Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Visit from Bryce Eleanor

B.E. has been here since last Thursday night.  We've had a lot of fun.   Thank goodness, she plays beautifully by herself, talking the entire time.

Her favorite phrases: 

"Come on Jenny Claire.  Up here.  By me."  (when she climbs up to the top of the stairs)

"Follow me, Jenny Claire."  No matter where she goes, I am to follow.

"Not yet."   Ready to get dressed?  Let's eat lunch.  Do you need to potty?   Do you want to take your bath?  It's time for a nap.  Time for bed.  Let's wash those markers off your face.  "No, not yet!"
 Fee took her to the park on Sunday and gave me a break.  She had a great time!
She went swimming at her great Uncle Marty's, too, but I didn't get any pictures.  I did get a beer!  Nice to have a brother around the corner with a pool and cold beer!

I finished Augustus (latest Eccentric doll) last week and will post some pictures later.  I was also able to work on the Steampunk Girl while Bryce Eleanor played with buttons and beads.  She has played for hours in my studio with the buttons, beads, "sprinkles," and "picnic blankets." 

When she gets tired, it's "Follow me, Jenny Claire,"  and down we go to play outside or read a book or watch Bolt.  Then she wants to play with the but-tons, again.  We've been up and down the stairs so many times in the last few days that we both are developing muscular legs.

Monday, she was so stopped up and had such a nasty runny nose that I kept her home.  Today, however, she went back to school.  Ahhhh!  But you know what?  I miss her. 


  1. Love the pic of her walking away. Such a purposeful walk =-) So good she loves to play with those manipulatives! Lots of knowledge being constructed there! =-) What fun!

  2. What a lovely post! BE really keeps you hoping but I can tell you love it!! I can't wait until my grandson is born so I can have great moments like you described!! Enjoy your day!

  3. Debby - She's a pistol! I'm keeping her home again today...she is still having such a problem with stuffy nose. And with missing her mommy. :(

    Sherri - Oh, you will be surprised at how deeply you can fall in love with a grandchild! I just wish I could see my others more often!


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