When Alegria was about 6 months old, I started folding her arms and holding them folded as we prayed so she would get the hang of it and know what we do when we pray. I tried doing the same with Odette, but she would scream at the top of her lungs...so after only a few attempts, I gave up trying and hoped that she would learn by example...and she did! She's been doing this for about a month now, but because of video-upload issues, I wasn't able to get a video of it until now:
After prayer, I let Odette feed herself her yogurt and got a video of that, too:
While the girls ate, I took a picture of a beautiful flower we picked on our walk this morning:
After Odette's morning nap, we had a few errands to run, so we got in the car and went on our way.
Our first stop was Payless. Alegria quickly grew out of her sneakers and needed new ones to run around in, so we had her foot sized (she's a size 8 now!), and went to look for what was available. There were a total of THREE pairs of little girl sneakers in Alegria's size. Luckily, one of the pairs of shoes was white with rainbow colors. The other two were Dora the Explorer ones and she doesn't watch that show all that much, so she wasn't too excited when she saw them, which was good, because they were more expensive anyway.
So we went with the rainbow-colored pair, but before Alegria would be happy with them, she had to make sure the soles looked good, too:
Who knew that the bottom of the shoe (which is hardly ever visible) would be the deciding factor? Well...now we do. :)
It was still early when we got home after running a few other errands, so we just played outside. There was this really cool cloud cover that could be seen from our front yard and I just had to get a picture:
Odette wants to ride Alegria's tricycle so much recently! Her feet still don't reach the pedals, though:
Back inside as we got dinner ready, Alegria colored on her Doodle Bear that she got for her birthday:
Odette really wanted to color on it, too, so we had to distract her with her own coloring book and crayons in order for her to leave Alegria alone:
Then it was time to jump on the trampoline with Daddy!
After dinner and baths, the girls kept right on playing. Odette really loves Alegria's Woody doll (Uh-oh!):
While the girls played, Cameron and I kicked back and watched The O'Reilly Factor. I noticed that we both had our ankles crossed the same way and got a picture:
Daddy and Odette playing "Got Your Nose!"
And that was how we spent the last day of Cameron's four-day weekend. Boy, those four days sure flew by!