Thursday, March 6, 2014
This has been a fun and busy winter for us! The girls are doing amazing in school and it's so surprising to me what they are able to learn going only three days a week for three hours!
I LOVE age 5! It seems like overnight they went from being very dependent on me to help with their needs and all of the sudden they are they cool, fun, silly and independent little kids who I happen to love hanging out with! They are so capable and I believe preschool has given them an immense amount of confidence to do new things and try to take care of themselves first without asking for help (which they are usually able to do!).
The biggest change over this year is the girls love for playdates. Playdates where someone else picks them up from school and they spend the afternoon's at friend's houses. They love hosting playdates here and I love that when I bring kids home with us from school that the kids have the ability to play together without guidance or help from me. What a difference from 4 to 5! All of the sudden Rasa and Adia have a social life of their own and it's given them so much more than I would have ever thought possible. They have their own identity, their own unique friends and they share a few too. For twins I believe this is a big deal in them developing into their own person, that of which is not a pair. We've had a lot of help in doing this from the families in our school that just "get it" and invite the girls both together and separately. Does it sounds like I'm beaming? I am!
I'd be lying if I said I wasn't extremely saddened by the thought of them going off to school next year all day, every day. I worry about school killing their imagination and thirst to create and play. I hope to be able to nourish those things in them evenings and weekends!
We moved! Yes, you read that correctly. We moved, again! We are back in the city we LOVE and treasure and SO unbelievably happy to be Minneapolis residents again! We are up on a hill in Prospect Park and I could gush about it all day long but you get the point. The biggest gift in moving here is we already had a community of friends and families that we love and now we're closer to them and taking advantage of it. Royce is less than 2 miles away from his work and we like seeing him for lunch everyday! We are also one block from Pratt Community School which is likely where the girls will go to Kindergarten next year.
Rasa has been in dance with her friend from last years summer preschool, Amelia. She started in September and has really loved being on stage the most. It's funny for us to see her SO comfortable and happy in front of a crowd when typically she shy's away from attention. She LOVES dance. Her best friend in school is Nova who is widely outgoing and fun. She has the eyes of Soren on her, a boy in class the teacher's tell me and his Mom is "in love with Rasa" :)
Adia is hesitant to start activities but has agreed to play t-ball with her friend, Remy, from school this summer so we signed her up! I'm excited to watch because just playing around in the back yard last summer she's definitely capable! Adia loves her best friend, Abbi but REALLY enjoyes her playdates with the boys in school because they like to wrestle and so does she!
I'm really enjoying the time I have with my two little buddies. They're little helpers and great kids and I realize that more and more everyday how lucky I am to have been blessed with two wonderful and beautiful little girls.
So COME ON OVER! Bring your kids!