Today was just filled with FUN! It's the kind of day that just fills me with all kinds of happiness!
Emma went to school this morning and Julia and I hung out for a bit - had some breakfast, did some shopping, made some cookies, wrapped some presents, played house. Then, we went to pick Emma up from school, found out she was having a happy day so we stayed for circle time and the craft before coming home. Once home, I took out the iPad and asked Emma if she wanted to go for a nap and she said no. I asked her if she wanted to watch a tv show with Julia and she said yes - 3 times. We are trying hard to establish a consistent Yes/No response in Emma again and when I asked her about the tv I was certain she was answering what she wanted because I asked her multiple times and she responded the same way each time. I consider this progress. After watching a bit of Dinosaur Train, Emma went down for a nap and Julia and I ate a late lunch and then decided to play downstairs.
Emma took a very short nap today, so when she woke up I brought her downstairs to play with us and we managed to play for over 2 hours until Chris came home to no dinner but a happy, giggly bunch of girls. We had a tea party and did some flash cards. Emma used her iPad to tell me she had enough of the cards and I consider that progress, too. Then, Julia built a beach retreat out of blocks and Emma commando crawled with very little assistance into the retreat. We followed it up with a snack and then Julia put on a show for us. She is quite the performer which is so funny given that she is quiet and reserved in front of new people but is always ready to show off her singing and her dancing.
For today's performance she donned a costume and used a baby bottle for a microphone, put on her high heels and jumped on the coffee table stage. Emma had a front row seat and cheered her on the whole time. When I started singing along Julia told me that only she and Emma could sing because it was their show. Oops...I think Julia has figured out that I sing terribly off key. Then, Julia had to go backstage to change costumes and Emma guarded her door from fans and then she was back on stage for another song. Since I had my camera downstairs I managed to snag a few photos of the big concert to share with you.
|First Act, outfit complete with high heels|
|Changing Outfits, Emma as Bodyguard|
|Emma is her biggest fan!|
|Julia adds in some fancy dancing to keep the crowd entertained|
I did manage to heat up some leftovers and then we rounded out the night with a dance party before putting the girls to bed. I just love these kinds of days. Even if Emma is screaming her head off that we put her to bed. I don't think she wanted the fun to end!