Can you tell the pea is doing yoga? I think he at least looks fairly at peace, which is more than I can say for myself these last few weeks. But they have been productive... A is potty-trained, our offer has gone through the initial stages of approval with the seller's lender, our house is listed and we've had a lot of interest in it.
And I even made it to the library this week! One of my favorite finds was a book I've been meaning to check out for ages:
by Keith Baker
How can you resist such an adorable title? Inside, it's just as cute. Little green peas dot every page, showing off their amazing alphabet skills. The A peas are acrobats and astronauts; the B peas are builders, bathers, and bikers... etc. Each page features a large letter surrounded by talented, alliterated peas. My girls love it, and I have to admit I also find the little green guys ridiculously charming.
So we pulled out the paint for the first time in weeks to create our own alphabet pages.
I cut out construction paper letters: E for her initial, and P to teach my littlest a new letter of the alphabet. She absolutely flat-out refused to learn it. She wouldn't say it, wouldn't remember it, and let me know in no uncertain terms that she had no interest in me quizzing her about it. I'm hoping the knowledge sunk in anyway. She did enjoy painting fingerprints all over the paper, as did her big sister.
When it was dry, E and I had a blast bringing the peas to life with an ink pen and some e-words like:
and of course,
and my favorite (which I drew)...
It turned out to be a fun little project, and it felt so good to do something creative again with my girls!