Sometimes the little moments, the things that comprise our everyday lives, seem to go unnoticed. Our weeks include preschool co-op's, gymnastics, library story time, ward playgroup at the park, afternoon naps, and lots of cleaning and food preparation. Here's some photos to remind me of this fun stage of life when my girls and I get to play everyday.
One of Hailey's favorite activities is building. She used to build with Duplos, but during a visit with Grandma Waite she used Legos. Now she loves to build with Legos. She even made me a Lego plane as a present for my birthday! Here's a lego creation she made.
Sometimes we go to library story time. Hailey and McKayla enjoy listening to the stories, but Emily's still learning to sit still. After story time the library has "Preschool Explorers," science and sensory play.
Another favorite activity is playing in the fort in the backyard. A friend moved out of the ward and offered her playset to anyone willing to disassemble it. With several cold days of work, I was able to disassemble it and reassemble it at our house. I did transport the roof without disassembling, so it looked like I was caring a small house on the roof of my van... because I was. :)
Perhaps the girls most favorite activity: swimming. We swim at our outdoor, neghborhood pool all summer, but once school starts they shut it down and we're forced inside.
Each night, we read a story from the illustrated scripture story book. Bruce often reads and the girls crowd around to see the pictures.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Shopping & Creating
|Hailey the witch.|
|McKayla as Spider girl.|
|McKayla, or Thomas the Train|
|McKayla, Hailey, and Emily as trains.|
|Hailey and Mackenzie, Emily and McKayla in the fish tunnel at the zoo.|
|Hailey and McKayla|
|Mackenzie and Hailey watching the monkeys.|
|Hailey with a prize from Zoo Boo. So tired....|
|The girls in the zoo hut.|
|Hailey petting a goat.|
|All the earnings...|
|Grandma reading with Hailey & McKayla|
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Before Halloween we went to Boo Zoo with our Brittany Foster's family. The girls loved dressing up as a witch (Hailey), Spider girl (McKayla), and Mrs. Clause (Emily), seeing the animals and trick-or-treating at the zoo. They were a little tentative about petting the animals at the petting zoo, but enjoyed brushing them. Everyone went home tired!
We continued our Haloween festivites with Halloween themed co-opt preschool and a ward Halloween party. I was baby sitting and also made balloon animals for one of the carnival booths, so I diedn't see much, but the girls seemed to really enjoy it. We all went Trunk-or-Treating as a family and by the end of the night, Emily had almost figured out what to do.
Grandma Lisa was visiting during Halloween, so we all got together on Halloween night to go Trick-or-Treating in Michelle and Ben's neighborhood. McKayla was Thomas the Train and Emily was a caboose. Hailey has a Percy the train costume that she played with her sisters at home, but was a "Spooky witch" for trick-or-treating.It was a great night with too much candy!