For Lent, I absented myself from Facebook again. How original, I know. But for those of you who normally keep up to date with our little life via FB, I directed you to follow the blog which was just silly. Because there haven't been any updates here! I'm sorry.
Linking up with Kelly for 7 quick takes on our generally unexciting, but wonderful life from the last week :)
1. Monday was a little rough. I told J that teacup 1 kindly entered the terrible two phase so I could have an extremely productive Lent and have lots of opportunities for sacrifice. Monday was filled with tantrum's galore, and when I wasn't rolling my eyes, taking deep breaths, or huffing and puffing, I attempted to offer it up for my friends and family who've asked us to pray for them.
Anyway, J has been AMAZING with our two year old going on sixteen, and with me. He took both girls after he worked a full day in the office, and told me to go do something for myself. It's amazing what 25 minutes of reading, wrapped up in a blanket, locked in the bedroom can do! He told me to stay in there longer, but I was starting to feel a little guilty about leaving him with the screams. So yeah, he's been awesome.
2. Teacup 1 is still awesome too. She's starting to stretch her imagination and play pretend. Mostly dialogue goes something like this:
Teacup, shaking finger at Dora: Naughty little girl. Naughty! No hit. No bite! Naughty little girl.
Dora, taken over to Tinkerbell: I sorry Tinbell, I sorry.
Teacup: Punzel (Rapunzel) go in timeout! Punzel in timeout.
|My girly girl|
I vacillate between feeling guilty that her conversations revolve around punishment and hope that maybe, just maybe, she's starting to understand.... She spends a pretty good chunk of her day apologizing to her sister for Dora's same crimes.
3. I bought a book. The Happiest Toddler on the Block. So far I've learned that my toddler is on the level of a primitive caveman and I should appeal to the right side of her brain. So I've taken to shouting into her right ear, JK!
4. My friend and I are starting the Rory Gilmore reading challenge. It should last the rest of our lives. It's over 300 books or something. But, we are starting with A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. I thought I read this quite a few years ago, but now I'm not sure. I love it though! Betty Smith writes phenomenally! I feel like I see and hear exactly what Francie Nolan (main character) does. It is very descriptive, but perfectly so. Every word is so intentional.
5. I was reading a different book, Outlander, but had to return it. I was so disappointed by it. It's got time travel, 17th century Scotland, and a love story. Oh, but boy is it heavy on the "love" story. Let's just call it a Romance novel, which really isn't my thing. I also really wasn't connecting with the characters, they seemed kind of flat, so I decided my time might be better spent moving onto something else.
6. The girls and I went to the library this week. Teacup 1 got a whole slew of new books. She's pretty into Fancy Nancy, whom she calls Fancy Fancy. We also got out Babar, another Olivia book, and some more Curious George. I picked out The Island of the Skog by Steven Kellog because I remembered loving it when I was younger, but probably older than Teacup because so far she hasn't been too impressed. Teacup 2 enjoyed the outing, but she mostly just eats books at this point, so all the library books are out of reach for now.
|Occasionally she reads to herself :)|
|Slippers also apparently taste good|
7. The girls are getting a little better about playing with each other every day.
|Riding in a box: Favorite activity|
|What's wrong with this picture?|
Teacup 2 adeptly pulls herself up on everything now and just yesterday started letting go and standing on her own for a few seconds. She's already bigger than her sister was at a year, and she's only 9 months old.
Who knows, maybe I'll get around to posting on Sunday to link up with Rosie!