Foster Laughing at Daddy Laughing

There is nothing I love more than hearing my kids belly laugh.  Tonight at dinner Foster was laughing at Daddy who was laughing to make Foster laugh. :)

Towards the end of the video I can tell Foster is kind of thinking, “My dad is kind of crazy.”  Silly daddy.

Sick All Week

We’ve had a strange week around our house.  Mommy has gotten to play nurse to my own kids all week!

I should have known that Emma was getting sick when she took a nap out of the blue last Sunday afternoon and was snoring!  (She doesn’t nap anymore!)  Monday she started running a high fever.  I took her to the Dr. on Monday and he tested her for the FLU!  There have already been several cases in our area.  Yuck.  Luckily, it was not the flu but he suspects that it was Parainfluenza, similar to the flu.  Emma was sick pretty much all week.  She did a lot of sleeping and lounging.  She missed ballet, choir, and two days of school.  I knew she was sick because she didn’t even seem to mind missing these activities.  She was very clingy all week.  The Dr. said Foster would probably get sick too.  Guess what? He was right! 

I think we are finally on the tail end of things.  While I would never wish for my kids to get sick, I have to admit that this week has been somewhat “nice.”  We spent lots of quality time together- lots of reading books, playing “I spy,” playing pretend, etc.  Sometimes it’s nice to not be rushing around.  Being forced to stay home can be a blessing in disguise.

On Tuesday afternoon I decided we needed to go in the backyard for 5 minutes of fresh air!  Here are my two sick kiddos. 

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Self Portrait Homework

Emma is such a funny girl.  One day I picked Emma up from school and when her teacher was putting her in my car she said, “We’re going to send a little bit of homework home with Emma.  We’ve been working on self-portraits for a couple of weeks where we have the kids’ lie on the ground.  We trace around them and then let them color themselves.  We ask Emma everyday if she’s ready for us to trace her and she is insistent that she does not want to do this.”  The teacher was very sweet- she just said that didn’t want to push Emma to do something she didn’t want to do.  On the way home I asked Emma why she didn’t want to let her teacher trace her.  She said, “Mommy, they tell all of the kids not to move a muscle when they are laying on the paper and I don’t think I can be still.”  She cracks me up.  She takes things so literally AND she’s right, she can’t be still for very long!

SO, the butcher paper came home with us and she said she wanted Daddy to help her with her homework.  I traced around her and then daddy helped her color herself in.  She had definite ideas about how she wanted to do things.  For instance: blue hands.  She likes to color in one small area over and over again.  She’s not big on coloring a large area with big scribbles like a lot of kids. 

Here are a few pictures of her very first homework assignment.  I’m sure there will be many more homework assignments to come. :)

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Church Car Show

Every year our church hosts an awesome car show.  There are hundreds of amazing cars from antique collector cars to new age Ferarri’s.  The funny thing about the car show is that we rarely have time to look atbthe cars- there are so many other fun things to do!  There is a great kids’ area where Emma had a great time jumping in the bounce houses.  For some reason I only snapped a couple of pictures that night…

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Playtime in Emma’s room…

Sunday afternoon after church Foster and Emma spent a few minutes hangin’ out in Emma’s room.  There is nothing I love more than watching my two kids entertain themselves!  They interact so well together.  I love their sibling love. 

Something tells me that Foster won’t always love playing in Emma’s girly room where everything is PINK!

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I don’t always let Emma jump on her bed… just sometimes. :)IMG_2035

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Ready for Bed…

This weekend I snapped a few pictures of Foster all ready for bed in his P.J’.s after a bath.  I just love it when my kids are freshly clean in their P.J’s! 

This first picture below is proof that Foster’s hair is GROWING!!!!IMG_1951

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Foster loves to chew on foam alphabet letters- I think they feel good on his gums!IMG_1989

Most of the time… Emma is so endearing to Foster:IMG_2008