Donné is sitting on the sofa and Coco (the cat) is rubbing up against her wanting some love. Grace is nearby and I say to her, “Coco is a needy cat.” Grace puts her hands on Coco and starts to knead her like a ball of dough. Well, that’s one way to interpret it.
Grace and Donné went to buy some new face wash and much to the delight of the store attendants, Grace says, "Got new face wash, go wash face now!" Because obviously Donné didn't wash her face before going out this morning.
I am getting really excited for when Mr Wriggles joins us in the world. I certainly have days of thinking, "Oh my word! It is going to be so hectic!" but I currently have a sense of peace about it – that somehow it is going to miraculously work out. It will be great to go through the baby process a second time, with new eyes that have a little bit of experience. A little boy is also going to be a wholly new experience, and probably more importantly he will just be an entirely new person with his own way of interacting with the world. Exciting times ahead.
It was the last swimming lesson for the term today, and the last month or so has been going really well. Grace has been loving swimming with Charlene and been making huge progress. Today was one of those wow days for me. The first thing I was really impressed with was Grace floating on her back on her own. In fact, she floated across the entire length of the pool on her back. I actually thought Charlene had been helping her, but she was just floating all by herself.
"Grace, if you try to grab that off my plate again then you can't have the chicken bones." Sometimes the things we negotiate with are unconventional….in this case Grace has decided that it is lots of fun to pick the meat off the chicken bones.
When we dropped Keren off at the airport the elephant outside the door was getting a fresh spray paint.
So when we were going to fetch Keren again, Grace was very excited to see the elephant.
Donné thought it might be better to just collect Keren from the drop & go, so she suggested this to Grace.
“I *have* to see the elephant, please mommy.” And with that emphatic plea, we went to see the elephant.
From having none at all, Grace developed a whole army of imaginary friends today….or at least a Micky Mouse Clubhouse worth of friends. This morning, Micky, Minnie, Donald, Daisy & Goofy all came over for Minnie Mouse's birthday (for which there was much cake baking). It is fascinating how suddenly there are these "real" people in her world. She holds them in her hand and takes them around with her.