Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Ballet

We took the girls to see Cinderella at the PNW Ballet. Beforehand they had a lovely run through of the performance, giving the girls a chance to practice some ballet moves. Ruby was so full of joy she pranced out and gave Ari a giant joyful hug.

Here they are in all of their finery.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Sick with Nanny Cat

Saffron has always been the nanny cat and she's especially attached to Lucy.  Today, Lucy is still sick and feverish and Saffy was intent on being there for naptime.

You can see Lucy's sad fever-eyes as she snuggles with her kitty

And here they are, asleep at last.

Sure hope Miss Lucy Goose is feeling better soon!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Funny girl

I spend the day with Lucy today as she was feeling a bit under the weather.  It was a nice quiet day...er..well it was a nice day. Girl did nothing but talk all day long.  A monologue that went a little like this:  "Mommy I'm not feeling well. I love dogs. That dog looks like Chewie. I throwed up on my mat. I want my Ruby to come back from kindergarten. Mommy I'm happy." Repeat.

She also wore her Harry Potter glasses for most of the day, playing with her precious babies.  She was changing the diaper and saying things like, "Just one more wipe, honey.  Mommy. will you bring me the trash can?" and then taking them for a stroll around the house.  It pretty much killed me all day.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Kindergarten Rocks!!

My fair Ruby started Kindergarten this month and it's been a wild transition for all of us but, from what I can tell, she's enjoying it quite a bit.  She is in a dual language program so she's does English for half the day and Spanish for the other half.  I took her in the first day and when it was time to leave she said, "You are leaving me here by myself?!?"  She looked a little worried but when I went to pick her up that afternoon, she had a huge smile on her face.  Auntie Kathy and I went to get her the first day and started pressing her for information.."What did you do?  Do you like your teachers?  What was your favorite part?"  When asked about her least favorite she said, "This part!"  We got the hint and shut up. Otherwise, she seems happy with it.  The first week or so, she was total Grumpy Gus upon arriving home but I think she's just been exhausted.  This has, thankfully, subsided as she's gotten used to it.

The second week was on to full day - 9:30-3:30 and her first times riding the bus home as well as to school.  Lucy and I walked her to the stop that Monday and she just got on that bus like she owned it.  Lucy cried for her sister and we both had a little weep on the way to daycare.   On Thursday, I got the call from daycare that she hadn't gotten off the bus that afternooon.  WHAT?!?!?!?!?!  So, a call into the school and 20 minutes later, Ruby was located, having got onto the wrong bus.  Woops!  I asked her if she was nervous.  "No" she said, "I just told the bus driver where my stop was."Evidently, I need not have worried!  I am so proud of that girl.  

After school cone WITH sprinkles

First day of school!!
In her classroom, ready to start the day

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Day of fun

Suddenly recognizing that our easy breezy days of fun with our big girls were going to be gone for a while, Dara and I had a Day of Fun with our  big girls.  We went to U Village and painted some pottery and then had lunch, played in the fountain and went to the candy store.  It was a fun day though I think the ceremony was somewhat lost on the girls.  They just enjoyed being out and about.

BFF

Painting