Thursday, April 19, 2012

Little Fish

We just got home from an action-packed week in Florida.  The main activity was swimming.  Jude basically learned to swim on his own in one day.  He went from playing on the steps, to using a "poodle-noodle" for flotation, to, well, you have to see it to appreciate it...

Ada also made great strides.  She learned to swim unassisted while wearing her floaty suit, and also had a lot of fun swimming "wifout wearing anyfing", just like her brother.

Cousin Inga drove down from Asheville to play with us.  This game is awesome!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter Weekend

Now that the kids have recovered from The March Plague, we were able to celebrate Easter with a few egg hunts and social gatherings.

We started off the weekend with the neighborhood egg hunt.  The kids filled their baskets and then found a suitably dangerous place to hang out until it was time to leave.  At least they enjoyed the hammock together.

The Easter Bunny showed some restraint at this egg hunt.  Most of the eggs had stickers, or goldfish crackers, or other art supplies.  The coolest thing was a pen that had a dozen different colors.

Ada never passes up a chance to eat fishes.

The weather was beautiful, and the garden is blooming.  We had friends over for dinner and all of the kids took turns watering the vegetables with spray bottles.

By the end of Easter weekend, Jude had 43 pieces of candy in his basket.  We were able to talk him into putting most of it away for later, but he remembers the Switch Witch from Halloween and is very reluctant to let the candy out of sight.  Somehow there was less the next morning when he woke up, though.

Jude took this blurry picture that captures what the Easter Bunny left in the baskets at our house.  The kids loved their puzzles and water toys.  We can't wait to use them on vacation next week!

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Monday, April 2, 2012

My Judey

Over the weekend, Jude and I were sitting in the PetSmart parking lot while Ada was making her leisurely way into her car seat.  I heard muttering from the back seat.

J: Red P, Red E, Red T
J: Blue S, Blue M, Blue ART
J: Look, there are two T's!
Me: Do you know what the red letters spell?
J: Puh-Eh-Ttt ... PET!
Me: I didn't know you could READ!
J: Yeah, I learned it from the Electric Company.


Here's my interview with Jude:


I told Jude I was going to take a picture for our blog, and this is the expression I got:

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