Sunday, February 24, 2008


The kids have had a busy day today. They had a babysitter this afternoon for a couple of hours while Keith and I went out to lunch together. The babysitter is a smart cookie and she had them up on their feet playing the Wii and playing hide and seek while we were gone. This tuckered Daniel out and he went right down for a nap for her.

Then I took the kids for a walk to the end of the street and back. No matter what the weather looks like, we try to get outside even if it's just for a few minutes. The fresh air does us all good.

We came back inside and played Hi-Ho Cherry-O and a Noah's Ark card game that's similar to Go-Fish, but without the competitive edge. I keep one pair of animals and I pass out the other pair of animals, then we all take turns matching them up - it's a cooperation game that even Daniel can understand.

Then Megan and Joshua played Hullaballoo while I made dinner. Hullaballo is a great game that keeps them moving between these mulicolored different shaped floor pads.
They follow the directions from the guy in a box on the DVD, he tells them to hop on one foot, or crawl to a circle, or tiptoe to an animal that lives on the farm. Here they are doing a funky monkey dance while standing on red cranium pads.
Megan has really gotten into the game. It is really great to watch fine tune her balance and hopping skills.

Daniel was not so interested in playing Hullaballo. He was feeling rather sleepy and wanted to wait patiently at the table for dinner.

After dinner was bathtime. Then we attempted a movie, Mary Poppins, but the meltdowns began over who was sitting beside who, and "someone's blanket is touching mine". So we then opted for a couple of good-night songs and off to bed they went.
It's 9pm and the house is quiet, I'm about to make some rasberry tea and finish off reading a book.


Zach and Beth said...

Whew....I had a LOT of catching up to do! The entire first page was new stuff for me! You have been one busy bunch. Can I just say, your kids are as adorable as can be! If you ever need anything, just call or come over. I'm almost always home.

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The Holloways said...

Your evening sounds dreamy...well, except for the child madness... :) How nice to have some quiet downtime!

Ann said...

That last picture is so cute! I feel exactly like that by the end of the day!

Mrs. Darling said...

Isnt that how it goes so often? You try to make a nice evening and the kids have all their little issues.

Oh well, your raspberry tea and book sound wonderful!