Monday, January 27, 2014

An interview with a 3 year old

This little man is half way to 4, which to me sounds so old. Wishing more and more for time to slow.

1. What is your favorite color? red
2. What is your favorite toy? airplane
3. What is your favorite fruit? grapes
4. What is your favorite tv show? Curious “PBS George"
5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Strawberries and chips
6. What is your favorite outfit? pajamas
7. What is your favorite game? candyland
8. What is your favorite snack? crusher
9. What is your favorite animal? Pigeon and a parrot
10. What is your favorite music? Wagonwheel by Darious Rucker
11. What is your favorite book? Polar Express
12. Who is your best friend? Makena
13. What is your favorite movie? Toy Story
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Ride bikes
15. What is your favorite drink? Apple juice
16. What is your favorite holiday?Easter
 17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Monkey, oso and lambie
18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Orange juice
19. What is your favorite dinner? guacamole
20. What do you want to be when you grow up? Garbage man

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Preschool Mardi Gras

Tante and I had the pleasure of spending the entire morning with Davis and his preschool class, the Javelinas. I've been thinking of doing something small for Mardi Gras with them and having Allyson in town was perfect and less overwhelming for me. His teachers were really great and allowed us free reign with activities. The day before, the teachers asked the children to wear Mardi Gras colors. This was of course easier for the girls in their glittery purple. Most the boys had on green polos. Allyson began the day reading Gaston goes to Mardi Gras and allowed each child to point out Gaston in each picture. They could hardly contain themselves.

Not sure why mom and tante are here today

The kids went to music class while we set up snack and cut the king cake. Because we can not bring home baked goods, we purchased a king cake from a local bakery. It was very good and did have a baby inside. It was difficulty to explain that the plastic baby symbolized baby Jesus. Don't think the concept stuck. 

And after they played off the sugar, they returned to do a craft. Mrs. Rachel explained that we were making masks to wear in our Mardi Gras parade and that they were to use little drops of glue. They did such as great job and were very enthusiastic.  There was glitter everywhere and all over them. 

Most of the kids immediately put them on and some of the girls took to the dress up in preparation of the parade. Allyson and I gave out beads to each of them and handed them a ribbon wand. Davis led the parade with the umbrella. He took his job very seriously and did a fantastic job. I loved seeing him so into it. We visited 4 classrooms and passed out beads to all the children. They taught the other children to yell out "throw me something mister" in their sweet innocent voices. 

We sent each child home with a Mardi Gras throw cup with doubloons, their ribbon wands and more beads. It was great fun for them and for us. I was happy to spend the day with Davis and to have such as special time with my sister. Until next year, Laissez les bon temps roulez!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Baby Grace: 10 months

You took your 10th flight and survived our Christmas travels. You met lots of new family members and friends and took to it all with ease. You visited dad’s family in New Orleans and visited with some of moms family too. You did not get to partake in any food but did behave during our Galatoires dinner. Like your brother, you enjoyed watching the streetcar out the window the best. Santa was good to you and you enjoyed eating the new toys, tags, wrapping paper and our Christmas tree too! You are progressing with your mobility, crawling faster and cruising too. You took a little break from your daily exercise and finger foods with your first cold in California. Mimi, Pops and tante took good care of you suctioning your nose and giving you lots of cuddles while dad and I were out of town. Seeing you sick was hard for us but you bounced back and returned home healthy and back on track. You are babbling and showing more and more personality, excitement, disapproval and also started shaking your head at random times. You continue to be entertained by Davis and have started venturing in the playroom where you taste all his toys and often destroy his train track. You are exploring new foods and stay true to your 4 bottles a day. You are a star sleeper indeed and take your two naps, with your afternoon nap being the longest. You enjoy being loved on and giggle when I kiss your belly, toes and cheeks. You make it so easy to love on you.

Diaper Size: 3
Shoe Size: 3
Clothing size: 9-12 mod
Milestones: crawling and cruising, attempting to stand from half kneel, sleeping 6:30-7, taking formula twice daily, 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Pictures with Pableaux

So we had the honor of spending a rainy sunday morning with Pableaux Johnson. He was animated, enthusiastic, interesting and is beyond talented. Thank you Pableaux for capturing beautiful moments of the children with the family and for Auntie Kate for arranging it.