Friday, April 18, 2008


Today was a great day! The little kids and I went to babysit Claudia. The kids were busy today. I am trying to teach them how to do the Itsy Bitsy Spider. Claudia thinks it is great, and she grins from ear to ear. She is so cute! Candace had bought the Baby Signing Time gift set, and the kids love them! When you sign the sign for baby, Claudia goes to the TV, opens the doors on the Entertainment Center, and turns on the TV. It is really funny. It is really amazing how those little kids (13 months) and Caleb (almost 3) have picked up the signs so fast!
After work, I picked up Nathaniel from school, and we went to Wal-Mart. I had to pick up a new curling iron (mine wouldn't even heat up this morning) and a few other essentials. We had to get some bubbles per Caleb's request. Yesterday, I had the kids outside when we got home from babysitting and we wrote all over our sidewalks and front steps with chalk.

It was Madelyn's first time with chalk, and she thought it was a blast! She even wrote on the step so carefully. She only tried eating the chalk twice. She realized it wasn't very tasty, so she learned not to keep trying it.

They were so dirty, but they sure had fun! Madelyn's pants were so colorful! She really doesn't care much for her hands to get dirty. I think that is so funny!
The bubbles we had from last summer weren't very good. They kept popping even before they left the wand. So, Caleb asked if we can get more.

So, I picked up Mega Wand (sword) wands for Nathaniel and Caleb, and a little Panda Bear bubble kit for Madelyn. Then, we walked by the kites. Caleb has been asking about a kite since February. I told him (at that time) that spring will come, and we can fly kites. I only mentioned that once, but he has got a superior memory, because he never forgot that statement. It really is astonishing to me and Terry at what he remembers.

Caleb got a Buzz Lightyear kite (currently his top favorite character in Toy Story~currently is all-time favorite movie) and Nathaniel got a really cool looking dragonfly with a tail. He picked that out himself. He loves bugs and frogs...etc. There was a frog one, but he chose the dragonfly.

Tonight we went to look at a little Geo Metro for a commuter car. Terry drives 45 minutes to work and 45 min. home everyday. We also drive Nathaniel 90 minutes one way every other weekend, so we needed a little car with good gas mileage. We got the car, and I think it will be a good fit for our family. There are a few minor fixes, but Terry is sure he can fix whatever is needed. He is so great at figuring out things and knowing what needs to be done. I am so thankful that he is resourceful!


Qtpies7 said...

That is cool! I LOVE my Geo Metro!

Milk Mama said...

Chalk looks like a fun thing to do! Anna loves crayons... I've been trying to avoid messy art projects, but I think we should try finger painting one of these days!
I know what you mean about kids that young picking up on that so fast! I taught Anna "Milk" MONTHS ago and the other day we were sitting on the couch cuddling and her sippy of milk was on the television. She pointed to it and kind of made noises that she wanted it. I asked her if she wanted her milk and she signed milk out of the blue! :D Which also goes to show how good babies memories are at 17 months and younger!

Milk Mama said...

Wow I didn't realize you weren't on birth control! I think that even if I weren't on birth control I wouldn't be able to conceive. I haven't had my period yet and Anna still nurses at night most nights. Do you know how many children you want in all? I'd love to have another next year after Anna turns two, but we'll have to see how everything goes... mostly financially speaking.

Anonymous said...

Looks like fun! We will have to get some chalk some time soon.

I found last year that the homemade bubble solution actually worked a lot better than the storebought stuff -- and I could put it in a big bucket and use a giant wand with it, that was easier for a one-year-old to handle. The recipe is just dish soap, water and the secret ingredient: light corn syrup.

jpandtheboys said...

I love that picture of Maddie.... SOOO cute!! Congrats on the car.