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Friday, August 30, 2013

Ava's preschool tidbits

On the way home from preschool today Ava had 2 important tidbits for me. 
1. Mammals don't lay eggs, that's how you know the difference.
2. Bathrooms are for going potty and washing hands, not to stand around and wait for people to talk to.

Happy for a wealth of knowledge for Ava Bean today!:)

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Sisterly Love!

Each month Julia has a reading folder that she logs what she reads for that month.  We encourage her to do a lot of chapter books and things that are appropriately challenging for her but I never argue with the desire to reread the old favorites, especially when she reads aloud to her sister.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Happy Birthday Farmer Fuzz

Matthias has been very into tractors lately so we did a farmer party for his 2nd Birthday.  
Such a yummy cake, he was so excited to see the red "Tractor Mac" on the top
Excited birthday boy!!
So thoughtful to share....
Happy Birthday Farmer Fuzz!
Its hard to believe this little boy not too long ago was this sweet baby!!
A Red Tractor fan through and through!!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Ava's injury

Just before Matthias' birthday, Ava had a terrible fall on the sidewalk leading to our apartment. She smacked her head on the sidewalk and immediately a HUGE goose egg popped out. Now we know that everyone says it is a good sign that it popped out but just to be sure ( and because it scared the living daylights out of us!) we took her to urgent care.

This is a profile shot of the the bruise.
And another ...
Brave little miss...
She was such a good girl at the doctor, and we were so blessed that she didn't need any further testing or anything. They assessed that she probably had a mild concussion but did not need to do anything more with her unless she had any changes in behavior.

We sent out texts for prayer request on our way to urgent care and we definitely felt those prayers surrounding us. We are so thankful that it wasn't any worse, just very scary!!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Oh the blackmail...

Some day this picture will be very valuable to us as his parents...
yes that is my son, wearing a tutu and playing with Strawberry Shortcake.

Homemade Applesauce

We made homemade applesauce with our friends!

Ava loves it!
Matthias loves it!
Almost everyone loves it!!

Everyone had a great time making it and eating the peels when we used the pampered chef apple corer, peeler, slicer.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Homemade Slip and Slide...in the rain!!

We have a terribly hot and dry summer in St. Louis, there was a severe drought for the majority of the summer. But Labor Day weekend we saw something we hadn't seen in months... RAIN! We were on the tail end of the effects of Hurricane Isaac. Which meant, a lot of rain, but also very warm temperatures.  One of our neighbors had the great idea of making a homemade slip and slide and bubble pool in the pouring rain! 
It was a slippery, soapy fun afternoon!

Matthias insisted that he needed his one arm floatie!
Pushing the big trucks through the mud.
Julia was brave enough to try the big slip and slide!
Matthias tried his hand and making big bubbles
Julia and her friend Karis hosing off all the soapy bubbles from the slip and slide
Ava making big bubbles...


Not quite the big bubble she was hoping for!!
I can't tell if Julia is helping Daddy hose off all the bubbles or just spraying him down!
Adding a little more bubble mixture to the slip and slide.

We had such a fun afternoon in the rain. What a great idea!
Thanks neighbors!!