We normally have lazy Saturdays. This past one was no different. Here are Jack and Bailey watching cartoons. They were so cute sitting in daddy's big chair. Bailey had made a cozy comfy place complete with lots of pillows and of blankets! Jesse was sitting next to me on the couch while he watched cartoons.
Any mother of a little girl knows that little girls love jewelry! Bailey is no exception. When she comes home from school I have her go to her room for an hour for just some quiet/rest time. The other day this is how she emerged from her room - all blinged up! She had 6 rings, 5 bracelets, 2 necklaces and I think 4 hair barretts. Only little girls. Gotta love it! Oh and I had to run somewhere, can't remember where, but I just let her wear every bit of her bling. You do learn to pick your battles. :)
Bailey decided this year that she did not want to take ballet and so she has moved on to gymnastics. When I think of gymnastics I always think of Mary Lou Retton. I guess I am showing my age because she rose to fame in the 1984 Olympics. I can remember wanting to be a gymnastic star after that. Of course didn't happen incase you were wondering.
So off we went to gymnastics. I was glad the only thing I had to buy was a leotard since we spent a few plus bucks on ballet. But trying to save a buck I thought maybe she could just wear her black leotard from ballet. It was ok but it showed her panties just a little so she opted to wear a pair of shorts over it after we had a tiny weeny little drama about it. :) So this week we will be going to Target to buy a new leotard.
It was was fun to watch her learn something new. She was really cute and did great for her first time. So proud of her. She loved every second of it and said she wanted to take more classes!
Earlier this week we had a couple of cool mornings. Not anything cold of course but not a hint of humidity with a slight bit of crisp. You know what I mean? Anyway, Jesse decided he needed a jacket one morning to walk Bailey to the bus stop. He had to have it. And then once we came inside he still had to wear it because he was cold. What a little Turk! So all morning he proceeded to wear his jacket. I know he was born in Turkey and spent the first seven weeks of his life there but come on. I guess that was all it took! And add that to the fact he really doesn't like ice cream because its too cold. Again, a little Turk.
Jack hasn't quite learned that sitting ON the table is not good manners. He frequently gets on top of the table when I am not looking. As cute as he is I still have to discipline him which is hard sometimes. and probably having him smile for the camera didn't help matters!
Well it has been a while since I found Jesse sleeping in the bathroom or the hall but last week he did it again. This time as you can guess from the title it was under the bed. I noticed his door open during nap time and so I went to investigate. He wasn't in his bed so I went and took a quick look in Bailey's room and didn't see him. Then I went to my room, bathroom and closet but no Jesse. I was about to get a little panicked but I knew he had to be in the house. So I went back to his room and looked under the bed and sure enough there he was sleeping away. Funny boy! So I ran downstairs and grabbed my phone and snapped a picture and then just left him there because I wasn't sure how to get him out without waking him up. And sleeping on the floor didn't seem to bother him. So until next time I find him!
See the toy he was playing with on his belly before he fell asleep?
Any parent of young children knows the frustration of trying to plan and execute a fun outing. I have the tendency to build things up in my mind of how wonderful it will be. The kids will just be perfect, listen and do everything you say making wonderful memories for the scrap book or in our case the blog. And then quickly reality sets in! Five minutes after you get there you think "what was I thinking?!!" But then I have to remind myself to let my hair down and my expectations and just have fun with my kids! So that's what I did.
Last night we took the kids to play putt-putt. The kids loved it! All day today they asked if they could go play putt-putt. Even Jack kept saying, "putt-putt, putt-putt." So cute. Bailey picked it up pretty quickly. At first she would hit the ball and then if it didn't make it to the hole she would pick it up and start all over so we had to go over a few rules. It took Jesse a while to finally hold the club correctly and then Jack, well he was just all over the place and he wanted to throw his ball instead of hitting it with a club. He mostly would just go drop his ball in the whole. Again so cute. Oh and Jesse got a hole in one! So we will have to do this again but daddy may need to recover for a bit before we do!
Well if you can't get your money into your piggy bank then just rip it to shreds and stick it right in! Isn't this what everybody does? No? Really? Well my sweet daughter decided this was the best way to do it. As you can tell she did this to about 4 or 5 dollars. I never thought to tell her not to tear it into shreds. So let this be a lesson to you people with little kids!
I wasn't taping them back together so that I could use them I just wanted to see if I could do it. And I couldn't. I barely got one put together and it wasn't very good.
For the past several months I have been getting some kind of pitcher and filling it up umpteenth number of times to water the plants of the front porch. Well first let me say that I would fill my pitcher up in the kitchen go to the front porch water the plants then repeat about 4-5 times. This got really old. Then I found the water spicket outside right next to the front porch! Why I had never looked before I don't know. So then my job got a little easier and at least I didn't have to make several trips to the kitchen. Anyway, I complanined told my husband I was getting tired of this so on one of his trips to The Home Depot he got me this Water Genie! Perfect! You just hook it up to the water spicket and voila! you have water! It has a 40ft hose on the inside and a button for continuous water flow or you can control the water flow yourself. And it is only $9.97! Not too bad. Anyway, just had to share about something I was so excited about and makes my life much much easier thanks to my wonderful husband!
the water genie with my not so great looking flowers. The flowers look fine but the stems are really yellow. Can anyone help me out?