Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Messer!

The Train is at a very cute stage of life. He's exploring and toddling around everywhere. He's talking more and more everyday, although we can't really understand a word that he's saying. We love to watch how much fun he has following his big brother and big sister and trying to keep up!
However, as adorable as this stage is--it is also one of the messiest stages so far. We have to keep all doors, cabinets, and toilet seats closed at all times. One morning in the hustle and bustle of getting ready for school, work, etc., I came across his blankie in the toilet--which big sis had forgotten to flush--yuck!
I've come to understand that when all is quiet--when I can't hear his little baby noises, cries, or laughter--better watch out--he's gotten into something. Today's mess was small on a scale of his messes, but it was cute. Apparently, the pantry door was not shut, so he got a box of black trash bags, found a spot at the back of the house, and enjoyed pulling each bag out one by one!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Zoo fun

Yesterday the kids and I enjoyed a day at the zoo. The weather was beautiful! I just loved watching how much my kids enjoyed all the animals.

I was a little scared to take all 3 kids by myself, especially during spring break. We left the house pretty early--thanks to the early risers in my house, and we enjoyed the morning. It started to get a little busy after lunch, so we decided that we would pack up and call it a day! The Train really enjoyed seeing all the animals--it was his first zoo experience--he called all the animals "doggies"

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Spring break, what's a kid to do!

It's funny, it seems like today life keeps us so busy that a few unplanned days seem a bit scary. At least they do to me. When the words "Spring Break" were uttered, I found myself trying to plan every minute of our week, especially since hubby was to be gone on a short term mission trip. The weekend kept us pretty busy with church activities, and when Monday rolled around, I found myself scheduling out the entire day. I was sure that in order to keep sanity, we needed lots and lots of things to do, places to go, and people to see. I had the list made, the time schedule charted, and I was ready to get the day rolling!!

A funny thing happened, though-- the kids saw the bright sun shining outside, and they decided to make their own day of fun. They played outside in our backyard--which is not quite spectacular, and they had so much fun making up games and just getting dirty! Apparently, I forgot how much fun good old fashioned dirt could be!
I had fun watching them and listening to them. They taught me a very valuable lesson--I threw the schedule in the trash and enjoyed the outdoors with them!