The Little Things Thursdays: Installment #20

It’s time once again to link up with Rebecca at A Beautiful Ruckus and make note of some special little moments from the week.  Without further a due, here we go!

1. When my cousin’s oldest daughter, Taylor, turned one George built her a puppet theater based on a Pottery Barn Kids version we saw in store.  It was well crafted to resemble a castle.  Recently, we noticed the babies, Sydney especially, giggle at the puppets on their DVDs.  We searched for puppets online, but found them to be expensive.  George eventually found a set on Craigslist that included a puppet theater.  The theater was cute, but not nearly as magnificent as George’s version.  He kept remarking that he wanted to build a new one like Taylor’s.  I, however, was okay with the Craigslist find.  Ironically, my cousin called a week after we bought the puppet theater asking if we wanted Taylor’s puppet theater.  At the ripe old age of eight, Taylor outgrew it.  George was ecstatic to say the least.  This week, the babies enjoyed the theater’s inaugural show.

For a brief moment, everyone watched the puppet show.

For a brief moment, everyone watched the puppet show.

Even Lily was interested.

Even Lily was interested.

2. With busybody babies, I’m always looking for fresh ways to entertain them.  I purchased a bag of plastic balls at Walmart and tossed them into a Pack ‘n’ Play as a makeshift ball pit.  I tried putting babies in there individually, but they seemed bored so I started adding babies.  Eventually, all four were in there at once and tossing balls.  It would probably be more like a play land ball pit if I added another bag of balls, but I really don’t want to store them.

Mason decided to visit his sibs in the ball pit.

Mason decided to visit his sibs in the ball pit.

And then all four ended up in the ball pit together.

And then all four ended up in the ball pit together.

3. This week has been dedicated to health and wellness for the whole family, fur babies included.  Earlier in the week George took Sasha and Lily to the vet for their annual vaccines and exam.  I intended to make dental and doctor appointments for myself on days when we have our usual babysitters. I procrastinated on appointment making and found desired times booked.  My aunt, Terri, saved the day and agreed to babysit ALL four babies single handedly while I got my pearly whites cleaned.  I never thought I would see a dental hygiene visit as “me time”, but it was.  I was in a quiet place where I could watch an episode of Ellen mostly uninterrupted.  The babies got a good report and I enjoyed some extra evening help after my appointment.

Few can manage the dual baby hold, but Terri mastered it!

Few can manage the dual baby hold, but Terri mastered it!

This is pretty typical at our place.  Babies everywhere!

Babies everywhere!

4. This is a typical scene around 6:30 pm when George arrives home from work.  A picture is worth a thousand words-

Priceless!

Priceless!

What little things highlighted your week?

hugs!

Amber

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