Friday, November 16, 2012

It's Friday!

I've been on a roll this week, so may as well keep going!  Plus, I have some pictures that I just love that capture our week perfectly.  Friday in our house is a big day!  Lilly gets even more excited for school today because she has Creative Movement on Fridays, which she just raves about.  They go to the gym and run and skip and play games and do what 3, 4 and 5 year olds love to do.  They also pretend to visit a place each week, so last week Lilly came home saying she'd been on a safari in Africa.  Lilly knows that Jim gets to stay home tomorrow and as an added bonus this weekend, Ellie will be back in Fairfield, on her way back from Singapore and before she heads home to Guatemala on Monday.  We also just found out that Mum and Dad are going to be in the country soon, so it looks like we have Thanksgiving to look forward to, and then a visit from Gigi and Papa a couple of days later!  There's lots of excitement in our house.  Plus, in addition to Jack's "mama" and "dada" and constant stream of babble, he's learned how to say "up" when he wants to be picked up, which is very sweet to hear.  He hasn't quite figured out the correct context, however, and says "up" whenever he wants anything--food, the remote control, Lilly's brush, he towel blanket...and Lilly thinks this is hysterical.  Why is Jack saying "up" when he wants his blanket, Mum?

Watching Jack and Lilly as they learn to play together more and more is the reason we keep having children!  Jack was running up behind Lilly this morning while she was finishing breakfast, and poking his hand through the back of her chair to tickle her.  Lilly shrieked each time and Jack ran away laughing, only to return a few seconds later for more.  I can't even begin to imagine life with 3.  Luckily we still have 16 weeks to get used to the idea.  And these weeks couldn't be flying by faster.  I feel this little one kicking all the time now, but they're the sweet little kicks, reminding me that I'm pregnant, before the huge, uncomfortable ones come along in about 10 weeks.  Before I fall asleep at night or when I wake up in the morning, I lie in bed feeling these kicks and spend a few minutes of quiet with this baby, as I don't seem to have much of that these days.  The other day, I even felt this baby's hiccups for the first time.  This has to be one of my favorite times during pregnancy!  I'm clearly pregnant, although not huge yet, and I have constant little reminders from this baby that he or she will be here in a few short months.  Lilly keeps asking when March will be here (we go through the months of the year every time, stopping at everyone's birthdays and other major holidays) and she's coming up with names for the baby as well.  Her current favorite is Sunshine--thoughtful and happy, but I think it's time that Jim and I start talking about names for this baby, otherwise Sunshine it might be.

Here are some pictures from the bath last night.  The two of them love the bath--some nights are more relaxing than others, especially now that Jack tries to walk in the bath.  I'd love him to be a bit more steady on solid ground before he attempts the slippery bath and water, so we seem to have this battle nightly.  Jack adores the faucet, however, and thinks that splashing water in his face is hilarious.  Lilly would be content lounging in the bath for hours, so she usually stays in for awhile after Jack hops out.  She adds some more hot water, lies back and chats away to herself.

Who doesn't like drinking water straight from the faucet?! 

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