Somewhere recently, GGirl picked up that there was a game out there called "checkers" and learning how to play became her fixation. So, I entered 2013 and downloaded an app. With one and two player options she can play against me or the Android. The spaces that are legal moves light up. We will have to find a board and chips so she can experience the triumphant demand of "king me!"
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
On Monday we celebrated MMan's first birthday. He is a strong little guy who would rather climb than walk and has mastered a very entertaining bear crawl. He is often happy playing on his own, out of the grasps of his ever loving, always moving sister. Water and the outdoors prove to be favorites. If it can be chewed, it is a favorite toy and we have yet to introduce a food that he won't eat.
His birthday was his first experience with a cupcake of his own, and after he got over his disbelief, he had no problem making that special treat disappear! We had friends with us for dinner and Granny and Granddad in on Skype. Modern technology can be so fun!
Monday, June 24, 2013
Yesterday was a great summery day: hot, humid and great for playing in the water. I started with MMan in the playpen with some water in a bin to play with. I said play in the water, he heard play in the water! I'm re-thinking my position on another kiddie pool for the summer. After a bit it was sprinklers for everyone.
MMan is a climber. He shows amazing amounts of strength, but just won't walk. This weekend we were at a picnic and he climbed from the ground level all the way to the top of the picnic table. He was determined and kept going until he got there, with a lot of spotting. And at the top of Mt Table, all he got was a cracker. Later he got the watermelon!
Saturday, June 22, 2013
I distinctly being on a mission, last June, to get my strawberries picked and frozen and jam made before MMan made his arrival. Little did I know that I would have plenty of time! This year June completely got away from me and while I thought about berries a couple times, it wasn't until HandyMan pinned it on the calendar that we went for our annual haul of strawberries. Sittster and GGirl had some fun with the flowers and it was much easier picking with MMan in the stroller, not a full term pregnancy!
The end of this week has finally brought some summer-like weather and it has been beautiful! On Thursday we gathered up Sittster and headed out for an outting. Caked in sun-block, we hit the park. The playground is much more fun (for me) with a one-to-one ratio for tracking the kids. So Sittster chased GGirl around while I tracked MMan. 45 minutes of running, climbing, swinging and chasing wore just about everyone out. After a couple errands we went to one of the local carousels for a ride before heading home. It was MMan's first ride and he was too tired to be impressed. Quite the fun afternoon!
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Last night at dinner MMan was in rare form. We had spaghetti and I think this was one of rhe first times he has had the long noodles to eat on his own. MMan wiggled them, studied the shape and texture, flung them, and giggled when the noodles got stuck in his hair. Eventually, he ate the noodles, all of them!
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
The calendar says June, the weather feels more like March. It is cold and damp and I'm trying to figure out what I can bake and warm the house up. Turning the heat back on just seems wrong. It's JUNE!!
In other news, we had a play date with our MOPs friends this morning and MMan loved the tube! He'd happily crawl through it, turn around and do it again. He was too quick and this was the best picture could get.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
This afternoon I was treated to a serenade in the kitchen. Accompanied by her trusty Hello Kitty ukelele, GGirl's lyrics and style reminded of Phoebe's coffee shop gigs in the show "Friends". Some lyrics included:
...fairies are forever...
...shush little doggie, shush, shush, shush. Or me and my pretend friends will get you...
...heart of wonder, heart of wonder, its in my body...
Watch out top 40 lists, she's coming.