Sunday, July 15, 2007
The good things about camping were that when it finally got dark, we could see millions and millions of stars in our backyard. I don't think there are words for how spectacular it was. The kids got to help Ron put the tent up, so they learned about something new. We woke up to fresh air and birds chirping.
The bad things about camping were that the kids had to get up often to go potty (thank goodness we were in the yard so the bathroom was not far). The temperature dropped to the 60s overnight so the air was quite chilly in the tent. In the morning, there was condensation on the inside of the tent so the other thing that woke us up was water dripping on our heads. And, no one got enough sleep.
I think that next time, I would bring Matthew's cd player out so that we had a little white noise to help us all go to sleep, and we would get the kids to bed earlier. Next time, though, I think we need to finish blowing up the air mattress for the grownups...
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Hannah loves to jump into the pool and be caught at the last possible moment before her head would go under the water. Just listening to her giggle made me smile. On the other hand, when she does her back floats, she bends in half like a taco, and it is hard to get her to put her head back, even with my hand underneath it. There is a slide there, and she got out of the water to go down the slide, then started to cry because she was so cold. She climbed the stairs, then shot out the bottom like a cannonball. I was worried that I wouldn't catch her, but I did. After that, she wanted to get out of the pool as fast as she could. She is not as bad as Matthew was with his first lessons, but I think that she will need at least one more year of parent and tot before she is ready for level 1. I suppose that is a good thing - Hannah is still my little bird.
Friday, June 22, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
When blogging about kids, sometimes it is hard to know what to blog about. Considering that my kids are 3 and 5, that may sound a little strange, but at that age, the kids flit from mood to mood, moment to moment, and change in a heartbeat. This morning, Hannah went from having a fit about her shirt being too short (this involved kicking, screaming, and me holding her while Ron put her shorts on), to singing "A Spoon Full of Sugar" in the car just moments later. Notice, I said that we had to hold her to get her shorts on. The shorts had nothing to do with the shirt (although she did see one of her skirts outside her door in a small pile to be put away), so we could not figure out her problem. Last night, Hannah picked both the shorts AND the shirt herself.
So we got in the car, and the kids immediately wanted kid's music. We have a CD of Disney songs in the car. Matthew wanted "A Monkey's Uncle," which is one of his current favorites. Then I played Hannah's song. It is funny to listen to her because she sometimes says scoop instead of a spoon. I guess that she likes things pretty sweet.
When we got to day care, Hannah was cold. She didn't want to put on her extra shirt, though. Matthew came over and put his arms around her to snuggle her and asked her if that was better. He is such a sweet big brother most of the time. In spite of Hannah's rough start, I really feel blessed to have such great kids.
Friday, June 08, 2007
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Hannah was even good at gymnastics tonight. All week, she talked about doing her bear crawl on the beam by herself. Not only did she do it herself (even on the high beam!), she also did her stretches very well, and she actually stayed focused until the end. Not bad for a 3 year old. Now if I could just get her to point her toes...
Hannah also "read" me "The Foot Book" tonight. It was terribly cute. She turns the pages from left to right, but reads on the pages from right to left, and not necessarily from top to bottom, so it is pretty silly. I had a hard time not laughing. Then, she read it again, while sitting on the potty. Too funny!
Monday, June 04, 2007
Tonight, I sent the kids (and the husband) into the yard to "hunt." Matthew got his binoculars, Hannah used the big ones, and they went to hunt for strawberries in the garden. They were very excited when they came back in with EIGHT strawberries. They each got to eat two - they were very excited!