Monday, June 30, 2014

Weekly activities June 23-27

Make it Monday
Keeping with our letter of the week theme(A), I cut an apple in half and let it dry all day. Then she stamped with green paint.
Take a trip Tuesday
We went to Barnes and Noble for story time. She then played with the train table set up there. We then went to 3 different stores looking for beach items.

Wet and Wild Wednesday
SHe went to Nimmie's today and they got in the pool there.
Thinking Thursday
Library story time day. It was a black light puppet show!
Madison's shirt and Minnie's eyes and bow was glowing!

Fresh and Fun Friday
 I drew an acorn on paper and we painted some glue on.
Madison then sprinkled some potting soil on the top and bread crumbs on the bottom.


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Zoo trip

We started out playing on the playground..

Riley's first time swinging
She was more interested in chewing her finger than swinging.

It was hot. Thank goodness the playground was shaded!
All playgrounds should be shaded!

Overall, Madison didn't really enjoy the zoo. She wasn't real interested in the animals. Our purpose in going was to see about booking her party there. Glad we went for a test visit first! We took her on her 1st Birthday and she was a bit young to enjoy it. Maybe she will like it better in a couple of years. 
On to Birthday Party Plan B!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Week in photos June 16-20

Letter tracing. She does so good!


Nap time grocery list making.

How cute are these girls? Seriously..

First blackberries of the season!
Madison ate every one of them in one sitting.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Weekly activities- June 16-20

Make it Monday
 We didn't do anything this day. Alan's mom came and watched the girls a while and I ran some errands and did some shopping and then she took Madison to her house until bedtime.

Take a trip Tuesday
 I took them to a nearby playground. It was in the blazing heat at 12:30.
Madison kept saying it was too hot, so we didn't stay long.

Wet and Wild Wednesday
Fail. Didn't do it. 

Thinking Thursday
Library story time day
Almost exact picture from last week. She did play a little after reading.
Riley kept watching her and reaching and smiling.

Fresh and Fun Friday
Part  of our summer daily schedule is incorporating a letter a week into our day.
We started with the letter A late last week(and will roll it over into this week)
We did fingerprint Ants for a craft.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Sunday Social - June 22

Sunday Social 
Linking up with Ashley and Neely for Sunday Social!
1. What's your favorite scary movie?
I don't do scary movies!

2. What is your favorite weird TV show you think no one else watches?
The only shows I watch are Jimmy Fallon, Hell's Kitchen, Pretty Little Liars, How I Met Your Mother, Lost and The Bachelorette. I don't think any of those are weird.

3. What is the song you can sing all the words to without any music?
Oh there's a ton of songs I can do this to!

 4. What is your favorite book to re-read?
I'm not a reader but I loved The Wedding.  

5. The one website you visit more times a day than others?
If my Facebook app counts, that one. 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Five on Friday- June 20

Linking up with these girls for more randomness with 5 on Friday!

Alan finished our front door. We love it!
We left the trim white to tie in with the spindles inside the window that are white.

Which has now led me to want curtains for the side windows(for the inside), another planter for the other side, new lighting, a new rug and a new doorbell(trying to find the right one).. Help me...

Made Weelicious' French toast sticks. Madison approves!

I started the series Pretty Little Liars this week. While I do enjoy it, something about the way they film it gives me a headache. It's like the lighting or quality or something is weird. It's a suspense show about a group of 5 high school girls. It has a lot of twists and turns so far. Anyone else watch it?

Trying to work on a daily schedule for Madison. Started today. Has seemed to help our day already.
Will blog about it later, once I figure out what works for us.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Weekly activities- June 9-13

Make Something Monday- I tried "fluffy stuff"(2 boxes corn starch and 1 bottle shave cream) but she had nothing to do with it. It felt really funny mixing it together and she was done! We added a little starch and a little cream at a time to try to mix better.
 So I took the rest of the shaving cream and food dye and we made bath paints. That, she loves!

Take a trip Tuesday- We met some friends at the local splash pad. Neither of the 2 year olds wanted much to do with it. It was taken over by much older kids that were running and splashing and all but pushing the girls out of the way. That night, Alan took her to our library for story/craft time and she got to play on the playground a few minutes.

Wet and Wild Wednesday-Since we did water on Tuesday, we didn't do it Wednesday. It also rained this day so we stayed inside.

Thinking Thursday- Library day! She wanted to read books instead of play.. I'm okay with that!

Fresh and Fun Friday-I woke up feeling sick again. Argh! We didn't do anything fresh or fun. We stayed home all day. This sinus bug is killing me.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to the best Daddy in the world. Alan goes above and beyond for me and our girls. He comes home tired but helps me so much with playing with them, taking Madison to the park once or twice a week, and lots of other things!  Anyone that knows him knows how hands on and involved he is with them.  He's the perfect Daddy for these girls and we love him so much!

We've had a crazy past few days(and next few days) but were able to squeeze in a quick trip to the mountains this morning. We left around 10, stopped by a Mexican restaurant for lunch and then took Madison to a playground to play. We then went to Mast General Store for a few minutes before heading to QT for a Fathers' Day slushie and coming home. I ran out of the house without my camera and didn't get any with my phone either.. :( We hope he had a good day!

Happy Father's Day to our step-dads, my father in law and all the other dads out there! Love you all!

Sunday Social- June 15

1. 4 favorite phone apps 
Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook and Target's Cartwheel app

2. 4 favorite Summer TV shows
We ditched Satellite and got Roku. We are currently watching old series(Lost and How I Met Your Mother) The only current seasons shows I/we are watching is Hell's Kitchen, Parenthood, Bachelorette and Shark Tank  

3. 4 things you would NEVER do  
Sky dive, eat a rare steak, own a car after having an SUV, repel off anything.
4. 4 items you carry with you no matter what  
My ID and phone are the only things I never leave without.

5. 4 blogs we should follow

 Scary Mommy - I'm always forwarding articles to Alan. I've laughed and cried at most of them.
Loves Bakes Good Cakes - I just found her via a friend and she posts some YUMMY recipes! It's not all sweets either.
Teaching 2 and 3 year olds - A great resource for me for activities for Madison
Southern Savers - coupon matchups and sales

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Week in photos- June 9-13

Floor time with Riley

Alan took Madison to a kid craft event at Home Depot

This girl. ❤️
So peaceful.

Merry go round time..

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Some comparison photos

Madison and Riley at the same age. 

And when they smile, twins!

Riley should not be under average in weight at her next appointment. She's filled out since last month.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Weekly activities - June 2-7

Make it Monday- she painted toilet rolls and I cut them into a fish.

Take a trip Tuesday- we went to a magic show and story time at our library.

Wet and Wild Wednesday- water balloons!

Thinking Thursday- library, play and playground time!

Fresh and Fun Friday- We didn't do anything this day. Riley is going through a growth spurt and she had a bad day this day.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Happy 5 months, Riley!

Her personality has really come through this month. She smiles that huge smile. She laughs a lot. She's so ticklish! She 'talks' a lot! She's so sweet and lets Madison just crawl and love all over her!

Riley has had a time this month between getting her shots that messed her sleeping up for a week or so and then lately, she's hit what I assume is a growth spurt. Shes eating a ton, getting back up every 3 hours at night and is just all around grumpy. I hope she's back to normal soon!

-gave her oatmeal for the first time today. She loved it! We will probably give her 1-2 teaspoons a couple of times a day. 
-between 13-14 lbs
-size 2 diapers
-3-6 months and 6 months clothes

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In her bouncer, smiling