Sunday, March 30, 2014

A Sunday Picnic in the Park

We got a wonderful break from the wintry weather today, so we took full advantage of it after church.  We hit the McDonald's drive-thru and got lunch, then headed to DamSite park to the playground and adjoining pavilion, where we spread out our lunch and enjoyed a "picnic" of sorts.  It was still in the upper 50s/low 60s as we ate, so we wore our coats for awhile.  But by the time we left the park playground, we were down to shirt-sleeves. 

The kids had so much fun sliding, running, swinging, and playing.  Timothy made a pretend "campfire" with sticks and twigs, and we got longer sticks and "roasted marshmallows" (leaves on the end of our sticks).  We made pretend s'mores...and I've promised the kids some real ones very soon.

Zola learned how to get into the swings by herself today - the ones lowest to the ground.  She slides one leg over (with much effort), then straddles the strap before swinging her other leg over, straightens herself in the seat...and Voila!  She is ready to swing!  She also has mastered sliding down backward - and upside down!  She is one tough cookie!!!

Hopefully the kids got enough fresh air and burned off plenty of energy.  This pretty weather won't last, according to the weatherman...so we tried to fill their little "tanks" full today to last them most of the week!





 










 





 
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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Kicking Off Spring Break with a "Two-Sleep" Visit and Some Toy Trains!

I picked up Timothy from school Friday afternoon and brought him to our house for a weekend visit.  He calls it "two sleeps" because he does get to spend two nights.  A long-time friend of Greg's family, Tom Moore, has been telling Greg that he has a big electric train set in his basement, and that Greg should bring Timmy over to see it.  So Saturday morning, Greg arranged a visit, and off "the boys" went!   They also took a side trip to Ace Hardware to look for weed killer, and I think Timmy enjoyed that nearly as much as the trains.  But then, he likes anything he gets to do with his Uncle Greg!

So the trains were a big hit, and Timothy got to wear the "engineer's cap" and even run the controls a bit.  When he returned home, he immediately wanted to take off his clothes and get back into his pajamas for the rest of the day!


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


After dinner, Timmy arranged all of his buckets and containers and created a "drum set".  We even got out his tambourine.  Two plastic spoons were his "drumsticks," and he had great fun performing for me.  The "everyone" he refers to in the first segment are his imaginary friends who are playing with him!
 
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Timmy really needs a hair cut, but we are trying to hold off until a little closer to Easter, because his hair grows so fast.  We washed it Saturday night and dried it and had him looking all nice...and when he awoke Sunday, this was what we had!*lol*  It took some WORK to get it looking good again for church, but he's cute anyway!