Since I pretty much never leave the house lately (wayyy too painful to move more than 3 feet at a time) – we have been staying home a lot more. Even so, we have been busy!
Here are a few snapshots of the happenings around here lately…
Ginger and Violet LOVE picking roses. Today they had a “beach party” and a “tea party” in the backyard, so of course, they had to have full bouquets of roses.
The truth is that I planted these rose bushes for the girls – so I don’t mind it one bit if they pick all the roses! Ginger (5) has loved roses since she was a baby – and so I wanted to make sure she always has fresh roses around her whenever possible. 🙂
We had a ton of shells (still with sand in them) from earlier trips to the beach – so we got out some and cleaned them for today’s “beach party” – really added to the authenticity! 😉
Daisy has been by my side non-stop lately. Wherever I go, she is right there like my little shadow. She is trying to protect me and take care of me, I think!
Ginger (5) loves to leave me notes and drawings under my pillow. Lately they all say: Get Well Soon! – which I think is a translation for: Hope this baby comes out asap!
More Ginger drawings:
This is a drawing of Paprika at a State Fair Pepper Contest – I guess Paprika won for growing the largest red pepper:
More love notes from under my pillow:
Ginger (5) wants to read books for HOURS at night – it’s actually sort of an issue because she doesn’t ever want to go to sleep and instead will insist on reading. If she doesn’t get to read for HOURS, she will cry – A LOT.
The other night, I listened to her read aloud two books that were over 60 pages each – so that’s 120+ pages…and I was sooo tired. She really loves having an audience to read to – and doesn’t want to read alone. I even told her she could stay up as late as she wanted reading with a flashlight, but she wasn’t into that. Needless to say, I am leaving a lot more room at night for bedtime reading (at least an hour or two) because otherwise, it’s a major meltdown.
Ginger says she doesn’t need to sleep ever – which is kind of true at the moment. Paprika (8) is usually the same way, but she has been going through a growth spurt, I think. So, Paprika is like: Ginger, I am tired! We need to go to sleep!
But, Paprika is also a great big sister to Ginger – and the other night when I was DONE with Ginger reading (I HAD to go to bed!) – Paprika took her in the living room and let her read aloud to her for a long time. So, that helped me a bit. I feel bad limiting the nighttime reading – but I also have limits, you know?! LOL
Always, always, always reading…
It rained all last weekend, so we took out the archery equipment and had fun shooting arrows in the rain in our backyard.
We just bought this archery practice target on Amazon. And, thank goodness, because before our target was a tree in our backyard (which nobody ever shot successfully- haha).
Daisy had to oversee, of course! 🙂
Violet (3) making pancakes with Daddy over the weekend. Paprika (8) successfully cooked her first set of pancakes this weekend by herself (Yay! Life skills!) – so that was exciting, too!
Violet (3) drawing on the back porch. This has become one of her favorite places to be – drawing all sorts of things on the whiteboard.
I forgot to mention earlier that when we went to my OB appointment on Friday, the doctor (who loves Paprika) – let her use the doppler to listen to the baby’s heartbeat and then let her use his stethescope to listen to everyone in the room’s heart. It was so special for her! He suggested that she take over his practice one day. She felt soooo special. It was a really great moment for us all.
So, that’s a few of the things we’ve been up to – lots of rainy days, staying home, and waiting on baby! Soon! 🙂