Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Rainy Days

Lately, Charlie spends the majority of the day standing at the door pointing to go outside until we go outside. Annette has always liked being outside, but Charlie is something else. He is so very persistent about going outdoors, and with all this rain, we have had to get creative with our indoor play ideas.

This weekend we went bowling with "AA" (Aunt Amber) and Cruz.  Very fun. Charlie liked pushing the ball, but would rather have walked down the alley and pushed the pins over himself. We had to constantly keep him off the lanes. Annette really, really liked it. She could pick up and carry her 7lb ball to the stand  by herself. Scary, but impressive.

If You Give a Pig a Pancake

On Saturday, I took Annette to the Children's Theater for the play If You Give a Pig a Pancake. When I bought the tickets, I was worried that she wouldn't want to sit still in the same seat for an hour. Or that she would be scared of the larger-than-life characters. Or that she would be bored. But I was really hoping it would  be a fun mother-daughter date that we could talk about and remember for weeks, if not longer...

So we get there. She loved buying the popcorn and skittles at the mini concession stand. She loved sitting in her own big chair, even though she wasn't heavy enough to keep the seat from springing back up:) Then the lights dimmed. I looked over at her and she had actually used her hand to cover her little eyes. She said she was 'skeered' and I was afraid we were in for a LONG hour. But once the Pig came on stage and started falling all over the place, and when the other kids started laughing, she perked up and started enjoying herself. It ended up being a super great date. The play was just perfect for little kids and I'm So glad we went.

Hungry Hungry Puppies..... A twist on the old classic hippo game my sisters and I loved growin up

My sister, Lauren, had a total hip replacement on Monday. So on the Sunday night before, we had Lauren's big 'Last Supper Before a New Hip' party at my mom's house. Isaac cooked burgers and asparagus and squash, and we had chips and dip. Good last meal:)

Indoor Pool Time!!!

We started swimming lessons with some friends at the Racquet Club today. She was a bit nervous at first, but she kept saying 'my turn, my turn' by the end:)
When we got in the car she said, "It's OVER???" I guess 30 minutes in the pool wasn't long enough.
Excited about our next lesson on Thursday.


The Swap Shoppe said...

I love, love, loved it. Your posts are so fun to read! You're a great momma, Morgan!

the osbornes said...

you're such a fun mom! I'm sitting here wondering what you're doing on this rainy day? too many movies at our house--but we did do a "project"! ;)