Monday, July 30, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
It was bring a toy or picture of a farm animal to school. Ani Rose has been smitten with this particular cow for awhile now.
Playing in the bathroom sink seems to be one of the many chaotic and messy activities these two like to participate in. It does my heart good to see them play...even when there's a mess to clean up afterwards.
Ani Rose woke up and wanted her cow in her arms right away.
We went to a neighbor's 6th birthday. It was at a community center and it was scheduled for 4 hours, which seemed like a lot, but there was a game room, a movie theater and we had the whole gym to play in. Ani liked sitting in the movie theater and eating popcorn.
Friday, July 6, 2012
We started our day with breakfast at Bob Evans. The food is okay, but mostly I like it because its similar to Friendly's. Our kids can be a little unruly and no one seems to mind, the backs of the booths are higher so there's a minimal desire to climb or fling themselves over the side and they have high chair style booster seats, so Ani Rose can sit next to her family and join in on all the food. Norrin gets mad when I sit her next to Todd, but he also gets mad when she starts stealing food off his plate. She's better behaved next to her Da. She has a lovely bond with him and when they share a meal, its like watching a well choreographed dance.
Mama and the Wild Ones...Norrin with butterfly net in hand...as always.
Lots of trees to climb...when he wasn't climbing the sculptures.
The kids passed out in the car and as soon as we got home, we piled into our little pool. Todd grilled some burgers and hot dogs for dinner then we went to Sesame Place to see if we could see the fireworks. We had an obstructed view of 5 minutes worth of fireworks, but the kids enjoyed it. I got glow bracelets and glow necklaces at the dollar store and Norrin decided that Ani Rose wanted him to wear them all :). Norrin snuggled with me while Ani sat in a lawn chair all by herself. She is such an independent girl. Sometimes I feel like I should mother her more, but she's like a cat...she decides when she needs something from us. We packed a lot of stuff in one day and my body was not happy with me the next day, but it was so wonderful to spend that much time together as a family.