Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Let Down Your Hair

Uncle M got us some free tickets to go see a Rapunzel play.  It was M's first live performance and she had such a good time.  After the show, all of the actresses lined the hall and you could go down the line and get your program autographed and pictures taken with the actresses.  M was so thrilled to get to meet Rapunzel in the flesh!  Especially since one of her favorite movies right now is the Disney version - Tangled.


Balloons and Dafodils


Pick, pick, pick.  Don't pick 'em all, please!  The sun's in our eyes!  Just smile for a second!  I don't want to smile.  Show me your flowers!


A Picture Really Is Worth 1000 Words

There really is a story behind these two pictures!

I took the kids to see Despicable Me at the theater a little ways back.  They've seen the movie before, so I was excited that they would want to see it on the big screen.  They sat through the whole thing, minus M's 5 trips to the bathroom!  We all had Sprite and popcorn while we watch an awesome movie!  On the drive from the theater to visit Uncle M, however, C started throwing the biggest fit - he just wouldn't stop screaming.  Until finally, relief came when he spewed up everything he had eaten at the theater. After he has purged all his stomach contents, he was very content and sat quietly in his seat while all chaos broke loose. The stench was unbearable - M started crying.  Luckily we were only a block away from Uncle M's.  Realized when we arrived that I had only one change of clothes for him - M's change of clothes... So, here he is pictured, in M's pink shirt and size 4T pants.  He put Uncle M's giant-sized tennis shoes on for good measure.  M complained of the smell in the car for over two weeks, even thought I had immediately scrubbed it clean with upholstery cleaner.  And to top it all of - its been a month since the vomiting episode and M still will not sit in "the barf seat" in the car.

M saved her allowance for several months.  This is mostly because we have to designate an actual shopping trip as an allowance-spending trip, and it hasn't occurred to me to do this for several months.  So, we headed to the store to pick out a new toy.  M immediately gravitated to the set of four princess shoes for a whopping $20.  I wasn't sure she had that kind of cash, so we counted out all of her $1's - exactly $20, with just enough change to cover tax.  When we got the shoes home, she has been so thrilled to have them and has been dressing up and wearing them around constantly.  C, whose beloved sister he enjoys modeling, decided he likes the shoes too!  So, he's been wearing them around now and again.  Here he is enjoying a snack on the couch with M's new princess shoes on.  Not quite sure why he is only wearing a diaper - just one of those days, I suppose.  This is totally one of those blackmail-you-when-you're-a-teenager type pictures...


I don't even know what to say about this. But it was too funny not to post. 

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C is for Cookie

Aunt D as well as Aunt S got M the neatest children's baking set for Christmas.  M loves it because its not just a pretend baking set - it is for actually baking in the big kitchen with Mama.

I try to remember to take pictures of the kids using their awesome presents!

We used the set to make cookies for a animal adoption recognition event at the Nature Center in February, with the theme "all you need is love."

The kit came with all of the utensils needed to make cupcakes too, which we did for Marti Gras in February:

Aunt D also gave M the children's pizza kit, which is totally awesome and we use all of the time! And M makes the best cheese and ham pizza!  It's the favorite in the house.  As seen here:

We've got a blossoming chef on our hands!


Bestie Beasties

Roscoe has a special friend!  We've been fostering a friend's dog for a month or so and CaseyDog has been the best playmate for RoscoeDog!  They've just loved eachother's company more than I could have imagined.  Plus, they've both lost weight (in a good way!) from all of the romping and playing they do together.

Curled up after a long day of playtime!  They spoon in the dog bed every night.  Sooooo cute! ♥


Did you say you had treats?  Nom nom nom.

Supervising the kids playing outside.

Coming in for some chin scratches and petting.

Worn out!


Here's my cuddle bug.  Too busy snuggling to wake up.  He really didn't to rouse on the morning this picture was taken!  I'm also happy to say that since this picture was taken, C no longer sucks on his bottle for comfort at night!  Even though he's really growing up - he's still my little cuddly guy.