Thursday, February 16, 2012
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Jackson decided he's a big enough boy to climb trees today too. I thought Tim would flip out that I let him do this and took pictures to boot but he calmly told me he's helped Jackson climb trees before. Tim clearly has a double standard for our children because he's a Nervous Nelly anytime either of the girls begin scaling a tree, even now! Jackson was so proud of himself! What a smile! :)Yep, another little tree hugger :)I'm not sure what he was doing here he just kept working his feet up until he was fairly perpendicular in position and somewhat stuck. lol :)Haydn decided to give Kennedy some good loving :)How sweet is this of Kennedy helping Jackson walk back to the house for lunch? Melts my heart! ;) Reagan was also being a big helper at this point and had run back to the swingset to pick up my coffee mug. The weather here has been gorgeous which makes it so easy and nice to play outside. I hate to sound ungrateful, but we do all so wish it would snow! We love snow and we desperately want some to play and sled in at least once this winter!!!
Friday, February 3, 2012
Cutting whiskers for her groundhogReagan gluing the groundhog together. I decided to let her try and do this on her own and she did a good job putting it all together. The one thing that ended up being a little funny was that I told her she would need to use extra glue for the whiskers. Reagan apparently took me very literally. Suffice it to say Reagan's groundhog's whiskers will never ever fall off!!! Our finished groundhogs made from heartsMy silly girls with the most colorful groundhogs I've ever seen! No one can say we're not creative around here!!! :)Recently Jackson has begun cleaning up toys. He sometimes volunteers but he is extremely good at it if you specifically ask him to help and show him what you want him to do. Here he is cleaning up his wiggly eye mess. What a big boy! :)Earlier in the day at the BHLC, we made groundhogs who could pop up out of their "holes" to look for their shadows. I thought this idea was cute when I saw it on Pinterest, but all the kids absoutely loved this activity! I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for something cute like this to do. The template for the groundhog can be found at the following link: http://www.allkidsnetwork.com/crafts/detail.asp?fil=/crafts/animals/forest/images/groundhog-template.gif&cat=Spring&nam=Groundhog-Craft-TemplateSorry for the wordiness of this blog but I think as I've explained before while I began this blog with the idea of keeping friends and family informed of the kids progress I've realized I'm the one who uses it the most. It's become my journal. I realized the other day that for that reason I should be taking the time to capture more of what the kids say here. Pictures are my favorite but I need to capture stories too. Having said that we had a super fun Groundhog Day and we hope you did too! :)
Kennedy kept mispronouncing Punxsutawny Phil's name all day. She would struggle with it and finally get something to the effect of Tunxsutawnypawny Phil out. It was so darned cute I wanted to catch it on tape. Wouldn't you know as soon as I asked her to say it she said it correctly! lol :) So I asked her to say it the other day. Then Reagan wanted in on the action too. I actually have several more takes of this trying to capture them both. Welcome to a portion of our personal repetitious version of Groundhog Day.