Ta da! E and L's mom gave her consent to post pictures of the girls. She actually gave consent before I asked about it. Its seems fitting the girls should be here as much as I have longed for this journey of baby dolls, play kitchen's and cooking, and all kinds of girl yumminess. Could they be any cuter?
Although my camera is suddenly giving me fits. I had the ISO bumped up way too high and paid for it with mostly grainy pictures. Today was rainy and dark outside and I couldn't get a good exposure either. My novice status shows. Plus its a little tricky trying to watch both girls and shoot them. They are on the go and by the time I set up the shot they have moved, looked away or lost interest.
Theres been a learning curve in other regards too. I'm a bit rusty. Its great that E is potty trained. But you forget that you still need to be there, help on and off, wave bye-bye as we flush and help wipe hands on the Patrick towel that in her little voice sounds like Patwick. Its quite cute and definitely not boy-like.
Today I had a Calgon moment. Thank goodness I seem to have acquired a bit more of an ability to step back and laugh at myself sometimes. I reached for something in the fridge and knocked over a sippy cup with milk in it. And it spattered from one end of the kitchen to the other and of course down my leg. So as I am standing there in this puddle of milk, when L starts to cry. (And she has not been a crier at all) As I wipe a clean path to get to the carpet, I realize she is perhaps needing a diaper change as I catch a hint of the smell coming my way. And that is when a tiny voice that is supposed to be napping says, "I have to go potty NOW!"
All I could do was laugh. And in a move that was perhaps a daily maneuver with the boys when they were young, I grabbed the baby and a diaper and changed her while E went potty, and then cleaned myself up. In minutes we were all back on track, a bit stickier from some errant milk dried on the floor, but better.
Its now 8:30 pm. And like days of past I am ready for bed. But first, I need to go fire that tooth fairy. Shoot. She completely forgot to even come last night. Even if they were just substitute teeth.