It's been busy, and also quiet around here.
We've had some cold dreary days so every once in a while I'll pull out a "craft." These were sun-catcher kits.
Look Mom, we're wearing Samantha's hats!
So my box of sewing pins was strangely empty one evening... and of course Emmy couldn't remember what she had done with them. Argh! Since Cadence is mobile and puts everything in her mouth and I have no desire to step on a pin! I found most of them the next day in the bottom of my sewing machine. *sigh* There's a small hole near the needle plate.... busy little bee. I'm just glad they didn't do any damage.
Little squishy can crawl! And loves cords and eating paper. I'm tired.
I want my water taller and bigger!
Playing with watercolors.
She doesn't stay where I set her down anymore.
Last week Bob took the day off and we went on a mini stay-cation. I don't love hotels, hotels with small children are miserable, short trips with small children are hardly worth the stress off packing everything up, and there are lots of things in the area we've never gone to. So we had a really fun day and all got plenty of sleep in our own beds.
Our first stop was the new(ish) children's museum. It was really cool and we kept having to make them move on to the other activities- they would have stayed at the farm all morning.
She was trying to tell me something- or trying to figure out how to get to the second level.
Cadence was really unsure about the sow. Emmy loved milking the cow, until she fell off the stool.
Bob enjoyed the sand... hehe.
The river downstairs... Emmy wanted the frogs to sit on the lily pad.
Cecily wanted all the fish.
They all liked the balls.
And back up to the haymow.
We got McDonald's for lunch and went home in hopes that the youngest two would take naps. Didn't happen, of course. So we spent the late afternoon at Bass Pro checking out the fish and the boats.
Getting in a little target practice.
And eating supper. They could hardly eat they were so busy looking at all the fish on the walls and ceiling.
Then we all went swimming at 5 Points. I forgot to put Cadence's swimsuit in the bag soooo.... she had to go without. She wasn't too sad, in fact she was happier to be at the pool that she's ever been. Squishy.
And then we came home and they were goofing around and broke their piggy bank.
I wasn't looking and Bob slipped her a cupcake. She wasn't sad.
I had a dentist appointment to get my cavities filled. Woot. Cecily is relieved.
She went to her last story hour this week. *Sniff* She's growing up so fast. Haha.
So busy. sigh. And so obsessed with the garbage cans.
Daddy snuck her up to the top bunk... silly girl.
They wanted to play in the sandbox one relatively nice day. Little squishy tried to eat some sand... she was unimpressed and wanted out again. Also, our sand
boxtire is really not big enough for three.
On Saturday Mom and Shelly and I took the girls to Disney on Ice. It was delightful. We made it with five minutes to spare before it started. Ha. Cecily was on the edge of her seat, and Emmy sat there with a rapt look on her face the whole time. My favorite part was the aerial act in Tangled, and of course just watching good ice skating. Shelly bought some outrageously priced cotton candy which came with a crown, so of course Grandma had to get a second bag of cotton candy so we could have two crowns. Haha. They wouldn't put them on for a picture for me.
Cadence had her 9 month checkup today. She's 19 pounds and has another ear infection. Second ear infection for our family- this isn't supposed to happen to breastfed babies! I usually bring things for the older girls to do while we're there (and also threaten them within an inch of their lives lecture them on how they will behave before we get there) so they are pretty good. Today though, Doctor B was complimenting Cecily on how well she was doing her sticker puzzle and how smart she was, "Emmy's not as smart as me." Ayiyiyi.