Abigail Joy got her much anticipated first “Mama Time” today! She was on such an emotional high over it that when I took longer than she anticipated to call her out of her room, she broke down in tears thinking it wasn’t going to happen after all. After consoling her, the fun began. (Thankfully, Evie decided to make this a nap day.)
To start our time, I was gifted with a beaded necklace Abby had made for me. Drop dead gorgeous, guys.
Abs had wanted to help me prepare afternoon snack, so I gave her a few options to choose from. She was quick to pick the popsicles! Wise choice for an extremely hot and humid day like today. I think this was the hottest day this summer actually! First, Abby washed some strawberries and attempted to cut them up with “a sharp knife!” It was a little tricky for her, so she wanted me to finish. She told me, “I’m still a yittle too yittle to do this part, so you better do it!”
While I finished the strawberries, Abby peeled and mushed up a couple bananas.
I think her favorite part of the process was spooning the mushed and cut up fruit into the popsicle molds. She took it very seriously and was trying to make sure they were all nice and even. I thought it was sweet how she kept chatting about how excited Evie was going to be when she woke up. ❤
I poured a tiny bit of 100% fruit juice (I think it was Strawberry Kiwi) into each section, Abs poked the handles in, and we popped them in the freezer for later!
After snack prep, it was craft time! Abby was excited to do some q-tip paintings. The idea is to use dots to make a picture but, as you can see, Abigail got a bit excited about just painting with them and her art went wild from there! haha She was really excited about making a painting with a lot of blue (Evie’s favorite color) for Evelyn, but I’m not sure if she ever did end up giving it to her or not.
My non artsy self attempted to make a sunrise (or sunset, whatever really….) picture with mountains and Bear Lake where Caleb and I spent part of our honeymoon. Oh ya. Four kids later and the romance is still not dead over this way, people. ❤
I had a great time with my oldest daughter. ❤ Love spending time with her!!
Oh, also, in case you were wondering….. the popsicles were a decided hit all ’round! Even Daddy had one when he got home from work and gave it a thumbs up! 🙂