Brian saw a carnival in the mall parking lot and thought Addie would enjoy it. Indeed she did. She had a blast and we had a blast watching her. Her favorite was the dragon ride. Brian took her on the Ferris Wheel even though he absolutely hates heights. What a wonderful Dad he is.
Addie LOVES to talk on the phone. Brian has been away for the week and she really enjoys calling him. She and Trekker can also talk for quite a while. Addie was grilling Trekker about what he found at an Easter egg hunt. Although she likes to talk on the phone herself she does not like the lack of attention while I am on the phone. Usually I am being climbed on, or licked, or just barraged with repeated "can I talk, can I talks?" I have been working on getting Edith to at least say hi or make any noise at all on the phone. She is very insistent on holding the phone but just smiles while the person on the other end talks. (She also plays phone with anything with buttons, i.e. remotes, calculators, electric timers, etc) My strategy is to whisper in her non-phone ear things like "what does a cow say? and "what does a monkey say?" She complies and then whoever is talking to her doesn't think the phone has been put down and Edith wandered away. Today I was trying to talk with my father about something. Its hard to remember what because Edith was climbing on me and Addie was being loud. Addie then starts talking in my ear. I end my conversation how I always do "I need to go. The kids are getting antsy/crazy/wild. Bye." After I hang up Addie asks, "Why didn't you tell Grampa what a chicken says?" I guess she was following my lead and encouraging me to make animal noises into the phone. As usual she doesn't miss a thing. So if I cluck or moo while I am in the middle of a conversation, now you know why.
Oh and now some pictures of Easter Egg Hunting.
Edith got the most eggs because she was allowed to pick up any egg she wanted. Addie's and Trekker's were labeled with their names. All of them had a good time and loved checking out their loot.
Addie has gone with my mom to dog class several times. She loves to hold her own dog class with Mabel. She does all the commands especially sit and stay. Addie had me make her a little treat bag. Mabel is quite obedient and especially enjoys all the extra tidbits.
This morning I tried to think of an April Fool's joke to play on Dad that Addie would understand and could help with. Together we replaced all of the clothes in Brian's dresser with Addie's. Addie made sure to make sure all of her clothes were folded properly and in the right spots. Addie was so excited and we laughed and laughed after yelling April Fools. Brian opened several drawers before realizing all of his clothes were gone. Addie is really excited and wants to play more jokes, mostly hiding more stuff in Daddy's dresser.