Friday, June 25, 2010

Iron Chef

It has been HOT here! If I didn't know better, I would think we were back in Texas! It's been getting up to around 100 degrees with heat indexes around 110. Trenton loves to play outside, but since it's been so hot, I haven't wanted to get him out too much. Our screened porch offers a nice alternative though. Trenton stays in the shade and doesn't get quite so hot.

I came across a toy kitchen on freecycle earlier this week. It's not in the best shape, but it is going to be a porch toy, so I don't mind. I brought a few plastic bowls and spoons out, and Trenton has gone to town cooking! Could we see him on the Food Network one day???


Monday, June 21, 2010

Tenton's First Set of Wheels

I've been keeping my eyes open for a Cozy Coupe for Trenton for a while now. Today, I finally found one! Yes, I know that I could have just driven down to Toy-R-Us and gotten one there, but I didn't want to spoil the kid with a brand new car. I was looking for a nice, low mileage, pre-owned vehicle! Freecycle, garage sales, consignment shops...I'd been looking everywhere. This morning I was reading the weekly newsletter for one of the children's consignment shops that I frequent, and they had a Cozy Coupe listed under their list of new arrivals. I called the shop to see how much they wanted and what condition the car was in since there was no way I was loading up both kids (and unloading my double jogging stroller) if the thing was in bad shape or was too expensive. The owner told me the car was in great shape and I was pleased with the price, BUT it was already being held for another lady who was coming to take a look at it. The owner told me that she would give me a call if the first lady didn't take it. Lunch time passed, and I put Trenton down for a nap. I had all but given up on our chances of bringing home a car today, when the shop called and told me that the first lady had passed on the car! As soon as Trenton woke up from his nap, I loaded up the kids, unloaded the stroller, and headed off to the consignment shop. The Cozy Coupe was sitting right inside the door, and once Trenton saw it, there was no way I was leaving without it! He climbed right in to take it for a test drive around the store! He loves his "new to him" big red car!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Charlotte's Quarter of a Year Birthday!

Charlotte turned a quarter of a year old on Thursday! It's hard to imagine that it's only been three months since she was born. She is growing so fast. I moved Charlotte out of the pack and play in my room and into the big baby bed in her room about a week ago. She did great the first night, and then we had a few rough nights. She was sick though, so I guess that's understandable. She's back on track now and sleeping through the night. We don't have a check-up this month, so I'm not sure of Charlotte's exact weight. I'm guessing that she weighs somewhere between 10 1/2 and 11 pounds. Charlotte's still pretty small for her age, so I'm guessing that she's still got about another month left in her 0-3 month clothes.

I took the kids to the Purple Owl studio Thursday afternoon for Charlotte's 3-month pictures. Trenton even got to be in a few of the pictures! I had a lot of fun making Charlotte's tutus and flower cap for these pictures!

Purple Owl Photo Shoot

Friday, June 18, 2010

Future Firefighter?

I took the kids to a local fire station for a tour with some of the other moms and kids from MOMS Club. Trenton loves his Sam's Speedy Fire Truck book that Daddy sent, so I knew that he would enjoy seeing a real fire truck. The tour was great, and the firefighters were wonderful with the kids. What a fun outing!

Fire Station Visit

Friday, June 11, 2010

New Mantel Decoration

Trenton and I put this chain together this morning. We don't have an exact date for Jarrod's homecoming, but we guesstimated and put one link for each day until he gets home. The kids are young enough so that I can add a few links or take a few away if I need to. Trenton had a good time helping me put the chain together. He threaded the paper strips through the links, and then he put the cap back on the glue stick - after each link! He must have been really worried about that glue stick drying out!