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Serenity in February

by Chrissie Wainright on March 10th, 2016
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Well it’s now ten days into March, so this post is very late =) Which means I’m gonna just post pics and captions =)

Swinging her baby =)

Swinging her baby =)

Taking a pic for her Cookie Website =)

Taking a pic for her Cookie Website =)

Cookie Sales!  She sold over 200 boxes!

Cookie Sales! She sold over 200 boxes!

Papa was her first sale =)

Papa was her first sale =)

We got to watch caterpillars turn into butterflies thanks to the amazing Mrs. Hamby and Science Saturday.  The day we released them Serenity said it was so magical!

We got to watch caterpillars turn into butterflies thanks to the amazing Mrs. Hamby and Science Saturday. The day we released them Serenity said it was so magical!

Playing UpWords with Papa... and winning =)

Playing UpWords with Papa… and winning =)

She knew exactly what she wanted her Valentine's to look like this year, and she did it.

She knew exactly what she wanted her Valentine’s to look like this year, and she did it.

She made her own booth at Papa's =)

She made her own booth at Papa’s =)

Climbing!

Climbing!

Sooooo many cookies in our garage.

Sooooo many cookies in our garage.

One day I was really sick, and my sweet friend picked Serenity up from school and suggested an American Girl Tea Party!  They had such fun!

One day I was really sick, and my sweet friend picked Serenity up from school and suggested an American Girl Tea Party! They had such fun!

Pokemon Day!  The kids have a new addiction.  Serenity has checked out several books from the library, bought every Pokemon book available at the book fair, and is playing the original game online.  She is dragging DZ along on this Pokemon fun =)  Her favorite right now is Flareon, one of Evee's evolutions.

Pokemon Day! The kids have a new addiction. Serenity has checked out several books from the library, bought every Pokemon book available at the book fair, and is playing the original game online. She is dragging DZ along on this Pokemon fun =) Her favorite right now is Flareon, one of Evee’s evolutions.W

 

Maia in February

by Chrissie Wainright on March 9th, 2016
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“Mama!  I’m glad to see you!”  Maia is a super sweet and snuggly girl in the mornings =)  Sometimes she plays quietly in her room when she wakes up, and when I go to check on her I get big grins and hugs =)

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Maia is really into accessories right now.  Her favorite is her “Necklace” which is actually a pair of sunglasses.  Sometimes she says glasses now, but usually necklace first.  It’s soo cute!  She also chose a bracelet from Kiddlestix with her gift card from papa, and she often seeks out jewelry to wear.

"necklace"

“necklace”

She’s also starting to have fun style choices.  As opposed to last month, when she wanted to be mostly naked, now when she gets dressed she wants to wear ALL the things.  Yesterday she wore her purple dress and purple diaper cover, and then she added a long sleeved purple dress over that.  And then she added her leopard pajama top and pants over that!  She is very firm on which of her clothes she wants at any given time, and if you offer her the wrong thing she usually grabs it and tosses it down in a huff of artistic indignation.  Don’t offer the girl a green dress when she clearly said “bwue.”  =)

 

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“Double Drat”  Maia and I are having serious car seat battles.  Not every time, but often enough to stress me out, she wrestles like a professional wwf wrestler to avoid being buckled.  I worry I’m going to hurt her, but at some point we actually do HAVE to get into the car and go get Serenity and DZ from school.  Well, after I won the last wrestling match, once she calmed down, she said clearly, “Double Drat.”  Funny enough to make me laugh even through my irritation with the car seat struggle.

 

The weather has been beautiful and Maia has started spending lots of time in the sandbox.  I don’t always follow her out, but I discovered yesterday that she has turned the playhouse into a secondary sandbox.  The floor of the playhouse is about four inches deep in sand.  That’s some dedication from a two year old!

 

Maia’s favorite show right now is Super Why.  She still just loves letters, and Super Why shows them a lot.  I let her try pbskids.org recently, and now she just loves to play the games there!  She can’t click, so I have to run the mouse, but she knows the answers to all the letter sounds games from Princess Presto and the find the letter game from Alpha Pig.  And she loves the songs too!  =)  She has been repeating a lot of the super why phrases at the cutest times.  She grabbed a play hammer and started banging on walls, saying “A, B, C, D” just like Alpha Pig building his letters.

pbskids.org with brother

pbskids.org with brother

We’ve started doing more crafts.  I bought a copy of the full story of Chicka Chicka ABC to replace the board book she demolished, and I bought letter stickers so she could recreate a scene from the book.  She loved that!  I bought too big a box of letters though… and left them unattended.  Mistake.  They do come up off the floor with a little scrubbing…

chicka chicka abc

chicka chicka abc

uh oh...

uh oh…

 

"If my DZ can do perler beads, so can I"

“If my DZ can do perler beads, so can I”

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Valentine Rice Bucket!

