Ingrid loves mail! The minute she gets something in the mail she runs to the playroom and starts working on some return mail. In the last few months Ingrid's favourite cousin, Caroline, has sent her some very thoughtful and sweet notes in the mail. Ingrid loves it! It makes her day. Today she got another one and drafted up this bad boy to send back.
Elodie also received a note just for her from Ian, also a favourite around her. Well, she was honoured by that. She felt so special! She carried it around with her for days. She even took it to the grocery store. I asked her if she wanted me to put it in my purse for fear she would drop it but no. She kept it clutched in her tiny fist the entire time, even when she was "helping" put things in the cart. She kept repeating, "Ian's a very nice boy," over and over for days.
It's soon time for back to school shopping. Ingrid had a bit of a growth spurt over the summer so we're trying on all her clothes to see what fits and what needs to be replaced. Turns out a lot!
Clothes shopping? Music to her ears.
Round one. Gymboree had an amazing sale on - everything in the store $14.99. Not exactly North Conway prices but Gymboree clothes are gorgeous and usually so out of our price range we couldn't help ourselves.
Derek headed out one day to take Ingrid and Elodie to the park. While they were buckling themselves in they asked if they could go to the beach instead.
So they did. Danica and I stayed home. I just wasn't up to another round of car touture.
They seemed to have fun.
Danica likes the trampoline, too. Especially when her favourite person is in it with her. Man oh man... there is a serious love-love relationship between those two. He's going to spoil her rotten.
Danica discovered that she can hang her legs through the railing upstairs. She does it all the time. It's pretty cute to look up and see those tiny little feet just hanging around.
Ride on toys are still very popular, even with the bigger girls. Danice had her inaugural ride today... and fell off two seconds after this picture was taken.
Ladies and gentlemen... it only took us three tries but we have a bonafide eater on our hands! Yes, yes we do. There isn't much this little girl hasn't tired and like. God love her! Avocado and salmon remain her favourites. Here she is eating strawberries, avocado, ham and mango.
She's sooooo over spoons, too. Everything she eats she has to feed it to herself. Don't let her tiny hands fool you. She can shovel it in there like nobody's business.
The dog days of summer are hitting us pretty hard. It's been difficult to get out with three children, especially with one being a baby and the others at different developmental stages. Nobody wants to do the same thing. So Dollar Tree crafts it was. Ingrid focused on this for a ridiculously long time. Longer than I ever thought she could focus on one thing. She loved it.
Elodie lost interest quickly. In her defence, it was kind of tricky trying to stick all those sequins on in the right places. Sometimes I forget that she's not quite three yet.
There were lots of moments like this this summer. No recollection of what excatly she did but it likely involved hitting a sister.
Interest in the trampoline ebbed and flowed.
But swinging remained a favourite with Danica, especially when she got to hold balls bigger than her head!