Thursday, July 1, 2010
After painting our nails Teresa put cat-faces on all of the kids (Porter has a Tiger face). I am reading a story to my neice and Elsie while she finishes up.Here is adorable Addie (my brother's daughter) with her cat-face and purple eye. She was hit in the corner of her eye by the swing Grandpa put up the day before. She hardly even cried, I couldn't belive it. It's hard to tell she was even hit because of the great cat-face.
The girls got up waaayyy too early this morning. I helped them paint their nails on the kitchen floor in an effort to cheer everyone up. It worked, thank goodness. This is around 6:30 a.m. Here are the little cuties showing off their new toes and stickers.
As we were sitting around watching Elsie toddle around the yard my sister & I commented on how much we miss the swingset that used to be in my parents yard. My Mom said that since my dad ran into it with the tractor a few years ago they just haven't been able to find a good place to put it. Pine trees are now nestling where it once stood. After careful review, Teresa & I found the perfect spot. Grandpa got out the tractor & the fun begins (not even 9:30 a.m. yet)! Here come all the kids to see what is going on in the back with the Moms, Grandpa and tractor.
It's not even 9:00 in the morning and your daughter is already covered in dirt... ...she grabs the nearest mug and starts chugging.
We weaned Elsie (and us) off of her binkies. It was quite dramatic for the whole family. In this picture she is chewing on the stub of her binky. We cut off the ends of all of her binkies when we started the process. She wouldn't settle down, even though she was so exhausted. Finally I got her out of her crib and within 5 minutes she was OUT. 3 days of no naps for Mommy or Elsie and we are free of the binkies - yeah! Now we are back on schedule and napping like champs.