Have I ever mentioned how much I adore watching my girls learn?? This week Babykins has started waving, blowing kisses, turning pages in her books, dancing and saying “ni’ ni’” when she is tired! Pumpkin has learned several new letters, has continued to quiz me on every topic under the sun and is still the world’s best big sister!
Sadly, we have had several sleep interruptions this last week, which has made our sleep challenge… challenging. I hope you all are having better success, but we haven’t given up. We’re still less than 1/3 of the way through the month, so we’ll redouble our efforts and see if we can make some improvements.
In spite of being short on sleep, I’ve been so encouraged by how much more patient I’ve been with the craziness of parenting. Not just acting more patiently, but actually feeling patient. If you missed my posts on parenting patiently, you can read them here (first and second).
We are so excited for Fall (Autumn)! The cooler weather, the beautiful leave, the festivals with delicious foods and hand-made crafts! We’re hoping to get out a lot this year to visit the festivals and craft fairs, do some hiking and just soak up some good family time.
By the way, that ^^^ is what my living room floor looks like from morning to evening, every single day. The girls dump the toy basket and play together for hours, then clean up in the evening before bed. I don’t mind the mess, because it means that I get to have my girls close to me all day! Anybody else have a living room that looks like that?
And if I banished the toys to their rooms, I would miss seeing their sweet faces! *happy mama sigh*
And I just had to share this. Do you see that 5 1/2 inch gap? That is a chair turned on it’s side to keep the baby out of her big sister’s room. I ran to the source of panicked screams and found the baby half-way through this tiny gap!! She had somehow managed to squeeze through until her hips wedged her in. It took some serious effort to get her out, that’s for sure! Go grab a tape measure and look at just how small 5 1/2 inches (14 centimeters) is! And our nine-month-old is in 18-month clothes, so it’s not like she’s tiny!! Some things just amaze me.