Thursday, April 17, 2014

Baybay & Baybee: Week 107 (8/21-8/27)

107 weeks old!

We've all been a bit tired and cranky this week. It has been hot and I haven't slept well at night. Maya also hasn't been sleeping as well as usual, waking up in the middle of the night frequently and waking me up by trying to climb into our bed. The days have been rough because all I've really felt like doing is taking a nap.

 Riding bikes has been a very popular activity this week for both girls.

 Even though she prefers the slightly larger red bike, Ella is getting good at balancing!

 Maya + apple + fancy shoes + plus bike.

 Pretty sunflowers in the backyard. 

 We have lots of cherry tomatoes to pick right now.

 Big sunflower in the front yard.

Brett was away for most of the weekend, first for Pedal People's annual retreat Friday and Saturday, then for a Scrabble tournament on Sunday. Maya, Ella and I had a good time on our own, but Dada was missed. The concept of "missing" someone has started to click with the girls, largely because of Brett being away. We talked about it a bunch and when he came home, they both told him "Miss Dada". All on her own a few days later, Maya told me, "Miss Atom, Trillian".

It's amazing to watch my girls not only learn how to talk, but how to communicate with each other! This morning, Maya really wanted Ella to come eat breakfast with her at their little table. After a few tries of calling to her from across the room with no luck, Maya got up, went right over to her sister, looked her in the eyes and said, "Ella come sit, eat with me!" That worked!

Maya, very pleased with herself to have gotten her sister to come sit with her.

After breakfast it was time to do some waltzing with bears--while listening to the song, of course.

We listened to the song many times.

Doggies and bears are pretty good dancers.

Building Lego towers.

Maya built this tall tower all on her own!

What do you do when you need to go, but you're busy playing with Legos? Take them with you to the bathroom of course!

On Saturday morning, the girls and I went to a few tag sales together. We didn't find much, but it was fun getting out and doing something. We also stopped at the farmer's market downtown and got a few treats.

One of our few tag sale finds!

They really like videos.

On Saturday, Grandma Kathy came to visit! She and the girls made a lot of Play-Doh bracelets.

Uncle Guy also stopped by for a visit.

I love this picture of Ella with her Grandma.

Later in the week, swinging at the park with Dada.

Maya's ready to ride home in the bike trailer (but she'll have to wait a while for her sister).

Smile for the camera!

"No more pictures, please."

In this picture, I think Ella looks like me when I was her age. I don't notice that very often.

Hamming it up for the camera.

I got this rug for our living room. Maya and Ella thought it should stay outside.

More coconut!

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