Thursday, October 30, 2008
Then I taught them to say girls - chicas!. They sounded very cute saying it at the same time.
So we got to daycare, and I told them to say girls in Spanish for Ms. Connie. Did they say "chicas?" No. In perfect unison they said "Girls in Spanish!"
Sunday, October 26, 2008
The class runs from 5:30 to 6:15 on Thursdays, so it's going to totally throw off the evening routine. But if the girls like it even half as much as I think they will, it will be worth it. Lily is now dressing like a ballerina EVERY day.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
It was too cold for all the little chicks to be out, but they brought one out of the incubator for them to touch. The little chick was just born this morning. Lily spent the rest of her time in the poultry tent with her hands over her ears yelling "cock a doodle doo! cheep cheep!"
And then we hit the kiddieland midway. Their first ride was the bumper boats, and by far their favorite.
Then we did the cars, a dragon roller coaster, a hot air ballon ride, and a jet-ski like ride that went in a circle. I was the most nervous about the roller coaster dragon, but they loved it. Lily got a little nervous on the hot air balloon ride as it went higher and higher, but we cheered and waved until she kind of had a smile frozen on her face.
They played two games. The duck pond where you pick the duck out of the pool and choose a prize. They both picked trumpets. Then a fishing game where you use a fishing pole to grab a shark out of the water. They got little pumpkins. Lily wasn't interested in the prize at all. She just wanted to keep fishing.
After the rides, we went looking for lunch. Mom had mozzarella sticks, Dad had pizza, Madeleine had a hot dog, and Lily had some french fries. It was the first time I've actually seen Madeleine eat a hot dog in a bun. Usually she eats the hot dog in pieces or eats only the bun. She's happy to tell anyone that "it was a little hot." We also got chocolate milk from the dairy board.
We checked out the rabbits and then headed back for one last ride on the bumper boats. We made it home just before 1 pm for nap. Overall a successful trip. Not much crying. Both girls used the restrooms even though I'd put pull ups on them. No one got lost (we used the harnesses). I'm already looking forward to next year when maybe we'll do the ferris wheel as a family.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Their favorite part of the party was the trick-or-treat parade. All the kids lined up, and they trick-or-treated from mom to mom around the room marching. They got to go through the line multiple times, so it was extra-special. They have reenacted the parade many times at home since.
Lily was not interested in a group picture this year. We could only get her in the picture if we agreed she could make her "bat girl" face.
Monday, October 13, 2008
- 31 1/2 lbs (70th percentile)
- 37 1/4" (60th percentile)
- 29 lbs (30th percentile)
- 37" (50th percentile)
Both girls are right along their growth curve.
They had their eyes examined using a symbol chart today. It was kind of neat to see how well they did. They did very well, and Eric and I were kind of shocked since the bottom line they looked at seemed kind of blurry to us.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
They're opening a new terminal and had an Open House today. It was okay. They claimed there would be kids activities and lots of airplanes to watch, but not so much. The only "activities" I saw were mascots walking around. We only were able to see planes on the ground, and the girls were confused at why they were driving on the ground.
But in a break from this week's hunger strike, they ate some chicken and rice samples and some corn chowder soup from the caterers there.
When asked what their favorite part was, they'll tell you Stormy the Pig.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
They like to go inside and wait rather than go through the drive through, so Lily was playing in the parking space next to the car while I buckled Madeleine back in.
"Look Mommy! A beautiful butterfly!"
A brown moth has landed on the ground near Lily. I think he's sick or something since he's landed so close to her and doesn't seem to be bothered by her attention. I go back to buckling Madeleine.
"Mommy! I build him a cave!" Lily has built a cave around the moth with cigarette buts she found on the ground. I make a mental note for extensive handwashing.
I get Lily into the car next, and Madeleine screams that it's her turn to see the butterfly. As I'm heading over to her side of the car, a minivan pulls into the parking space, crushing the moth and the cave.
And no one ate the KFC but Daddy.