Monday, January 30, 2012
Grandma, the girls, and I went to the Wonder Lab in Bloomington on Thursday. This was the first time for Anna and I and Grace had only been once before so we were all excited! The pictures pretty much sum up all that the Wonder Lab has to offer. There is activity after activity for little ones to explore! Anna's favorite activity was the "water discovery" area (I'm calling it) and she went back time and time again. Grace bounced from station to station and loved climbing up the grape vine (where were the samples, Oliver Winery??), throwing balls into the water tornado (for lack of a better term), and the parachute area. I'm glad we took a few hours out of the morning to take the girls because they loved it! Thank you, Grandma!!!
We had to drag Grace out but a promise of "Old McDonald's" eased her pain a bit. :) Now on to planning a birthday party!!
Saturday, January 28, 2012
|Finally getting to ride the train!|
|Pretty excited about her new toothbrush!|
Grace insisted that I go first and she, of course, got to see all the brushing, poking, scraping, etc. that goes along with a teeth cleaning. When it was her turn, you can only guess what happened. There was not a chance we were talking her into getting in that chair. We (me and the dental hygienist) tried every possible approach (even down to her simply opening her mouth so she could just count her teeth) and she wouldn't budge. UGH! I had to reschedule her appointment and, as luck would have it, Matt would be off work and could take her. SWEET!
While they were out and about, I took Anna to Gym Bugs and let her run wild! We also had a fun morning jumping on trampolines, crawling through caterpillars, and running, running and running!!
It's so nice to be able to spend one-on-one time with the girls and I'd say that day was a big success!!
Friday, January 27, 2012
The girls are loving it too!! There are an unlimited amount of activities for kids on that website and this particular day, we decided to make volcanos! The blog I got the idea from had 3 different ways to make them. I opted for this particular method since I knew Grace would want to do it again and again. All you need is baking soda, vinegar, and food coloring......dun dun dun! Call me crazy but just looking at the food coloring box makes my heart start beating in overtime given our little incident we had with Anna!!
Sprinkle the baking soda on whatever you want. Mix food coloring with a cup of vinegar and turn 'em loose! Grace loved it and, thankfully, I went with this method versus the one-time explosion since she did this for a solid 30 minutes!
Anna was teething and cranky that day (she's popped 6, yes 6 teeth in since Christmas!) and got a kick out of the first couple or so. But after that, she just marched around with her box of Nilla Wafers and a big scowl on her face! WAHAHA!!
Fun times for all when Pinterest is involved!!
|I'm teething! Leave me alone, woman!|
|First up was blue.|
|Let's try a little red.|
|Am I NOT supposed to be up here??|
We were SO excited when we woke up to it SNOWING outside the next morning!!! YAY!!!! Nana helped the kids make snow ice cream and then we got in a little outside playing time in the afternoon! The snow drought that we're having this winter has us a bit frazzled and we were well overdue for a good one! The snow didn't last long BUT we did get to play in it, make a snowman and snow angels, and have a snowball fight!
We were spoiled rotten and our car was already packed full BEFORE we even made it to Grandma's house!!
Next up was Grandma's for a couple days where the kids were, once again, bombarded with toys, toys, and MORE toys!! The girls got their first IU cheerleading outfits and they are hysterical!! Check out the two pictures of the kids in their IU outfits. You may notice that Anna is only in one of them. This might be because the girl doesn't stop moving for a second, and in all the other pictures we took, she was either absent or blurry because she moves at the speed of lightning!!
The next day we got to see the Townsend's new house (in one word......GORGEOUS!) where I'm quite sure the girls ran 27 miles in the few hours we were there!! It warmed up and we even got in some playing time outside before the girls started to blow away.
We had a great time with family during those four days!! The drive to and from Knoxville seems to get longer and LONGER, but getting to see all our family and spend time together makes it so worth it!!!
|My new coffee cup was a BIG hit w/ AK!|
|The baby toys are always a hit!|
|LOVE her look here!|
|Reading the book Great Nana wrote!|
|Making snow ice cream!|
|Don't forget about me!!|
|Making snow angels|
|And a snow man.|
|Take that, Papa!|
|AK waiting it out inside with Daddy.|
|Linus with her "me."|
|Opening stockings at Grandma's!|
|AK's favorite thing to do at Grandma's.|
|And one for AK too!|
|Playing in Jack's new IU room!|