Jenny often wants to wear my diamond ring. When I refuse she gets a small hair elastic and wears it on her finger and calls it her wedding ring.
|Jenny likes to pick out her own outfits|
James likes to feel the skin at the edge of clothing. He often fingers my arm just underneath my cuff or the skin at my neckline as we cuddle during his lullaby. He also does it to himself whenever I lay him down for bed or a diaper change.
|Delicious. I could just eat this kid.|
|Jenny's still life photography|
James shrieks. Loudly. All the time. Jenny shrieks back. Then they scream at each other at precisely the same pitch and with the same timbre with a blend only siblings can create. At times I can't tell them apart.
|"Look Mommy! We're in a bathtub!"|
Jenny enjoys drinking straight lemon juice. She also likes to taste salt and pepper. She shakes it into her palm and then licks it. Over and over until I stop her. She also likes to eat butter. She dips her finger in it, just like I did as a child. She'd eat spoonfuls of it if I'd let her.
|Jenny tried to apply mascara|
James crawls down the stairs halfway, then pauses, then comes back up. Then back down. Then back up. Then he swings the baby gate back and forth. Shrieking in delight and pride all the while.
|Playing together instead of screaming at each other. A rare and delightful thing.|
Jenny cries out every night for me. Her scared little voice sobbing in the darkness for her mama. I go in. We snuggle. I tell her I love her. She goes back to sleep.
|Bear Lake 2010|
James giggles when I kiss him on the chest. He also likes it on the neck. Kissing him on the belly doesn't do much for him. He also likes it when I nibble his toes.
|Still hanging on. No walking yet.|
|Bear Lake 2010|
|Can you resist that smile? I didn't think so.|
|Super Rainbow Girl|
Jenny likes to put on my stilettos and sling-backs and walk around, heels clacking loudly on the tile. Often she's wearing nothing else.
|I remember doing this as a kid. Only the shoes of my choice were my mother's cream colored open toed pumps.|
Neither of my children will let me shower or bathe alone. If they hear water running, they find me and scream until they are in the water with me.
|The most fun they ever have together.|
Both of them like to mow the lawn with Daddy. At the same time.
|A favorite Saturday morning activity|