But don't despair! Today I'm going to make it up to you by posting catching you up on what we did yesterday AND today...TWO posts! But combined into one! HOW AWESOME IS THAT?! Is this working? Am I selling you on it?
On Sunday Nan & Grandad came for coffee and a visit. They also brought the LP some new books and a train set! Best day ever! Both the train set and the books were an immediate hit. "Animal Kisses" and "I Love Dogs" (the sequel to "I Love Cats") were perfect for the LP and I had to read them over and over and over again. I think I have now read "I Love Dogs" just as much as "I Love Cats". Thanks, Nan and Grandad. Really. I'll make sure the books are tucked into the diaper bag for their next sleepover so you can learn to love dogs, too.
Sometimes the best part about when someone gives the LP a gift (aside from the thoughtfulness, of course) is their reaction to it the next day. LP1 remembers and usually runs right to whatever it is. LP2 crawls over to it and immediately gets a big grin on his face, happy it is still there. And so it was the case Monday morning when they re-discovered their gifts from Nan and Grandad.
When Daddy set up the train set in the basement on Sunday afternoon, it took him roughly 3 minutes to figure out how to make the track go under the bridge and curve around so it was all a giant circle. I, on the other hand, spent at least 35 minutes trying to accomplish the same thing when I moved it up to the living room Sunday morning. I'm not joking. Of course, I was being assisted by the LP and this took longer but I'm not going to hide behind them. I had no idea how to make it work. Thank heavens I'm not an architect. I suspect my buildings would collapse. Eventually I got it together and we spent a very long time playing trains together. Chooo-choo! Chugga chugga chugga chugga choo CHOOOO!