Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Happy 6th Birthday Larissa!

I can hardly believe that Larissa is celebrating her 6th birthday already! She celebrated with her friends with a party at Bear On The Square. Today on her actual birthday she will be going on a field trip to the zoo and the fire station and then this evening she has requested to have dinner at Friendly's. She has never been there but saw a commercial and I think the ice cream is what hooked her. Hopefully she will not be disappointed! On Wednesday she will be bringing in ice cream cone cupcakes to share with her classmates. And then on Sunday she will be celebrating with extended family. And YES daddy will be designing this years cake, a teddy bear. And I have come to the realization that it should not be called a birth"day" but instead a birth"week" because the celebrations never all happen on one day. But guess what my little girl is worth every single celebration and "MORE"!

And guess what there is MORE, but I can't tell you because it's a SECRET. So you will just have to check back in about 2 weeks to find out just what the big SECRET is.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sleep, Shaving Cream & Toads

SLEEP - At my house I like to stay on a schedule when it comes to my kids - for their sake and for mine. And this means that when it comes to naptime Dorian rarely misses it and so when he does this is what happens- Uh, Dorian would you like some dinner with that dream?

SHAVING CREAM - When you are mommy to an almost 2 year old and you also care for another child M - F you are always looking for fun things to entertain them and sometimes this is what you end up with-

Dorian can't wait to dig in!

This is fun!

Oh ya!

Doesn't this look like fun!

TOADS - Larissa is absolutely fascinated with them and so when she found one in the flowers by her swingset she decided to make it her pet for a little while. She even named him Toady.

Please don't squish him to death!

How cute!

Toady playing in his habitat.

Toady doing a dance on his rock.

Toady and Larissa had quite a day together. Toady got to swing on the swingset, go for a ride on the remote control car and then he went for a walk to a nearby creek were he was released into his natural habitat. Larissa did want to keep him for a pet, but we reminded her that we have 2 dogs that would be more than happy to make a toy out of him.