Sunday, February 27, 2011

Where Magic Lives

So on Fridays this month the Magic House was free. I happened to have a baby shower I was going to this last Friday and I thought it would be a great opportunity for a Daddy Daughter date. So while Charles and I went to the shower (which was great fun!) Daniel and Lizzy went to play. They had a lot of fun too and here they are showing off their crazy hat.

The Magic House was celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday. A few weeks ago LINK had a field trip to the Magic House. I invited Margaux and her son to come with us. We had lots of fun, I especially liked the new water works valve contraption on the wall. I felt quite powerful as I directed the flow of colored water. Buhahhahaha!!! Cough, cough. Ahem... Any way... It was a fun trip. We ended with a story about the Chinese New Year and then games on that theme. Lizzy got to try all different kinds of chopsticks to put things into a box. 

Working out

Here are some pictures of Charles doing his tummy time. I think he is doing great. Keep that head up!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Roll over, roll over...

On the 10th of February Charles rolled over. Fearing this was a fluke, but hoping it was not, I have been keeping the camera at bay. Then on the 21st he did it again! This time, just as I left the room. So I grab the camera and try to get him to roll again. Finally he tires of being filmed and gives up for the day. Fine, I understand. Then yesterday when I put him down, camera at the ready, he rolls almost immediately. Yes sir we have a winner!  Click on the picture to view:

From 2011-02-22 roll over!

Going to the zoo, zoo, zoo

 As we had finally had the mercury rise to a balmy 65 degrees last week I decided to tempt fate and go to the zoo on Saturday. I really enjoy the St. Louis Zoo and if you get there by 9 am the children's zoo is free. So filled with enthusiasm I awoke to a not so balmy, cloudy, 40 degree day. Alas, no paltry cloud cover will deter my determination! And with that away we went. We found a superb parking spot and exited the vehicle. No more then 4 steps later Lizzy's nose is bright red and I comment on how cold it is. We stop and deliberate, continue on our quest for animal visitation or abscond to the enclosed, and therefore warmer, science center. After a few moments we ask Lizzy which she would rather and not surprisingly the zoo won out. Away we go again. As we got down into the children's zoo a light sprinkling of rain begins to fall and I fear our trip may be cut short. But just then I witness two Cardinals fly by and as I marvel at their beauty, so alien to my world, I resolve to continue. As if in concert to my decision, the rain lets up and the sun shines down on our little party. We continue on as the day brightens. When at last we tired sufficiently to return home I am content.   Thank heaven for tender mercies. Below is a clip of Daniel talking to a chicken:

From 2011-02-19 zoo

Posting 101

  So some time ago I realized that I had reached my 100th post. How crazy is that? When I started this blog a little over 2 years ago I had no idea how much I would enjoy writing it or how therapeutic sharing can be (even if no one else reads it). I can say that having this place as an outlet has been a wonderful thing and I am glad that I kept up with it. So here's to another 100 posts!

Now What?

School is over! Yay, we even had some sunshine so I put the sprinkler on and let the kids play. Little did I know how disastrous this would ...