Last week our new little girl had a lot of firsts.
First cotton candy
First amusement park ride
First time swimming
First time riding a bike
All were a huge hit! And I think we created a monster.
The rodeo made a big impression and she now does a mean impersonation of a cowboy roping a calf.
She couldn't stuff the cotton candy in her mouth quick enough!
Once she rode the one amusement park ride she was hooked and immediately wanted to ride all the others!
The swimming was so loved that today when her older brothers and sister had their swim lesson, she begged and whined that she wanted to go, "Swimming! Moooooom, SWIMMING! Swimmmmming."
And the bike? Our littlest bike is a boy version hand-me-down, but Little Girl didn't care. We did buy her a new helmet and a ladybug bell. She took off on that thing! She is a speedy pedaling machine with NO FEAR. I really think the training wheels will be coming off of all too soon. We took the kids to a park with a lot of great sidewalks for biking and I had to run to keep up with Little Girl! I turned my attention for a minute to one of my other kids and she was way down the path!
With all these firsts I was a bit disappointed to download the camera pictures from last week and realize I didn't capture a lot of them on camera, and the pictures I did get are not super. But, then I realized that's just life with 4 kids and life with Little Girl, especially! When she tackles a new thing it is with such gusto and intensity that it is really an all-hands-on-deck affair for her mother to keep her safe and reign in the chaos a bit. If I take a minute to get out the camera, who knows what she'll do!
A few pictures I did manage:
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