The artist at work.
Although our backyard is a swamp, I got brave (or desperate...what's the difference?) enough to get Rhianwen out there! I figured I'd try the rain boots and rain coat to see if perhaps we could make it without getting too wet and muddy.
We got off to a good start on the deck. Here she is carrying the compost bucket.
Splashing in our koi pond. (Ha.)
We also tried the Barnes N Noble storytime. She was one of the youngest there, but did a great job. And boy what a production! First we sang a song, then they read some poems by Shel Silverstein, then we did the craft below (Rhianwen did this all by herself other than the placement of the eye), and lastly goldfish crackers were served. All for FREE!
We've moved the crib into Alden's room (see our post below on name choosing. I don't know why that post got added to the previous one instead of being separate...), so I moved Rhianwen's bookcase to the wall where the crib had been to be closer to the rocking chair and painting in the corner. Then I moved her play-crib to where her bookcase had been which made the crib way more accessible. She's really enjoyed putting all her animals "night-night" and covering them with blankets.
Daddy pulled out his guitar the other night and brought it into the family room to play, but Rhianwen insisted that she needed to accompany him on the real piano, so the jam session got moved to the living room.
It was great to be back home for church on Sunday. Sunday afternoons Rhianwen loves to try on mommy's and daddy's church shoes. She's better at walking in daddy's though.
She also got to talk to Grandma Nanny Kim and Grandpa on the webcam, something she loves to do! When she couldn't see Grandpa, she would say "Pa! Pa! Pa!" until Grandma switched to him. It was so cute. She also got to show them her new Winnie the Pooh ball, tell them about church, and show them her new purple crayons (we found some in a box last night but they were all purple!).
It's been a very happy week for Rhianwen, something I am always grateful for!