So here I was, keeping a couple babies by myself, then all of a sudden Melody left to go spend her days with Grandma, a new little girl started, and so did my assistant! Now I'm back to two grownups in the house and working on ramping up to keeping more kids again. We've had several interviews this week with SUCH sweet families- would love the chance to take care of those boys. They are fabulous, and as an added bonus it would be nice to balance out the estrogen overload we've got right now. :)
One of the boys just turned two, so I'm rethinking the "infants only" thing. With two adults here, a split age group works really well and it's likely that we'll move the graduation date back to age three. I miss Remy, Alice, and Perdita!! Darn. But I hear wonderful reports from their new teacher and I know they're doing well. These last few months just didn't work for me to have everyone. I'm really hoping that now things are settled down- the kids I have plan to stay awhile, Assistant and I are happy and onboard, and a few more are in the wings. All is well.
Aurora dropped on in Fair Day when her kindergarten was closed. Merryweather really enjoyed having sister around for the day, and they all had a good time. I don't usually get to post anything of Merida at all, so I'm happy to have this one that completely hides her identity and still shows her playing. She's got the MOST awesome laugh- it's very low and throaty for a baby, and she was laughing and having a great time with this hat. Fun day.
I am very much enjoying this season! Fun and happy kids = happy me. It feels very different to not be on the move every minute like I was when I had older kids. Now we lie on the floor a lot and build block towers for each other to knock down, and we chase balls around and take things in and out of boxes. However, Merryweather is quickly approaching complete mobility, and even without walking yet she's doing this:
It'll be no time at all before we're back to art projects and outside time! They grow up so fast.