Today marks day 12 of sickness in our house and we've had 4 (maybe 5) different illnesses roll through. Combine that with the winter weather, and Kara's three busiest work weeks of the calendar year, and it makes for a challenging stretch. Hopefully we're on the upswing now and the littlest one will emerge healthy in the next 24 hours. We know we're not alone, so to all of you fighting germ bugs, we shout as Nina does, "get better-better!"
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Nina is a responsible big sister and occasionally the fun police. She watches Pip and makes sure she's not up to anything that could possibly considered trouble. Nina also likes to write letters, color and read books. She has a good imagination and likes to make up stories and games. Some involve new puppies at the store that you take for a walk and then she starts running in the puddles. The puppy is usually named Sierra or Alicia. She continues to tell us about dragons and bad guys changing their attitudes.
Saturday, January 4, 2014
The Naks hope you enjoyed 2013 as much as we did! We tried to pack some fun into our last days of vacation with trips to the zoo, MOA, and children's museum. We made New Year's crowns and blew up balloons and the girls had a great time.
With the incoming weather of doom, we tried to get out while the getting was good. Nina asks everyday "when will it be summer?" and tells us how much she doesn't like snow. A trip to the Walker art center made for a nice escape that involved some various projects and games. Nina made a theater set with curtains, seating, and an interesting story involving a jaguar and a couple getting married in a rainy cave.
She likes drawing smiley faces and has added the smile to every picture in her Hello Kitty book that is at least 50 pages. Every night she picks out her outfit for the next day and lays it out for herself. Some combos have been pretty interesting.