Thursday, June 30, 2011

3 o'clock

This seems to be where we find ourselves at three o'clock. It is a rough time in our day when the meltdowns are bountiful and mommy's patience is not.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Shopping Snack

Shopping really makes you hungry. Especially when you shop at lunch time.

Emma picked orange cream yogurt. I wasn't sure if it would be good. So I had to do the make sure it is stirred up properly taste test I found it was pretty good, a bit too sweet for me.

Claire picked "strawbelly." "It's de-wish-us" she said.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Play hard

Those who play hard....

Sleep hard.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Storms Brewing

It has been a rough spring and summer of storms this year.

Trail walking

It always seems that the girls always get unsettled in the evening right after supper. I have found that if we take a evening walk it really helps to get them to settle down.

Emma found these interesting prints. After a bit of discussion she figures out what animal made them.

Then she compared shoe sizes.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Dye me a rainbow

We dyed playsilks today. Ok, I dyed playsilks today. The girls were to enamored with the fact that the front door was open so they could swing on the porch. But I needed some silks to showcase my bendy dolls for etsy, and I knew they were short on attention today so I did it myself. I wanted to stick with semi solids, but Emma insisted I dye her a rainbow. So the last one she did a rainbow.

So pretty!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Swim Swim Swim

Last week was finally hot enough to swim. The girls had so much fun. Emma still needs a confidence booster so I signed her up for swim lessons. She is like her mom and lacks the natural swim skill. Claire however is a fish baby, and moves very naturally in the water.

Every morning Claire calls grandma on her pretend phone and says "Call Grandma swim pool."

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

When Daddy is away...

We have breakfast for dinner. I love making breakfast for dinner. It seems like the easiest meal and the kids love it. If the kids are happy then mama is happy. It also seems that breakfast meals have less dishes to clean up, another thing that makes mama happy. Breakfast dishes also seem quick to prepare, and that is nice for the sidetracked mama.
See the happiness!


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Summer Stylin'

Emma believes goggles are an important part of summer fashion, and therefore should be worn at all times of the day. She even tried to con her dad into wearing them to bed. We had to tell her that little fishies must rest their eyes while sleeping and goggles would keep our eyes awake. On outings people have been known to ask if we have just gone swimming. Often I do an mhhmmm and move a long, because it is much easier to agree than explaining my five year olds fashion statement. I love that silly girl!

Going Visiting

Our Memorial Day plans were canceled at home. We had the weekend free for a road trip to visit Papa G and Grandma J and some cousins. Oh were the girls excited.

They woke up extra early, dressed, and were ready to go. I had to say not yet one more cup of coffee. Mama still has to pack. Oh to have that juvenile spunk and excitement upon waking, it would have made packing easier.

We went straight to Aunt Natalie's house because Papa G and Grandma J didn't have power. The girls were a bit disappointed at first because they had jumping on their mind. Aunt Natalie did have a pretty cool park close by though.

We then traveled to my parents, and the jumping began. They started and finished the visit on the trampoline. I hated trampolines as a kid, but the girls obviously do not share my angst.

It was a nice visit.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Quadrilla Fun

During Claire's nap Emma and I built a really neat Quadrilla set on the stairs. I don't know who has more fun building with the blocks. I was afraid it would be a disaster when Claire woke up but she did quite well with it.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Pool Time

Summer is here I believe, and thank goodness for blue plastic containers filled with water. They spent most of the day in the pool.

Can Theif

Wanted: A small cute blonde little girl. She will steal anything shiny and beverage containing. She often will play innocent, and use her charm to persuade beverage holders. Beware.