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Watchin’ The Rain

18 Apr

A few days ago we had a big rain storm come through. I noticed Camden and Peyton watchin’ the rain out the window. I thought that it was just so cute. So I hurried and grabbed my camera and snapped a picture.

Whenever there is even the slightest sign of a storm (which has been a lot lately), Peyton tells us “it’s noing, it’s noing, it’s noing” (it’s snowing). He is just too cute. I love the age he is at right now. Sometimes I wish I could just freeze time.

What’s He Thinking About?

11 Apr

Many times I have wondered what my kids  are thinking about and how they view the world. A few days ago I was watching Peyton play. I couldn’t help but to wonder what he was thinking about as he was driving his cars across the coffee table.

 

He would drive all the cars to one side of the coffee table and line them up. He used his blocks as some type of obstacle corse.

 

He then would rearrange the obstacle blocks…

 

then drive all the cars back to the other side of the coffee table.

 

Then he would rearrange the blocks again and repeat the whole process. What was he thinking about?

 

After a few minutes of this, he started lifting each car high in the air then sitting it down on a block . He was watching each car very closely as he did this. What was he thinking about? Was he just mimicking how he sees the world around him? 

 

 

Then he gave me a Great Big Smile!

Kite Flying Day at School

4 Apr

Last Friday was our elementary school’s annual kite flying day. This is my fourth year since my oldest is now a third grader (wow, he sure is growing up fast).  The day was a perfect day for kite flying. The temperature was about 65 degrees and there was a really nice wind, not too soft not too hard. I left work early that day so I could go. 

Last Monday I took the boys to Wal-Mart to pick out their kite. Both of them decided that they didn’t want a kite with any cartoon characters on them. In the past we have bought Transformer kites. They both ended up liking the same kite. This is Camden with his kite.

I decided I would help my kindergartener with his kite flying first since I figured he would need the most help.We were having a hard time getting his kite to go very high in the air. It almost seemed like it was too heavy. I think we had a lot better luck when we used the cheaper kites.

 

Plus, it didn’t help that we had to be careful of all the other kite flyers around us.

 

Camden did have a lot of fun though and that is what matters most.

 

After I helped Camden get his kite flying, I decided it was time to go find Dylan and see how he was doing. After scanning the playground several times, I finally found him. He’d already given up and taken his kite back to his classroom. He was having the same luck me and Camden had. I was able to get this one good picture of him before he realized I was taking his picture and took off.

First Science Fair Project

28 Mar

Last Thursday was our first science fair project. I wasn’t very excited about it when Dylan brought the note home. Him and his brother already had their regular homework to get done. Between homework, having to work full-time and trying to keep up with our house, I wasn’t sure how I was going to add something else to my to-do list. I was so happy when my husband, Justin, volunteered to help with it. I didn’t even have to ask and believe me, I didn’t argue about it at all. He decided that they would do their science fair project on ants and how they communicate.

They used Camden’s ant farm that my parents gave him for Christmas.

It didn’t know until about 30 minutes before the Science Fair started that Justin had entered Camden as Dylan’s partner.

I was a little worried about them getting the science fair project ready on time. Last Monday I picked up a display board. On Wednesday night, Justin, Dylan and Camden got it already and I thought it turned out really good.

Justin typed up some info sheets for them so they knew what to tell people. This helped them to feel more comfortable talking to people because they tend to be a little shy. The sheet said this:

  • What is a scientist who studies ants called? Entomologist
  • How many different ant species are on Earth? About 20,000
  • What colors and sizes are they? Black, Brown and Rust; .25 inches to 1 inch
  • Ants can carry up to fifty times their own weight
  • They can climb trees up to 100 feet high
  • They can move at a speed that compares to a person running 65 miles per hour
  • Ants follow each other using pheromones. They also emit pheromones as an alarm when in danger. This signals others to help.

They also got some pictures from the internet to use and used the poster that came with the ant farm that had info about ants.

After seeing Dylan and Camden sitting at their science fair project, I decided that science fair projects are such a bad thing. Besides them learning from their project, they also learn how to present ideas to others and overcome their shyness. 

My Lego Builder

25 Mar

Well, so much for Camden saving up his money to buy his Lego design he created. He spent part of his money when we went to Wal-Mart last week. He just had to have a new Log Cabin Lego Creator kit. I guess that will help him to learn to only buy something if he really, really wants it.

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He was sooo… excited about his new Lego builder kit that he wanted me to take some pictures so he could share them with you. (Notice in the background of some of them I was able to sneak some pictures of Dylan).

Toddler Prayer

22 Mar

A few days ago I was sitting at the table typing blog posts when my 22 month old toddler came and sat next to me. He started saying some baby jabber and at first I didn’t realize what he was doing. I  just heard him saying zewa zawa zewa zewa ahmen. When I looked over at him I realized what he was doing and it was soooo… cute.

He was folding his arms, bowing his head and then talking. He was mimicking saying a dinner prayer. He kept doing it over and over. Zewa zawa zewa zewa ahmen.

Then he would look up and smile at me. I loved it sooo… much that I just had to take pictures and share them with ya.

Toddler Toy Box?

15 Mar

My 22 month old seems to think that my hair and make up drawers are his own personal toy box.

It drives me crazy because he likes to play with my make up brushes. When I am putting on my make up, he wants to play with my eye shadows.

Luckily, during the week I am getting ready while he is still sleeping. So I can lock my hair and make up doors in the closet when I am done. I only have to try to keep him out of them when I am getting ready on the weekends.

Running from Pictures

14 Mar

My oldest son, Dylan, was making mud pies yesterday. Since I hadn’t put any pictures of him on my blog yet, I decided I would get one of him making his mud pies. Well, as-soon-as he saw me with the camera, he took off.

Here’s the mud pies he was making.

This is a picture I was lucky enough to snap of him as he was running around the yard hiding from me so I couldn’t take his picture. If you look closely, you can see a big grin on his face as he is running away from me. I guess your going to have to consider yourself lucky when you see posts of him on my blog.

Lego Design by Me

13 Mar

On the lego website, my two oldest boys found a place where they can create and buy their own lego creations. They can even design the box that it comes in. They think that is the best thing ever and it is all they ever want to do.

Sometimes they get very upset when we have to tell them it is time to get off the computer. It’s almost like it is the end of the world.

This is one of Camden’s creations that he is most proud of. He has been saving up his money so he can buy it. He was a little disappointed when he found out how much it costs, $158.00. Luckily he’s been saving his birthday money and Christmas money so he is almost there.

So, if you’d like to donate to the “Buying Camden’s Lego Creation Fund” your more than welcome. LOL!!! Just kidding! I think we’ll help him get it for his next birthday in June. That is if he doesn’t change his mind on what he wants. He’s really good at that.

Take My Picture Pleeease!

8 Mar

This week while I was taking pictures for my food posts, my 22 month old, Peyton, insisted on me taking his picture too.

Usually it’s kinda hard to get him to smile for pictures because he thinks it’s funny when the camera makes the click noise. So he usually only smiles after the picture is taken. I got lucky this time. I got some good smiles.

He then came back and wanted more pictures taken.

He is sooo… cute, he makes me laugh.

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