I have been the lamest blogger this last year. Not that anyone really cares, but this is supposedly my journal, and I am doing a bad job keeping up on my journal. I blame facebook. It feels similar, but doesn't really record things the same way. Anyway, I wanted to record some of the things that I don't want to forget about this stage of my life. The pictures may or may not be related.
-The combining of sounds just clicked for Sally- she's now a reader! She's reading all kinds of words- even some I thought may be a little tricky! I am SO proud of her!
-We love the book "Guess How Much I Love You" at our house. I often tell my girls. "I love you right up to the moon...and back." To which Sally now replies, "I love you right up to the stars, and forwards."
- Alice swivels her hips as she runs.
-I love the feeling that I still get when Bill opens his arms, welcoming me in for some cuddles.
-I'm pretty sure Alice thinks the song Jingle Bells is about Tinker Bell.
-When Alice wants to get our attention, she often says in a loud voice, "Quiet! Quiet! Quiet!", over and over. When it's really important, she'll put her sweet little hands on both of my cheeks and tell me with great conviction whatever it is that needs telling.
-Sally has named most of her dolls something with Rose in the name. There's Rosie, Rose Petal, Rose Flower, Flower Rose, and then there's Fairy Leaf. Her mermaids, however, are named Sunshine and Perla. Santa brought Sally a doll house and it is such a joy to see her dolls go on adventure after adventure.
-I loved, loved, LOVED the time we got to enjoy with Bill working from home. I'm sad to see it go, but so grateful that we had that time. I am, however, looking forward to the new insurance!