It was wonderful to have my husband back home this week. I love to see the girls get so excited every time he walks through the door. This week we finished up some of our Jack and the Beanstalk activities and started talking about Thanksgiving. We began by discussing the Thanksgiving story. I tried to incorporate some hands-on activities to help the kids understand some of the basic historical facts. For more about these activities check out the links at the bottom of this post.
You know those weeks where you take a look at your kids and feel like they just grew up overnight? I felt that way about Tinker this week. She’s growing, no doubt. This little one has skipped almost an entire clothing size and two shoe sizes! But more than that she is quickly leaving behind that baby stage. She loves to color and draw. She wants to sit on the potty like a big girl whenever anybody else goes in the bathroom, and she is talking more and more every day.
She also loves to take care of her babies. Most of the time she has at least one baby with her. Note the baby and bottle riding along here. And no she is not saying, “Cheese.” She is saying, “See! See!” I can barely take a picture of her these days without her saying “see” before I can capture the moment.
Lovey was excited that two of her friends were celebrating birthdays this week. She loves to make them cards, and put them in the mailbox. I love to see her keeping in touch with friends and writing in meaningful ways.
One of my favorite moments of the week was watching the girls play a little game they made up. Anytime we were in the bathroom this week they would play “bye bye.” One of them would pretend they were leaving. They would give kisses and hugs and explain where they were going. Then they would both say “bye bye,” blow kisses, and close the door. A moment later the person who left would knock on the door, and they would greet each other with sweet welcome home hugs. This went on OVER and OVER again, but every time they hug it just melts my heart.
I didn’t get a picture of my favorite moment of the week, but it is still worth sharing. When asked this week what she was most thankful for, Lovey quickly said, “I am thankful God made sissy.” I am so thankful for the bond growing between them, and I love that I am home to see it firsthand every day.
For more about our week you can see some of the learning activities shared in this week’s posts.
Next week will be discussing gratitude and ways we can show gratitude to others. Have a wonderful weekend!