This has to be quick, folks. We leave in the morning for our annual Trek To Kansas City To Celebrate The Holidays And Be Embarrassed Out Of Our Minds By The Behavior Of Our Toddler excursion, and I have much to do.
1. Last Saturday we drove through the snow to my parents' house, where they were watching my nieces and nephews. The cousins needed a play date. Alaina and Joya were insanely jealous that they got to spend the night at Grammy and Grandad's. When I told them it was because Aunt Jamie and Uncle Nick had something to do, and that the kids needed to stay with Grammy and Grandad so they could watch them, Joya replied, "I wish YOU AND DAD had something to do!" Anyway, it was fun to see them and play for a couple of hours.
2. I love the evolution of kid art. Joya is in the early stages of drawing people. She made this picture, and then wanted to throw it away, because she forgot to draw herself in. Alaina solved the problem by taking another picture that Joya had drawn of herself, cutting it out, and taping it to the picture. So here is Joya's latest interpretation of our family:
3. I volunteered at Alaina's school on Monday and Tuesday morning of this week, which meant the two younger ones stayed home with dad. They played so well together. Bria is beginning to embrace Joya's love of dress up. But while Joya will wear her dresses for hours, Bria seems to prefer the putting on/taking off part of the game, which she needs help with over and over and over and over.
5. This little girl loves her spaghetti. There may or may not be a similar picture of me out there when I was around this age:
Happy Thanksgiving week!
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