Lately, Gwen has pointed at illustrations in books and named them after her friends Ben and Isabelle.
Lately, summer has arrived, in a ridiculously rapid fashion. Three days ago, Gwen was wearing this fleecy jacket. Now it's hanging on the clothesline on a day where temperatures passed 20 degrees by 7am.
Lately, I've been feeling grateful for my healthy daughter as I learned that my cousin had to spend two nights in the hospital with a dangerously jaundiced newborn. (She's home now, but my heart still goes out to her - there's nothing like that new-mama fear and anxiety.)
Lately, Gwen has been showing some interesting tendencies that make me wonder if she has OCD - like insisting (in quite an emotional fashion) that people sit in the same places they sat last night, or that her books be put away in a certain order, or that her stuffed animals be right-side-up in the bed as she snuggles with them.
Lately, I've been wondering if Dora ever says anything about rainbows on her show, because Gwen has a persistent habit of flinging sand or dirt or pebbles in an arc through the air and saying "nanananana RAINBOW!" with the tonal consistency of mimicking *something*.
Lately, Gwen's been requesting "the muffin song" before she goes to sleep, and it took me several days to figure out that she was actually talking about these guys and not the baker who lives on Drury Lane.
Lately, Gwen has put together sentences I can't believe came out of a two-year-old's mouth, i.e.: "Hi, Mama, did you have a good day at work?"
Lately, I've had nothing but good days at work. I really love my job.
Lately, Chris and I have been planning a joint 35th birthday celebration with a Zombie/Survivors theme.
Lately, I am feeling full of joy and gratitude and calm content for everything I have and everything my life includes at the moment.
How've you been, lately?