Friday, September 28, 2012

Happenings and Amusing Moments

On this lovely Friday morning we're enjoying the great outdoors. The twins are swinging and I am just far enough from them that they're not worried I'll hear secret plans.

Earlier Isaac ran into the house like a wild man and I discovered him digging through Savannah's closet, pulling out shoes. He looked up and exclaimed, "Mama, I can't find Savannah's flip flops!!!" Me: "They're behind the door in the kitchen." Isaac: "Okay!" He then grabbed an armful of shoes and ran back outside, where I could hear Savannah telling him those weren't the right ones. As I walked up to the swing set, Savannah said, "Mama, Isaac is being mean! He will not get me the right shoes. I told him to get me the shoes shaped like a  A . He got me some high-healed shoes instead. *(dress up shoes)  I said the ones shaped like a A!"
Me: "Savannah, Isaac is being really sweet to you. He didn't have to get you any shoes at all. He's been inside looking for your shoes and now you're being very rude to him. You need to tell him "thank you". You can't expect a boy to know which shoes are the ones shaped like an "A". And if you meant your flip-flops, he got those too. He dropped them on the patio."
Savannah seemed to feel bad and told Isaac "thank you". 

Isaac, who had been quietly swinging through our conversation, looked up at me and said, "Mama, can you get my shoes for me? They're the ones shaped like a "B".


iPhone pictures from this week:
 We got a dog! Or, actually, were given a dog. A handsome yellow lab that is so sweet. The twins love him and named him "Sam". He looks like he's smiling for the picture.  :)
Savannah finally got to hold her cousin Avery. She was so good with her! I hope to get good pictures of this precious baby when I get my camera working again.
Isaac and Lizzie were running around like hooligans when this picture was taken.
We went to Country Pumpkins! Our first visit this season.

Happy Fall! :-)

Friday, September 21, 2012

An Update

I'm alive! We've been working on the new house and the twins have officially started kindergarten (home-school), so we're busy around here lately.

I love this cool fall weather. It seems crazy that tomorrow is the first day of autumn, but I am so ready. I wish our house was more "ready", but it's getting there.

Isaac and Savannah have a new fascination with "The Chronicles of Narnia."  I read some of "The Magicians Nephew" to them, and they liked it, but I had to skip many parts that were too scary for five year olds. Eventually I just said "and they all lived happily ever after, the end." I hadn't remembered so many "scary" parts. They will have to wait a couple of years for the full story. However, we did watch "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe" (I skipped some parts of it too), and yes, they loved it!

Yesterday I took them to an antique shop. The first thing Isaac noticed was a wardrobe. I was surprised he recognized  it since it didn't look like the one in the movie. He ran up to it and asked if it was a wardrobe and then opened one of the doors to get a look at the back of it, saying emphatically "I really need a wardrobe for my new room!"

The other day Savannah asked me "are there really mermaids?" I didn't want to disillusion the beautiful world of a five year old (a much bigger world than adults live in), so I just said that I hadn't seen any. Savannah replied that maybe mermaids didn't like to be seen.

Right now we're outside enjoying the weather and Isaac is slashing a sword and pretending to be "King Peter."  Savannah is showing me her pet worm, which sadly looks a little (or a lot) stiff. I told her it didn't look like it was alive and she frowned and said "I know, it's a little bit crispy. It was so cute this morning." Sigh. It is hard to keep a straight face sometimes, but I must.

I will leave you with some iphone pictures:
 Playing on the stairs at the "new" house.
 Putting down wood floors. Not me. I'm not that skilled.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Princess Spot

I haven't posted in awhile, we've been so busy! So I thought I would post a few cute pictures from this morning:
 I love Savannah's hair, flowing in the wind! It was a little too breezy though (felt great!), so I put her flowing locks back in a pony-tail. ;)
 Isaac Isaac Isaac... Does this face remind y'all of Dennis the Menace?
 A sweet neighbor dog came over for a visit. Savannah named her "Princess Spot", because she's a girl dog, and she has a black spot on her back. Do I have a girly girl or what?
The twins are so excited about getting a dog when we move! We were always afraid of having a dog in this house because we live close to a highway. We definitely won't have to worry about that in the new house.

I hope everyone is having a great week!

Side-note: I noticed Ariel is lounging topless on the swing. I apologize for her indecent behavior.