Dakota took this picture of Harper and I while we waited for the doctor.
And this one of herself...
After going to the doctor we drove over to see Zoe and the kitties for a little bit. Harper's been asking to go back to play with the cats and since there was no school today, it was a good opportunity. One time when we went to Zoe's (just Kota and I) Zoe had some left over donuts and she let Dakota have one. Now, every time we go, Dakota asks if she has donuts. So today before we got there Zoe stopped at Dunkin Donuts and picked up a couple donuts for the kids. So sweet! And, better yet, she grabbed me a hot chocolate too! I thought that was just the sweetest thing and it really brightened an otherwise dreary morning.
The kids and I grabbed some lunch at Chick Fil A (their fave) and then we finally headed home. It was about 12:30 when we got home and I had just enough time to get Dakota down for a nap before I had to meet Harper's teacher for a conference. Thankfully Mema came over to stay with the kids because with Dakota being sick I knew she'd really need a nap to make it through the day. The conference went well and I learn a lot every time I go see his teacher. This time I learned that
1) Harper is a chatterbox 2) he is progressing slowly but surely in reading 3) he likes to "argue" with his good friend Abigail (they sit at the same table) 4) he and his friend Ahmed talk and play too much and while they sit at the same table, they won't be much longer 5) he needs a little work on impulse control as he likes to touch/bump/nudge people 6) he's got a lot of friends in class and gets along well with all of the kids. So, he has some things to work on, but don't we all?
This afternoon the sun was shining and I was out of ideas about what to do in the house so I grabbed boots and jackets and the kids and I went out into the back yard for awhile. It was nice to get outside for a bit and both of their little faces seemed to perk up. There was a lot of smiling and laughing and running and playing and swinging...it was a nice half hour.
While we were out Harper spotted a bug on the side of the shed. He asked me if he could hold it and I told him to go for it. He was feeling pretty brave with his mittens on I guess. He held that bug the entire time we were outside. He climbed up the rock wall with it, he went down the slide with it, and he even blasted away a few bad guys while keeping that little bug safe and sound in his hand. When we went inside he made sure to find it a safe place to stay on our deck. I love his big heart.