Two weeks ago we vacationed in our back yard. With temperatures in the upper 60’s, we spent most of the daylight hours playing, having picnics and going for walks. I put laundry and cleaning on hold, because I knew winter was coming. Here are the girls, geared up for an afternoon walk:
The summer weather is over, and winter is here. We don’t quite have enough snow to build a snowman, but the girls are eagerly awaiting a couple more inches of packing snow.
Savannah is nearing 9 months now. She has been army crawling for about two months and occasionally takes a couple crawling steps on her hands and knees. She can get where she wants to go pretty quickly! Savannah’s words so far are “mama,” “dada” and “more,” and she does a little bit of sign language. Here’s a picture of the pretty girl:
Madeline is our fun-loving middle girl. She enjoys life, wears ballerina dresses, and carries princesses with her everywhere. She also likes holding Savannah. Spending time alone with Madeline is delightful. I cherish those moments!
Kayla is the type of child who, if you give her a spare moment, creates some sort of imaginary world for play. I definitely support and encourage her imagination. However, I’ve discovered that if I want to do some sort of learning activity with Kayla, I have to be very careful of “transition times.” Before I know it Kayla has entered her own little world, and it’s tough to bring her back to reality! She and I work together to find the balance she needs. She’s super creative, and she’s a great reader, too. I can’t believe the stories she is already reading as we work on phonics together.
Stay tuned for more news from our family …