|Cassidy said she was going to visit Grandpa & Poppy.|
This morning we had some family photos taken as part of a fundraiser for Cassidy's preschool. The photographer, Pocahontas Fauss, owner of Reddaisy Photography, was great at coaxing some smiles out of a grumpy, shy, almost 3 year old & hopefully managed to get a few shots of the entire family too.
Speaking of preschool, Cassidy is enjoying school twice a week. Although when asked about school she still tells me, "I no wanna talk about it Mama," eventually stories come out about playing, learning, arts & crafts, new songs & new friends. We can tell that her vocabulary & thought process are advancing with more descriptive words & questions about things around her. We're hitting the "trying threes" pretty hard these days too with meltdowns & battles over the smallest things. I fully understand the phrase "trying" since it's a test of my patience to get through trivial, daily activities with a little person who can go from the sweetest, silliest child to...well, quite the opposite in a matter of seconds. I just keep telling myself that it has to be a phase that will pass in time. But, if you're the praying kind, feel free to pray that the time will be incredibly short!
Kalea is as cute as ever following around her big sister as much as Cassidy will tolerate. She's still cruising from piece of furniture to the next & has stood on her own for just a few seconds a couple times this past week. I'm excited for her to reach the walking milestone, but not too excited...that means I'll have two to chase! Aside from that she's babbling up a storm & has started to have expressive "conversations" with anybody nearby. She's been particularly enthralled with her reflection lately. My favorite is when she leans in for a kiss from the cutie in the mirror!
We're on the move & busy as can be enjoying the cool, fall weather!