Kids are hilarious and I'm lucky enough to have them cracking me up every single day, so how can I not share them with you! These are just some of the funny things they say.
Izzy, referring to her doll who was apparently very fashionable."She's very stashinal."
Connor had drooled on Izzy's doctor kit, daycare boy told her, "you should put your dr. kit in your room." Izzy replies very casually,"That's ok, I don't care if he throws up on it."
Izzy told me today, "I'm 4 now."me: "Oh really, when did you turn 4?" Izzy: "I don't know, I just learned my ABC's."
While cleaning up the Elefun game after deciding she didn't want to play anymore, and while Connor was starting to get into the butterflies, Izzy tells him, "Consadurations Connor but you can't play this anymore. I can teach you how to play baseball though!"
Conversation between Izzy and daycare boy. Izzy, "Your froggy umbrella has big eyes!"daycare boy,"I know that Izzy, that's because I love him!"
While visiting my sister-in-law's new house, Mikayla started screaming bloody murder. Nana asked, "Do you have a sliver?" Mikayla while still screaming and sobbing, "No, I have a stick under my skin!!"
We had wild rice casserole for dinner, and Izzy decided to play with it for some reason, making a huge mess and getting it all over her hands. This was her prayer at the end of dinner,"Dear God, thank you for my food, thank you for my family, thank you for my friends, and thank you for being messy! Amen"
Mikayla was writing a story on the computer, and we had just talked about semicolons, when she announced to me that, "I think if I have a boy when I grow up I'll name him Colon, that sounds like a good name." Upon further discussion she decided that perhaps Collin was a better name for a little boy.
Izzy, while playing with little Beauty and the Beast figures:"I can show you the ways of being a normal person. Pick berries, read, wash your hands a lot... "all said with a British accent.
I asked the kids what they like to dream about, Izzy answered,"Princesses.... Meat.... My family....."
Last night we were at my cousins' house and they had a very large family picture framed and hung on the wall. Mikayla looked at it and casually said, "They must have taken that picture with a really big camera."
Daycare Boy after ghost hunting: "I wish I had a pet dinosaur made out of mud!" Because clearly only mud dinosaurs would protect him.
Connor trying to say the word "helicopter":"Bobbicocker"
Izzy randomly asks,"Why did God give us a head?"
Connor heard the outer door getting blown open by the wind and, startled, asks "Who's coming?". Like the good mom I am I say very surprised like, "Monsters are coming" and continues to stare. So I say, "Robots are coming!" Very seriously Connor tells me,"How about Care bears are coming!"
On the way to gymnastics we played a game, here's an excerpt:
Me - "Something I want you to do, it starts with an F, ends with an S, and has a C in the middle"
Mikayla - "Frapaccinos!!!" (intended word was Focus)
Me - "Something I want you to have... I want you to have__"
I'm kept in my home and yard most days out of the year. So much so, that when I get to go do something, everyone (including me) is happy for me that I "got out". Like my owners let me out of the mundane boundaries of the yard and took me to the dog park.
And then hunting season, or in my case theater season, comes and I'm so excited and end up overworking myself into a heap on the floor in front of the fireplace hearth. Except I don't have a fireplace or a hearth, so really it's the rocking chair I collapse onto.
I go go go working hard for the family who "owns" me and love it, but get pretty worn out at the same time, and then "hunting" season ends and I rarely leave the yard.
So, though it's a bit stressful and very tiring, it is also really fun. So I will enjoy this time out in the field until my family puts me back in my kennel.
Abby @ I Used To Have A Brain
I've got enough Easter pictures for two posts, so this first one is dedicated to the preparation part.
Last Thursday I planned an Easter egg hunt for the daycare kids. Our neighborhood does a huge one every Good Friday morning but one of my daycare kids (besides the babies) lives outside our neighborhood and I knew she'd love hunting for and collecting eggs, so we had one in our backyard!!
First I set out fun springtime foam stickers, plastic cups with two holes punched in the tops, one on each side, sparkly chenille sticks, and Easter grass. By the way, I hate plastic Easter grass. Go paper, it's way less messy!
And I set them to work making little baskets to put their goodies in!
Since Sweet Pea was home from school that day for spring break I asked her if she wanted to hide the eggs, or find them. She chose to hide them. Once they were all hidden, and cup/baskets were made, they were off!
This was Little Man's first egg hunt that he could participate in. Last year he was still just a crawler.
I gave the toddlers a little head start, and when they each had a few eggs I reminded the bigger kids what their egg limit was and let them loose.
After the big neighborhood hunt on Friday morning Spencer, the kids, and I decorated our Easter eggs!
Little Man wasn't too impressed with the process, he really just wanted to play with the bowls of dye. Not gonna fly with this Momma! So he took off to play while the rest of us did the eggs and played with Easter egg-shaped playdough.
