We've had an eventful last few weeks.
Here's a little snippet of what Lo's been up to:
The Bean Jar.
I have to give credit to BLOOM for this idea. It's kind of a "good deed" jar, I guess. Periodically throughout the day, as I notice my kids doing something good, being nice, doing things without needing to be asked, they get a lima bean (they're the biggest beans I could find) in their jar. When their jar is full, they get a reward. Lo's first reward (we're going big on the incentive for the first time around) is to go see a movie in the theater. This has been a great thing for her behavior. If she starts to get sassy, I remind her that it's not Bean Jar behavior, and she turns it right around (usually). For really, really good things I give her 2, sometimes 3 beans and let her put them in herself. I want it to fill up pretty fast, because I'm afraid it will lose its effectiveness if the reward takes too long. I highly recommend trying this out.
Bowling for the first time - she loved it!
New favorite game called "going to bed". This occupies them for at least 45 minutes a day.
Helping me cook (aka, stir things in a bowl) while wearing adorable new apron.