I realize it's been nearly two weeks since my last post...OOPS! We've been busy busy busy here with lots of appointments, therapies, and trying to squeeze some fun in too!
A friend of mine posted this idea that she found on Pinterest! Using a pack n play for a ball pit! It's a brilliant idea because I go crazy when the balls end up everywhere. The pack n play is high enough that unless they throw them out, they stay inside! Zoya likes to climb in and go bonkers...I assumed the little ones would like it best, and they do like it, but Zoya asks to go in every single day!!
|Mila is doing an experiment to see which color ball tastes the best apparently!|
|I thought surely the dog would enjoy playing too since she LOVES to chase balls, but she jumped right out!|
|Tent! Another idea is to put a crib sheet over the top and cut out one of the netting panels when you're no longer using the pack n play for sleeping purposes...it makes a cozy little nook!|
We celebrated Shawn's birthday this month and Zoya decorated his cake! Totally forgot to actually take a picture of the birthday dude though!
Zoya is still loving her dance classes! She has another performance coming up this weekend and then a couple more the following weekend! We bought her some awesome bright pink headphones to wear while she is waiting to perform and some earplugs for when she performs! Both allow safety commands to be heard, and she'll be able to hear the music, but they muffle/soften background noises quite a bit! She has asked for them several times at home when the babies were being noisy and they seem to help her!
We've been working hard around here (mostly Shawn) to get a 4th bedroom ready! Sofia had been sleeping in our bedroom up until yesterday, now she is in her own room! (which used to be Mila's room). We had planned to have the two little girls share a room, but they both have quirky sleep habits that would keep each other up and we REALLY value sleep around here so we had to come up with a solution! Mila got the "new" bedroom. We turned our formal living room into a bedroom by closing off the doorway to the dining room and shortening the opening into the room and adding french doors! Mila got this bedroom because it's downstairs and she is typically the last to go to bed and the first to wake up! The girls have been loving playing in there since it's just down the hall from the main living area of our house. For the first night in new rooms everyone slept well! The dog, however, woke me up at 5am! Go figure!
Here they are playing in Mila's crib in her new room!
Zoya is such a great big sister. She's always looking out for Sofia because Sofia gets into EVERYTHING! She is fast as lightening and sometimes gets herself into places she can't get out of (under the bouncer, behind the chair, under the table, etc.) If Sofia falls Zoya will come running (even if I saw it happen and even though Sofia isn't phased) saying "Sofia fall mom!!!" The other day I heard Zoya say "Niet Sofia!!!" ("no" in Russian). I said, "Is she getting into the diapers again?" And Zoya said "Yes MOM! Help me!" It was so funny. Tonight I was doing the dishes and the girls were playing. I heard Sofia fussing and before I could dry my hands to check it out Zoya was yelling, "Mom! Sofia stuck!!!!" I turned around to see she had fallen into this little basket. She did look a little panicked until I started laughing hysterically and then she followed suit, giggling and belly laughing!! I snapped a couple quick pics while she was laughing!
|My little monkey!|
|Zoya wanted to give it a try!|
And little lady Mila is resting up for her big 2nd birthday coming up soon!!! She has been falling asleep in random places. Out of all the girls she is the only one who will just fall asleep anywhere! So precious!
Clearly this is her favorite place...she bounces herself right to sleep!
And here she was so tired she fell asleep chewing on the strap! What a nut!