Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
Finally we came up with the idea to have her party the same day as Ian's. It solved our first problem of her being jealous of his party being first. Besides, we already knew that Dan had the day off. Then we started talking about what kind of party to have. We looked through several back issues of Family Fun Magazine and saw one party that had a camping theme. Soon we were talking about what we could do for a camping party. (Yes, I'm surprised too. It wasn't princesses or Barbie or anything that I expected.) Before I knew it, Alison had drawn a picture for her invitations. I wrote up what I thought was a good invitation, but when I read it to her, it wasn't quite what she wanted. So she dictated what her invitation should say and I wrote it down for her. She decided exactly what she wanted for the party favors and even came up with a game on her own (pin the flame on the fire) and an activity that she saw in the magazine. I came up with a couple other activities too. It wouldn't surprise me at all if she was a party planner some day. She's good at it. We still haven't quite decided on what type of cake yet. Although she did draw up a plan the other day. However, it was really too complicated, so we have some revising to do.
Between Wednesday and Thursday we got everything bought for the parties except the food. We need to precut and prepare some of the supplies for the activities to make them easier to do at the party. That part is more fun than work though. I know the next week will fly by, so I'm trying to get everything done now so I won't be stressed out this week.
If I don't add another post this week, I'll definately do one after the party with lots of pictures. For those of you who are coming, we can't wait to see you! For those of you who can't, we miss you and wish you could be here!
Friday, July 20, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
So we are experimenting with growing cucumbers in a tomato cage in a pot. We may need to add a 2nd tomato cage soon. It's hard to believe that these little plants barely touched the bottom rung of the cage just a few weeks ago. (Sorry the picture is sideways, I can't figure out how to turn it.)
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Friday, July 6, 2007
The first thing we saw was a motorcycle stunt show. Unfortunately I didn't get any pictures, but here is a video they posted on YouTube. The guys are amazing, jumping off-road bikes, full size and mini-bikes. The street bikers were doing wheelies, burnouts, riding sitting backwards on their gas tanks, cool stuff. Ian was a little scared of the noise. He didn't cry, but he had a grip on my shirt and kept hiding his face in my chest. I was proud of Alison. She doesn't normally like loud noises, but she didn't cover her ears or anything. She cheered everytime they did a trick.
The next show we saw was a Native American family who demonstrated some dances and showed some of their drums and shakers. During this part they asked for volunteers. Out of the 7 kids with us, none were brave enough to volunteer.
After that Alison spotted the carousel and wanted a ride. I was worried about how much it might cost, but lucky us it was $1 ride day! So she got to ride.
We had lots of fun and it only costs us $1. Plus we got to get reaquainted with old friends. It was a fun afternoon!
Thursday, July 5, 2007
The kids have a new game. It can be played with any object really and it's totally a game that every baby loves, but not every baby has somebody who will play it over and over and over. It's the drop the object game. But in this creative twist, Ian made it into the"How fast can I throw Daddy's water bottle after Alison sets in up for me" (Click the link for the video!) They had great fun (as you can tell)! A couple times Alison has made exasperated comments like "Ian, why do you make my life so difficult?" But she still keeps playing along. She's such a trooper.