Valentine Rice Bucket!

Still loves her birthday rice tub =)

Still loves her birthday rice tub =)

Awesome style.  Two sets of pajamas and a pink dress.

Awesome style. blue and yellow dress, Two sets of pajamas and a pink dress.

Stickers!  Maia LOVES them!

Stickers! Maia LOVES them!

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Got her out of the car, but she was still sleepy =)  Snuggle nap in the chair!  Precious.

Got her out of the car, but she was still sleepy =) Snuggle nap in the chair! Precious.

And then she started to roll out of my lap.... hard to keep her off the floor at this point =)

And then she started to roll out of my lap…. hard to keep her off the floor at this point =)

Rock star!

Rock star!

We do selfies a lot now, since a day that Aunt Jen babysat her.  She loves it!

We do selfies a lot now, since a day that Aunt Jen babysat her. She loves it!

Amazing bedhead.  This is the face she made when she saw herself in the camera.  Love it!

Amazing bedhead. This is the face she made when she saw herself in the camera. Love it!

"sparkle crown"

“sparkle crown”

Do A Dots!  So fun!

Do A Dots! So fun!

Donovan in February

by Chrissie Wainright on March 8th, 2016
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Donovan is so funny =)  One of his favorite phrases right now is “holy guacamole!”  I have no idea where he learned it, but it’s adorable.  He also likes to say “akaboochie.”  I am not entirely sure what it means, but it usually makes me smile because it’s accompanied by a big grin and a silly glint in his eye.

 

He has possibly decided on a plan for decorating his room: Superheroes!  At first it was going to be Batman, then he expanded to the whole justice league, now he really wants it to be all kinds of superheroes so he can have X-men, Skylanders, Pokemon, the whole kit and caboodle.  The fun part was, when I started looking into ideas for his room and showing it to him, he asked if he could “research” for his room too.  So I have gotten my four year old addicted to pinterest.  =)

 

He is a very thoughtful boy.  This month Maia discovered pbskids.org.  She can’t play the games by herself, she hasn’t quite mastered the mouse.  But she can point out the answers on the screen to all the letter questions and letter sounds.  A couple of times when Mama was done being Maia’s mouse, Donovan took over and clicked for her for a long time!  So sweet =)

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At school we had a 100th Day of School party for Donovan’s class.  It was a blast!  I brought 100 solo cups, and Eric helped the kids build huge towers out of them and knock them down.  This was a huge hit =)  They also got to make crowns with 100 stars on them, and use 100 star stickers, and make a snack out of 100 different snack items.  Add some delicious fruit and some favors and it was a great day!

DZ with his buddy Hatcher =) Donovan tells me often that he and Hatcher both love red, and when he grows up he and Hatcher will be cousins. =)

DZ with his buddy Hatcher =) Donovan tells me often that he and Hatcher both love red, and when he grows up he and Hatcher will be cousins. =)

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Digging in the rice =) The construction toys worked really well in the rice bucket! =)

Digging in the rice =) The construction toys worked really well in the rice bucket! =)

For Valentine's day I filled the rice bucket with hearts, bracelets, and some valentine gummy candies =)

For Valentine’s day I filled the rice bucket with hearts, bracelets, and some valentine gummy candies =)

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All ready for Tie Dye Tuesday at the book fair... until we discovered Serenity had pink eye and needed to stay home.

All ready for Tie Dye Tuesday at the book fair… until we discovered Serenity had pink eye and needed to stay home.

Donovan's class quilt

Donovan’s class quilt

DZ made perler bead hearts for his valentines!  He made 30 of these!  So diligent!

DZ made perler bead hearts for his valentines! He made 30 of these! So diligent!

Ted's lunch date with my boy!

Ted’s lunch date with my boy!

Donovan made this awesome Oklahoma Habitats book in Science with Mrs. McBride

Donovan made this awesome Oklahoma Habitats book in Science with Mrs. McBride