Happy Thursday! Each week, we take some time to pause and reflect upon the little things that made our week special. Here are some of our highlights:
1. Texas weather has been fickle as usual. Just when I packed up all of our winter clothes, the warm spring weather vanished and was exchanged with cool drizzle. I could replace Puxatony Phil as predictor of spring weather. Every time I flip the closets for spring, we have at least two more weeks of winter. I should know this by now, but when we have temperatures exceeding 80 and it is sunshiny for over a week, I’m ready to ditch the sweaters and bring out the skirts. Anyways, all this dreary weather kept us indoors and from taking our evening walks. To change things up in the evening, we’ve been retreating upstairs to the playroom. It is a bit of hassle to haul four babies upstairs for 30-45 minutes of playtime, but we all need the change of pace. When we get up there, eight little eyes dart around exploring the new environment. Plus, all the toys are novel since we don’t get up there often. We primarily use the playroom as Nisey’s guest bedroom and to store toys that are too advanced for the babies. However, the babies surprise me and seem to understand some of the toys I thought were too big for them.
2. We’ve been practicing sitting up with the support of Boppy pillows. We since rearranged our “Boppy Conventions” with a new perspective. Harper and Rylin can almost sit independently, but they still need the safety net because they will topple and crash their noggins sometimes. Sitting up opened new horizons for the babies and we did our first sitting up baths in pairs! Harper and Rylin seemed to really enjoy being able to see their toys and splash the water. Sydney lounged back in her seat like the old chair, but appeared relaxed. Mason wasn’t keen on the new bath arrangement and protested with crocodile tears, but eventually warmed up to the idea. I’m excited that bath time could take half as long by putting two in the tub at once! I’m thinking it’s time to expand our bath toy collection as well.
3. Shortly after starting spoon feeds, a friend suggested introducing Puffs since they dissolve and don’t require any chewing. The first time I introduced Puffs, I ended up fishing one out of Sydney’s’ throat and didn’t want to try again. That was until I noticed the babies chomping pureed food and picking smaller toys up. When they were fussing for me to feed them faster, I put a Puff in front of everyone and they did so much better. Since they put everything in their mouths that is exactly what they did with the Puffs, but no coking. It’s comical most of the time because they slobber so much the Puffs stick to their chubby little arms or hands and they can’t find them. Other times they drop into the pocket of their bibs.
4. My hairstylist recommended The Wet brush so I headed to Amazon and ordered a pink one. I received it yesterday and gave it a whirl last night. It worked perfectly. It brushed through my wet mop without snagging or snarling and took a fraction of the time my old comb took. Plus, it was a one step operation: just brush. I used to spritz my hair with conditioner, use a wide tooth comb, then run a paddle brush over everything to smooth it out. I’m all for consolidation so this brush is a winner in my book!
What little things filled your week?
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