See, I really do look ok!
Thankfully no one else got sick and we all had a fab week, for the most part. I watch Toddler 2's on Wednesday mornings, and man are they a handful. We had 13 kids and 2 workers, me and one other girl. Somehow the kids managed to get a latch that I can't even do half the time open on the door and out they went while I was changing diapers and the other girl was supposed to be watching. I had to go chasing down the hall and corral at least 5 and the girl didn't even notice any of it! SIGH. What a morning.
The next day, Rhianwen's friend Phoebe came over for the late morning and all afternoon. I was so proud of Rhi who shared every toy and even stayed patient enough to share her swing with Phoebe. Rhi was SO into Phoebe that she went around all day piling toys on top of her and saying her name, "Hoebe, Hoebe!" (like Heebee jeebies...ha!) and nodding to her. They had such fun together. Phoebe even pushed Rhi on her little car; so quickly in fact, that Rhianwen vaulted off of the only step in our house, went airborne and crash-landed on the family room cement floor. But it didn't phase Rhi one bit. She just kind of lay there in a stunned silence like, "Wow, I didn't realize this vehicle's capabilities!...Awesome!". She even got up from her nap saying, "Hoebe! Hoebe!" I think we may have begun a beautiful friendship, but only time will tell ;0)
This weekend we went to Grandma Nanny Kim's and Grandpa's because my high school class was having it's 10 year reunion (one year late). It was fun to see everyone, but really we stay pretty connected, so it wasn't like there were any shocking revelations. Rhianwen had a blast taking walks, playing in the fountain on Grandma and Grandpa's patio, eating at the Sidewheeler by the river, playing on a playground, "eating" some of daddy's chocolate shake, sleeping in a room with glow-in-the-dark stars, and seeing Great Grandma and Great Grandpa. Her only disappointment was not being able to see "Hoebe" in nursery on Sunday...she specifically asked about it!
Rhianwen could spend hours throwing rocks in Grandma and Grandpa's fountain.
Discovering the fun of bouncing on hanging bridges.
Throwing sweet gum balls off the riverwalk.
Trying a lemon at the Sidewheeler.
Oh, the satisfaction of a chocolate covered tummy.
Playing peekaboo with Great Grandma.
Her visit with Great Grandma and Great Grandpa went much better than at Christmas. She was able to relax and have fun! And she gave Great Grandpa a big smackaroo when we left. We'll be seeing them again next weekend (if we all stay well) when we go back to see my Aunts and Uncles who will be coming to visit.
Lastly, Rhianwen's communication skills are growing in leaps and bounds these days. She loves to repeat what we say and when Wally prays at night she will repeat the last one or 2 words he says. For example, he prayed, "Please help daddy not to get sick." and she'll say, "Daddy sick." Wally loves this so much that he sits at the dinner table and tries to get her to say things like, "International Spacestation" and "Space Shuttle Atlantis". She actually does a great job trying! Rhianwen has also started singing a little. She has a little lamb that plays Jesus Loves Me, and she'll press it and sing, "Je....Bible." She has also started doing this at bedtime, since we sing it to her every night as we tuck her in. It's so endearing!
Thrilled that she has figured out the Jesus Loves Me lamb.