Thursday, September 17, 2009

The week-in-review

We've had a week of rain here in Rome, therefore a week of indoor activities. It's honestly been kind of nice to hunker-down inside and give the outside fun a bit of a break. Here are just a few pictures from the week:

A picnic-party with all of the fixin's. The girls' favorite activity lately is getting ALL the kitchen pieces out and making parties. The funny thing is that because Aly is just a little type-A, she also enjoys cleaning it up afterward. They say they are doing their 'chores' (like Cinderella!)

I haven't totally gone all-out with potty training Caroline, but she did use her potty twice on Monday! I just couldn't resist a little diaper-free-bottom shot!

The girls have a new obsession: Batman (Caroline) and Superman (Aly). We received a catalog in the mail about a week ago with Halloween costumes, and the girls have been smitten ever since. Aly has a MAJOR crush on the superhero (she laughs giddily every time we say his name), and Caroline follows right along!

Speaking of crushes... this season, each Tuesday night is "Family Night" with the team. We go up to the cafeteria and eat with the basketball boys. The girls L-O-V-E love the basketball boys, and the guys are so sweet to them. When I tell them that it's 'basketball-boy-dinner-night', they run to the dress-up clothes and load on the jewelry and accessories. I just had a Bible study last night with senior girls in which we talked about how our image and identity of ourselves is formed early and we build this identity based on what elicits praise from others when we're young. I couldn't help but think of my own girls knowing already that dressing up 'pretty' elicits attention from the boys they want to impress... (Gulp!) I guess there is always something to worry about. For now, we'll just enjoy Tuesday Family Nights!!

1 comment:

The Smiths said...

You were right to (gulp!), what are we going to do with all these little girls??? So cute now, later on we will be marching them back up those steps "no, Mary B. that is not appropriate attire for the cookout!" ahh.... soon enough wins and losses will be the last thing we think about! ha!