I've been a terrible blogger this month! January has been a lovely month. We've had fun with the girls in soccer and everyone's getting back into a regular routine. There have been a lot of positives this month and that always makes for a happy household.
Anna has discovered the kitchen cupboards. So far no damage done, just exploration. She likes to play with all the kid cups/bowls which are on the cupboard near her right hand. This is classic of her; on the floor being silly with one slipper on. I try to keep her feet warm, it's a never-ending task.
The other night we babysat some kids for friends; 3 kids from one family and 1 from another. 7 kids under 7, super fun! They were all amazing, no problem at all. I put one of the babies down for bed in the girl's room because I thought I'd need our room for another baby. Turns out that other baby was happy to stay up and play until his parents came.
So after the 3 kids from one family were picked up we put the girls to bed in our room. They were so excited. I think they were under the impression that we were all going to sleep in there together. Cyrena slept on David's side and Natalie slept on mine because they were "the daddy and the mommy!!" I love this picture because it shows exactly how they sleep. Cyrena sleeps all night with covers bundled up to her chin while Natalie kicks the covers off and is spread eagle. Classic.
At the beginning of the month, Cyrena had a really hard time with her morning routine. She could NOT get up and get going in the morning. Who could blame her after late nights and sleeping in during vacation? Because of this problem we were late for the bus a few times and had to run to catch it. Cyrena's bus driver was so nice and always stopped for us. In my gratitude for him, I realized I never did anything for him during Christmas! How did I miss that?? So to thank him we made him a card and she drew the above picture. I love all the details in her drawing. We put it with some homemade cookies and a Target gift card. This man makes it so I can stay home while he gets my girl safely to and from school every. single. day. Yes, I'm grateful and we haven't been late for the the bus since.
Anna is loving being outside. However, it's hard to keep track of a crawling baby outside. This is her watching out the window while David is mowing the lawn.
Natalie and Cyrena have both been in soccer this month and it will continue through next month. Natalie loves the experience of wearing the uniform and going to games, but actually kicking the ball and understanding what's going on is beyond her. It's very entertaining.
A much needed drink break. She actually kicked the ball this last Saturday, we were elated!
Cyrena's having a good season. She has a great coach that really challenges her. She is much improved since last year but still doesn't quite have the coordination of other kids. She's definitely a better defensive player than offensive. She's got a lot of heart though and she won't give up!