making adjustments

April 1, 2014 by meg | 0 comments

IMGP2434.jpgIMGP2435.jpgzelda and my first afternoon on our own in a while went pretty smoothly.  while i was hopeful for a nap when she wanted to snuggle in my chair with me, a switch flipped and she was off and running after about a half an hour.  luckily a tutu i had ordered almost three weeks ago (after she threw a fit about having to leave the blue princess dress she was wearing at daycare behind when gma kitty picked her up) showed up and it was a great distraction.  then zelda started talking about jumping rope and i remembered she had one in the garage from her birthday so we headed out there so she could jump, run and ride her bike.IMGP2437.jpgIMGP2451.jpgIMGP2459.jpgjumping rope was semi-successful.  she was able to twirl it with me holding one end or lay it down and jump over the rope, but when she tried to swing it over her head it never quite made it over.  oh well, we had fun and now we have something we can do while our “outside” time together for the rest of this month is really in the garage.IMGP2526.jpgIMGP2522.jpgi also got back behind the wheel again last night.  we took a drive to drop off library books and i was able to drive home without complications.  i can also buckle and unbuckle zelda from her seat, but she’ll have to climb in and out it herself.  i may attempt the daycare drop off and pick up tomorrow.  it would be nice if i could do that as it leaves zach a little more time in his day.  either way, it’s nice to know that if i needed to drive that it is a viable option. and speaking of driving, zelda did a great job of driving larry around the garage yesterday after she figured out that he and her both couldn’t sit in the seat if he was in a bowl. it’s hard to explain the laws of physical space to a two year old – best to let her try until she figures it out on her own. once both of them were on the bike, zelda took great care of larry letting him know when she was going to ride over a bump.IMGP2492.jpgIMGP2553.jpgIMGP2483.jpgIMGP2591.jpgIMGP2594.jpg

playing games

October 27, 2013 by meg | 3 Comments

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we recently purchased a couple of board games to play with zelda. we are making up our own rules and sometimes only playing with a portion of the game to make it age appropriate in a way that challenges her, but let’s her have success as well. she really likes playing games and we have been surprised with how well she has been at taking turns and staying focused on the game. today zelda kept asking for more and more games. in all we played five games in a row and she was still asking for more when we stopped for lunch.
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lots of play around the house

September 24, 2013 by meg | 0 comments

tambourine hat

tambourine hat


zelda has been enjoying her toys and playing lots of pretend, whether its dressing herself and her doll up, trying out some glasses on the dogs, breaking into dance or cooking something tasty in her kitchen. things are often done these days with lots of style, a tutu, a pink fuzzy vest and perhaps nothing else.
dressing moses elizabeth

dressing moses elizabeth


sometimes all you need are some play clothes

sometimes all you need are some play clothes


kisses for her tucked in doll

kisses for her tucked in doll

oh and a book in case she wants to read

oh and a book in case she wants to read


dance!

dance!

dance!

dance!

dance!

dance!


frodo's turn

frodo’s turn


cooking with her mitts

cooking with her mitts


grabbing a drink like the dogs

grabbing a drink like the dogs

July 23, 2012
by meg
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Zelda’s play date (while we babysit)

  Our friends needed a quick sitter for their 8.5 month old son and we’ve been looking for more opportunities for Zelda to interact with kids her own age, a match made in heaven – as you can see above. The … Continue reading