Just sitting in the bathroom making animal sounds… Business as usual in the Kossowara household.
After saying goodbye to Grandma Charlotte this morning, Grae and I got ready and headed to our usual Saturday story time at Hillcrest Centre. Gracen was thrilled to be back at it after a few weeks spring break. She danced, bounced, and followed along with the actions, all while gnawing on a giant carrot.
And at the end of the session, she joined the mass of eager toddlers and patiently waited her turn to get a hand stamp.
After making her way to the front of the pack, she placed her little hand on the teacher’s knee, and received her special green frog stamp. She was pleased as punch.
This afternoon we put the finishing touches on our garden beds… We’ve got zucchini, spaghetti squash, peas, beets, spinach, lettuce, beans, edamame, carrots, strawberries, dill, rosemary, chives, cilantro, basil, citronella, sunflowers, nasturtiums and a black thumb to man the show after Grandma Charlotte departs tomorrow morning (wish me luck). But the best part? This little outdoor-loving munchkin has her very own pumpkin patch along our fence. Today she planted the seeds and throughout the spring and summer, she’ll shower them with water and love in hopes of a bright orange pumpkin come Halloween…
If anyone can make it happen, it’s definitely this magical little girl. ♥
With our gardening nearly complete and the forecast calling for rain, we decided to spend our last day with Gma Char down in the States. It looked a little something like this…
Strapped in and ready to go.
Play and picnic break at the Tot Lot.
Chillin’ in a tree.
Cruisin’ through Home Depot…
‘What should I do with this big rock?’
‘Meet Mama worm.’
‘Here’s the Papa!’
Miss G’s worm family.
Tired of yard work. Taking the Kia for a spin instead.
And tickled pink about it.
With the help of Grandma Charlotte and Uncle Brett, we got started on our garden this morning…
Gracen was designated the official worm collector of the team.
Of course Miss G wasn’t scared in the least. In fact, each was declared a ‘mama’, ‘papa’, or ‘bubba’ and she was quite distraught when we released them back into the soil.
Apparently routines are just as important for baby dolls as they are for our little baby doll.
First off, Bubba’s bath.
Then story time.
Next up: A pre-bedtime potty break.
And then into bed it is!
The funny part is that this was all Grae. I was in the bathroom getting drying my hair when she came in urgently saying, “Bubba!” and then signing ‘bath!’ on repeat. After Baby was squeaky clean, she then took it upon herself to make sure Bubba got a story and a pee in before I later found her in Grae’s crib, snuggled up with a blanket and all. I think we may have a little mommy on our hands…
What a lucky little girl Gracen is… Yesterday she got to visit with Grandma Sue and today Grandma Charlotte arrived.
In the hatch of her car? A tiny little tricycle she found on Kijiji…
Plus some fresh pussy willow branches. What a spoiled little girl we have!
Gracen and I were making a birthday card for Grandma Charlotte today when I noticed something strange about her outfit… She was wearing panties over top of her pants! What a silly little girl we have. Perhaps she’s trying to start a new trend?