There is a small entry way when coming into the Music room... I immediatly (from day 1) started carrying the girls (individually) to this area. (where they can't see anyone else)... I gently stroke their faces, tell them they are SO pretty and sweet... talk about being soft, kind, and gentle... I then pick them up and am SLOWLY teaching them to wrap their legs around me and their arms. I pat my shoulder and say... "Love Mama". Then I sing.. (I love you SO much) to them VERY softly as we sway gently. yes... I bawl almost EVERY single time... but, it's been SO good for them.
In this picture I was DESPERATE for 10 seconds of NO screaming, running and wildness... so I decided to pretend to sleep.. and have Papa gently wake me up. After about 3 times of getting knocked in the head.. they learned (from Papa) that you have to be gentle and kind. :) We even got them to 'pretend' sleep with eyes closed for all of about 3 seconds! It's much more fun to wake - up.. ya know?! ;)
Faith is standing and Grace is sitting with Symbat.
Grace with Symbat.
Here's a picture of the windsuits, babydolls, comb and mirror sets and a simple matching barrette. I couldn't wait to try these on the girls!