Dear Maya and Emi,
Yayyyyy! Well, maybe not so many 'y's are appropriate just yet, but still. Three-quarters of our little family are past the awful cold that's eaten up the last two weeks of our lives. Daddy has it now but he seems to be progressing quickly so hopefully he'll be over it soon, too.
And since you girls and mommy are better, we've actually gotten to spend some time outside. As in the great outdoors. Ya know, nature. Remember what that is? Sunshine, wind, grass, leaves, fresh air, ahhhhhh... Our first time outside since our 'plague' you were so excited, Maya, that you couldn't decide between horseshoes, bubbles, and badminton, so you pulled them all out within the first five minutes. Emi, it was a little chilly but snuggled up in the carrier you were pretty content.
Yesterday we spent some time at a nearby meditation garden and playground and again got to enjoy some sunny weather. Maya you've always been really good about coming home from parks without a fight, but this time was different. You were tired, hot, and hungry and yet you did not want to leave. After all the time spent indoors lately, I can't say that I blame you. There are plenty more days of outdoor play in our near future, though, so don't worry!
Well, mommy is going to go get some rest. Love you both!
P.S. I almost forgot to mention a couple things. Emi, you tried to share a few pieces of cereal with Maya today! You brought them near her mouth but when you couldn't figure out how to actually feed them to her, you gave up and ate them yourself. Oh, well. And Maya, today we had popsicles and when you got up to throw away your wrapper you came over and got daddy and mommy's wrappers, too. That may seem like a really small thing, but you've actually had several very thoughtful and mature moments this week--we're so proud of you! Both of you!