Wet and cold. The kind of weather that makes you want to curl up on the couch with a blanket and a cup of tea. Until you remember you have two little people to entertain. And then, of course, the electricity goes out and you can only play by the open windows if you want to see what you're doing. Good thing Christmas was last month and Santa brought lots of toys that don't require a plug.
Like fancy coloring books with magic markers that only show up on the special pages.
And not on baby sister.
And there's always the fun pastime of weather watching, which both of my babies enjoy.
And the dog too. [Seriously - Kane is such an old man. Sitting in his recliner, loyal dog at his feet, watching the rain. He reminds me of my grandfather.]
Things have been going well with two. I finally figured out the logistics of how to unload and load the both of them, plus groceries or bags, without losing anyone. And how to juggle getting Kane down for a nap when Lorelai wants to eat. And how to not feel guilty for making Kane entertain himself when she needs a bath.
The one thing I'm still working on is how to take pictures when I've already got my hands full. At home, it's not as hard. Kane isn't trying to run off to explore new things and I have seventeen places I can lay her down. But when we go out, which is daily, it's a bit of a challenge. But I don't want her to have the "I'm the second child so there are no pictures of me" complex, so I'm working on it.
Plus, I want to capture her babyhood. She really is growing so fast and becoming quite the big girl. Her head control is so good that she can sit in the bouncer. She doesn't bounce, but she loves the independence of sitting upright by herself and looking around.
She can also sit on the couch or in her brother's recliner. Of course, she does the baby lean. And makes faces that make me smile.
So far, Kane has been very good about sharing with her. And often does a sneak kiss attack that may, or may not, startle the crap out of her. But it's sweet, so I let it happen. Kids with older siblings need to be ready for anything, right? I consider it a life lesson, learned at two months old.
We made it through our afternoon without electricity just fine. And we need the rain, so I will be grateful for that even if I can't spend my day on the couch. But I sure am excited we have a playdate at someone else's house tomorrow.