Archive for the ‘kids’ Category

oops. took an unintended blog break there.

the  gifts were well recieved

cape love

and we even got some snow which was received by some better than others,

snow outside and in

Overall I’d have to say it was one of my favorite christmas’s ever.

This next year, I’m hoping for all kinds of good things. Like sewing and paper cutting and excercising and looking absolutely fabulous in my clothes and sleeping and just being with my family. They’re pretty awesome.


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Chuck E Cheese

The kiddos earned themselves a trip to Chuck E Cheese through our little system we have set up. This feels like one of the best rewards I’ve come up with since its not really something I’m tempted to do very often, and its super exciting. Jeremiah even ate pizza – which he never does. He’s the original vegetarian – health foodie in our family. But at Chuck E Cheese, he’s a pizza eater. The soda is a special treat too – they get it on birthdays or extreme special occasions.

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Plane bags

Here’s the assortment of goodies for the kids on the airplane ride. airplane bags the playdoh was definitely a big hit. Inside of the little books are various things I drew for them to color and questions to answer about thanksgiving and the plane. I think I may have had way too much fun making them. Since I was sitting with the baby, Michael was sitting with the kids in the opposing aisle…which meant he was in charge of keeping them occupied. He didn’t go through the books with them, so we didn’t really get into them till we got back home after Thanksgiving. But when we did they thought it was pretty cool. Now I need a new reason to make books for them.

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enough with the movies already.

When we moved I let the kids watch an incredible amount of movies. As much as they would sit for really. Packing and sorting and unpacking and loading trucks and the chaos of moving isn’t all that terribly kid friendly. At least not for me and my “I want it done this way” mentality. So they watched movies. Now that things are settling down, I’m trying to slowly wean them from the computer screen. perfection

So we’ve been playing games and play-doh so far. My goal is to get more organized with the holiday appropriate crafty things I want to do with them, but for now – this is working. We grabbed this up from a thrift store earlier in the week only to discover it doesn’t really work – that whole popping up with the timer thing not happening. But the kids love it just the same.

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Whatever that means.

Moving to a new city brought a lot of new things to investigate. One of the most important is library storytimes. In our old city we drove 20 minutes to go to the storytime in the next town over instead of the one 5 minutes away cause it was just that much better. In our new town we’ve tried out two storytimes – the toddler and the preschool version. I really liked the storyteller at the toddler night, but my oldest was a bit wary of going to a night that wasn’t meant for her. The preschool night was okay – not a huge fan of the storyteller that first night, but, BUT they make crafts after the stories!!! How exciting can it get? We went back again the second week and the storyteller was much improved -maybe she just had an off night. And we made these super cool fall owls:

fall owl craft

I still want to around at the surrounding libraries and see what they’re offering (as I’m not a huge fan of going after dark) but I can’t tell you how stoked I am that there’s a crafty storytime.

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Julia has been taking a lot of pictures lately. She takes some pictures you’d expect:

doll strolling


and some you might not:


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the cutest little feet

little toes

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