Watching cartoons with my stuffed pals (duckie, lobster, and dollie) and my favorite pillow grandma gave me.
We'll work backwards here....this was us all having fun in the morning. Kids help you remember to play, don't they? We were laying around just having fun until we dressed and left for the market where we bought a giant garlic, collard greens, yummy cookie, and fruit juice. Oh, and we stopped for a bit to play on the slide....
This was breakfast. Little Miss here ate a banana, a bowl of Cherrios (sans milk) and a tall glass of milk, in the Dora cup, of course :) Notice ever-present blankie.
And here we are doing one of our favorite things, cooking together in the kitchen. Last night I was making healthy chicken fingers (you soak chicken strips in buttermilk, roll the in crushed cereal and bake). My sous chef here loved crushing the cereal in the bag. We ate that with a healthy mustard/honey dipping sauce. She also loved my smoked paprika, roasted potatoes.
I love spending time with my older granddaughter. She is beautiful and amazing. Every time we are together I can tell she has changed. I find that miraculous. Not having had my own kids to watch develop and grow, I missed the chance to really understand this. I may have a Ph.D. in child development but it is something entirely different to be a part of a child's life and watch her grow. The process of childhood is a miracle, no doubt. And I am so happy to be a small part of that with my granddaughters!