Our schedule shifted and I was getting more sleep so blogging took a backseat. Again.
Meh – I’m living in the moment, sue me.
But today was… ordinary. plain. nothing special. We stayed home. We read books. Ruby watched too much Dinosaur Train (can there be too much Buddy, Tiny, Shiny and Don?). We danced to the Dinosaur Train soundtrack. We are all about Dinosaur Train right now… I did my normal list of stuff that has to get done every day. Just a normal day.
and yet it was AWESOME.
Today started with Emme rolling over from side to back to side! Just going back and forth and loving it. Cackling and chatting and getting a good workout. Today ended with her reaching for her bottle, taking it out of my hands and putting it in her mouth! Three times! Earlier today she pushed her bottle away and pulled on my shirt until I finally clued in that she was doing it deliberately because she wanted to nurse. And last but not least, she has discovered she has toes and is desperate to get at them. So much so, that she basically folded herself in half while I was holding her, leaning so far forward, and with so much force that I actually got nervous I would drop her! She REALLY wanted those toes! I kept telling her they’re really stinky, but let’s be honest, they are delicious.
Meanwhile Rubytunes is just blowing my mind with her awesomeness. She’s been a great helper – helped me put away laundry today – and listener. When I ask her to please clean up whatever mess she’s made, she does it promptly and without any whining about 90% of the time. There’s still the occasional pout and whine, but she’s three! It’s to be expected. But for the most part, she’s turned a corner and is so fun to be around. She’s really into “practicing” for school, doing arts and crafts,
playing games and reading. Yesterday I built her a fort and she spent hours in there, quiet as a mouse, reading books and playing. (It was great – I got so much done!)
And we found a preschool for Ruby! Ruby’s first main babysitter’s mom runs a preschool and I thought, “well I should call her first because I have NO IDEA how to find a preschool and I can at least start there.” And basically I fell in love with it and they have an opening for the fall and we’re in and so that’s done. Ajax and I went to an orientation meeting today so he could see it too. Afterwards in the car, he turns to me and says “Well, can I just say something about that school?” and I thought, “oh no, he didn’t like it” but then he grinned and said “It’s perfect! PERFECT for Duckie.” and it really is. So lovely and play-based and very book-focused and all about helping kids develop relationships and become good people. Exactly what we’d hoped to find. I cannot wait for August so she can start! She’s going to love it.
So that was our day. Ordinary, plain and just wonderful.