This face. I love it. My (nearly two-year old!) baby bean may be a messy little wild thing but she also happens to be a first class snuggler. She wraps her chunky little fingers around your neck and squeezes so tight that everything is automatically alright.
And she hugs everything. She’s a big fan of hugging our poor, dopey cat. Luckily for all of us (but especially for him) Iggy’s too sweet–or too dumb, we’re not one hundred percent sure which–to mind much. Any time she catches sight of him she wants to “nuggle” and puts him in what is much closer to a headlock than a hug.
When she wasn’t busy snuggling, she found plenty of trouble to get herself into this week. This is the sight I was greeted by when I turned around in the middle of making our lunches one afternoon. She decided she wanted a banana so she peeled herself two.
I wasn’t worried by her silence at all because I thought she was still in the middle of the very important task of putting pom poms into our mixer, making a whirring sound to mix them up, taking them out, and starting all over again.
She’s a big fan of filling and emptying things right now.
In big buddy news, Sams has been my workout partner this week. I’ve decided to get some use out of the dusty old stationery bike in our basement and she joins me on her Smart Cycle (this is the newer version of the Smart Cycle she has, if you’re interested).
If we’re not doing that she likes doing squats and making me do a full round of the exercises she does in gym class. I’m thinking today we might try to tackle a workout video.
I teased a shot of these shamrocks on Instagram last week, thinking I’d post my tutorial on making shamrock garland for St. Patrick’s Day. Unfortunately this was the only decent shot I could get thanks to the gloomy weather we’ve been having here in New York.
Still, it’s pretty easy. I used a heart hole puncher on green construction paper, glued the hearts into shamrock shapes, and then added little stems with my paper scraps. All that was left from there was hot gluing my shamrocks to some string and hanging them in my window.
We may be breaking out more green construction paper for St. Patrick’s Day crafts today. Sam has a snow day and was bored by 8:30 this morning…
And finally, why do Cadbury Creme Eggs have to be so delicious? My husband finds them disgusting (yeah, I think he might be an alien) but the girls and I beg to differ. Sam was eating one yesterday and said “Mom, this might sound crazy but I think I like the inside of these even more than I like the chocolate!” She’s definitely my child.