Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Take me out to the Ballgame buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks..- May 24, 2012

Excited to watch baseball

As always with kids (sweet little monkeys) The baseball game was an adventure. Within ten minutes of sitting down, Kaylee manages to get her skinny little leg stuck between the chair and the arm.

She stands on the chair.

I took Kaylee for a short walk to grab a snack figuring eating might occupy the kid's for a bit. I found peanuts and Cracker Jacks. Kaylee generously fed me her bag of Cracker Jacks popping each Carmel covered pocoen kernel into my mouth by saying "aaaahhhh!"

A naked streaker ran out on the field very quickly nabbed by the police. The cardinal helpers in Red jerseys tackled him to the ground and the police cuffed him, he was escorted off the girls once they slid some shorts on him.

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Our secret garden -part 2

It hasn't even been a full week and a few seedlings have popped up and are starting to grow.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

1-2-3 blastoff!

I took Kaylee outside to play while Sophia napped.  She wanted to swing and this is how it went. I am not sure exactly where her exclamation came from but it is sooo cute.  She says, "1-2-3 Blastoff!"

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Playing House with mommy

Kaylee makes a pizza for me.

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Playing at Faust Park

Kaylee climbed on the dinosaur immediately when we arrived at the playground.  She exclaimed, "Mommy, I ride dinosaur.  I like it!"

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Girls playing at Great Grandma's house

We spent Monday at my grandmother's house.  Our goal for the day was to make her smile by giving her some company of watching my little girls play and plant her Mother's Day flowers that the family got for her outside in her yard.  The kids played in the Cozy Coupe while I dug large holes in the ground to plant the beautiful flowers.

Beep beep.  Get outta the way crazy cozy coupe drivers!

Need the big sister powered engine.

Go go go!

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Secret to my kids eating their vegetables part 1 (Our Secret Garden) - Grow them

Most parents struggle with getting their kids to eat vegetables. I can honestly say I have fed my kids veggies since they started on solid foods. I feel it is my responsibility as a parent to teach my kids what and how to eat to keep them healthy. Not only is it a good idea to teach my kids to eat healthy, but it is also a great way to learn some science on a very basic level of how things grow and what is needed to accomplish the task of growing plants and vegetables. Each year my kids and I plant a garden in containers on my backyard deck because we don't have a big yard on the golf course.

This year we are changing things a bit and planted a huge garden in an undisclosed area, not at my house, here in town. It has ample room for many vegetables and even a couple fruit plants. The kids were so excited to pick out the little plants and seeds with me at Lowes this morning near us.

We selected several varieties of tomatoes including Big Boy,

grape tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, a couple hybrids and a couple other varieties.

We also chose squash, zucchini, cucumbers,

and acorn squash.

Sophia insisted on a few strawberry plants and I snuck in a honeydew plant. We selected carrots, yellow bell peppers and red bell peppers too.

Not only did we choose these but we also found some seeds including corn (Sophia insisted on corn), lettuce, green beans, and peas.

I spent about four hours digging up this area and planting small plants and seeds. Thanks to a very friendly neighbor tilling the land prior to planting, digging was fairly easy. The girls had fun digging in the dirt and getting all muddy and dirty. They were so tired from the sun and work that they fell asleep on the way home.

We saved a few plants and seeds to plant on containers in our deck so the girls can go out and water and pick veggies and strawberries each day,  but this year we should have way more veggies than in years past. I can't wait to go pick my tomatoes and sink my teeth into the first sweet slice of yummy juicy vine ripened tomato free of chemicals and pesticides. Yummy veggies will be eaten by all in our house this year.

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Monday, May 7, 2012

New Crowns for the Princesses to use in their Castle downstairs

Kaylee has recently shown some interest in using the potty chair so we have been reading the story "The Princess and the Potty" over and over and over. Inside the book there is a cardboard punch out crown that you are supposed to add stickers to as rewards.  The problem with this is there is only one and two girls want to wear a princess tiara at the same time. Although Sophia is way past learning to potty she still loves Princess Tiara Crowns and wants to wear the sparkling bling.  Let's face it; every girl wants to be a princess and wear sparkling bling bling and a fancy tiara is the way to do that.  So, we made Princess Tiaras today for the girls as a rainy day craft.
Here Sophia is adding some fancy colors and foam stickers to her glittery crown.

Kaylee is selecting some colorful foamy stickers to add to her tiara as well.

Sophia is trying on her Tiara.

Kaylee is placing the foamy stickers on her tiara.

They are done.  Let's grab our magic wands and head for the castle downstairs. Beware of the dragons and don't kiss any frogs.  It is a myth that frogs turn into princes or so I have been told.  I haven't kissed any frogs lately to qualify my opinion but I am pretty sure princes are few and far between these days.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Sophia draws a portrait of her dad with a necktie

Sophia made a portrait of her dad with a necktie. He even has green eyes like her dad. She wrote on his face "46" for his age.

Here is another view of the necktie and portrait.

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