Chris went back to work today for the first time in just under two weeks. He was able to take leave while his parents were here for Christmas. And it just happened to work out that when his leave officially ended he just had to check back in with work and went on to go on to his 96 for the New Year.
It was different getting up this morning, because he wasn't there next to me to get up with me and the kids. I got used to having him home. And I think the kids did too. Lyric got up came to our bedroom door, she can't get into our room because of the baby gate. She likes to sneak into our room and bathroom and get into stuff that she's not supposed to. But she came to the bedroom and called out for daddy. But daddy wasn't there to answer. So, we went about our day... Without daddy. :(
Lyric and Michael got a play kitchen, kitchen set with pots and pans and a 4 place dinner setting along with a ton of other utensils that you can use for cooking and baking, a 5 colored bucket set with 5 fruits/veggies in each bucket, and they each got a small shopping cart with a seat for a doll or stuffed animal. Lyric loves to play with play doh with all the many pots and pans and utensils. But hates that she has to put it away while Mikey is awake and playing in the living room with her. He likes to try to eat the play doh.
I love the play kitchen that we got the kiddos. It was cheaper but has many pros as to why I like it so much. It was made here in the U.S.A along with the carts. :) It was reasonably easy to put together (as long as you don't skip ahead in the instructions.) It is a perfect height for both of the kiddos and lots of storage space and makes sounds. :) It fits really nicely in our living room under our t.v and doesn't take up a lot of space as the other ones do. :) I think it is a perfect first play kitchen. And I think that we are going to get lots of use out of it. Yeay!