Thursday, January 21, 2016

Children's Museum - Trip Three

This Wednesday, we met a few friends at the Museum. It was fun to have others along to play and someone for Mom talk to. :)

Giant Light Bright

She built her tower "all by herself"



More lights:

The Fun Cold Day to Rule all Days

Since we were so blessed this year with no snow and fabulous warm weather -- the first week when it actually got cold - shockingly - I was a little whiny. ;|  So, I had to get creative with the girls to not go crazy. So, on Tuesday, January 8th I was totally awesome. And for a week, I was tired. :)

We brought the -- first of the year -- snow inside!

Big sister does. 

Little sister does. 

When Evie took her morning nap, Ella and I did some finger paints. A little surprisingly, Ella was hesitant to get dirty.

And, then after a long bath we started making a birthday necklace for Gram. Don't worry Gram, she gave up after 5 beads! :)

We looked through our first Highlights magazine. This sums up her level of excitement.

After Dad got home we made our first-ever snow ice cream. I used this recipe, and it was really easy -- but I recommend cutting the recipe in half.

She likes it!

Sharing is caring! 

We let Ella add the sprinkles to the ice cream -- and things got a little out of control. Old, more anal, me would never had let her do sprinklers on her own. And although it made a huge mess, I'm so glad I did. The sound of my sweet family laughing together was great for my soul.

We opted to finish eating before we vacuumed - by the time we did Evie's feet were covered in sprinklers. By the time we cleaned her off, he feet were stained with candy and laughter.

Children's Museum - Trip Two

The girls and I went back to the museum by ourselves on Wednesday, January 13th.

Definitely missed Josh, but we held our own. Neither of the girls wanted to nap when we got home -- but I was one tired momma!

Taking the bucket play up a notch. 

fun in the Vietnamese kitchen

Ball Room - this room is mostly beyond the girls - but it's large and has balls so Ella likes to run.