Saturday, April 27, 2013

Ice cube paint

We had a rare art moment this week.
Sydney made some colored ice cubes and set out to do some painting after school on Friday.  

Glitter always makes it better.  I just forgot that it doesn't stick to the paper once the paper is dry so our kitchen is going to be a bit sparkly for awhile.

Slide on Down

Sydney and I discovered that Ainsley likes to slide.  We finally made it to the park with a camera to capture this moment.

Under the slide to cool off.

We attempted a photo of the two...under the slide.


I really didn't see how much she had grown until I looked back at old pictures.  When I say old pictures I mean from only 1 month ago!  She has doubled in size.  

This was at 14 weeks.

Here we are at 15 weeks. 
 She saw a sister today when we were getting her shots.  They were identical but different personalities.  I think we got the better end of the deal.  
Ainsley sat patiently and watched this dog want to go in all directions.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Stories to Remember...

It's almost daily when I hear from Sydney's teachers..."You've got to hear what Sydney said today!"

I forget most of them so I'm really going to try and write them down.  There were some good ones recently.

Story 1
Let me set the scene.  Sydney's room has a door to the outside playground that they often leave open.  One teacher is out, one is in.  So one day while playing outside Sydney storms in raises her hands in the air and announces, "That's it!  I've had it!  I need a drink."  She goes over to her juice cup and downs it.
I'm pretty sure we haven't modeled that behavior at home.

Story 2
Sydney: "Mommy, when am I going to be shot in the heart with an arrow by an Indian?"
Me: "Ummm...what?"
Sydney: My teacher said she was shot in the heart by an Indian and she fell in love.  When am I going to fall in love?"
Me: "Cupid!  Do you mean cupid?"  thinking...Really?  Are we having this conversation at the age of 4?

Story 3
While walking back across the grass there is a huge puddle.  Their teacher stands guard of the puddle and says, "To the left! To the left!"  Sydney stops mid line, puts her hands on hips, turns to her teacher and says, "I just love Beyonce!"

(FYI- She sings a song with those words.  Don't know where this child put that song with the singer.  She is something else!)

I continue to wonder whose child she really is...but until I figure that out I'll continue to enjoy the fantastic stories :o)

Sunday, April 14, 2013


An early morning trip to the beach...

I am still amazed when Scott willingly picks up an insect.

Spring Fling

Our school had its annual Spring Fling yesterday.  Games, petting zoo, prizes and colored hair.
This was right before a bath.  Sydney ended up with a purple face to go along with her purple hair.  Scott's is red but more so on the top and back.

"Show me the top of your head, Scott."

Dog Update

Ainsley is currently 16.5 pounds.  She's gaining.  I know she's longer by an inch or two and seems to be a bit taller.  Problem is is that I remember to measure her when she's up running around and that just doesn't work out too well.  

Her second week with us I was ready to send her back.  No sleep, stinky surprises after school, and moonlight swims all contributed to a not so happy mommy.  Thankfully after week 2 she got her act together and settled down into a routine.  She can stay and once again I feel like saying nice things about her.

They are both smiling and looking at the camera!  I should just stop taking pictures.  It doesn't get much better than this.

 They seem to be buds.  There's a lot of wrestling around here between these guys.  This is a picture right after Jack grabbed her around the neck and threw her down.  He's got some moves.

Bird Bath

Well if you read the title you probably already know what this will become.

A rare 3 day weekend with time to paint...

 Our first visitor!