As I've said before, sometimes life can be painfully normal. The everyday, 24/7 of parenting is relentless. Should you mention this aspect to someone older than yourself, you may be told, in somewhat of a hostile voice, "Don't wish this time away!." And I totally get that and agree. They do grow up soo fast. Ady is already 9 months old and I can't believe that we are that close to turning 1. But at the same time, it has been how many nights since we did not have an infant in our bed? Can't answer that since I don't remember. Or the last time I have slept through the night, without interruptions. I know, I know, it's part of parenting, blah, blah, blah. I'm just saying that sometimes things fly by, and other things, well, they take their own sweet time.
This weeked was a flying by kind of weekend. Denver had asked me off-hand how to tie. And so I showed her with a ribbon, and just like that(insert snap) she got it. She then ran upstairs where she dug around till she found a pair of lace sneakers she could wedge herself into(since they were a size and a half too small!) And then displayed her handiwork for the household to admire. I really was so proud of her for this very simple task. It seems in the midst of the doldrums of everyday life, she is leaving little bits of early childhood behind her. This after a Dentist appt. where the Dentist, not surprisingly, told us she would need to give up chewing on her blankie soon since her adult teeth are coming in. This was not good news. And I find myself very upset at the idea of forcing her to give up yet one more thing from these "baby years." I don't think I'm ready.
And then, the girls had a Holiday Dance Show. It's always entertaining to watch small children dance. They did great, even though Willa bit it pretty hard...twice(darn slippery tap shoes) she still got right back up and kept dancing. The show was simple, 1 hr. and really fun to see how much the kids absorbed in only 3 months. Last year Willa was so pooped by the end of the day, she wouldn't go on stage. So yeah for Willa! She felt pretty good because she got to lead her class in a big skipping circle and ,"I didn't even look at the helpers Mom, I just went(insert strange Willa noise) at the right time!"
And these pics are just cute naked pics from a bathtub full of princesses.