Monday, March 31, 2014

Oh the cuteness

Piggy tails and dimples can make your day.

Sunday, March 30, 2014


I just have not been in the mood for writing lately. Nothing really exciting has been going on, which is usually a good thing.

This past week Celia was on Spring Break, but no one else in the family was on break. That presented a problem for the days that I work- which was Wed-Fri this week. So Celia got her on little vacation with Grandma and Grandpa Tuesday to Thurday in which she had a fabulous time. I so appreciate that they agreed to take on such a difficult and unmanageable child, Ha!! I say that with great sarcasm. Celia was very well behaved as she is more often then not and evidently everyone had a blast. From what I understand they went to the movies and then just hung around the house having fun. Pete was away Tuesday to Thursday so it was just Audrey and I. Grandpa was worried about Audrey's reaction to Celia getting to stay at their house but she was FINE. She loved the undivided attention and the Audrey catered dinners.

I took Audrey to the Disney Store on the way home from dropping Celia off at her Grandparents.  We saw Olaf from Frozen.  She thought he was hilarious.  Of course she seemed to be more fascinated by the mannequins at the GAP store and the Loft.  Honestly, we could have shopped for hours.  I had to drag her away from them at the Gap.  At the Loft they were naked and well that really tickled Audrey.
Even though it did not cross her little mind that we could take anything home from the Disney store.  I did something unlike myself and sprung for Chilly from Doc McStuffins to complete our collection.  The girls love to play with these characters.

 It felt weird to me just having the one child as a responsibility. In any case, Celia returned on Thursday and Pete returned on Thursday so everything was back to normal. The girls stayed with Pete on Friday. It was a snow make-up day for me. I have ALOT of them!!! Luckily I have only 2 to go now.

After work on Friday,  Pete left to run errands and the girls wanted to play outside.  It was warm out but really windy.
Yeah, she refused to have her hair put up.  So most of the time she went around with one hand on her hair.

Love that we have this huge field right near our house

It looks like she is picking her nose but there was a pile of cow manure for fertilizer and she just could not stand it!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Week in Pictures

It's consignment sale season 
Girls modeling some finds

Monday snowstorm
Look what came!  A nice treat for Celia who was battling a cold
Look who has Elsa's hair
Cuteness, I flipped her about a month ago to face forward.
A walk to the park
This one road her bike to the park ( rather walked it, mom pushed it with her on it, road then stopped suddenly a million times....)

But we had fun at the park and then we went home and it took us 18946 x longer with said novice training wheel equipped biker

Friday, March 14, 2014

Audrey's Dance

So Audrey seizes any opportunity to use the word Butt.  I have basically stopped fighting it.  She has perfected her shaking tushie dance though.  Enjoy.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Sneaky Snacky Squirrel

I have been searching for a new game that both Audrey and Celia could play together.  I also knew that if I found the right game it would be perfect for my preschoolers, since Audrey is around that age group.

I decided to purchase the Sneaky Snacky Squirrel.  I will have to say that I really like the game.  I have used it with several preschoolers and with both girls.  Audrey even chose to play with it one day when I asked what we should do together. 

 It took some lessons to teach Audrey how to use the Squirrel tweezers that it came with but she quickly picked it up and is a pro now.
The game comes with a spinner and the game box is the game board too.  It has a tree inside of the game box and you spread colored plastic acorns inside.  Each player has a log with 5 colored holes.  
The goal is to get all of the 5 different colored acorns in your log.  You do this by spinning the spinner and landing on several options- pick 1 acorn, pick 2 acorns, pick a specified color of acorn, steal an acorn from another player (the sneaky squirrel) or lose your turn.

So overall the Sneaky Snacky squirrel gets a thumbs up at out house!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Pretending its Spring

The temperature was in the 50s today and it felt like Spring even if we just had a snow day on Monday.  A pancake breakfast at church with face painting, some Spring kids consignment sales, an amazing high school production of Peter Pan viewed by Celia and I, and some outdoor bike riding made for a good day.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Helicopter Museum

We have a local Helicopter Museum that I have taken classes to visit on field trips but the girls have never been.  It is on the pricey side and it is is not very large at all.  I found a groupon though and we headed there on a Saturday morning.

The girls loved sitting in the helicopters together and pretending to fly them.  They had to take turns flying them and I had to sit in various spots in the helicopter.  We lost Daddy for awhile when we first got there as he was the only one among us interested in the actual history of the helicopters.  They had a little kid's spot too that the girls enjoyed pressing the buttons.  They had a medical helicopter set up with injured mannequins.

The highlight though was the following video.  The girls cold press a button and a fan started and blew a miniature helicopter in the air.  But they really just liked standing and feeling the fan…

They did enjoy looking at the many different helicopters.  I personally would have liked more interactive museum and the mannequins need some work.  They all had paint peeling from them and some had been touched up but with a different paint color so they really looked interesting.  They have a big helicopter that is usually open for a tour outside but unfortunately it was closed on the day we visited.  I know the museum is completely run by volunteers and I imagine this explains some of the things.  Budgets are likely tight too.