Friday, March 29, 2013
What a lot of fun! Only one cup got knocked completely over and I was the one who did that. Ani Rose had her cups and eggs and Norrin had his. Norrin's decorating was thoughtful and time consuming. Ani Rose just tried to fit as many eggs in one cup as humanly possible. She was incredibly possessive of her eggs. No one could touch them and she needed a spoon for each cup to stir them every once and while. She even took a cup out to the living room (leaving a trail of green water), so she could watch TV with it :). I really enjoyed this activity with my two little creative kiddos.
We went to Shadybrook Farms because they had an Easter egg hunt and a slew of other activities for the kids to do. There were all sorts of things to climb and bounce on and the Easter bunny was there. For $8 a kid, they received bags for their eggs, access to all the bouncy things and a wagon ride to the "hunting grounds". The only downside was Ani's sleep schedule had been painfully off that day because for some reason she wanted to stay up until midnight the night before. So, she was a little more grouchy than usual and extremely clingy. Once again, its those kind of days that I'm grateful for my carrier. That thing saves my back on a daily basis.
Anyway, here's Norrin bouncing on these giant pillow things. It was pretty cool and he had a blast.
Monday, March 25, 2013
I'm pretty sure I just blink my eyes and this girl gets just a little bit bigger. She's talking up a storm and for the first time, I'm not sure what the heck my child is saying. I had more time with Norrin at this age, so it was easier to translate his words and help him with his speech. She gets frustrated more easily, but she helps us figure out what she's talking about...one way or another. She loves stuffed animals. Much more than Norrin ever did. She plays with them, gives them each a turn on various errands or in her nap bag at school, calls them what they are- "kitty", "woof, woof" or "duck" and is absolutely overjoyed when she wakes up to one tucked into bed with her.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Our last morning in New York. It was lightly snowing and I was joking that it looked like it was accumulating and we should probably just stay there one more day. Ani Rose woke up a little less congested than she was the day before. She was still (and continues to be) very clingy to her mama, but soon my turn will be over and she'll start clinging to Todd again.
On this day, we spent most of our time with Pop Pop Fish. He took us to IHOP for breakfast. Unfortunately, Norrin snacked until it was time to go and was only willing to have a couple sips of orange juice and some small bits of fruit. Yes, we've reached the phase where he insists that he'll still have room for whatever meal is approaching...and then he snacks and snacks...and then he realizes he doesn't have room.
Like every kid, Ani Rose spent her time at the table playing with the syrups.
Friday was spent at Mom and Wayne's house, getting ready for Colleen to come over for a Pajama Party. Since Norrin and Ani were missing pajama day at school, it was a nice excuse to get the kids and their parents together for a meal. I took the early part of the afternoon to go to my favorite yarn store in Altamont. Ani Rose was none to happy about it, but Da distracted her by going on a kitty cat hunt. They like to hide behind the washer and dryer because there's a direct route to the basement there. Well, I'm not sure how many kitty treats my kids threw back there, but I'm sure it was more than a handful :).
We're going on a kitty hunt, we're going to find a big one, we're not scared, what a beautiful day.