Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Toddler Health...

We've had illness going through this house over the past weeks. Tis the season and we now have three expert germ spreaders. It started off with this little one.

Sometimes you just can't make it accross the floor and have to rest for about 40 minutes.

Olivia had the bug this last week and has been sleeping in most mornings. Paige does not like being without her sister. So after Olivia woke up and a movie was started, Paige sat as close to her big sister as Olivia would allow.

Unfortunately a sick Olivia is not a cuddly Olivia, so this didn't last long. But apparently standards change between Paige and Taya.

Even though Taya is getting bigger and more squirmy than ever, Olivia still wants to hold her and treat her like a newborn. Taya is obliging for about one minute.

Paige got lots of practice playing solo this last week. Not her favorite, but new games that nobody understands were invented including this one involving a mirror and a princess tiara.

Since we had about a dozen different sicknesses the first half of November that means we are done til at least after Christmas, right? Optimism is always best I say.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Life Continuing...

Life has a lot going on these days. Sometimes it's big things. Sometimes it's little things. One of the little things I find myself doing at some point every day is searching for the beloved soothers. (Pacifiers as they say south of the border.)  It's a true mystery as to where they go. Sometimes one child is hoarding them. Sometimes the other accidentally rolls it under a sofa or bed. Sometimes they are simply never seen again. So when I ran my hand down the side of the big brown recliner yesterday, it was very satisfying to find this.

That should get us going for a few more days. I have another set coming in the mail. By the time it arrives we may really need them again. The small things aren't always as small as they seem, let me tell you.

Now for the kids:

Drawing, dancing, reading, imaginary friend and animal games are just a few of Olivia's many favorite things to do. This kid has so much personality she cracks us up. And herself too.

Although they love to play together and can hardly stand to be apart long, you'll never find sisters so different.

This is a common Paige face. Although she may come across as very serious (which is true) we think she may be our stand up comedian child. She is very aware of when she is making people laugh. Sometimes you don't realize she is making you laugh on purpose because she has the most incredible poker face.

Now that Taya is crawling, we are back to the "make sure you shut the door" phase. Incidentally we just got out of that phase with Paige a couple months ago.

This little girl is loving the world these days with all sorts of new skills. It's a busy life when you are trying to keep up with your big sisters.