Oh. .. did you want a minute of quiet?

20141216_104100…..sure mom….. but it’ll cost you!

After sending the kids out to play in the rain, while the baby napped, so I could finish scrubbing some dishes… this is what happened. … I was asking for too much, wasn’t I?

If you give my mouse his cookie…

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He will ask for Books! Books! Books! We love books! ….and cookies. And if you can combine them, around here, that’s a winner.  We’ve been reading If you give a mouse a cookie, and my little guy just loves it.  He now references the book in his every day play, “if you give me a peanut butter sandwich, I might ask for some jam… and if you give me some jam.  I might ask for some chocolate”.  (because in his mind, everything leads to chocolate).  If you aren’t familiar with the book, a mouse asks for milk, which leads to asking for a cookie, which leads to a mirror, which leads to a haircut, and on and on.

I know I’ve already mentioned our love for Sonlight’s preschool program. But I must say it one more time. How many programs include baking and eating cookies as part of the curriculum??  Cookies are not the only benefit we’ve been seeing.  Even though Caleb can’t read yet, you’ll often find him snuggling in a corner with a book and his little sister has been copying him.  She carries around books she likes, and will ask us to read at every opportunity.

Elise has also recently decided she doesn’t want to miss out on story time, and instead of wandering off to play with other toys, she’ll get up on the couch to hear the stories.  We’ve started reading her some of the simpler stories from the beginning of Caleb’s curriculum, like Goodnight moon, which she almost knows by heart.

 

discovering PB and J

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This little thing can out eat big brother on most meals… but since she’s quite allergic to dairy, we’ve held out a little longer on peanut butter.  This week though, I’ve decided it’s time to give organic natural peanut butter a try.  She loved it!!  As you can see.  After a couple bites, she flung open her sandwich and started licking the good stuff on the inside.  So most of it got on her face and her bottom…. how did she get it on her bottom?  Her favourite trick is standing up on her high chair and sitting on her plate…. I wonder if she’d still sit on her sandwich if I used crunchy peanut butter instead.

Cutest Dress Alert!

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When our family found out we were having a girl… people got excited.  We love all the boys in our family… but it was time for a girl!!  …or two in our case.  My sister in law sent us this dress, and we LOVE it!  In fact it’s our current Sunday favourite.  So cute, but also super comfy.  I love the cute dresses from this little dress shop, Joe-Ella.  Here’s a few of my favourites from the toddler section, the Ellie, the Madeline, and the Brice.  You can’t go wrong with a dress you can wear to church, then use on the slide when you get home.