August 16, 2017 | These two are constantly being dragged in front of the camera for light-testing…
July 24, 2017 | Sometimes E is a bit of a homebody, which I don’t mind too much, but I also like for her to see different things! Especially downtown, and this Monday it was time to ride the street car. It was free, and the original plan was to ride to the Rivermarket. But she heard the announcer say we were passing the Library, so I had no chance of getting her past that. Turns out the downtown library is incredible! Not only is the building gorgeous, but they had all sorts of activities and cool books. Since we were right by Crown Center, why not stop in for the free Thomas the Train exhibit?! I had originally told her that we were going to eat at the Train restaurant (Fritz’s) but on the way in the line was a mile long. After Thomas, we returned and the line was even LONGER, so I had a heart-to-heart with her about choosing another spot with no line. I was completely impressed with how she handled it. She admitted that it was sad, but we got to eat our food right away! I really love our days together, and when we got home D took her out back where she loves to play with lizards in the pond. She could be out there for hours!
July 1, 2017 | Monday Mommy-Days are still in full-effect, and I love it. This particular day, I thought we would attempt TWO big places at once, since they literally share a parking lot! First Wonderscope, which has undergone quite a nice renovation. The Grocery room has the most improved overhaul, and it was definitely a top spot for E. After pretending the shop — and buy everything — we moved our way through the tennis-ball room, water tables, and climbing wall. Then a quick change into our swimsuits and we were at Splash Cove! A water park geared towards little kids, it’s great to let E swim/climb all over the whole area. She even went down some of the bigger slides! I tried to go down with her on one of them, but we were immediately scolded by the high-school-age lifeguard…”One at a time!!!”
May 8, 2017 | This will actually include a FEW of the different Mondays we spent together with our cousins during the month of May. With my sister working part time, and both of us using Monday as our “kid” day, it only makes sense to get the whole crew together for some fun! The Museum, the Farmstead, a local nature park, AND a neighborhood park…I think we had all of the Mondays included!
March 27, 2017 | I had my camera next to me as E was enjoying the REWARD of a good nap. the iPad has a few apps that she adores, and it’s something she can only play if she’s a good listener and takes an afternoon nap. WIN! My Little Pony game — that we eventually caved and unlocked all of the ponies — and some Dino puzzles where you feed the right food to the correct beast. Meat eater vs. Leaf eater, etc. I really can’t tell which she likes best. It may be silly to post about the iPad, but that sweet profile makes me incredibly happy.
February 20, 2017 | Today was E’s gymnastics trial! My Mom gifted a session for the big THREE birthday, and since she was off of work she was able to come along. There were no other kids, maybe because it was a holiday? Early in the morning? Who knows…but it’s kinda weird sitting just a few feet away from a lesson, especially when it’s your child’s first time in an environment like that. She liked it, but you could tell after about 20-mins she was ready to do her own thing…ha! Afterwards we all went to Hobby Lobby, then had lunch with with my neighbor gals. E was just awesome…even let us talk A LOT. 🙂
Cut to that night: after her bath I went downstairs to walk the treadmill, and watch ‘This Is Us’. I come upstairs and it’s after 9:15. She’s still talking, happily. I decide to go into her room before I shower, only to find a giant mess of her stuffed animals, and the noise machine is sitting inside the upside down lid of her humidifier. She immediately runs to her bed once I open the door, and I tell her she needs to be asleep. She smiles and asks why I’m mad at her. I smile, she giggles, and I giggle back. Then she kisses my forehead, gives me a hug, then does this thing we do where we push our foreheads together, bug out our eyes and yell “Aaaaaaaahhhhhh!” until she’s got the hiccups from laughing so much. Dang I love that kid. So I tickle her a bit and say we have all the sillies out, to which she replies “There’s a little more in there mommy!” So I tickle her a bit more, tell her I love her, then leave and hit the shower.
She’s seriously the best. I love her silliness, and fearlessness…!