We've had a couple SUPER busy weeks for some reason. Perhaps this is just our season for busy-ness (not talking about holidays but about life with kids, callings and friends). Here's the camera's proof that we had time to breathe:
David and Catherine came over to play while their mom went to get some dental work done. Michael and David are 5.5 weeks apart (if you ask Naomi she typically says 6, if you ask me I typically say 5......thats because we're both right depending on which way your round. ha ha ha.). David is older. They are both big fella's at this point and had a lot of fun sharing a piece of play corn.
I love this shot of penny's ragamuffin hair. It is such a pretty picture to me. She as watching Wonderpets.
Sometimes she watches TV upside down. Seriously. I died laughing when I turned the corner.
This is probably the most detailed painting that she's ever done. She told me what each thing was as she painted it. The only thing I didn't label was the "red thing." I painted that.
Dominic said, "Thats a really nice mushroom mom. You did a good job painting it."
To which I replied, "thanks Dominic, thats really sweet of you. However, it was an umbrella."
Dominic.... "Oh, it doesn't look like an umbrella."
So much for those two semesters of art in college (I can paint people really well).
This picture has double duty. WE FINALLY TIE-DYED SHIRTS! Didn't Dominic's turn out great? I've been super intimidated to do this, but it was so easy. I purchased the kit at Michael's (coupon makes them fairly inexpensive, around $5) and it came with 3 colors and all the supplies needed. We were able to dye 4 shirts and next time, I think we could even do 6 or 7 now that I know what I'm doing.
So, I saved a flier from last year about a rock and gem show. The date finally came and I'm so glad I took Dominic (and a friend of his). They had so.much.fun. There were tons of activities for them to do and we came home with quite a few cool rocks. Dominic is still in love with rocks, who knows....maybe he's my budding geologist. Best of all, most of the activities were free.
He recognizes the bowl when I get it out and the sign for food. I can tell because he goes crazy moving his hands and panicking for something to eat. We're also working on the sign for milk.