Sunday, January 9, 2011

Our Weekly Routine

Justin and are are very lucky to be able to work jobs we love and spend so much time with the girls. With the rain and darkness of winter our park time is limited but we try to keep the girls out and socializing with friends. Last week they started gymnastics and a parent and me sibling class. Our nanny Nancy helps us out one day every week. She met the girls in the hospital and has been helping us ever since. She is a wonderful women. She teaches the girls so much and they really loved her. It was great to have her at the first gymnastics class. Take a look:

We also started a siblings parenting class. This was a huge jump for the girls to be in a preschool classroom with kids ranging from infants to six. There was so much to stimulate them  they did not go which direction to turn. So they spent most of the class at the sink. The sink is about 3 feet off the ground so they can use reach the water. This had them fascinated. At one point in the class we separated into parent discussion groups. The girls had a bit of a hard time with this part so they sat in with the adults for a while and spent time at the sink. But I hear this is normal. I am really excited about this class because it is an opportunity to learn from other parents and children. As we enter the new stages of sharing (or lack there of) and tantrums (super fun), it will be good to know how others have meet these challenges. It was a very busy class so I had little time for video, but I will try to get some more in the future weeks. the girls were so stimulated they could not settle down for a nap all day, but boy did they crash that night.

 With two activities a week we still have alot of time to meet up with friends and play on our own in the house. Last week I came home to find Justin helping the girls carry my purses. They thought this was great.