Tuesday, July 27, 2010
These are a summer necessity in our house, useful for many occasions -- like lunch! "Goggles" is also one of Norah's words, and she occasionally will wear some.
Hannah and Shiloah are doing great with their swimming lessons and are able to really swim! They're not quite able to tread water, but getting there! That will be a day of relief for me.
Posted by Danielle Paxton at 5:30 AM
Monday, July 26, 2010
Norah and I spent a long time playing Babies together last week. She was most interested in putting them to bed, feeding them, and making them go wee-wee in the swing. She has a very serious concentrating face, and very big cheeks, too. Eventually the other girls joined in the game but that was a little too much for Norah to handle. Not too long after she found another toy to play with. She didn't even complain.
Posted by Danielle Paxton at 6:13 PM
Now that Norah is almost 1 and a half, she is very interested in doing everything the same way that her sisters do it. So, she wants to sit at the same table, eat the same snacks, do the same crafts (as you will see below). She's quite coordinated and competent, so it's actually not that bad! And, she enjoys it so much that it makes everything much easier to have her participate equally. Getting the older girls to leave her alone is really the big trick.
Posted by Danielle Paxton at 5:29 PM
For her 5 year old birthday Hannah, Shiloah and Norah got all the talking "Doot-doots" (this is the name that Norah gave to the collective group of Woody, Jessie and Buzz). It has caused quite a stir in our home and given way to many, many disputes and rewards. Ahh... but, now that we've had a few weeks of getting used to them, it has calmed down a bit. We have "Doot-doot" days and we have NOT "Doot-doot" days. They have accepted it.
Posted by Danielle Paxton at 5:16 PM
Posted by Danielle Paxton at 5:12 PM
Hannah is really into drawing on her magna doodles, which she calls her drawing boards. She was particularly proud of this drawing, and I have to say I agree with her! It's a fantastic drawing of some princess mermaids and one princess human. So whimsical!
Posted by Danielle Paxton at 4:42 PM