Things Learned this Summer

Our family has had an amazing summer.  We did many things together and the girls learned so much.  I feel like both have grown physically and have become more independent.  As their mom, I am very proud of them but also sad.  My little girls are growing up!!!  Maybe it’s time for another one…

 Ashlyn, (my cautious 4 year old) has come out of her shell and become much more daring.  A couple months before summer began we (Chris) taught her how to ride her bike without training wheels.  Now we go on 4 and 5 mile rides on different trails in our area.  She learned how to swim two summers ago but now jumps off the diving board, and dives down to the bottom of 8 feet deep pools.  What happened to my careful, non risk taker?!?! 

The accomplishment that has made my life so much easier is… she learned how to tie her shoes!!!  I’m going to go ahead and take credit for teaching her that one. 

Now let’s talk about Emily, (my fearless 2 year old).  She is now drinking from regular cups, opening doors (that lead outside), and  drum roll please… going to the bathroom on the “big girl potty.”  This one we just started about two weeks ago but she is doing great!  She is talking non stop and loves to ask “Why Mommy?”  She learned to ride a 3 wheeled scooter and ride on Daddy’s surfboard.  Oh, and I can’t forget to mention that she can count to 6 in Spanish thanks to Dora.

It’s crazy to think that just 2 months ago most of these things were unable to be done by them.  They learn things so quickly.  They really are like little sponges.

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