My hubby LOVES teaching our little one, and she loves learning with him and I love watching the two of them together. Right now, they're working on the months of the year. Being the IT-literate guy my hubby is, they're making a computer program for it. Normally, my husband voices these, but today it was Georgia's turn.
I can't believe we haven't hit this first yet, but Georgia finally spent some time getting wet and giggly in some puddles.
Thanks to my job, I am required to make public appearances from time to time - today, it was at a festival for fish. Shad, in particular. I got the great honor to help judge the entries in the Shad Festival Parade. But lucky for me, I got to have two beautiful people accompany me.
We finally broke into that chocolate bunny the Easter bunny brought to us!
Georgia's Papa sent her some spending money for Easter, so we decided to make the drive to Toys 'R Us to let Georgia roam the aisles and aisles of kiddie wonderment. This was the first time I think we've just said "go for it, show us what toys you want" to the little one. So we spent quite a while going up and down aisle after aisle. The first thing that caught her attention was the cars for kids to drive, especially the Jeep one. Georgia has a thing for Jeeps lately. And while I'm sure she'd have a blast cruising the streets of our development filled with senior citizens - boy, would they get a kick out of her - I don't think this was quite in our Easter budget:
My daughter owns a Barbie... ugh. It really makes me feel like she's growing up. It also makes me realize fighting the feminine stereotype has truly begun in our home. Maybe we need to spend the rest of that Easter money on a kiddie tool kit.
Regardless, she loves her new jeep and has played with it non-stop.
OK, well maybe I don't have to worry about Barbie so much... Georgia has already left her in the dust.
Georgia has kind of re-discovered the garbage truck lately. All the sudden, when she hears it on Friday mornings, she gets excited and climbs on the back of the couch to peek out the window. Since that is really not allowed in our house, today, I opened the front door for her.
I guess we have been lucky so far. For two and a half years, there has been very little blood in our house. Georgia, up until yesterday, has avoided anything more than a scraped knee or a bit tongue. Then enter last night. Ben and I both watched it happen, and it still replays on slow-motion in my mind. Georgia was running through the house, chasing our dog Bailey, when he turned and she didn't. Bam! Right into the side of the table. Her little head bounced right off of it, and the hubby and I bounced right into action. There was no doubt that one hurt. Screams echoed through the house as our little one cried out her pain. The end result? A busted lip and something caused a circular gash between her bottom lip and her chin.
My, my, my did Georgia have some surprises awaiting her when she woke up on Easter morn. It all started with an egg and a clue sitting where Georgia's Easter basket and carrots for a bunny were placed the night before.
We are all about gearing up for Easter in our house, despite the fact that I am still without my voice four days running now. Thank you, Laryngitis! We kicked off the morning with an Easter egg hunt in our little community - Georgia's first hunt outside our home!!!