It has been a whirlwind lately - sooo busy! I have had a bunch of stories I have wanted to blog about with accompanying pictures. But now that we are moving into the holidays, I figured it was time for one big post just to catch up. We had a fun weekend full of lots of family time. Brooke is coming into her own and is developing such a great personality. Tonight I was trying to pull something out of her mouth and she bit down HARD on my finger (boy...her teeth are SHARP!!), as I screamed she laughed so hard!! And all while she was laughing, she kept chomping down. She laughed so hard that despite the pain, I couldn't help laughing. And while my finger was in there I discovered two new teeth and what feels like a third coming in!
As I said in my last post, I love the age of three. I feel like I can communicate and joke with Reilly and a whole new level. Tonight she reminded me of my childhood a couple times. She built a fort this weekend for her and Brooke to play in, and we talked about how cool it would be to sleep in there. I remember my sister, Wendy, and I doing that.
Then just now as I was starting this blog post, she kept coming out of her bed to "tell me something." I went back in with her one time and in her bed was Ariel, flounder, a picture of her and cousin Ben and her pink sheep lovey. She told me she was pretending the picture was the ocean and flounder had to stay on the picture because he lives in the ocean...and so does Ariel, but she is too big to stay on the picture. hahah! So, then we decided the carpet would make a better ocean so they should all sleep down there. And since Sebastian was missing, her lovey was pretending to be him. As I was leaving her room, she made me swim out!
I know this sounds like a ramble, but I think parents will appreciate the joy this night brought me :-) And Wendy will know why I thought it was fun that Reilly made the carpet the ocean. Because when we were kids...our carpet was blue and we used to jump from bed to bed pretending they were boats and the carpet was the ocean.
Without further rambling, here is a collection of random photos from the last two months. They don't go together, they are all just special events and moments that I wanted to capture on the blog.
Daddy showing Reilly how to cut a balloon out of the fan -- oops!
Reilly riding a pony
Reilly and her class as "Shabbat Stars"
Reilly's soccer coach trying to convince her to kick the ball
Reilly and Grandpa spending quality time at the gazebo
Reilly and Cousin Holden at the park