Thursday, January 10, 2013
Every year we mix up a batch of food for Santa's reindeer (equal parts oats, cheerios, marshmallows and peanut butter chips) on Christmas Eve and sprinkle it in the yard near the chimney. This year we tried to teach Brenna how its done but she just thought we were having our snack outside couldn't understand why we were throwing it on the ground. Collin did not get to participate because it was freezing out and the poor kid had a fever the whole week of Christmas.
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Family movie night is like this.
1. Argue back and forth for 30 minutes with your brother or sister about what movie you are going to watch. (This is a recent development. Collin used to agree to princess movies without any arguement)
2. Finally agree on a gender neutral movie, usually Monsters Inc., How to Train your Dragon, or Bolt
3. Run upstairs and gather up about a third of your stuffed animals. (yes, this is only 1/3)
4. Throw them all Mom and Dad's bed.
5. Turn off all of the lights and close the curtains.
6. Jump in!
7. Enjoy the movie on the BIG TV in the BIG bed.
Looks like Brenna is going to enjoy this one too. :)
We have been having book picnics since we moved into this house when Collin was 10 months old, just a couple of months older than Brenna is now. Usually bring out a huge stack of books and I read aloud. Sometimes there are snacks and fruit smoothies. Sometimes crayons or water colors and paper. This is the best spot in the world on a warm day. Often I find out things that my kids are thinking or feeling that doesn't happen quite the same way when we are in the house.
One day we pretended this quilt that Nana made was a cocoon and I wrapped up these little caterpillars for "two weeks" until they hatched as butterflies and flew around the yard. Another time, the quilt was a horse and they rode around the yard with it between their legs. I laugh every time I think of that one. We've already clocked hundreds of hours on this quilt in yard. One of Collin's favorite things to do is look for animals or things in the clouds as they float by. Sometimes we try to copy bird songs and end up laughing...a lot. I remember lying here last summer, reading "Baby on the Way" by Dr. Sears to my big kids. And now here she is, the baby, learning about book picnics with big brother and sis. Oh what fun you are going to have, little one.