Getting geared up to go sledding one more time since there aren't any snow plows in NC and our road is still covered...
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
But he did finally make it out to play later in the day as did the rest of the crew.
We ended up with about 6 inches or so. Yeah, I'm really enjoying these North Carolina winters.
Off to sled down the main road...which is currently a sheet of ice.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
What was even funnier was we still had a good number of those toys in our garage!
Lia also has enjoyed looking at her siblings during their baby years. She found this picture of Lauren on a table the other day and just hugged it and hugged it and saying "baby!"
Tomorrow is Lauren's turn at being our featured star in old home movie showings. Should be fun.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
- the love of cartoons (and all things electronic for that matter)
- the regurgitative sounds that spontaneously erupt at certain dinner items
- the avoidance of all things academic
- the daydreams of being the world's greatest superhero, "Stupendous Man,"
(and the underwear to go along with it)
- and the creative ploys to avoid any and all forms of bodily hygiene
For example, the other day after he had finished his "business" in the bathroom, he walked out non-chalantly as if everything were fine. I then peppered him with the usual questions:
"Did you flush?"
"Is the lid down?"
"Did you wash your hands?"
After his usual smacking his hand to his forehead followed by the "Oh, I forgot" with the sheepish grin, he trotted back to the bathroom to finish.
Seconds later he came out and said, "Mommy, did you hear the water running?"
Now I did hear the water running for a brief second, but he's been my son a little too long for that one to escape notice. "Yes dear," I said. "But did your hands actually come in contact with the water?"
He then slumped his shoulders, dangled his arms in defeat and moped back to the bathroom to complete this hygenic torture treatment I was imposing on him.
I couldn't help but laugh.
And this summer, I fully expect to see him in his wagon careening over the ravine in our backyard contemplating the great mysteries of life.
And when he comes in dirty from a full day of play I'm sure that he'll try to negotiate out of a much-needed bath again.
The l'il stinker.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
He came downstairs and we instantly thought....VILLIAGE PEOPLE!!!!
Monday, January 25, 2010
She took it to her table and began to "read" it.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Oh, and the name of our theme song (for those non-Rocky people)..."Gonna Fly Now."
Thought it was appropriate.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Yes, indeed , and we were loving it!
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
So, she improvised.
The bar stool became the table and a pack of napkins became her chair. She even found a rocket ship (formerly used as a pool toy) to be her stirrer.
Gotta love her ingenuity.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Now many of you may be wondering why I don't put into use one of those luxuries afforded to mothers of this generation. Surely, there's something that can be done to cut down on the mess. Perhaps. It's just that my sure-minded, strong-willed little beauty has her own opinion regarding such accessories:
High chair? Infantile.
She may be the baby of the family according to her birth certificate but she is anything but a baby in attitude. When her day starts, she has chores to do, dolls to take care of, and siblings to order around.
And if she needs a bowl of oatmeal in the morning to get going, well I guess that's OK with me.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
...and took her new bike for a spin around the kitchen!
And then we went to an indoor amusement park to have some fun...