My blog seems pretty dead lately. I get that its summer and most people have much more going on that I do... but its really dead.
So I'm thinking of adding a weekly feature. A recipe of the week? Cleaning recipe or tip? Favorite product review? Any thoughts?
And the family update :
Lauren is just sweet. Her hair hangs down in her eyes but we don't want to cut it. She will shrug up her shoulders and turn on the biggest, toothy smile a 15 month old can muster when she's happy. Sometimes, she just stands next to me until I pick her up. Then she just snuggles in and sucks her thumb. And she hums. She eats with a spoon now. And she says "poon?" if I put food on her tray and neglect to put the spoon with it.
Alyssa is getting to be a big girl now. She plays with Lauren and entertains her perfectly. She started sounding out -at words the other day. She is learning some basic addition. But she hates being sprayed with the hose or sprinkler. She tries but always crumbles. She loves being a princess or a Laura and Mary girl as she calls it. She almost never complains about what she can't eat or about having to go for more skin tests next week. (And there will be a lot, as they're testing her for environmental allergies.)
Lael is changing. She isn't a little girl anymore but she isn't quite a big girl either. She can't keep an eye on the girls while I run to the store, although she would tell you should could. But she can watch them while I take a shower, she can clean the kitchen and load the dishwasher and outlast all of us with her boundless energy. Her reading has greatly improved, thanks to keeping these around the house. She is a leader with a creative bend. Right now, she's writing a play for her and Alyssa while directing it and starring in it. That's Lael.