|Daddy trying to clean up...|
Mae Bae "helping..."
While today is supposed to be warm again, the snow starts on Friday, or at least it's supposed to, and carries us through the weekend.
The girls have been in fine form lately, likely because it's been so cold (or extremely wet and muddy like yesterday( that we've spent day after day inside. I told Paul that I feel like I need to do school every. single. day. at this point because on the days when we don't do school they're whiny and decide to take on projects like climbing the walls and destroying the house. When we do school they're slightly more sane.
Last night I heard a scream upstairs and an awful sliding/crashing sound and raced up the stairs to see what had happened. Sadie had managed to open the door, but it was stuck on something and I quickly discovered what it was, and then used all of my body weight to move the giant object out of the way.
|Longing to go in the kitchen,,,|
"Maggie is very strong!" Sadie said, after I moved the bed back (with Super Mae grinning the whole time) and tucked them both back into bed. Yes. Yes, she is. Especially with her bulldozer like low center of gravity.
My favorite moment of the day came earlier, when Sadie was attempting to force her little sister to twirl around the room with her. As you can imagine, it's pretty difficult to make Mae do anything that she doesn't want to do. However I had to shake my head when I heard Sadie's latest strategy which began with: "Maggie, God really wants you to..." she trailed off as she saw me looking at her. I might have said: "What?" in a trying not to laugh sort of voice.
In other totally random news, I've spent the last two days obsessing over these. Although apparently I'm not obsessed enough to spend $21 dollars on chocolate chips. Even if they are Gluten, Diary, Nut and Soy Free (although that's really not that bad for 6 bags, right?).
On a I'm-trying-really-really-hard-not-to-think-about-that-allergy-free-chocolate note I did discover two new foods that I had hoped Patrick would tolerate and I felt like dancing around the living room when he went all day without a reaction and the foods were confirmed "safe." The first was organic rice milk (with vanilla) and the second was goat cheese.
Now I have to say, I had an attitude about goat cheese, even when I was buying it, because for some reason I was pretty sure that I would hate it and I thought I'd had it at some point (maybe that was goat milk? I have milked a goat before...) and hadn't liked it, but oh, I was so, so very wrong.
|She doesn't want to let me touch her hair...|
Or wear clothes...
Sadie loves it. Paul loves it. Mae Bae won't accept that it's food and I'm not giving her more because I'm pretty sure she'd use it to finger paint on the walls.
This made it slightly more bearable when I found that the allergist's next available appointment is in the first week of April, by which time I feel like I might have returned to my college dress size of "teeny tiny" if I haven't died from missing pizza and ice cream, which seem to be my only two (occasional) remaining cravings. Oh well. It is, without a doubt, worth it. Seeing my little guy happy and free from tummy aches shows me that every single day.
And now for a Patrick picture:
|We love our big sister!|