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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Duck Pond

Last week, we took a trip to the local YMCA and visit the ducks at the pond. I am not sure who ate more bread while we were there... Merritt or the Ducks. My girl is a carb queen! As it turns out, the 3 to 5 pieces of bread she ate while feeding ducks was her lunch!
We went to the pond with our friends Leah and Quinn {and their mommies too}. As the girls fed themselves and the ducks, the moms chatted about recent trouble with temper tantrums {not our own but our daughters'}. I wondered if it had something to do with Ross joining our family or maybe instead of the 'terrible 2's, it's the terrible 3's? Hopefully it's just part of toddlerhood and it will be over soon!
Soon the geese and turtles arrived and the girls shared their love of carbohydrates with them as well.
At our picnic lunch, Katie read the girls Duck stories from the books she had brought along. Merritt loved listening and then wanted to read the books again on her own. I love that she LOVES books. I am not sure if it has anything to do with her OCD, but after hearing a book 2-3 times she has it memorized and loves to read it to anyone around her.
After our picnic lunch, Merritt played in the sand and on the nearby playscape. She refused to climb the stairs to go down the slide after seeing the big kids run up the slide and then slide back down. She wanted to do it the way the other kids did it. The teacher in me had to restrain myself from correcting this inappropriate behavior, it's my summer break too, afterall.

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