Well, I am still here, despite a huge break in posting. Anyone who reads this knows I can't commit to consistent posting anyway. I make empty promises! I post for like a week straight and then disappear for 2 months. Sorry!!!
It has been a very quiet winter; days filled with mommy duties, trying to keep a toddler happy and tending to the needs of a tiny one. My biggest adventures have been to the grocery store and the library, and back home again. It is so easy to simply stay indoors when you have the excuse of a itty bitty baby, and the weather is frigid. Who wants to bundle everyone up and venture out if you can stay inside by the fireplace??
I read a million books and baked a ton of stuff (not so good for losing the post baby flub). I'll admit, it did get a little boring at times. I wasn't sure I could make it to Spring. And just a few days ago, when the weather had warmed a bit, and the snow in the back yard had finally disappeared, and the dangerous span of ice that puts visitors to our house in peril had finally melted, there was once again snow on the horizon. Dang! It seemed that my hopes for Spring were dashed. BUT! Hopefully that storm was our last hurrah with Winter. I cannot wait to get these kiddies out in the warm sun. I want skirts and flip flops and farmers markets and gardening and all of that. I need to get Clara to the playground and on the swings and digging in her sandbox and out feeding the ducks! She has become something of a couch potato, so that's not so good. She has proved to be a lovely big sister, though, I must say and she is so sweet with Lillian and snuggles with her and tells her she loves her, and I witness her tickling toes and whispering tender little things. Too cute.
It is amazing the changes that have taken place from the time Clara turned two, until now, at 2 1/2. She has so very much to say, (constant chatter), sometimes the most hilarious things come out of her mouth. She is endlessly entertaining and engages in all kinds of elaborate pretend play, and throws all kinds of elaborate tantrums. But I am so surprised by her and the person she is becoming. And now I have two. I can't wait for them to play together and be best friends…oh geez, I am rambling on. OK!! To summarize….kids are great. That's all I have to say. Oh, and Spring, get here already. I'm sick of waiting around.