Now We Are Four!

KW joined us on November 10, 2010. Thanks for following our journey as a family!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Set Up

When my sister, Elise, was little, she loved little tiny things, and she created elaborate "set ups" on the hearth in our den. Looking at the assortment of little people, tiny plastic animals, doll house furniture, etc., you honestly wouldn't have thought it looked like anything special. (Aren't adults always so uninspired?) Should you, however, move even one item in the set up - WATCH OUT! Each piece had been carefully placed and its location selectively chosen.

Lee spent a few days last week creating his own set up with stuffed animals. I started to post a video, but the entire process took twenty to thirty minutes, and that video may only be fun for Bryan and me to watch. Here a couple of photos of the event:

Before he got started.
I could have written a whole post about this cool stuffed animal bean bag - another great storage solution from Boon. I can't believe we already have enough animals to fill it! To create his set up, Lee removes each animal, one at a time, and places them back on the bookshelf (where they used to reside).

Hard at work

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Best Part

The best part of helping Mom make the bed? Playing in the pile of pillows afterward!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Swiffer Graduation

Some of you may remember Lee's love of Swiffing the floors. He still entertains this activity whenever he can.

Last weekend, Lee was - as usual - fascinated with the vacuum cleaner. I finally asked him if he would like to vacuum, and he replied, "Uh-huh." Despite his request, he was a little nervous at first. But he eventually held the hose himself, learned to aim for - and suck up - specific pieces of dirt, and then turned the vacuum on and off. Definitely a Swiffer graduation!

Now, if we can just get him mopping, we will be set!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Tongue Tied

The other night, Bryan left the room after dinner, and Lee said, "Bye-bye, Daddy." He said it a couple of more times before he stated getting tongue tied. It went down like this:

"Bye-bye, Dad-die."
"Bye-bye, Dee."

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Two weeks ago, we went to Memphis for our delayed Christmas visit (see post from December 27th for details). On Saturday morning, we took the kids to the Children's Museum of Memphis. Lee had trouble staying focused on any one exhibit for too long... until we found the tiny Kroger, that is. Turns out, he is quite the little shopper!