Today was a wonder to watch. Caelia and Valeria are currently best friends - they chose their clothes together and brushed their teeth together and combed their hair. And promptly pulled the ponytail holders out as soon as they were outside. Caelia insists on a cracker for Lera and Lera comes running to get a cup for Caelia. They are both absolute angels - completely happy to play with each other today.I am not so naive as to think that means that I am going to hear a chorus of "Stand by Me" - Caelia's current favorite song and by default, Lera's as well - every time I leave the room. I know that they will be destroying their rooms and running through the house like banshees the moment I sit down at the computer but I hope that these photos will give you a true idea of the joy that we experience each day as a family.
Of course, there is also this picture. I took this of Caelia after she decided that she did not want to play anymore and in fact, didn't want anything to do with us. She locked the screen and the door - with everyone else outside and refused to open it until it looked like everyone was going for a walk except her. And then she graciously opened the door with a big smile and an "I did it - good job"