Chris was busy over his "vacation" -- his biggest task was painting the girls' bedroom. We had picked a pink that I thought would look less Pepto Bismol and more dusty rose. I was out while Chris painted, and he called to let me know that he thought it might be a little darker than I expected. I told him to go ahead, there wasn't much we could do about it now! I came home and was greeted by the pinkest pink I'd ever seen! We also put up the toddler bed for Rachael. The girls were SO excited about their room! Here are a couple of pictures of them as they first came in, and you can catch a glimpse of the pink:
Gracie pretends to sleep for her photo op...
Rachael pretends to stretch and yawn...
Gracie brought home her second report card -- that's still a little wild! She's doing great in school, and she's really impressing us with how well she's reading! There is no point in spelling out words in front of her anymore, she'll figure it out! Chris and I are going to have to figure out a new kind of code! Grace loves coming home and telling us what she's learned, and I LOVE that!
Rachael is also still a huge fan of school! For a little while there, she was acting like she was going to bolt after me when I dropped her off, but all it took was her sweet teacher offering to let her paint, and usually she'd be fine! :-) After the break, she was back to walking herself in and barely sparing me a wave! She is definitely talking clear enough for strangers to understand, and the funniest thing is when she gets her hands going! We are still working on the potty training thing -- and I do mean WE, it definitely takes parental involvement! She knows what to do, I think it's just going to take me being willing to give up the diapers and Pull-Ups during the day altogether, and I'm not there yet! Soon, though!
The girls are so much fun, especially when they play together, which they do fairly well! Lately Rachael has become a little bit more affectionate with Grace, coming over and sitting in her lap or randomly giving her hugs. Gracie will usually holler out, "Mama! Look!" so I don't miss it. Love them!
Things are warming up here, hope that you and your family are staying warm as well!