Sometimes my girls are just so darn cute and interesting I can hardly stand it. Really... Just some highlights from the past few days...
Yesterday we were playing in the front yard as we often do, and a strange cat wandered in our yard. We've seen our share of wandering kitties, but not this one. Well, this was a very friendly cat! Much friendlier than our own cats, even! The girls played with this cat for about an hour! I kept cautioning them not to tease or try to pick it up, and generally they didn't. The cat just settled down after greeting everyone and then the girls decided they were kitties and Charlotte stuck a dead bunch of leaves in the back of her pants as her "tail" and they clomped around our front yard meowing. Very cute. Everything went well until dh came home and while he was watching them Charlotte picked the cat up and tried to bring it inside our house because it was her "best kitty friend."
Charlotte is identifying more and more words every day, and showing more and more "everyday math knowledge." Like instinctively knowing if you ask her, "So you have 3 of those, how many more do you need to have 5?" Little stuff like that. And seeing simple words and knowing what they are. And she's so logical. Today at Little Gym she told her teacher that her stuffed kitty who accompanies her to class was going to be in a concert tonight and she wanted her teacher to come... the teacher laughed and said she was working tonight. Charlotte said, "Well, really it's going to be tomorrow night. No, actually it's going to be the next Little Gym day!" Thus demolishing her teacher's excuse for not attending. :) I just love how whereever she is, even if it's a boring place like the waiting room of the ER she does a great job amusing herself with songs and making up stories about everything, and how she includes her little sister too. Just such a great age.
Gwendolyn of course is so precious and precocious with the non-stop climbing and exploring. She's a night/day kind of kid. One minute so agreeable, the next minute arms crossed and pouting. But she quickly recovers from that. And she's always joining in Charlotte's imaginary scenarious as she can. She's moving on to longer sentences and her pronunciation is really improving. For a long time, she's called her sister "Ghar" or something like that. Today she had a breakthrough at Little Gym. She was REALLY ready to leave, so she started calling for her sister, "Ghar-lotte!" So she's working on two syllables now! I'm not sure why it's taken her so long with Charlotte, she can call all her cousins by their full 2 & 3 syllable names.
I also love how she takes your hand and leads you around to what she wants to do, saying, "Come on, come on!" And her happy exclamations, "I got it!" whenever she does something. And the pleading, "Holp mommy peas holp..." Her favorite stories (since she's in the read it again stage) are "Hands are not for hitting," "Caps for Sale," "Kittens are like that" (origin of another favorite phrase, "warm and cozy"), "Big Red Barn," "Bear Snores On," "Jesse Bear", "The Foot Book", "Is there a Wocket in Your Pocket" aka "Wocket Pocket", and for some reason a book I find tedious, "Is this the House of Mistress Mouse?"
Both the girls love to draw, of course, and Charlotte is finally drawing houses and flowers and adding even more character to her people. It was cute the other day she taped one of her drawings over her bed, and then taped one Gwen did over her crib (that she doesn't sleep in, lol.)
Anyway, I just wanted to record some of what they're up to recently. My memory really does fade!