Briggs loves holding Emerson and asks multiple times during the day to do so. And if she begins fussing, he immediately says "Mommy, I think she's hungry. I think she wants chocolate milk." For some unknown reason, he thinks the milk she drinks is chocolate! Ha!!!
A couple of weeks ago, Briggs told me "Mom you're the best. Someday when I get bigger, I will take care of you. I will be bigger and you small. I will hold you!" Sweet boy!
It's been chilly around here and Piper was out of school two days on Monday and Tuesday for a minor ice storm so we might be going craaaazy! Not really, but a little! I enjoyed the down time and no scheduled activities! Plus Michael was off work the first day because they didn't open the offices in order to keep everyone safe!
Piper lost a second tooth this past week! It really wasn't ready but she wanted it out. I think because other friends of hers have lost several of their teeth already! I'm glad it's out because we have a dental appointment coming up and there is a tooth coming in right behind there so it was going to need to be pulled pretty soon. This saved us some time, money and tears with Dr. Fluellen! She did come home one day and say "Nora's daddy pulled her tooth out and she didn't even cry!" So Michael agreed to pull it but he got these little pliers out and worked on it. I could hear the drama unfolding while they were in the back of the house! At one point, a tearful Piper came to me and said "Mommy I need a hug!" So I gave her a hug and she went back. Then a second time she came running to me and said, "I need one more hug!" So I gave her a second hug and then minutes later I heard the screaming and crying that follows a tooth being pulled! She wanted to be brave and do it it like Nora I think! After a few moments of screaming and crying, she was happy and so proud of herself once again!
On Superbowl Sunday, we had some families come over. There were 16 children ages, 9 and under at our house! Beforehand, Piper taped a few notes on her door. The second one cracked me up! "Stop in the name of 'the' love!" Hahaha!!!
Briggs has been a lot of fun lately! He is really a big kid now! I still think of him as a two year old a lot of times but he's not! His mind is always thinking and he is soaking everything up! He's finally begun to tell me things he's learning at school and he is becoming quite vocal about what he wants or needs. And he is starting to tell me things he remembers from a year ago! Which I feel like it has taken forever for him to verbalize his memories! Actually, he's becoming a chatterbox like his sister and his mama! Michael has no hope for a quiet house!
Michael and Piper attended their second Daddy Daughter Dinner and Dance this year! Piper was so excited about it! They rode go carts and played at the arcade before coming home to get ready for the ball! Michael said she had a lot of fun playing with her friends and dancing! It's so sweet they get to do this together!