We spent a cozy day setting up the tree and decorating for Christmas today. Willow did and amazing job of patiently and carefully hanging up the tree decorations. I was truly impressed...she just doesn't seem like other two year olds to me....she is so dexterous and calm. Afterwards, she had fun shining a flashlight at all of her favorite parts of the tree.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
We just had to go out for a sledding adventure on the morning of the first real snowfall this year. It was a beautiful quiet morning, not too sold so we headed down to the river....and were greeted by three white tailed deer! What a sight in the fresh snowy woods! It was fun but a little short lived as Willow got a case of cold feet with only her rubber boots and extra socks on....by the time we got home she was just in tears! Nothing a little cozy cuddle on the couch couldn't solve... We did go out that very day and buy her some warm winter boots so now she is all set for more tromping and stomping in the snow!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Every time we pull out an 'old' toy of Willow's she gets really into it and the excersaucer was no exception. Willow showed Silas all of the toys and what they do, she spun him around and when i asked her to stop doing that, she ran around him in circles, singing at the top of her lungs. But the funniest thing was after I had taken him out of it, she crawled in and got her head 'stuck' inside. She definitely keeps me laughing!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Ahh, little Willow...you aren't so little anymore. It occurred to me when I took her to music class this week - I used to be very concerned about her getting bonked and bumped around by other bigger kids. Sometimes she would get into a head long collision during the bubble chase and she would cry and cry. Today as I was half watching her and half tending to Silas while chatting with another Mom, (what a multi tasker, huh?) I came to the realization that not only was I not very concerned about her falling down or hurting herself....I was aware that she was now one of the bigger kids, capable of bonking into one of the smaller toddlers. Then later, she and I were looking at two toddlers playing together and I asked her if they were toddlers or babies and she said "toddlers" so I asked her "Well, what does that make you?" She looked puzzled and had no answer but I know that she knew exactly what I meant. Later in the evening i heard Adam talking to her and asking her if she was a little girl, or a child and she definitively said "a child". So, there we have it, right from the horse's mouth....Willow is no longer a toddler and is now officially a child. And don't you forget it, because if you do, she will remind you of it, and correct you, over and over again! Everyday I marvel at how tall she looks and the wonderful things she tells me about. I see her pants and shirts getting shorter and I know she's had another growth spurt. I hear her saying "No' more than I would like and I know that her sense of self has had a growth spurt as well. It is so amazing to watch her grow...my beautiful, smart, funny and clever child...so easy to Love!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
The weather has been mild which makes this transition into the dark times much easier. Also, Adam took this week off, which has been great. Walks are the perfect way for us to have some uninterrupted conversation time together. Willow is contentedly occupied looking out at the world form her stroller and Silas is usually asleep in his sling. Family time perfected.
Friday, November 6, 2009
Willow has been using my digital camera lately. I tried to make it one of those 'off limits' things but to no avail. Adam, wisely, showed her the proper way to use it, and hold it, with the safety strap around her wrist. Anyways, she LOVES to take pictures so I'd better watch out because now my hard drive is going to get filled up with shots. But I do love seeing what she sees...like this aquarium pic. Might as well let her embrace the technology now....I am fully aware that my kinds will be 100 times more media savvy than me