Monday, June 30, 2008

What we did in June 2008

This month has sure zipped by. Keeping him busy has kept me busy. Between Patches, gymnastics, soccer, playdates, trips to the library, and other things, it's a wonder I've had time to knit.

Hat for the newest arrival!

In Patches we covered Pet Care with visits from a therapy dog, a family of rats, and some tadpoles. We traveled to the Rainforest and made a felt tree frog and blue morpho butterfly.

The Sixties found us dancing with streamers and rapping paper plate tambourines. Innovative little boys found that their tambourines made better racing objects as they flung them along the floor.

Our bulbs that we planted in March finally bloomed! Cool.

Soccer season for us ended. We had only winners, and Z got his trophy for participation from Coach Rosa.

The City yard had it's open house. We enjoy seeing (and getting into) the many vehicles and learning about ways to help the environment. The freebies are always a plus... a polo shirt, a bag made from recycled plastic bottles, a rubber duckie and toy trash truck, and lady bugs for the garden.

My suggestion to new parents. Save money on toys. Get boxes.

Kids love to explore them, hide in them, and create with them. You can shape them, color them, and build with them. Boxes don't cost much (often you get them for free), and remain a favorite for many years. I learned that I've been spending way too much money on toys. We've made bridges for trucks, used them as cars, and made them into spaceships.
(And apparently they can be used to ambush the enemy...)
Our boxes have even become sleds for zooming downstairs (the strongest are the ones that once held melons). Invest in a box.

We also went to our first ball game.

The Angels were playing the Tampa Bay Rays. Between the food and the fireworks, it held our interest for about an hour.

Whew! I think that's it. I'm starting to learn how to use dpn's (double pointed needles). Hopefully for July I'll have made a pair of leg warmers with my dpn's.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

It's all Good!!

Z got a treat last night...he got to play a video game with his dad! I was downstairs cleaning after dinner and I hear his excited call:

Z: "Mom! I won!"

Me: "Woohoo!"

Z proudly: "I came in 3rd place."

Gotta love it!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Best Things come in Little Packages

Welcome to the world, little one.
Your presence has been long awaited.
Such a blessing you are,
and blessed to have such incredible people to call mom and dad.
I can not wait to meet you.
What happiness you bring to us all.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

May happened

Despite Lucy's traumatic experience, there were some great things that happened in May... Armed Forces Day

Story teller at the Library

Golden Spike Day (Transcontinental Railroad celebration)

Fire Service Day with a friend

South Coast Botanic Garden with preschool
picking up dropped corn to feed ducks

building with marshmallows
sound experiment
gas experiment

and Mother's Day Tea at preschool

Can you hear me now?

A hand to treasure.

For My Favorite Uncle Reading My Blog

Lucy sick...Lucy now...
The only one in the family we try to fatten up.
Glad she's eating again!!