Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A graduation, a birthday, and summer vacation

June 25- Today the girls and dada had yet another busy day. They spent time at the park, went to the bakery to look at a giant gingerbread house, and played at home. When I got home from work, we played at the swings and played with water balloons. Both girls enjoyed the balloons, although M did a better job of not popping them, with made E mad since that meant that M had a balloon and she didn't.

June 24- We had dinner at Great Gramma's because one of my cousins was in town. E had a great time playing with him, E, and her cousin S. E doesn't have much experience playing with "big boys" so I could tell she thought some of the ways he played were a little funny.

M had a good time with the frisbee although wasn't too interested in playing with the other kids. It worked out just fine though since there were plenty of adults inside to give her attention.

M went to Grandpa Ada's today so that dada and E could spend some time together. They made fairy wands and built a lego toy.

M has been talking up a storm lately, she is clearly starting to try for some words, she is starting to repeat sounds. I'm pretty sure she says "bubbles" (bubba)

June 23-This was the girls first day home with dada. They started out with a bang, going to the Children's Museum and the ice cream parlor, I hope the rest of their days can be that exciting!

M has been very into this spatula lately, we don't know why, but she uses it to eat her snacks.

June 22- M has been very into this spatula lately, we don't know why, but she uses it to eat her snacks. This morning we set out to take both girls to the zoo, but M fell asleep in the car on the way over. We were able to drop her off with Ama for a nap and dada and I got to take E to the zoo alone. It was great to have some one-on-one time with E, its been a long time since she's gotten that and I think she really enjoyed the zoo.

June 21- We went to the Strawberry festival at the farmers market today. E got her face painted with "Elsa Eyes" and M had some dessert samples. There weren't too many strawberry things to try, which was a little disappointing. M was a little doll at the market, every time we passed flowers she wanted to stop and smell them, it was very sweet. The girls spent some time in the evening with grandma and grandpa N, so that dada and I could celebrate his birthday, they had a fun time and got to watch some of the Lego movie (E's current favorite)

June 20- Today was a little bittersweet, it was E's graduation day from her daycare Kids Junction. She has gone there since she was six months old, and moved through their various classrooms, so today we had to say goodbye to some people who had been very important to her. Miss Chris, Miss Hillary, and Miss Trisha had all known her since she was a baby.

The graduate picked McDonalds for her special dinner, and both she and M ventured into the play place tunnels for the first time. Usually they both stand at the top of the steps.

June 19- It was dada's birthday today, E went to Kids Junction (I thought it might be a easier transition if she was their the entire week) and M went to Ama and Ada's. I was lucky enough to have breakfast with M and Ada. We had birthday dinner at the Nitty Gritty as usual, and dada enjoyed his party.

The girls are reading Darth Vader and Son together, E offered to read it to M, I thought it might make dada's birthday to see his girls reading Star Wars together.

June 18- M made short work of this corn on the cob, I have never seen her eat quite so much!

June 17-We've been having a hard time with M and milk. She did her best ever with this non-sippy cup.

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