First, we've been attending story hour at the library in my home town ever Thursday morning. It's much better than the library in the town where we live, and it's only a bout a 5 minute drive. Raya has "friends" that attend this library too, and seems to enjoy going! It's fun to watch her in a group of kids like that. She's very shy. She complies with directions to sit on her carpet square and she quietly listens to the story, but she hadn't been following the librarians directions as far as joining in for singing and hand motions etc. that go along with the books. She'd instead just sit there and look at the other kids and act really shy. Well before we went today I had a long talk with her about following the teacher directions and we've been playing "story hour" at our house and I've been pretending to be the librarian, etc. So today it was super cute, when the librarian asked them to do the first little hand motion rhyme thing Raya looked at me, smiled big, and then did it! I was so proud haha. She was still very shy about it, but she did it so that was really cool. She always loves participating in the craft/activity at the end----I can't really figure out why she gets scared of the songs.
After story hour I dropped the girls off with my mom for the a fternoon. I had some errands to run in town and after this blog update I have Etsy orders to work on! The girls today are wearing their matching "Grandma's Little Angel" shirts from Children's Place hehe...I thought maybe Grandma would offer to adopt them that way or something LOL (just kidding! ;-)
|Her angelic sweet face haha|
And now a couple Raya "funnies" to share. First, the other day we were playing outside and Raya wanted to go for a walk. I told her no, it was too windy and I didn't want to push the stroller against the wind up our giant hill haha. Well she kept begging and I kept saying no and finally s he looked at me and said "Mommy, I'm not going to tell you again! I go for a walk!" I couldn't help but laugh, it was too funny LOL. I can't imagine who she's ever heard say that before :-P
Then recently we were getting ready to go in the car and Brielle needed her hat on. Raya grabbed her hat and said "i do it!" and then she put the hat on Brielle, stood back and looked at her and said "There! You look so cute now!" :-) Once again, I have no idea who she's ever heard say that before!! hehe
And lastly today, Lee left for work and Brielle was crying because she wanted him. I picked her up and she stopped crying---and Raya looked at me and said "Sometimes a baby just needs her mommy" ....and I said "oh, well that ok. Are there some times when *you* need your mommy too??" and she said "No, Dada's my favorite now." ...and I was shocked because she NEVER says that and I asked "oh, well why is Daddy your new favorite?" and Raya said "because....he has a new phone and I get to color on it and play games" hahaha. Lee has an internet phone now and he's been letting her do apps or whatever on it. I called Lee and told him what she said and he goes "oh, so that's all it takes to become the favorite huh?!" :-)
In other news, yesterday I had Sawyer and Harper here. Every activity I get out I must weigh the mess vs. time distracted :-P Well I decided to get my big basket of balls out knowing that it would be a HUGE mess, but betting that the time distracted would also be great. And I was right! They played with the balls for quite awhile---until the babies discovered they were fun to throw over the banister into the basement hehe
|Sweet face pose|
|Raya's version LOL|
|Snot nose #1|
|Snot nose #2|
|I told him to make a scary face|
|I told Raya to make a "scary face" too, but she got confused and instead acted scared instead LOL|
|Attempt at a group photo didn't go so well...bad lighting, lots of distractions, and Sawyer kept saying,|
"and now you will leave us alone Shawna, right?"
In other news, my child is a thief! We wer at Children's Place so that I could use some free money there that I had...and Raya was running around looking at stuff. Well at one point she showed me these bracelets she had found, and I said "oh cool....now go put them back" and I didn't think much of it because she usually follows my directions like that just fine. So anyways fast forward to me unpacking the stroller at a much later time and suddenly these two braclets fall out!!!!!!!!!!!!!
She frickin' stole them! Do they put 2 year olds in jail? haha. So anyways, I gave her a stern talking to (about how if we're going to steal something we steal things that are much cuter than silly old bracelets! ------just kiddin' :-) ....I told her she can't have them because we didn't pay for them. Good grief kid haha. I haven't decided if it's worth me going all the way back there to return them or what....but the kid doesn't even like bracelets so I'm still confused about the whole thing :-P
Another thing we didn't pay for---baby Violet (baby Vi)
My parents got this doll and had it at their house. Well Raya fell in love and convinced Grandma to let her take it home haha. My dad named her Violet because she has purple eyes (yeah, a little weird right? But they are totally violet eyes!) Anyways, I love dolls so i think it's great that Raya is really getting into them. The creepy thing though? Sitting down to watch the news and looking up to see this damn baby perched there just staring at me LOL
Or how about how when we made brownies the other night....baby Vi had to look in the oven with Raya to check and see if they were cooking ;-)
Switching gears again, check out the girls flying the kite they got from the Easter Bunny
And lastly, some pics of the girls in their pjs the other morning, putting on a puppet show for me :-)
|I was doing "so big!" with Brielle, and then Raya wanted to do it LOL.|