I think they look particularly different from one another in this picture...what do you think?
FYI: Addison is on the left; Mackenzie on the right.
These big girls are doing GREAT at Mother's Day Out. During the second week, they still cried at drop-off, but my mom would listen outside the door and assured me that they stopped very quickly. They started eating a better lunch and taking longer naps after just a few days. By the second week, both girls were napping on their mats (HOW do they get five one-year-olds to just lay down in the floor and nap??) for about and hour and a half each day. One day, Addison fell asleep before lunch and slept until it was almost time to go!
They are so proud to carry their little lunchboxes to and from school each day. They brought home little coloring sheets one day...which immediately went on the refrigerator, of course. When we talk about "school" at night, you can really tell they are listening, especially when I mention their classmates' names. I just love that my girls are already making little friends that will probably be in their classes all through school.
The big news this week is that there was NO CRYING yesterday or today when my mom dropped them off. I am SO proud of my little-bitty girls! They also didn't cry in the nursery on Sunday, so I'm hoping we are rounding a corner on the separation anxiety...
We have been hanging out at the softball fields a good bit in the past couple of weeks, and I have noticed a particular change in Addison. She will gladly play with the girls from our church and other people she is familiar with. While Mackenzie will play, she also looks up for me and grabs my hand every few minutes. Addison is getting much more comfortable playing with other people, and I'm taking that as a good sign.