Sunday, February 6, 2011

Girl Adventures

These girls keep me on my toes! Lucy is a very bright and curious little girl and by that I mean, she gets into EVERYTHING. The other day, she walked into the room chewing on a bag of gluten flour she'd managed to squeeze out of the drawer. Other days, I find her eating the catfood, playing in the toilet...I have learned that I cannot turn my back on her for any length of time. She's also a "go big or go home" type of girl, which means the bumps and bruises are in abundance. Right now, for example, she is sporting a monster black eye from a tussle she had with a small table. I have many a future gray hair with her name on it! Ruby and Lucy have discovered ways to play together, most of them involving Ruby making Lucy laugh. However, when Ruby and Kayla are together, that little sister dynamic that's been around since little neandertahl sisters were toddling about in caves, rears it's ugly head and I have to remind them that Lucy can, in fact, be in the bedroom with them and no, it's not ok to lock her out of the room. Ruby is really really into dressing up and the dress up box remains the champion of all toys. However, she doesn't limit herself to princess dresses and tutus. This week, Ruby found the tupperware bowls and decided they'd make great hats for her and Lucy to wear. I can't decide if they looked like sherbet colored army men or Laurel and Hardy. Lucy was very happy to get cupcakes for Ruby's birthday and even went so far as to forage crumbs off of people's shirts. I also found her munching on a cupcake that she'd somehow snagged off the table later that day. Gramma Rita gave Ruby "The Red Hen" by Ed and Rebecca Emberly. It's a great retelling of the little red hen story and to make it even better, she included a recording of her reading the story and a felt board. Ruby and Kayla, in a quiet moment sat together and listened to the tape. Lucy LOVES her babies and stuff animals. She works very hard to say the word, "baby" though it usually comes out, "Bay--ee" but she is VERY pleased with herself. The other day, I came upon the above scene, Lucy and her baby sharing a string cheese. Sweet pants. And this is just Lucy being all cute with a feathery hat.

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