A few notes about life of late, as told by the random photos on my camera!
March 29: Lately Raine has been asking what different body parts are for — neck, ankle, etc. Today while she and Carter were putting on their shoes to go outside she asked: “What are your cheeks for?”
I was making up something about them letting your mouth open big when Carter chimed in: “They hold your nose on.”
April 8: This photo documents two facts about Carter: First, he loves cereal. Carter will eat it three meals a day plus snacks if I let him. Second, he is still working on giving up naps, but frequently can’t quite make it. There are two things that always put him to sleep in the late afternoon: (1) riding in the car and (2) eating. On this day, he got hungry before dinner so he helped himself to some cereal . . . but all that chewing put him right to sleep. It’s a good thing he didn’t fall out of his chair since no one was around to see him bob!
Speaking of falling out of his chair . . . a few weeks ago, Carter fell asleep during dinner. DJ took him to the bathroom and set him on the toilet while he went to find pajamas. A few moments later we heard a thud and some whimpering. Poor little Carty had fallen asleep and tumbled right off the toilet! It was so sad . . . and yet SOOOOO funny!
April 13: Raine really is a budding artist. Her favorite things to draw are people, cats, and butterflies (as seen here). She also likes to draw penguins.
April 14: Carter has turned into “such a boy”! He used to be a real scaredy-cat but now he is jumping off everything in sight and running around like a lunatic.
He wants to be just like Daddy.
April 14: Uh-oh! Here comes the tickle monster! RUN!!!
April 16: Warm spring evenings are perfect for enjoying our new tire swing. Raine loves to “swing crazy” so I knew the tire swing would be the perfect replacement for our out-grown baby swing.
I already mentioned that Carter used to be a scaredy-cat. One of the things that he was scared of was swinging. He would SIT on the swing but heaven forbid it moved at all. Then one day, he wanted to swing and kept telling me to push him higher. I stood there trying to figure out what happened to my little chicken as he gleefully yelled, “Oh what fun it is!” over and over.
April 18: Here they are with Olivia just two days later, trying not to freeze to death. We have had several cold fronts blow through and drop our temps down into the 40’s and 50’s. We go from the high 70’s at noon to the low 50’s in the evening, the kids are having a hard time trying to figure out when to wear shorts!
April 28: Last night I came down with a debilitating head cold. I was teaching Primary today so I had to pull myself together long enough to make it through church. When we got home, I headed straight to bed. The kids were entertaining themselves in the other room until they got hungry. I heard them pulling things out of the pantry for lunch (animal crackers, oreo cookies, frosted mini-wheats) then they sat down to eat.
Raine: “Let’s say a prayer.”
Carter: “Like at school?”
Raine: “Yeah, OK. First, put your hands up like this.”
Carter apparently wasn’t following instructions because Raine continued to tell him to put his hands up. Eventually she continued in a sing-song voice:
“Hands up high, in the sky. Down below, just like so. God is great. God is good. Let us thank Him for our food. A-men.”
Ahhhh, parochial school! I hear the Baptists are even more intense than the Presbyterians so it will be interesting to hear what she comes home with next year!