99 weeks old!
I know this blog is mostly about Maya and Ella, but I'm starting this week off with a series of photos of my garden. I think this is one of the most beautiful times of year and I have so many lovely pictures of plants that are blossoming right now. I feel so happy when I'm out in the garden surrounded by all my flowers.
Echinacea starting to open.
The front garden.
I dug this lily up a few years ago, from plants by the side of a back road in Worthington. Since then, it has multiplied and I look forward to the blooms every year.
More lilies on their way!
Okay, so a few photos of the girls snuck in with the flowers.
All week long, both girls have stayed dry for naps and night-time sleep, using the potty when they wake up!
Morning snuggling in our bed sometimes result in everyone falling back asleep, except me. Somehow, I managed to extract myself from between those two!
Early morning blueberry muffins, made by Maya.
Speaking of blueberries, we found this bag of berries tucked deep inside the chest freezer this week!
The girls are getting easier to be around, while also getting things accomplished during the day. They have been playing with each other more often, for longer stretches of time, without needing one of us to be right there. By longer stretches of time, I mean sometimes 10 or 15 minutes, without having to help resolve a dispute over a toy, or help with something. Not great, but it's a start!
Maya, reading to her sister.
Stay above the "Stop" line while riding bikes in the driveway!
Ready for a wagon ride.
Eating black raspberries and swinging while I do some work in the garden.
Ella, at the YMCA playground.
Maya decided to bury herself in the sandbox.
Drawing at the library.
The Lego table is always a big hit when we visit the library, as is the playhouse in the background, as Ella demonstrates.
Maya built a train.
Long video, but fun!
Trains and tracks! My turn to play with them, while the girls nap.
I love this toy. I got it for me. I will share with the girls, sometimes.
Fun with a new toy after tag sale-ing.
Sitting down in the strawberry patch.
Strawberries are better when you share with a friend.
"Here Dada, I found one!"
Lots of berries!
This picture sums up how much fun we had.