Dear Maya and Emi,
Mommy's going to write this quickly because there's a storm outside and I don't want to lose power mid-post! Hopefully the weather will cool things down a bit since we've had a couple of really hot and humid days here.
This week we've spent lots of time outside in the yard and at a couple of parks, too. Maya, you had more fun picking crab apples, watching ants, and climbing a tree than playing on the playground at our usual park. Emi, you're mostly content to play on a sheet or blanket for now, but when you did go on the swings you had fun--aside from a minute there when your sister pushed you a littttttle too high. You recovered quickly, though.
We've had some rough moments this week. A lot of not listening to each other, a lot of unkind tones and words, a lot of hot, tired, frustration. But there were some really awesome moments, too. Maya, a bird inhabited your painted bird house! And you helped cook dinner. And you drew your family so well. Emi, you're walking more and more each day! And you're playing independently for longer periods of time. And you make us all laugh with your smile and your expressions.
Well, the storm has subsided but mommy's still signing off. Love you both!