Quiet but busy, domestic in a nice way. Still feeling pretty tired and struggling to meet Jenna and Morgan's needs for a life with Rowan's need for minimal stimulation and lots of lying-down-nursing time. Sometimes it's so easy, and yet another time I can be at a total loss how to keep going. The only pattern I'm noticing is that dropping the nap this week out of laziness was a BIG mistake!
Dwelling on the highlights of our day yesterday. Brownie bread (like a cocoa-y brioche, edited to add the link for the original recipe)...I am going to have to play with this recipe, as the bread was not at all sweet so I think my usual trick of halving the sugar was a mistake (I use fructose which is sweeter anyway so usually cut down a lot). Also I think it perhaps needed some soaked raisins or something like that. It was still pretty good with butter though!
Beads...Playdoh in the garden (pink and sparkly, of course). Art time with crayons and paper. Lots and lots of creative role play (the birthday toys are getting a lot of great use; I keep coming in and finding Jenna singing away telling stories)! Here is Morgan being looked after by her "mummy Jyenna"! We are also enjoying reading and reading and reading.
And while I came to post this, I had to start typing as Jenna was talking to Rowan and making a fuss of her, and it was just too funny and sweet to miss.
Jenna: "Rowan, you are the smallest little warrior woman I have ever seen! You are just not ever scared of anything and you are SO STRONG.
You are getting bigger and bigger and your mummy is so pleased with you, you are her sidekick, yes you are, and she's so happy with you. Mummy loves her baby. Yes she does! Yes, Mummy loves her baby! And I do too!
Aren't you cute? You funny little warrior woman, you! You can be whatever you want to be, yes you can. Nothing is ever going to stop you."