Happy Friday, friends!
Matty is home today so it truly is a GOOD Friday.
While we’re on the subject of Good Friday, Lucy came home from school yesterday singing a song about Jesus on the cross and, while it was very cute, I’m thankful she didn’t seem to have too many questions about the words and what they meant. At this age, all the books we’ve bought for Easter talk about how God sends new life to us through flowers and baby animals in the spring time. That’s enough for now.
In case you’ve been on the edge of your seat, Emmy’s sleep regression is still going strong. That probably explains why it’s 8:40 on Thursday night and Matty and I are both showered and hunkered in bed. We tired!
Ok, on to the good stuff!
These two brought their A games during a baking session on Monday morning.
The Kindle helped keep the peace while I vacuumed on Monday. Lucy found the cutest game where you can play “mommy” and make dinners, snacks, and take care of a baby. The girls love it.
I do most of my blogging/computer work in the evenings after the girls go to bed, and this is why. As soon as I break out the computer this little lady wants to “do work” and send gibberish messages to her daddy and grandmas.
Emmy woke up super early the other morning, and one of us was happier about it than the other!
Remember on Wednesday’s post when I said I was a little nervous about Emmy’s check up? Well, she is nothing if not consistent and screamed the entire time. So much so that the doctor said we could probably cancel her 2.5 year check up in October because there’s no need to put everyone through that again. This is when I got her to calm down enough to let me set her down for a second. ugh!
Happy girls on the way out of the doctor, though!
Is there anything better than waking up from a nap to find that your Grandma has arrived with Easter baskets??
Lucy was more interested in spreading the basket grass everywhere.
Lucy got a game called Zingo in her basket, and she LOVES it. She got up right away yesterday so we could play a few rounds before school.
These heart glasses were in their baskets too. Emmy wore hers to preschool drop off and to Target, and she was a big hit!
I was reading the packet that I got at Emmy’s check up, and this is what it suggests parents do when they feel they are getting too angry at their two-year-old. And what exactly is the misbehaving child supposed to be doing while I’m completing one of these time consuming tasks?? I’ll probably stick to my method of shoving a chocolate chip cookie in my mouth and then heading back to the trenches.
Wanna hear about my super awesome parenting moment?
Every few months I do a stuffy/toy clean out . . . usually when the girls are out of the house. The girls’ stuffy collection is getting a little crazy, and with Easter and Lucy’s birthday coming up I figured it’s time for a little out with the old, in with the new.
I took a few minutes to explain to Lucy that there are boys and girls who aren’t as lucky as she and Emmy are and that their parents aren’t able to buy them new toys, stuffies, and clothes.
I asked her if she thought that was sad, and she said yes.
Then I asked her if she’d like to help them, and she said yes.
Then I told her she needed to pick two stuffies that she hasn’t played with in a while to donate to less fortunate boys and girls . . . and she lost her ever loving mind!
I gave her plenty of chances to do it and told her that if she didn’t want to choose then I would. I didn’t get angry, I just tried to help her see that it was important to help those in need. And once I chose the four stuffies to donate (two from Lucy’s bin and two from Emmy’s), Lucy cried for 27 minutes. I may have scarred her for life.
If you need advice on how to raise caring and compassionate children, I’m your girl! 😉
We are supposed to go to our neighborhood egg hunt tomorrow, but the weather isn’t looking the greatest. Boo!!
We’ll be spending Easter Sunday at my parents’ house. It’s going to be half Easter and half celebrating Andy’s birthday . . . two special events happening on the same day this year!
Happy Easter to You!!