Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Busy summer days!

 
Busy summer days! Yes, that's my excuse for not posting lately... ((Blogger still doesn't have the photo problem fixed either, it keeps crashing my screen when I try))
 
The girls are enjoying the library's reading program again this year.
The library has added some new features...like raffles, and also added some new programs so it has been fun.
The girls have only done one program so far. It was learning about plants and then actually planting some grass seed.
Shiloh was so outgoing and raising her hand to answer the questions.
She just has a tendency to answer the questions to their fullest.
Plant lady: "Can someone name a part of a plant."
Shiloh: "Stem, Roots, Leaves..."
(um, sorry other kids.)
 
On the other hand...
1. Shiloh
 2. package of soil
3. indoors
Who thought this was a good idea?
Poor Vivian was the hapless one whose lap received most of the spilled dirt...and whatever didn't spill in her lap filled up her rain boots.
I just hope the library invested in a good shop vac. I should.

The girls and I also spent a few days up at the river being spoiled by their grandparents. :)
Had a lot of fun at the French Festival that going on at the time, and also of course fishing.
Though I think the girls enjoying fishing with little plastic fish tied to their lines more than "real" fishing. Shiloh was quite happy to keeping pulling in her red "Min-u-oh" each time.

DH took some time off this month too.
He did a ton of working around the house and we took the girls to the Zoo, and celebrated our 10th Anniversary!
We happened to go to the Zoo on one of the hottest days we've had this year. But we brought lots of water and sunscreen and bug spray and we're able to enjoy ourselves.
The bug spray didn't prevent some strange black insect from flying into our pasta salad at lunchtime but thankfully we were mostly done with that anyways...

The other day we were at McDonald's and Vivi noticed the "M" on her container so she and Shiloh were thinking of words that began with "M", then they flipped it over so it became a "W" and started to think of words that began with that letter.
Vivian: "Waffles!"
Me: "Yep."
Vivian: "Water!"
Me: "Good one!"
Vivian: "Wuh...Wuh...Wobins!"
:-D
Me: "It's Rrrr...Robin."
Vivian: "Wuh...Er...Wobins!"
This is frustrating her, I know. She has a hard time with the "R" sound and while she sounds absolutely adorable, it does make it harder on her with spelling and so on.
So I've had to get a little more creative with some of her lessons.
I made a little spelling game for her and asked Shiloh to play it first and act like it was very fun so that Vivian would be more interested, and not "ugh, more boring spelling work.".
Shiloh is a total hammy over-actor but as she is normally quite exuberant  Vivi didn't notice anything amiss and eagerly jumped on the spelling game.
Thank you, Shiloh! ;-)

Shi is nursing a huge rug burn on her arm now, looks awful!
She was pushing a toy too fast across the floor, and did a total Indy car-crash, face-plant thing into the carpet. Then she brushed herself off, showed me what hurt, went back to playing and did the same exact thing a few minutes later.
Well, the second time really put the rug burn in.
The girls cannot for the life of them remember what the injury is called.
Vivian "Is that called her burn rash?"
Shiloh "No, it's a rug rash."
Vivian "No, I know it's a burn...like a burn cut."
Shiloh "Well, it's sore so maybe it's a burn sore."
Vivian "Mama, is what Shiloh has a burn sore?"
Oy.
 
 


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