Friday, November 27, 2009

Passing the time







We have been filling our time with the regular activities. Grace goes to preschool, we play in the snow, we play in the house. Blah, blah, blah.

If you've been one of the happy recipients then you know that Grace has become enamored with talking on the phone. She doesn't quite understand leaving a message, but she does try. She even dials the numbers. She is working on her letters, wanting to write more and more words.

We went to a birthday party at Bouncing Bears. The kids love that place. It's a big warehouse type place with those huge blow up bouncy things. It's super clean and they get to run around like crazy people. It's actually a huge workout. Runnng/crawling around after Frankie on those things is great exercise.



I thought this was so cute; they were siting right next to each other. Frankie, being surrounded by kids he didn't know (a lot were from preschool), sat a little closer to Grace than he normally would. Every once and a while they stick together.


Frank teaching Grace how to sight up a shotgun.
This day was inevitable.


As much as Grace loves all things pink and princess-y, Frankie loves trains and trucks. Specfically trucks with trailers. He makes everything tow a trailer. One night I rigged up two of his ride-on cars to "tow" trailers. He had just a great time.


One load was heavier than the other.

Until next time.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Frankie Video


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This video is nothing special but it is classic Frankie. He is very happy playing by himself in his room or in Grace's room. Albeit he makes a HUGE mess of things, he keeps himself thoroughly entertained. Frank just happened to sneak this video. It makes me laugh out loud every time I watch it. Enjoy my little boy.

Snow and Thanksgiving


This is how we started our day; moving snow. We got about eight inches the night before, so after we passed the time waiting for the sun to come up by eating cinnamon rolls, we all went out to work and play.

Frank and I worked via snow blower and shovel and the kids played via whatever they could find.



Grace was thrilled because Ray, our neighbor and snowplower (read: Man Who Makes the Snow Mountain) had just plowed next door before we got out there. She had much to be thankful for today.

Here's a shot of the turkey and my new baster.


I know you want to know more about the baster, so...


First let me say, I love that it stands on the end like this. One less mess on the counter or extra plate to deal with. The bulb is easy to squeeze and I just LOVE the design. I splurged on a new baster this year because I got tired of having to go into the kids' rooms to dig through their toys to find it. For some reason, they both think the turkey baster is the greatest kitchen invention and always manage to pilfer it from my drawer. So, I say, let bygones be bygones and I'll buy another $6 baster. I only wish I would have done it sooner.


The rest of the day was kind of a non event. The kids are both battling the beginnings of a cold. Frankie got sick twice last night and Grace is coughing again. Neither of them are really interested in the dinner part of the day, so we just took it easy. All of us got to fit in a nap, which is always wonderful.

Georgia slept with all of us.


We hope you all had a lovely holiday. Happy Thanksgiving.

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