I heard some labored little tunes being plunked out on the piano and went in to find this!
No wonder it seemed familiar, but different!
The newest messy, outdoor toy-a bubble whistle. You fill the little spot with bubble liquid, slide the door shut, and blow. (Courtesy of an Auntie who couldn’t bring it in her bag on the plane. I wonder why?)
Time for Twister!
The kids have been playing hide & seek in the house a lot lately. Aiden always calls out and is easily found, or he picks the same spot over & over, or this! Now where could they be?
Morning of Exercise. The kids got on what they decided were exercise clothes and sweatbands (headbands). They did push ups, sit ups, and made a running path around the yard, up the steps, down the slide, over the see-saw, around the trampoline, and around trees. Their ideas are original and I love how they all get into it and play together so nicely when there is a “mission”.
My kids are self-sufficient. I’ve been staying up too late with Chris away. The kids usually get up, get ready, and start playing hide & seek or setting the table for breakfast. They love to please me, and I love not saying, “put out the cups, plates, bowls….” Well one recent morning I heard some discussion and came to investigate. As it turns out, Adeline turned on the computer, plugged in the modem, opened the internet, and did a google search for “pancake recipes!” She didn’t find just any pancake recipe. No, this girl found the one I use! This is good & bad at the same time. Good because she is resourceful and can do many things I didn’t realize (or teach) and bad because the internet isn’t always safe. We talked about not looking stuff without permission, but in this case I knew they were just trying to surprise me. Normally, I set it to the allowed site (book quizzes or learning to read) and am right there.
Notice: they are all dressed, Adeline’s hair is pulled into a ponytail (something she does for herself), and they are measuring ingredients right around the mess on the counter. They were Oh-so-proud of themselves and the pancakes were great! (I did the stove top stuff)