Mommy and Daddy are having a great time in NYC, taking in the sights and shows. After the girls talk to Mommy on the phone they say, "I miss Mommy. I like her." When we use Facetime to talk, Miss Bug is the first one to say, "Hi, Daddy!" They're so cute. Last night Birdie got mad at me because I held her back so Miss Bug could go up the stairs first and because she had a big day at a birthday party, she was tired and grumpy. "You didn't let me win!" Finally after saying, "I don't like you anymore and I like Mommy but NOT YOU!" she calmed down, apologized, and wanted a story. Whew! Mommies work so hard.
I found a pinny in Kelli's pantry. Here we are reading The Twelve Dancing Princesses AGAIN. We all look a little weary, don't we? Do you see Miss Bug's lambie? It was one of my clown puppets for my birthday party Pom Pom clown jobs. Missy found it in our basement closet and has loved it ever since. She's such a nice girl, helpful and smiley.
Bill's pushing Millie Rose in her pink swing. She likes to swing very high!
I've been chasing her around quite a bit. It's a waste of time to sit down. I've been standing at the ready, leaning on the counter. Even though she is only 17 months old, she obeys. If I say, "No Millie. Stay here." She does!
She wants to do everything the sisters do.
I slept in Birdie's trundle bed the first night and I got up to talk to Kelli for a minute. Birdie took my phone and took about 100 blurry photos of herself and one clear photo of the doll her Auntie April made her. Isn't she so cute? April made one for each of the girl cousins (and that's a lot of girl cousins!)
Birdie went to a beauty shop birthday party yesterday and had her hair braided and nails painted. The party wasn't until the late afternoon, so from 8:00 am on, she asked, "Is it time for the party?" Today is Father's Day and Grampy is taking the two older girls to the movies during Millie Rose's nap. Did I say Millie Rose's nap? I meant GRANNY and Millie Rose's nap.
I have an hour before the good mornings begin. I am going to have another cup of coffee and say my prayers.
I remember when our kids were small, I made a lot of lists. Not "to do" lists that involved housework. I knew what I had to do every day, but I made lists of bigger jobs like sewing, improving bedrooms and other rooms, and I always listed "do crafts and art with kids" because that was the hardest to get up the gumption for. Mommies are tired and always on the go. Field trips and games are the icing on the cake, aren't they? The day-to-day doings are what define the family. I applaud the homeschooling moms. My kids would not have learned much, I fear. We did do a lot of reading and riding bikes, but how do the homeschooling moms do all the rest? Please tell!
Thank you for checking in on us! I have the fancy camera here now, so I'll try to take some more photos.
Have a lovely Sunday!