***The other day I tried to sit the girls together for a picture of them in matching Gymboree dresses, but Em refused to look at the camera because she was too busy showering Mimi with kisses.
***Em got her first treat from an ice cream truck the other day. And surprisingly, the Sponge Bob ice cream actually LOOKED like Sponge Bob! I have a vivid recollection of my father chasing down an ice cream truck after the Ninja Turtle ice cream we bought looked as though it had melted and been refrozen.
***Mimi loves crawling under things. I regularly find her under her jumperoo, and the other day she had a blast wedging herself in between her exersaucer.
***Mimi seems to find comfort in gnawing on our coffee table. IKEA should really market these as fancy Swedish baby teethers.
***Em's been adding ages to her drawings. The other day she drew a pic of her at age 12, wearing dangling earrings and eyeshadow. Here's a pic of she and I from today, with our non-existent cat. When I pointed that out, she noted that it was a special cat that didn't meow and didn't make me sneeze, like our friend's hypoallergenic cat. (I'm allergic to cats, and that was my go-to reason for turning down her request for a cat until she met our friend's cat.)
***A friend shared this card on Instagram the other day. HILARIOUS.