Sunday, September 28, 2008

Dance Moves: Part 2

Well we know how awesome Addie dances. Here is your chance to see how much she has improved. She also has upgraded her dancing costume to PJ's and an eye patch.
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Edith has decided to join the dance circuit as well. The best dancing location is under the piano near the speakers. If she really gets excited she hits her head on the piano and just laughs.

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Barrettes

Addie does not like having her hair brushed. How I convince her to allow me to brush it is simple: I say I am the hairdresser and talk in a funny hairdresser voice and call her "dearie". (Same trick for teeth brushing with a special dentist chair (pillow) and dentist voice) Well today the hairdresser was instructed that Addie needed to wear all of her barrettes. I thought she might run out of head space, but the hairdresser is quite talented in squeezing them all in. She was the talk of the playgroup with her fancy do. she even took her nap with them all in. It wasn't until evening that she complained that they were uncomfortable. Impressive.
We can't forget the little one. Here she is being tired but refusing to sleep. She might miss something interesting after all.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Roller Skating




I had heard about the local roller rink's stroller skating on Thursday mornings. It sounded like fun so away we went. We went inside and there was not another person there. I decided that was okay and the guy working there started up the music and got us our skates. We enjoyed having the place entirely to ourselves after overcoming the initial eeriness of the situation. I figured we wouldn't have to worry about any crashes with other people this way. Addie fell numerous times and refused to let go of my hand. Then the skate guy brought over some other skates. These were fantastic as the wheels were tightened so that they barely rolled at all. Addie could happily walk around without any more falls. She enjoyed pushing Edith around and watching her imaginary friend Caroline skate. Edith loved dancing to the music and having me push her in the stroller really fast. I had a really fun time. I hadn't roller skating in many years and it was a blast. Even better, when I went to pay as we left I was informed there was no charge. Maybe we'll bring a friend next time.
Addie was really sweet when I was taking pictures of her. She wanted to make sure there was a picture of Mom roller skating too. So here is the most flattering picture she took of me.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Pooquet


Addie has been wanting to try and play croquet ever since she saw Grampa bring it in the house. We finally tried to set it up, but unfortunately the yard is rock hard so we can't get the wickets in. Nevertheless Addie has enjoyed playing croquet, or pooquet as she likes to call it because it makes us laugh.

Ice Cream


One of my favorite things about New England is the summer ice cream stands. They remind me of the Pacific Northwest's drive through coffee places but there are not quite the plethora of them. At the stands, most offer homemade ice cream in numerous flavors. There is nothing better on a hot summer day. So far my favorite flavor is black raspberry oreo. Addie also enjoys this tradition, but you have to be patient because it can take her a long, long, long time to finish her ice cream. She savors every bite and enjoys people watching. Usually her ice cream is completely melted by the time she finishes as you can see in the picture. Sometimes I am impatient and I just bring her leftovers home so she can finish it the next day. Ah ice cream. Yummy, yum.