Friday, April 15, 2011

Little Things that Help the Morale of the Troops

Homemade chocolate milk

Building a tent

Snuggling on the couch reading story after story

$3 markers and coloring WITH your kids

Dancing to music

Watering the flowers with little $1 water cans

Homemade popcorn and a movie together

$1 Side walk chalk

Bubbles, also a $1

Kashi cereal

Just lighting a candle for the dinner table

Painting little girl finger nails ( a personal favorite...)

Rolling a ball back and forth with your son

Visiting a thrift store and letting them play with the toys after you have looked around

An occasional french fry from Chik Fil A

Hugs and kisses

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Ellie Speaks

Ellie: "Mom, I was just reading some verses."
Me: "What verses?"
Ellie: "The one where God made Earth, Mars, and Saturn. And the one where He made fairies."
(We have no idea where she heard about the different planets, and the fairies, we are working on you will see.)

Ellie is really imaginative so sometimes we talk about things that are real and things that are pretend.
Me: "Let's talk about things that are unicorns are pretend."
Ellie: "Right!"
Me: "And...fairies are pretend."
Ellie: "Yep!"
Me: "And...Hobbits are pretend."
Ellie: [With a very serious face.] "No Mom, Hobbits are real."

I'll be honest, I laughed out loud. She was so sure they were real...they do look real, just mini.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

In the Zone

These are my couch potatoes. They were probably watching something amazing like Toy Story 3 for the first time. What is funny is Clay held that bite for her for awhile and didn't seem to notice, and neither did Ellie. :) I thought when I pulled the camera out they would snap out of their trance, but no. I was glad though. I love that Clay is so into the movie too. Sorry the picture looks so horrible it was dark so I had to bump the ISO way up.