Monday, July 25, 2011


Today, Frances went to the pool with us for the first time in her short life. She didn't get into the water but she sported a cute little suit anyway. She is so girly. She is a quick smiler so this is about as good as it get for capturing that sweet little look.

The best picture of the day taken by our friend Kathy. That magnificent man slid down the water slide umpteen times and every time he managed to keep those little girls just enough out of the water to keep them from being scared. Such an amazing daddy.

Ada was more into taking deeper plunges than Margot but that is just the way she is.. Ada is a bit of a risk taker. She is our free spirit. She wouldn't make it without Margot to keep her on her toes. Today they got into a little yelling match because Margot was playing in their little kitchen and Ada came along and dumped a bunch of the fruits and veg on the floor and started kicking them around like tiny soccer balls. Margot yelled at her for "making a mess" and Ada just grinned and continued to push Margot's buttons. After asking Ada to find something else to play with ("Ok Mama! {big tight hug around my that girl}) Stephen made some comment about wanting to keep them in the same room as long as possible. I said I thought they would always share a room and he responded that Ada might drive Margot crazy not cleaning up after herself. I laughed imagining that fight being played out by our future hard headed teens. We decided by then they would be used to each other's habits and besides.. Ada will probably just let Margot clean up the room for her! Funny how when it is time to put away toys Ada is always the first to start while day dreaming Margot fiddles with something on the other end of the room.

My favorite Margot comment of the day came on our way home from the pool today. I heard Margot instructing Ada that she needed to sleep in her big girl bed(Ah-da! You need sleep in your big girl bed!!), over and over and over. Finally I turned around to see what was going on and there was Ada drifting off to sleep in her car seat as we raced home for nap time. I tickled Ada awake while Margot sang what she considered an appropriate wakeful song - Twinkle Twinkle Little Star - to keep Ada awake until we got home. At one point I noticed the singing had died out and sure enough, Margot had put herself to sleep with her own singing! Ada and I giggled Margot back awake (she shot us both a sheepish grin when she opened her sleepy eyes). It has been a good day.


L said...

Sounds like a powerfully restorative day!! Hope the rest of the week brings similar blessings!

Anonymous said...

Agree with "L". Here is to a great week of summer. Loved the window into your day. Mary