Friday, January 16, 2015

What have we been up to?

Here's some random what-we've-been-up-to pictures.

The weather has finally warmed up!  It's been sooooo nice outside (it's weird to say that about 45 degree weather) the past few days and we have taken advantage.  Yesterday we were actually outside in the afternoon for about two hours.  Whoa.

We stopped by "our" pond (at a local park) to check on the ducks.  You can't see them; they're stuck on the other side because about 3/4ths of the pond is covered in a layer of ice.  (This was a couple of days ago, so it may be thawed by now; it's been much warmer.)

Addy has recently rediscovered the cat beanie that Nan got her for Halloween.  She's been putting it on and chasing the other kids around.

There's an empty lot down the road with many oak trees and they looooove to just run around between them.

We went exploring one day and Izzy found this.  I'm guessing it's a paper wasp's nest.

This is our "nature treasure basket."  It's mostly pine cones and rocks right now, except for the wasp's nest and a moth cocoon somewhere - I think it's on the other side of the leaf on the left.

The girls have really been into dress-up and tea time lately.  Of course, Izzy has to wait on Princess Addy.

They've been playing with this particular tea set a lot (they have several sets from their Nana) and I think it's the first one Izzy received.  Notice one of the cups is chipped.  I used to get so nervous when they would play with their tea sets, worried that they would break them, but now I just explain to them to be careful because we want to take care of our things, and I let them play.  They are usually very careful, but if they chip something, it's okay - the important thing is that they're having fun.  And it's just stuff anyway.

They've also been into putting-on-a-show, i.e. dancing and singing.  

Goodness, they just crack me up sometimes.

They got ahold of a little mirror that I keep in my purse and were pretending that it was a camera, taking selfies.  I honestly don't know where they got this idea because I've never taken a selfie.  Seriously.

They've been helping me quite a bit in the kitchen lately, which was one of my goals for Izzy for the new year.  They've helped me bake muffins a couple of times.

Don't you love their aprons?  Thanks, Nana!

They're - thankfully - still at that stage where they actually like to do the dishes.

Making enchiladas.

And making tomato soup.

Speaking of tomato soup, out of all the soups including chicken noodle, this is one of the only soups they like.  Tomato of all things.

Technically it's tomato-basil soup and it. is. delicious.

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that pretty much every time they help me in the kitchen, when there's a lull, they run off and usually wrestle.  I don't know why.  Sillies.

Alright, that's probably good :)

What have you been up to lately?


  1. Loved reading this! Thanks for sharing! :)

    1. Thanks! I post a bit of randomness and pictures of our girls every now and then, mostly for family to see, but so glad to hear you enjoyed it, too!