102 weeks old!
I've been posting a lot of backlogged blog entries lately. I am trying to get all caught up by the girl's second birthday, but I still have a long way to go! I've been enjoying the challenge, and the time by myself working, while Brett is with the girls. He has been so supportive and helpful. I hope I can do it.
Blueberries are ripe! And it's an amazing year for them. The bushes are full of berries and I've been picking them as often as I can at a farm in Hatfield. I went three times this week, once on my own, once with the whole family, and once with just the girls.
Three berry pickers.
Maya samples the fruit.
"Wow, Mama, you've got a lot!"
"Now girls, run off and pick your own berries. Mama wants to take her berries home and freeze them for next winter!"
Maya is serious about filling her pail.
She also wants to see the picture of her berries.
Ella took more of the wander-around-and-eat-berries kind of approach to picking.
Making our way back to the car, with lots of berries.
Current favorite songs: "Puff the Magic Dragon" and "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?".
Current favorite foods: Corn for Maya and tomatoes for Ella.
They like apples, too.
We had our first somewhat expensive thing break this week, because it got pulled off the shelf by a curious baby. My camera wasn't even what Ella was after, it was the book that the camera was sitting on top of that she wanted. My camera survived the fall, but the lens broke and shattered on the floor, leaving it somehow stuck to the camera body. I searched online about how to get it unstuck. Turns out I'm not the only one whose kid has pulled their camera off the shelf and this particular lens has become stuck to the camera. I found a nice tutorial that Brett carefully followed.
The fans that we've had on to keep the house cool have also been a objects of contention. The girls know that they should not touch them because it's dangerous and might hurt their fingers, but they don't really seem to get the severity of it. So far so good, but I hope no one has to get their finger stuck in the fan to learn that we really mean it when we say not to do something.
Our soon-to-be very own swimming spot!
Ella gazing at the water.
The front of the Willow Street "yellow house".
We went to the library to play one morning this week.
We also had a nice stroll to Cup and Top.
Pinky dog and a bunch of magnets go down the slide!
So excited to find a ripe tomato on the vine. She picked it herself and ate the whole thing.