Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Grandma is so proud of her watermelon vine growing in her front yard (yes amongst her landscaping!)
She showed Madison the little watermelon that has been growing.
Since we both love doughnuts, I thought we could stop by Krispy Kreme for a little treat. This particular store has glass around the cooking area for you to watch the doughnuts being made right before your eyes! Don't you love it when that HOT light is on!
Maddie chose a 'brown' doughnut to start her day...aka chocolate.
Here she is watching the doughnuts...
Next we headed to the mall for a little story time and children's concert! Here you see Maddie wanted to push the stroller instead of ride it.
And, here you see her pouting because I wouldn't let her do all of the pushing (yes, this aunt does have some rules!)
After trying several on...
We decided hats are usually a mistake!
Next we went to story time at Davis Kidd Bookstore. As you can see, Madison was more interested in the Thomas the Train Set than in the story.
Last, we went to Pottery Barn Kids to hear a concert by Rachel Sumner.
Maddie was very interested in her "Itsy, Bitsy, Spider" Spout. Notice she is the only child standing for a closer view.
There is the spider.
What a fun day. I'm going to miss my time with both kids after school starts back. Little Eddie has gotten attached to Aunt Amy from this summer too. I guess I'll be taking him on adventures next year...fun!!!
Friday, July 25, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
This is the back of the house. Look at all the windows and porch area...just beautiful!
Baby Eddie found my printer today. He thought it was very fun to press all of the buttons!
Maddie and I went to Target to buy her some washable markers for my house. She loves to 'work' in my room when I'm working on the computer or doing other things.
These are not new faucets, however everything inside of them are new.
This is not a new drain, but now it works!
This is a new shower head and it works!
Basically my bathtub faucets began leaking last weekend. I could not get them to stop dripping (actually a little more than a drip...) so we called a plumbing company who sent out 'Joe' on Monday. Joe looked at the problem at hand and could not even unscrew the faucets to look at the hardware inside. He said we would have to tear down the bathroom wall on the other side of the faucet in order to repair it. He also said he could not fix the drain, he would have to rip up the floor in order to repair it (it didn't hold water which makes taking a bath kind of difficult). Well, he left on Monday and I told mom there was no way we were ripping up the floor and walls of the bathroom! That just didn't even make sense, and did I mention 'Joe' looked like he should be signing in at daycare instead of repairing leaky faucets?
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Madison loves looking inside all the display cases
What shall I get?
We got two freshly made glazed donuts and headed to stop #2:
My classroom. I made Madison a picnic area and she sad for about 10 minutes to enjoy her donut while I surveyed the work to be done in my classroom.
Sweets make me happy too!
There is a lot of work for me to do!
A teacher in the making...
She loved the letters for my word wall underneath the whiteboard. She would walk from A-Z and touch them and sing them or talk about the alphabet. So smart!
This proved to be a very bad idea because she got dry erase marker on that cute dress and it won't come out. I'm so sad. I bought her that dress because it has smocking on the front and back. I wanted to save it for Molly, but oh well!
She thought the globe was a ball and started throwing it around...Yikes $200 toy! Those globes are expensive!
I convinced her to put it down and study the continents and oceans!
She loves to color.
Then, she helped me put the desks and chairs in there places.
After all that work we went to the pool later that afternoon for swim time with the whole family!