Saturday, August 28, 2010
Well....if you live in our neighborhood and we are home, you will never get one of those evenings! 8 )
The girls are enjoying the last days of summer and they want to make sure that all of the neighborhood is too! 8 ) This evening after dinner I took the girls outside for some swimming and water table playing. We pulled out the bubble machine, too.
TinyDancer discovered that it is super fun to pour a bucket of water down the slide (which is on the swing set) and then stack buckets of water at the bottom of the slide. Thus enabling her to shoot down the slide and hit the buckets of water with her feet, making the water shoot up into the air and then come down on her head. Afterwards she would shout "THAT WAS AWESOME!" And then do it again.
This was paired with EasternStar swinging in the swing and shouting "PUSH!" over and over. Stopping only when the wind changed and the bubbles from the bubble machine would blow into her. Then she would shout "Bubble world!" over and over. Well, an outsider might not understand the word "world" or even "push" for that matter...but that's what she was saying nonetheless.
Not to be outdone, RainbowBaby was propped up with a boppy in a lawn chair and a set of keys. Those keys were serenaded to like keys have never been serenaded to before!
I wish that I had had the video camera to show Stranger what he missed out on! 8 )
I'll be sad when it is too cold to play outside and all of this noise is trapped within these four walls! 8 )
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Her report from the first day - we played some, then we sat in our chairs and learned, then we walked around the school, then we had snack, then we went to the church and they told us not to turn on our cell phones at school, then we went to the playground, then we learned some more, then Daddy picked me up!
Pictures to follow tonight after the kids go to bed.
Monday, August 23, 2010
To celebrate, we made this school bus cake:
We took it outside to share with some of her friends. Don't they look excited?
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Today RainbowBaby turned 4 months old! My how the time flies!
I cannot get over how different she is from TinyDancer. Of course, every child is different and unique, but I had no idea that we could make a sleeper! TinyDancer did NOT sleep - ever! I am so grateful that RainbowBaby sleeps through the night! AND she will allow herself to be put down on her playmat or swing or bouncy seat!
She is working hard to sit up although she is still weeks away from being able to do it by herself. She does enjoy sucking on her fingers and putting things in her mouth. And she is fascinated by her feet. 8 ) She is really interested in food but we might hold off on that for a few more weeks.
Tomorrow we are off for her 4 month doctor visit.
Enjoy some video of her from tonight!
Monday, August 16, 2010
We took an unexpected car trip last week - Stranger's grandmother had been sick for almost 3 years and passed away last week. We spent 4 days in the car (2 days there and 2 days back home) and only had 3 meltdowns - 2 baby meltdowns and 1 toddler meltdown. Unfortunately the toddler meltdown and the baby meltdown occured at the same time. That makes for one loud car!!!
Here is how we spent the drive through Mississippi: