Thursday, February 25, 2010
We opened a few presents for Norah on her actual birthday, which was the 21st. She will have her real party on Saturday. The Zebra was the biggest hit, but mostly with the big girls! Of course they could hardly wait for their turn on it. Shiloah was especially excited, as you can see. Good thing they all weigh less than 45 pounds!
Every night the girls get to pick out one book each before bedtime. They then will call, "Snuggle Stories!" That means that they get to fit under one of my arms and listen to the story. I"m not sure what I"ll do when Norah wants in on the Snuggles, too.
Our middle Sweetie is 3 years old now! She had a Fancy Dress Dinner Party and Birthday Ball for her birthday. We did makeup and dancing, had some dinner and cake and a few fun games. One of her presents was a Strawberry Shortcake costume, which she loves wearing. The make up is just water color paints, by the way.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Norah is a great little helper with all the clean dishes!
We brought the easel in to do some painting the other day. Snow is driving us crazy!! I really feel for those of you in the DC area.
Monday, February 1, 2010
We got another foot of snow the other day. We went outside to play and Papa got his workout in for the day - pulling the girls on the sled through the snow at full speed! They loved it!
Again, Norah did not like the snow, though she did much better in her snowsuit this time.
We went sledding and jumped on the snow-covered jumper.
All the girls had their beautiful dresses on. Tinkerbell, aka Hannah, was organizing the whole story as usual, letting everyone know their parts and what they were allowed to do, or not allowed to do. She was the mom, and, she told me, that meant she knew lots of stuff.
We decided to get bundled up and go out on the jumper the other day. This was Norah's first jumper experience and she LOVED it! She laughed so hard at the way she would bounce when the girls jumped near her and she never gave up trying to stand up and walk.
Disclaimer: we know better than to fight with an irrational, inconsolable 3 year-old. We usually just put her in her bed and let her scream until she's done, and we let her come out when she is ready to behave appropriately.
Shiloah did eventually get her pajamas on!