Monthly Archives: April 2013

This is what our day looked like:

10AM - sand table fun begins.

10AM – sand table fun begins.

Learning how to swing on the big kid swing - and totally mesmerized by it!

Learning how to swing on the big kid swing – and totally mesmerized by it!

Lunch outside.

Lunch outside.

Swinging, and more swinging!

Swinging, and more swinging!

Post-nap popsicle face!

Post-nap popsicle face!

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I was there too :-)

I was there too ūüôā

Silly kids!

Silly kids!

Baby Bren came outside to play too.

Baby Bren came outside to play too.

Dinner outside.

Dinner outside.

On a walk and all he wanted was "up!"

On a walk and all he wanted was “up!”

This silly girl happily walked...and made faces.

This silly girl happily walked…and made faces.

Our day did not include laundry, dishes, vacuuming, or anything productive. ¬†I’m perfectly okay with that, because it was gorgeous and we all had a great day. ¬†However, I’m thinking it’s good that we live in Iowa, where gorgeous days are sometimes few and far between though, because otherwise I might not ever get anything done!

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Rainy Day Fun

We’re trying to make the best of the rainy week (s) we’ve had, but we’re all getting tired of being ¬†cooped up after a long winter. ¬†So we’ve tried to find a few fun indoor activities to fill up our nights. ¬†The first was a life size board game.IMG_0332

Each spot had a set of directions on it, such as “Sing your ABC’s” “Name your favorite food” “Jump 5 times” or “Give another player a compliment.” ¬†We made our way through the game, including a crawl through the tunnel if you landed on the right spot, and then started all over again. Devon didn’t play, but he did have fun dancing along when we sang songs and playing with the tunnel.

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Activity number 2 involved PVC pipes, suction cups and the bathtub. ¬†Super fun for the kids and dad. ¬†Every few minutes, I heard “Reconfigure!” and they’d start their fun all over with a new route for the water to flow.

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Hopefully we get some nicer weather soon, but until then, we’ll be amusing ourselves inside!

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Kiddo Update

Years from now, I want to look back and remember all the adorable things my kiddos did. ¬†Here’s some randomness for your enjoyment (and for my memory’s sake…)

-If Devon is eating a banana as a snack, he’ll eat it whole and take bites. If it’s part of a meal, he needs it sliced up and eats it with a fork.

-When Devon first started eating solids, and barely had any teeth, he loved to eat meat.  Now that he has more teeth and the molars to chew with, he pretty much refuses meat.

-Devon still has a pretty limited vocabulary, but he can say chocolate (with gusto!), corn cob and squirrel – those two are related ūüôā

-Chloe Mae says “gun-to” instead of “going to.”

-Due to the fact that she’s a princess, Chloe will only wear dresses now. ¬†If she doesn’t have any clean dresses, ‘a skirt will do.’ ¬†But really, Chloe would prefer that we just do some laundry instead.

-We were having pasta for dinner recently and had cheesy garlic bread. We didn’t immediately put any on Devon’s plate, because he wouldn’t have eaten anything else if he had bread. Chloe noticed that Devon didn’t have any, so she tore off a piece of her bread and gave it to Devon. ¬†Without any prodding from us, Devon signed “thank you.” ¬†I love that my kids love each other and show each other kindness.

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