Last week, J was out of town for work so after our child care provider left, I had the girls full time both evenings. It was tedious and a lot of work made more challenging by the fact that I had some pretty busy/rough days at work BUT it was also great because I got to spend some unshared time with our girls and learn more about them.
JOE is growing up so fast and is just such an awesome helper! JAE is learning so much and is fearless. Nothing scares her. She loves to climb onto EVERYTHING even in a dress. I love watching both girls and spending more time with them.
My sister got JAE the grow with me chair for her birthday and she LOVES it! It plays music and also helps her with her counting and such.
She loves to pretend that she is working/writing something. Check her out.
And then here is her fearless side. She climbs on JOE's Fire Rescue set like that is what it is there for. Thankfully, it can still hold her weight for now but we are trying to stop her from doing this. She still sneaks up on it though.
Our dear friend and neighbor gave the girls these awesome masks. They LOVE them! JAE and JOE love to act like they are super-heros around the house and of course I encourage it :-D. The masks are also so soft so it doesn't snag their hair or cause skin irritation.
While JOE was sleeping, JAE decided she wanted to wear her mask but not alone, she brought me JOE's mask to wear. Since the back is elastic, I indulged her. She just loved it!
There is a story behind this one. JOE did not want to ride the bull. JAE on the other hand couldn't get enough of it. LOL
The one really awesome thing I love to see is how the girls interact. JOE is such a HUGE helper. When J was out of town, she would help with her sister and encourage her/engage with her. If she was crying, JOE would go there to sit with her if I couldn't at the moment and sing to her. She really is the sweetest kid.
Here they are playing outside in their sand box. She is helping JAE build a sand castle.
My awesome little JOE. The best!
I can't get over how big JAE is getting!
The love going to the library with their child care provider. I love getting pictures throughout the day :-).
While J was out of town, the girls got along so well! Here they are watching a show together while I got ready for the day.
I love my morning cup of coffee and JAE always wants to have a sip but J doesn't want the kids having any coffee at all so I have to drink it while she isn't around and/or put it away in an area she can't reach. Well, on Sunday I had my usual cup and finished it. JAE got the cup and decided she was coming for me! Check out her determined look!
Oh and by the way, the dress is by AyoBE.
I just love my little JOE so much. She is an awesome helper and always wants to make sure everyone is OK. I know kids at this age are often selfish and self centered but not my JOE. She always wants to see what she can do to help others.
While measuring to sew some African Tutus for AyoBE, JAE decided to play with the tulle. Clearly, she loves the red. I made one for her and her sister but hers is blue. Go check out the site! The skirts are very cute and can be worn for Memorial Day, July 4th, Spring/Summer and even in the Fall with leggings and a sweater :-D.
My #1 baby girl who is not so little anymore! I love that when folks come to our house, she asks them if they want to buy something from my shop. She's been trying to convince her child care provider to buy a hair bow! Who needs paid advertising when you have a supporter like her?
Have a fabulous rest of the week!