Saturday, June 12, 2010

Walkin' On Sunshine

It was a beautiful day in April when Jack and I decided to take a "nature" walk in our neighborhood. Everything was in bloom and my little man wanted to see what there was to discover. We found flowers of all colors, shapes and sizes, bird's nests awaiting their hatchlings, ant hills and lots and LOTS of rocks! It was so exciting to watch him running from flower to flower, plant to plant, exclaiming, "look what I "excovered" Mom!" Eventually, the heat made us seek respite at one of the neighborhood parks. I watched Jack climb and slide and run around so happy to be out in the sunshine. We walked home(with his shirt tucked into his pants)to cool off on the patio and enjoy a fizzy lizzy. Jack made some beautiful collages with our treasures from the day, but my favorite part is when he said, "Momma, you make the best adventures!" Too sweet.

Eat Your Greens!

In March, our friend Anderson turned 2. We were invited to his tractor party at Schnepf Farms and his mommy let the children pick vegetables out of their organic garden as their party favor! What a great idea! Here are some pics of Jack harvesting beautiful baby broccoli and the biggest turnip I have ever seen. I am such a lucky mom to have a child who appreciates healthy food.

Happy 33rd Handsome!

We enjoyed a sushi dinner to celebrate Mr. Schwieger's birthday this year. Am I a lucky woman or what?

Easily Amused

It is truly amazing how a child can have a houseful of toys and they choose to lasso a barstool with daddy's necktie. You can't make this stuff up!

Can you dig it?

One rainy day this spring, Jack and I went on a very special adventure right in our very own kitchen. We transformed the breakfast table into a paleontologist lab and began excavating dino bones out of a block of plaster. Jack chipped and scratched and brushed to his heart's content and his finger's dismay. Finally after several hours over a couple of days, we managed to dig out all the bones and put them together to display the mini skeleton. Here are some pics of our very own tiny paleontologist digging his way through a history lesson.

It's My Party....Part 2

Well, the rain threatened to shut down our party and good spirits, but the kids were unflappable! They found Jack's dress up box and toy room upstairs and had a blast. You may notice that Jack ditched his special T-Rex shirt in favor of his other love, his Spiderman costume. The paleo-educator came and gave the kids a lesson on how dinosaurs get their names. For a group of mostly 3-5 year olds, I was truly impressed with her ability to keep their rapt attention...but I guess she did have dinosaur bones and teeth and spikes! Oh my! Who wouldn't enjoy that?

The rain finally cleared and thanks to Grammie and Nanie for wiping out the bounce house(which was actually overflowing with bubbles from the cleaner that the company sprays inside before renting it)so the kids got a chance to jump afterall! Papa manned the T. Rex pinata and the kids took turns knocking his block off with a plastic bat. I even gave it a try, but unfortunately, broke the bat. The only thing we didn't get to do because of the weather delay was the dino dig, but no one seemed to be disappointed!

After the pterodactyl tenders, herbivore delight and dino cake were cleared, it was time to hand out our thank you gift bags and say goodbye. Can't wait for next year's adventure when Dino-Spidey turns 5!