Oh did I say play?
Hey... where's the little guy? I don't hear him anywhere?
Forgive my lack of steady posting, I've been busy. I've been busy running Sweet Pea and her friend back and forth to the theater for Sleeping Beauty rehearsal! She has been busy rehearsing her roles (yep, she has 3!) as the Enchanted Bucket (I throw the "enchanted" part in because it makes her feel all the more special), a member of the King's Court, and one of the thorns that attacks Prince Phillip when he tries to rescue the sleeping princess.
The kids are really doing a great job getting ready for this show to open. They've been off book all week and for the most part are remembering their lines. At this point, from what I can tell back stage, they are working on smoothing things out and getting into and staying in character. I think once they start wearing their costumes next week the character development will improve. Again though, I'm backstage and can't really tell what's happening in front of the curtain, but it seems to be going very well, considering they've only been working on it for a month!
We don't really have a set yet, which has me a little worried, but from what veteran youth theatre workshop parents have told me it isn't uncommon for the set to get done at the last minute.
This is a fun show and it is super cute! The cast is talented and are really enjoying themselves! I'm really excited to see all the kids in their costumes, because the one's I have seen are adorable!
If you live nearby you should come see Disney's Sleeping Beauty at one of the many showtimes:
Friday, April 29, 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 30, 2:00 pm
Saturday, April 30, 7:00 pm
Sunday, May 1, 2:00 pm
Thursday, May 5, 7:00 pm
Friday, May 6, 7:00 pm
Saturday, May 7, 2:00 pm
Saturday, May 7, 7:00 pm
Sunday, May 8, 2:00 pm
Sunday, May 8, 6:00 pm
It's been a long, hard, snowy winter here in Minnesota and there's only so much a girl can take of snow and ice. Also, I'm a big ol' wimp when it comes to cold. I don't like being cold one little bit, so it says a lot that I was outdoors with no coat/jacket/hoody this afternoon. It was a gorgeous day, I believe it was almost 60 degrees today?
The funny thing about this time of year though is that I still need to bundle up the kids during morning outdoor time because it was only about 30-40 degrees, but this afternoon we were playing coatless!
First of all, during naptime I opened the front door to hook the dog up outside and what was standing across the street, on the grass? a bald eagle! I've never seen one so close in the wild! Right away it flew away and I was able to really get a good look at those magnificent feathers and that huge regal body! I watched it fly to a tall tree down the street where it perched for a minute and then flew off. I really wish this had happened when the kids were awake so they may have caught a glimpse of it before it was gone. They would have loved that since we've been following two bald eagle families via Eagle Cams online. Links to those cameras can be found here and here.
This afternoon we played outside from 3:00 - 4:00, playing in the sandbox, hitting the wiffle ball off the tee, driving little cars around the yard, hopscotch on the patio, pulling some buckets and balls out of the shed, swinging, running, and enjoying the warmth. Little Man had a great time running up and down the hill, especially since the last time there was no snow on the ground he was much less steady on his feet. My daycare girl returned to her love of collecting things outdoors such as rocks, sticks, and now pinecones. Babydoll and my daycare boy built an amazing sandcastle and re-learned how to hold a bat.
I woke the baby up from her nap shortly before Sweet Pea got home from school and we all went on a walk down the nature trail. We were able to get pretty close to the geese who were particularly fun to watch in the ponds today. Because all the wetland plants and trees haven't sprouted up yet the kids could see all the geese and ducks in the ponds! We found old cattails and played with those on our walk and after we got back home.
When we got home we played in the front yard collecting pinecones and turning eachother into geese with our magic wands until the daycare kids were picked up and my kids and I went in to start dinner. After dinner SP went to play practice, LM went outside in the backyard to play, BD started a movie, and I bounced between the two of them.
It was a wonderful day, I am so excited that Spring has finally arrived (for now anyway ;o) !
Last week and the week before we went on an ocean adventure, learning about fish, salt water, whales, dolphins, sharks, crabs, sea stars, where the oceans are, and more! Here's a very small sampling of what we did for those two weeks.
We went "fishing" for our snack one day. We dipped pretzel sticks in strawberry cream cheese, bating our fishing pole.
Then used our fishing poles to catch some fish!
We learned that sometimes we had to gobble them up quickly or they could fall off!
the toddlers' crabs
Preschoolers' crabs, currently keeping watch from the top of the tv.
Sea Star home
Jelly fish (these were really cool)
Current theme is Spring Sparkles, and I'm loving all the new springy supplies!!
A blog about the projects, adventures, and antics that go along with having 3 kids, multiple daycare kids, my husband Spencer, a golden retriever, and a cat. I take care of my kids, I take care of my husband, I take care of our pets, I take care of the house, I take care of my daycare kids... and I enjoy coffee.