Saturday, January 31, 2009

Daddy Day

Today was Daddy's Day at Preschool. For 45 minutes the kids got to play with dad, make artwork and dinosaur prints. Then they shared circle time. I went too since I had to take class pictures. It was awesome to be a fly on the wall. I think I was grinning ear to ear watching the girls and boys play with their dads.

Samantha and Al spent their time between dramatic play (aka dress-up) and the library. At the end they all had circle time. The dads sang and danced to the freeze game.

I think Al was sad when it was over.

I'm hoping to put up some pictures of Samantha and Al in the next week.

Friday, January 9, 2009


What do you call a fear of beanbags? Bean-a-bag-aphobia?

Samantha is hilariously afraid of beanbags. She gets squeamish, giggles, and generally has the heebeejeebees. So what do we do: quietly toss the beanbag in her lap or put it down her shirt. Poor kid, she laughs so hard.

BUT, she's not afraid of the pellets that are now put in stuffed animals, just the bigger beans or pellets that were put in older toys. She has a collection of Sesame Street characters but is afraid of Grover all because his hands and feet have beans.

When Samantha is in a rotten mood all we need is the little beanbag that Erin's Grammy made to put a smile on all of our faces.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Happy New Year

It's the last day of our vacation. We've enjoyed the time together as a family. We went to visit Grandma and Big Papa in Arizona and had a wonderful time. Samantha keeps asking to go back as if we lived just doors down. I keep trying to explain that it just isn't that easy.

Alyssa is cruising now and into everything. She loves to follow Samantha around the house.

As for Samantha: Move over Dan Zanes, Samantha has a new crush and his name is Rod Stewart! She borrowed a concert DVD from Gammy and Papa. She even slept with the DVD case last night.