Saturday, July 12, 2014

Summer Recap - Week 5

I love doing these summer recaps.  It's perfect for all of the miscellany we do that don't need an entire blog post.  I think I need to do it this way every summer!  Week 5 was the middle of June and summer was in full swing.  Our church playgroup meets every Tuesday and during this week we went to a friend's house to play.  Just like at our house there were somewhere around 15-20 kids, ages 10 months to 9 years.  At one point, Meredith called for me and when I went to see what she needed, she looked down at the baby near her and then back up at me.  When I asked her again what she needed she just pointed to the baby as if to say, "move her out of the way."  No words (and she can talk a lot), just eye movements! ;)  Miranda still hasn't been real active and getting in her way, so it should be interesting in the next few weeks as Miranda moves from room to room to get what she wants!

One of the days was National Eat your Veggies day, so my girls obliged!  Thankfully, they didn't ask why I didn't eat a vegetable!  I'm better about my vegetables, but really only if it's a salad and we didn't have any that day, so none for me thank you very much. ;)
We love to read books, but had not taken the time to read our board books lately, so one morning I decided we would read ALL of our board books.  We didn't make our goal, but we did read 33 books in 1 1/2 hours on the first day!
And then 58 books in 1 1/2 hours on the second day!
We still have the top shelf to read, but we'll get to it soon.  Brandon asked if Meredith paid attention the entire 1 1/2 hours and for the most part she did.  Both times we read in the morning during Miranda's nap and since board books are small and short, reading lots of them works for a 2 year old's attention span.  I will say that Meredith loves to look at books, though and I think she might have a longer attention span than some kids her age.  A lot of times when we would finish a book, she would ask to hold it so she could read it again and look at the pages more closely.  She would then most likely miss the next book, so she didn't technically look at all 33/58 books, but she heard all of them!  It wasn't on our bucket list for the summer, but I think I'll add it for next year because it's been fun to do and it doesn't require TV or ipads! ;)

We try to go swimming once a week and this week was no exception!
After swimming I had to work on VBS decorations so I set up a roll of paper and markers for the girls to color.  At one point they were "playing VBS" and pretending they were mommas working on VBS decorations!  We all spent about an hour (or more) each day coloring in the entry way! ;)

On Friday we went to a friend's birthday pool party! The girls had fun swimming and had some yummy food and cupcakes!

Currently, Meredith does not like boys.  As in any boy that is not a "daddy" or adult she will not go near.  At the party, she would freak out and start screaming when her friends' teenage brothers started swimming near her and she wouldn't throw her trash away when they were sitting near the trashcan.  They didn't do anything to scare her, she has just decided that boys are scary.  I'm okay with this decision and she can feel that way for the next 18-20 yeas! HA!

The last outing we had was a family dinner at Jason's Deli.  Miranda enjoyed sitting in the high chair and playing with her toys...with her feet!
After I took the picture I realized her sippy cup was below her leg and she couldn't get her foot down.  It's one of those chicken or the egg kind of situations - was her leg up because the cup was below it or was the cup below it because her leg was up.  Either way, it was cute!

We only have 6 weeks left of summer!  Why is time flying by so fast! ;)

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