Tuesday, February 8, 2011

This and That!

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We had a pretty laid back weekend. Saturday we spent with our friends at their new house. They have a backyard now (they didn't before), and that is a pretty big deal around here. So, we went to their house to celebrate and let the kids play in their backyard. Paprika is really good friends with their little girl, so they had a great time playing the day away.

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I have to say I have been enjoying these days of motherhood so much lately. I got really weepy this weekend because when I think about these girls growing up, it just makes me so sad. I am loving both of their ages so much.

Ginger as my little baby who loves to play peek-a-boo in her big sister's sweater. Paprika, who says things every day that melt my heart, like: "Mommy, can I stay 4 years old forever? Can I love you with all my heart forever and ever?" Sigh.

I guess that's why I'm writing this blog, and taking lots of pictures! ;-)

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On Sunday, we hung the new wallpaper border in the girls' bathroom. It was really tricky, but we did it with our master bath...so I guess you could say we have some experience now. This time involved less cursing (only slightly), and we got the job done faster. Now the upstairs bathroom is 98% done. Phew.

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On Sunday, Paprika had soccer in the morning. Paprika loves to sleep in (but she also loves to stay up late!), so we had to wake her up to get there by 10am. Anything before noon is early for Paprika.

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She is having a great time with it. This week the weather was gorgeous. After soccer, Paprika came home and had a ball (no pun intended) in the backyard playing with Ginger.

One thing that was kinda weird this week at soccer was that there is the beginnings of a crazy soccer parent on Paprika's team! The class is for 4 and 5 year olds, but this one mom has enrolled her 2 1/2 year old in the class because he's "so advanced." Well, for the past two weeks all he's done is cry and have meltdowns the entire session...but the mom is just over the top with him, pressuring him to excel in soccer when he is not even out of diapers!

For real? I am not judging. I am just wondering.

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Our laid back weekend involved lots of crafts. Paprika has been making up a lot of stuff herself. Since it gets dark so early, we have to find ways to fill the time at night, and so in addition to lots of drawing, we've been gluing and glittering more than our fair share. The important thing is that we're having a lot of fun doing it.

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Ginger has been cracking me up so much with her wardrobe stuff. She knows what she wants in all aspects of her life, but especially with what she wants to wear. She will not let you pick out just any old outfit- she has to choose it. The place where this comes into play the most is with her shoes. She is sooooo picky about what goes on her feet!

She has a lot of shoes in her size from Paprika that were barely worn, but she does not want to wear them. What does she want to wear? Paprika's rainboots. These boots that are five sizes too big for her.

I went and got Ginger her own rainboots in her size, but she won't wear them. I returned them because she wouldn't even try them on (and they were so cute, too!) So, instead I often find her clomping about in Paprika's boots. What can I say, she knows what she wants!

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So, that was our weekend. Simple and fun, memorable in its simplicity. Today we had quite an eventful day, which I will write about later. Ta Ta for now! :-)

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2 comments:

Sheila said...

Can't wait to see all the renovation pictures from the bathrooms and the wallpaper in the girls bedroom.
I took the chicken way out in my daughter's bedroom when she was little. I thumbtacked her Peter Rabbit border around the room. You couldn't see the thumbtacks and it was so darling. She also had a thing about boots. Cowboy and rain boots. Her first pair of rain boots were yellow with space rockets on the side. Love at first sight and she wore them with all her heart. She still has a thing about boots. Yes, she still gets a pair just by suggesting she might like a new pair. Mama spoiling runs deep. I see that 4 year old face every time :)

noswimmers said...

Your girls, and photos...are beautiful as always. :)