Monday, January 21, 2008
our reunion in Orlando last fall. Tonight she begged to wear them again, and when she finally got to put them on, she sighed and said, "Oh, now I am so comfortable!" She's even wearing the snowman slippers in bed right now.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Yesterday, though, Anna said something different: "Oh, I burped in my bottom!"
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Anna had been talking all day about the snow and wanting to make footprints and snowballs, so she finally got to. She walked all over the front yard making footprints, and the snow was perfect for snowballs. Cara had a little bit of a hard time walking in the snow, which came up to her knees in parts. They batted at the plants to make the snow fall off them. Cara ate some snow - Anna didn't. I think this might have been the first time Cara played in the snow. They ended up playing outside for an hour, and there was a lot of crying when it was time to go inside, so they had fun.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
She has also gotten into the habit of wanting whatever anyone else is eating, much to Beth's chagrin. Cara is still a very good eater, and most of the time eats her own dinner. Only then she'll want a bite of whatever you have, no matter what it is, or how much she's already eaten. And it inevitably turns out that she ends up eating half of your meal, along with her own. Too bad Anna didn't inherit any of Cara's appetite. Oh, she also likes to use her hands instead of her fork, especially with things like pasta and mashed potatoes, which she'll squish in her hands like lotion. She also loves butter - wants it on everything. Sometimes when you ask her what she wants for dinner, she'll say, "Butter!"
She's also recently discovered the little cat door that leads down into the basement. She treats it like it's her own personal toy dispenser, of sorts, like a laundry chute. She'll take a toy, open the cat door, and toss the toy through the door, letting it fall all the way to the bottom of the basement stairs. She'll also empty a basket of toys onto the floor, simply to empty the basket of toys.
She loves the Little Golden Books, and she can very quickly empty them from the bookcase onto the floor as she looks at them. One of those books is a counting book, where for #10, it says "Ten little monsters make a mess." I say that should have been written "One little monster makes a mess."
Saturday, January 12, 2008
I updated our picture gallery with pictures from Christmas (Day-to-Day->2007-2008 Winter). You can just tell that the girls felt awful. You can even tell they were crying even as they're opening presents.
They did really like their presents, though. They really enjoyed the books, the videos, the puzzles, the stickers, the new pajamas… Anna actually wanted to wear her new pajamas with the footies, which was a change from her always wanting to wear the silky snowman PJs with fluffy slippers that she got from (I think) Abuela and Titi Edna while we were in Orlando. She still loves those PJs, by the way, and even when she's not wearing them, she'll frequently insist on wearing the slippers to bed.
They really enjoyed the Curious George and Sesame Street blankets that Aunt Raquel made for them - they use them every time they go to bed. Cara was enthralled by this little Silent Night book that plays the song and has lots of little twinkling lights that flash around baby Jesus' head. We heard that song all night long, and all day long, for several days. They really did enjoy all of their presents - I won't list all of them, but thank you all for the gifts. You helped make their Christmas very special.
I unfortunately had to work to meet some deadlines - Christmas day was the only day I completely took off. I did get to take the girls back to see the big Winter Lights display, which I had promised we'd go see again before they took all the lights down for the season.
The girls are giggling in their room right now, so have to go tell them (again) to go to sleep. At least they're staying in their own beds. They've just been lying in their beds, giggling.
Friday, January 11, 2008
Anna and Cara don't really care to hear much of it except for the final movement with the horses. Although Anna does tiptoe during the "beach" music that leads up to the horsie part. Someday I'll be able to teach them the whole story.
Click here to see a video I recorded yesterday of the girls running around and around to the William Tell Overture.