Friday, December 12, 2008

Come Back Granny!

This week was so great! Having Grandma here with us was wonderful! The girls both LOVE her and Isabelle cried real tears when she left today, with a "Where'd Ganny go?" She was also gracious enough to hold down the fort while I went to the gym in the mornings AND I actually pumped some milk for Grace and went out for a few hours.

On Wednesday Isabelle had her first ever Christmas performance at school. All of Isabelle's "peeps" came from up north to see her debut. She didn't disappont! The whole class of two year olds sang jingle bells and rang thier little Christmas bells. Isabelle stood in the middle of the group and jumped straight up and down the whole time. When the audience applauded, the toddlers just stopped and starred. The lights were dim and I really don't think they realized that there were PEOPLE out there. When I came to get her off stage, she cried, "Take me back up!" "I wanna go with my kids!"

We continue with potty training and this pretty much sums up how our week has been on that front.

Grace was sweet and easy going (thank the Lord!) and she and Grandma spent the week bonding while Isabelle and Mommy worked on Christmas cookies. Grace talks and smiles as long as someone will sit and talk to her. She is such a joy. Isabelle tells me, "Make Gacie funny (laugh) Mama." She also likes to put her panties on Grace's head...but I'll save that picture for another post.


Wendy said...

I absolutely LOVE the kids' Christmas programs!! I'm sure Isabelle was the STAR of the entire thing! It was her show, right?!

The potty training will happen. Just suddenly one day she'll be done with diapers completely. I'm almost ashamed to admit I haven't even started with Levi yet. I know I'm terrible. Dave and I keep talking about it and then I grab a diaper!

The Polo Club said...

That is so much fun. I just love the kids programs, they are so much fun. I am glad I am not even close to the potty training stage. It is far away still. Can't wait to see you guys soon. Love ya- give the girls kisses from Aunt Jona and Uncle Eric, and Abby.

Tara said...

My blessing was an unexpected bonus! Yeah!!

Anyway - kids programs are the best! And I love the cookie picture. You are a saint. I don't have a lot of patience in the kitchen with Carlie and Luke so we save baking cookies for when their very patient dad is home! Have a fabulous Christmas!

The girls are absolutely too precious!


Michelle said...

I have to agree the Christmas programs are something that you always hold on to as they get older. I also agree about the picture of Isabelle doing cookies- love it!! As far as the potty training goes it will happen eventually. Keep in mind when you see her entering high school you won't say 'gee I'm really glad we conquered that potty training stage.'