Sunday, July 27, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
I got some washable stamp pads from Michaels along with some cheapo $.66 stamps. I also found a couple of stamps I had lying around the house. So I let the girls stamp around on paper. They really thought it was cool.
I have a ton of small paper scraps from scrapbooking that I've been hoarding for years for no particular reason. The girls aren't strong enough to use the scrapbooking punches I have (heck, most adults aren't), so I punched the paper into stars and hearts while they glued them to the paper. Lily especially liked the wave-shaped "ocean" scraps. The girls used glue sticks, and it took them a while to get the hang of it. Madeleine was disappointed it wasn't plain old Elmers.
Other weekend activities:
- Helped me make pancakes on Saturday. This was the first time having them at home. I used the molds Grandma Goodman got us years ago, so we had heart and flower-shaped pancakes.
- Trip to Cary Library. Another first. Post nap we went and read books. We checked out 5 to take home. Madeleine was very upset when it was time to leave.
- Play Doh - I let them break out one of the tool sets they got for their birthday last year. It had the rolling pin, a bunch of cutters, and a press. But, they liked making round "cookies" cut from the empty containers the best.
- Water play - Sunday afternoon we filled up the kiddie pool. Squirt guns were a hit again. They started getting bored after half an hour, so I put the slide in for them. That gave us another half hour of fun. And it helped soak out the extra "washable" ink left on their bodies.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
After dinner tonight we played with every puzzle in the house. My favorite was the alphabet one. Some time in the last few weeks, they've learned to recognize about 80% of the letters. We've been reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom every night, and Lily always asks to talk about the letters on the inside of the cover.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
I've tried to allow them only at bed times, but I've been getting slack lately. They had them in the car to and from school. They were having them Saturday and Sunday mornings. Then last week, Lily snuck one into day care and freaked out when I took it from her. They would have taken it from her anyway, but she just screamed bloody murder for quite a while.
So starting this past weekend, I've been asking them to put their pacifiers in a basket in their bedroom. They can't leave the bedroom until the pacifiers are in there. It worked well Saturday and Sunday, but it's been hard in the car on the way home from day care the last two days.
Lily gets in the car first and asks, "Did we bring fiers?"
As soon as I say no, she starts screaming, "Yes you did!" She doesn't quit.
Luckily I've had suckers the last two days.
Madeleine yelled yesterday, but not today. I just explained that we were big girls and left our fiers in the basket. Today she didn't even ask for the sucker.
I know pacifiers aren't the worst thing in the world. I had one until I was 4, and I've heard Eric had his pretty late. But I'm looking forward to not having to worry about keeping track of them all the time!
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
"Butt" is the one of the first items we noticed. Eric and I have always used the term "bottom" around them and encouraged its use. However, when naked, they love to turn around and point at their bottoms and say, "This is my butt." They know it annoys Daddy and continue to do it just to get him riled up. It always ends with Madeleine just saying "butt" over and over again.
Regarding bodily functions, we've always called passing gas "toots." Lily will often remark that she has toots or has to make a toot. Last week, I could tell Madeleine passed some silently, and I asked if she needed to go poop. She smiled at me and said "I farted!" before running off to the bathroom.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Friday afternoon we headed out to Pittsboro for a cookout with Jerald and Hunter. This is now our third year spending the holiday with them, so it's officially a tradition. Hunter shared with us her happy news that they're officially pregnant. Since this pregnancy is a result of an IVF treatment, tomorrow they'll be finding out how many babies they are expecting. So we may find ourselves not the only parents of multiples in our circle of friends. The girls had a great time at the visit, and got quite loud playing "bed time" while we were finishing up dinner.
We left around 7 or so, and the thunderstorms hit pretty big around 9pm or so.
Saturday morning we just hung out around the house. In the afternoon we set up our new kiddie pool in the driveway. It was kind of cloudy, so it wasn't super warm. We spent about half an hour out there before Lily got too cold.
My favorite part was the swimsuits. Eric said something to the girls about how it looked like the fish were kissing. So they smashed bellies so that the fish on Maddie's belly kissed the fish on Lily's belly.
Sunday morning it was cloudy and cool, but we headed out to the pool at the gym anyway with Aunt Laura. The girls survived well and even managed to try a few new things. They're always disappointed that the little slide isn't outside. We had pizza lunch at the cafe and took Aunt Laura home.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
The girls spent the weekend in Oak Ridge with Grandma and Grandpa Goodman while Mommy was a few miles away at her hockey tournament. They came to watch me in my 4pm game on Saturday, and of course they were super cute.
On Sunday I tried to get them to tell me how their weekend was. I don't get a whole lot of details. What's funny to me is how much Lily wants to be the one to tell me what went on.