Mena wrote the words "the" and "and" during play time at school.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
The girls met my boyfriend, Dan, and from the moment he walked in the door, they kept up a steady stream of conversation. A few times, I responded to the girls only to be told, "I'm not talking to you; I'm talking to him!" We went to church and Sunday School together. Then we went to Amigos for lunch. Maggie declared she was sitting by Dan and not me for lunch. After lunch we went to the UNL Gymnastics meet. The girls were very focused on watching what the female gymnasts did. Dan got a good picture of the girls with me. I should have had Mena take a picture of Dan and I. Maggie fell asleep in my arms during the meet and then Mena got hungry for a snack. She was brave enough to go with Dan to the concession stand while I stayed in the seats holding Maggie. We left before the meet was over because Mena had gotten bored. Back at the apartment, the four of us played dolls together. Mena also gave Dan a hug later during the day. I'm glad they responded so well to him.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Tyler said, "Take my picture!" Jake was trying to get Maggie to look at me when I took the picture. Tyler is the mystery Spiderman and Peyton thought he had great timing to be right in between Maggie and Ty as he walked behind.
Mena was following the superhero cousins around the house and laughing. She was particularly proud of herself for finding Jake's missing mask when he laid it down in another room and couldn't find it.
We all laughed when we looked at this picture. Pretty sure Mom was singing "you" in the Happy Birthday song at the time I snapped the picture.
Waiting for Aunt Peg to finish cutting the birthday "cake." It was actually a cookie, but the kids kept saying they didn't want a cookie they wanted cake. I don't think they understood it was one big cookie.
Peyton made bracelets for the girls. I asked him to make two so each girl had one and then Mena asked him to make me one in my favorite color blue.
Monday, February 17, 2014
On Monday, we continued our Valentine activities by making a heart shaped pizza for supper. The girls had a lot of fun and did a great job every step of the pizza making! I used the timer on my camera and Mena stopped smiling before the 10 seconds were up.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
The girls were at their Dad's on Valentine's day so I was able to celebrate with my boyfriend. The girls came home on Sunday and I gave them their gifts. Mena and Maggie had guessed I'd gotten them new Bibles because "it was heavy like a Bible," said Mena. I asked her if she'd guessed the other book was from the Frozen movie and she said, "No, you tricked me with that one!" The girls were surprised to find $5 fall out of the cards from Grandma and Grandpa.