Thursday, April 29, 2010

oink, oink




We had a fun afternoon visiting some friends piglets recently.
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I consider myself fortunate lately because C and T are still getting along really well and playing together great. I attribute it mostly to some maturity and patience on Charlotte's part. We also tried to emphazise with her how special it was to have a brother, and point out perks and benefits. Timothy has always loved and wanted to do whatever Charlotte is doing. And finally, she allows it! She gets into a mothering role and has fun helping him, directing him, and then playing alongside him. Of course after about 45 minutes someone is usually crying and mom has to intervine, but I consider that normal :) Ahhh-here's to a bit more sanity.
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Saturday, April 10, 2010

our eggs





Well, here is our final product. Some beautiful Easter Eggs if I do say so. I decided with help from a wise friend to wait until the kids could appreciate that we are coloring eggs with food ---- so maybe next year. This year for sanity, I used brown eggs and regular-old store bought dye. We got some beautiful colors that way.

I had visions of egg salad sandwiches-however the kids had other ideas. As you can see they were eager to eat their colored eggs, and they each polished off 3-5 a day. It only took a couple days and the eggs were gone-not enough time for me to make my egg salad.

Charlotte kept asking "Why are we going to die eggs? Why would we do that to them?" So,we had to be careful to say that we were coloring eggs. She is beginning to learn more about death, but I don't think she yet realizes that it is an irreversible change (at least for the physical body).

Timothy is full of words! It is amazing. He can count to three and he knows a couple colors well. He certainly is developing into a little boy. I admit I still want him to be a baby-I love our cuddle time together before he goes to bed. I don't ever want that to end. He and Charlotte are playing together so well lately-it has been fun to watch.

If any of you out there dyed eggs with natural dyes, I would love to hear how it went.
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Friday, April 2, 2010

sibling smiles


There are more of these times lately.
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natural dyed easter eggs

Here is what we will be doing tomorrow morning.......


We had a blast at the Children's Museum Circus celebration :)