Thursday, February 28, 2008
Yes, I realize he's not wearing a bib. Learned my lesson the first time and from now on we're wearing the biggest bib I've got!
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Then, he had to be the prince while Madeleine was Cinderella. Here, I'm being banished to the other room
I realize I'm pretty lucky that my kids play so nicely together, especially at this age. I also realize that it might just not last that much longer -- Harrison is getting a pretty strong will of his own.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Harrison was pushing her on his firetruck -- with Madeleine wearing only her hat and tights! A few minutes later, she returned the favor -- sans the hat -- and pushed him. They were having a big ol' time!
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Afterwards we met Mimi at Jason's Deli for a late lunch. This is one of Madeleine's favorite places -- where she can get a hot dog, strawberries and 2 ice cream cones! Yummy!
All in all it was a great day. I think it was something we all needed. We're trying to give her more one on one time now -- Harrison is soooo busy and keeps us constantly occupied. :) So, we're making sure that Madeleine gets some time, too. I have to admit, it's really really HARD to balance time with two little ones and be sure everyone is getting what they need.
Enjoy the pictures!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Her art project for the day. You can't really see the bottom, but it's a flower pot with fingerprint flowers.
Matt had conferences all day (8am to 8pm). He had a break around lunchtime and just before he got home, 2 vases of flowers were delivered. The left one is Madeleine's and the right one is mine. Madeleine was so proud of her flowers and carried them from room to room all day!
Madeleine and Daddy with the flowers he sent her!
We also had a visit from Grammy and Pops to bring the kids some candy, stuffed animals, and balloons, which they loved! Then we went to Mimi and Grandad's that night and they got a new DVD, books and MORE CANDY! They were pretty sugared up by bedtime! :) Madeleine's already talking about Valentine's Day next year and all the candy she'll get!
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
I thought it would be fun to post an update on Madeleine and what she's doing. I usually post about Harrison, since he's doing new stuff daily, but I wanted to share what my little girl has been up to as well. I am continually amazed by how much she's growing up! She's become such a little girl and it's so fun to watch her play and see all the imagination she has!
*She rarely takes a nap anymore, so this has become "our" time each day --- we read, watch TV, color, play games, all the stuff it's hard to do with Harrison around. Sometimes we just snuggle on the couch and "talk" which I think I love the most. I love to hear what she's got to say and see how her little mind works. :)
*Her favorite shows are: Little Bear, Franklin, and, of course, the Backyardigans! She LOVES Tasha and mimics her dance moves! It's so cute! (and I have to admit that I've found myself singing along with them many times as well!)
*She is really into "writing" and will sit and copy the letters I've made for her for hours!
*She loves to help me cook and is great at washing the veggies in the sink.
*She will not wear pants! I have to make her wear them when we go out, but she'll drop her drawers as soon as we get in the door!
*She is really into dressing up -- especially as a princess. She'll prance around the house in her costumes all day.
*She's quite a priss of a girl -- she likes to paint her nails, look in the mirror, etc. But, she can kick a soccer ball and hit a golf ball like a pro too.
*She's determined that she's going to see snow this year! She asks daily if it's going to snow and I haven't had the heart to tell her that warm weather is just around the corner.
*She love to help me clean -- she begs me to swiffer the floors and dust the furniture.
*Hard as it was, she's given up her paci!
*She is my sweet eating girl. This girl loves donuts, ice cream, marshmellows, etc. But, she'll also eat PLAIN steamed broccoli, carrots and green beans. She only likes them fresh, not from a can.
*Her favorite place to go is Mimi's house. She TELLS me daily "just a couple more days and we're going to Mimi's house." Thankfully, she doesn't really have a sense of time yet. ;)
*She loves going to Bible Class. Matt and I have been teaching her class on Sundays and it's been such a joy to teach/watch her learn those Old Testament stories.
*She takes such good care of Harrison. She's definitely a born Mommy!
*She loves to cut. She'll sit and cut out little pieces of paper for hours, then glue them on another paper.
I realize this got a bit long, but I wanted to post this so I'll remember all the things she's doing. I think 3 1/2 is my favorite age with her so far! It's definitely the easiest and a lot of fun.
Harrison had fun playing with some other little boys for a change, but he did try to invade the girls tea party for awhile! Here's Harrison and Ella having "tea." I guess he's just used to being made to play girly stuff by Madeleine. :)
The kids did stop playing long enough to have some lunch. We all brought lunch for our kids, which worked out great.
Madeleine and Hannah have been friends since they were born. It's just amazing how WELL they play together -- they almost never fuss! Here they are posing for the camera.
I never did get a good shot of all the boys. Harrison's at the bottom of the camera which is the closest he would get to that couch full of boys! Poor little Jackson is so unhappy on that couch, but too little to move off it! :(
All in all it was a great day -- ending with BOTH of my kids napping, which never happens anymore!