Monday, November 29, 2010

Something nice to know about 3 year olds.

All year long Olivia has been asking me to fly her kite with her. And all year long (with exception of our trip to the beach) I've said 'it's too hot' or 'there's no wind' or 'we don't have time right now'. In regards to the time excuse here's what I had in my mind for kite flying. Get the girls and myself ready, pack snacks and water for a 2 hour trip and get out the door (a monumental task when you have a babe that still naps 3 times a day), drive or walk to a park and keep Violet protected from energetic dogs/kids while I help Liv fly a kite.

She asked again a few Saturdays ago. And since we were sitting on our front porch and her kite was handy and the wind was gusty AND Violet was taking a long nap I figured sure! Let's give it a go.

So Liv got her kite, put her shoes on and we walked down the porch steps to the front yard. We tossed the kite into the air (Daddy showed up about this time), Liv ran around giggling, I took photos and after 10 to 15 minutes of pure 3 year old joy at watching a kite fly and fall to the ground repeatedly she was satisfied and we all went back to the porch.

Well here's the thing to know about 3 year olds. Sometimes they are happy with so little that it does you a lot more good (think good karma) to say 'sure, why not?' than to keep telling them 'no'. If I had known how little it would take to make Liv happy I would have flown a kite with her for 10 minutes many months ago.

Kite 2

Kite flying with Dad

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

These toes need a good cleaning!

It turns out that chubby little baby toes are perfect traps for all that extra soft fluff in little socks. And it also seems that 3 year olds' fingers are just the right size for getting fuzz out of those chubby little baby toes. Who knew?!


Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Some pics from Halloween




Thursday, November 11, 2010

Pony rides...





Yes, that's Violet on a pony. Notice my grip on her arm and leg; she wasn't going anywhere!

Monday, November 08, 2010

Here is Olivia trying on her Dorothy the dinosaur costume that mom and I made. Violet was very curious.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

What makes Violet laugh...
anything goofy that her sister does
zerberts on her belly
Liv twirling her around in a shopping cart

What makes Violet upset...
Liv closing the door to her bedroom; especially when Violet is scooting down the hallway toward the bedroom
Mommy trying to put her to bed without a bed-time story

Violet's milestones update...
Violet's been saying "da da" for a few weeks now.
She only says "ma ma" when she's really upset and she started that around August. I've only heard her say it a handful of times.
She's become very interested in books and actually looks at them closely while I read them. She keeps flipping back to the front cover as if she's making a note of the book title so she can find it again later.

Morning glory
Halloween at the bakery...

After I saw Liv petting the mummy I decided we really should have a picture. Too bad I couldn't get video.

Me, Liv and the mummy

Lovely girl