Now We Are Four!

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

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Budding Photographer

Lee has become interested not just in looking at pictures that I have taken (of him), but in taking his own. KW let him do a little photo shoot while they were "helping" me cook last week.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Flashback, or Not

I was worried we were going to have a repeat of this and more, but we actually had a very nice experience (after a tenuous start). I may move from having her hair cut every six months to every four - haha!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Will There Be Cake?

This is pretty much Lee's only concern with any birthday celebration at this time.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Kitchen Help

 Lee loves to help in the kitchen. KW loves to do whatever Lee does. Thus, KW is now very into helping in the kitchen.
 Lee showed her how to taste test the black beans I was going to use in the spaghetti. She proceeded to taste test the Italian bread - four pieces of it! Needless to say, she wasn't all that hungry when dinnertime came around.
She kindly took a short break when the timer went off to give me a "you-need-to-get-that" look. Love her!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

A New Playground

A nine year old boy lives next door. Lee luh-uhves him. And he is so sweet - he comes over to talk to Lee, and last weekend, he asked Lee if he wanted to play in his yard. Lee was overjoyed to be playing with the "big boys." But then, disaster struck. The big boys were going down the street to another boy's house, and Lee wanted to "go along." It was so sweet to include him. But, of course, I can't let him just go walking down the street at three years old. I said no.

Oh, the tears! The ensuing conversation about wanting to be older, promising to be careful and staying in the grass, wanting to play with the boys, and so on. My heart was breaking to watch it.

Bryan came up with the great idea of going to an elementary school we drive by often. Lee always asks to go play there. So we packed up and went to play. There was a another little boy there and Lee played and had fun and (temporarily) forgot his troubles of young age.
This was also KW's first time to play at a real playground. She loved the climbing, and even got her first busted lip. After a brief hug, she wanted to try the mountain ladder again, even though there were still tears!
Jelly legs! She would NOT stand on the playset, because of the holes in the floor!

Lee and I did a cool obstacle course circuit. It will be fun to watch him become more adept at the stations.

And since it was dinner time, we turned it into a family outing, with shelling peanuts, dinner, and ice cream. No, we won't do this every time he can't "go along," but I am so glad we did it this time.
(Update: It happened again yesterday, but fewer tears, and no ice cream required. Just lots of digging for earthworms with mom! He asked me to pick them up and put them in his jar, but I told him Mommies don't pick them up, just little boys. Ha!)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Last Corduroy of the Season

KW has a cute little hand-me-down from her cousin that is a short-sleeved corduroy dress. Last week was the perfect weekend for her to wear it - warm, but still technically winter. And, that calls for a Sunday shoot!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Daddy Date

Daddy took the kids to Touch-a-Truck while I was at a homeschool meeting. They had a great time!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Into Ink?

If my kid is going to get into ink, I hope he will skip the face and the palms of the hands. (He actually got this idea from a book where the little girl puts pink spots on herself with marker to pretend she has chicken pox. His "spots" went awry!)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Sunny Slide

My sister was in town last week, and she took an impromptu photo shoot of KW on the slide, in the sun. Pictures I have been wanting to take, but much better than I would have done. I am lucky to have a budding professional photographer in the family!

Friday, March 16, 2012


KW is finally into crawling all the way through or under something. She still backs out at times, but she is getting more adventurous!