Sunday, February 19, 2017

Cracker Barrel Toys?

Last night my parents watched D and S so B and I could go out to dinner.  They took the kids to a local school playground then to Cracker Barrel for dinner.  The kids love Cracker Barrel, especially the grilled cheese and of course the many toys in the shop.  We (as the mean parents) say "no" to the many requests for toys.  But you know what happens we the grandparents take them ... the kids come home with a toy each!  S got a remote control car and D got a stuffed butterfly/fairy doll.

Even though D has strep and doesn't feel the greatest, they took them outside to play.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

5 Years Old!

Where has the time gone?!?!  S turned 5 today!  He is a loving, snuggly, energetic, smart kid who makes us laugh everyday!

Today we laid low since he has (another) sinus infection!

He got a marble run which he loves!!!  He also got some additional pieces to his Sharkboat.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017


D's birthday was Sunday!  I don't know where the past 8 years have gone or how she has become the amazing kid she is.  It's true that time really does fly!

We started the day with some gifts and chocolate chip muffins!

Then D played with her new Spirograph!  We also went to the pool in the afternoon.

Of course no birthday is complete without cupcakes!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Magic Show Morning

D got a magic kit for Christmas.  She had been working on learning some of the tricks but then broke her wrist.  She quickly found out most of the tricks needed 2 working hands/arms to do well.  But she also found out S makes a great assistant for the tricks she can do.  Over the past couple of days they have been perfecting a magic show to share.  This morning they performed for me before school!

The first trick was walking without seeing!

Next they made Turtley appear from the hat.

Then they made Yoda disappear in the magic box.

The grand finale was using their "contraption" (their word) to turn S into a ...

blue car!

They had a great time practicing and performing.  They are already trying to figure out what the newest tricks will be!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Train Fun

When D was younger she got really into the Chuggington train show and toys.  We bought her several of the trains and lots of track.  She would play for hours with the trains.  Then S came along and he LOVES trains!  We added to the Chuggington collection with a few new trains and more track.  He would spend hours playing with them.  Over the past year the trains have taken a back seat to Legos, Avengers, Elves, and dolls.  We picked up the track and put it into boxes.  They were still within reach for the kids to play with but they didn't.  Then on Friday both kids decided to pull the trains back out.  D created an amazing track layout for them to play with.  The two kids have spent countless hours downstairs playing trains together WITHOUT FIGHTING!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

The Cast

D slipped in the mud on Friday and fractured her left wrist.  Today she saw the orthopedic surgeon.  The doctors described the break as "boring!"  Which in this case is a good thing ... nothing but a cast for 3 weeks required!

After being presented with a page full of options for the cast color, she chose a blue paw print!  Then the self-proclaimed "cast fairy" said she could have blue and purple glitter added!