up appointment with the ophthalmologist today, and it went very well. Her glasses are doing their job, according to the doctor, so we will go back in 6 months to see if the astigmatism has improved.

We were hoping to pick up her replacement pair of glasses today (after last week's disaster), but unfortunately they ordered the wrong color frame. CC will be wearing bright turquoise glasses until the correct set arrives next week!