Thursday, June 26, 2014

Easy ways to incorporate role playing…

Yesterday I was featured at the Imperfect Homemaker.  I shared some ideas for frugal role-playing with preschoolers.  My kids love to dress up but it can be expensive to get all of the accessories!  Go check out some frugal/free ideas to fuel the dress-up lover in your home!

Frugal Role Play jpg

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

Play date in the water sprinklers!

Water Park Play Date    Water Park Play Date

Water Park Play Date
Their first big water adventure.  I was proud of Nehemiah – he even got wet!  Then he accidentally walked into a sprinkler and was instantly “frozen” and stuck standing there in the pouring water!

Water Park Play Date

Water Park Play Date
Our good friends – Ian and Havilah, Elaine and Nolan, Elli and Judah

Water Park Play Date

Water Park Play Date
Funny faces!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Manners

Teaching manners to Elaine and Nolan is hard enough.  Now I have these twins!  Most of the time I’m doing good just to keep enough food on their plate.  The other day at McDonald’s they each ate four chicken nuggets.  I was still getting over my shock when I turned around to find the bottom bun of my sandwich disappearing into Nehemiah’s mouth!

Twin Manners

Twin Manners

Twin Manners

Twin Manners

Twin Manners

Twin Manners
That’s a Brooklyn Pizza all over her face.  The day is rapidly approaching when one pizza will not feed our family!

Twin Manners

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014

First Water Park Experience

In New York City many of the public parks have water sprinklers which they turn on in the summer for the kids.  The “rule” is that after two days of 80 degrees or more, the sprinklers are turned on.  On this second hot day of the year we headed to the playground for some morning fun.  But when we arrived, the sprinklers were not running.

Twin's first NYC Water Sprinkler Experience
Liberty loves the swings!

Twin's first NYC Water Sprinkler Experience
Nolan’s “cool” look

It wasn’t long before a Park Department lady showed up.  My kids ran over and asked her to turn on the sprinklers.  She told me that a plumber was going around to all of the park and turning the sprinklers on, and that he should arrive soon.  We returned to play, but saw the lady get a “key” and try to turn on the mechanism herself.  She couldn’t find the right spot.  We sat down and prayed. 

The plumber arrived.  He couldn’t find the right spot.  We prayed again.  The lady said she called in another man who knew right where the valve was at.  However, she continued trying to locate it herself until he arrived.  We prayed a third time.  Image my kids’ delight when the other man arrived and the sprinklers came shooting on!

Twin's first NYC Water Sprinkler Experience

Liberty was especially delighted, as she is my “water baby.”  Nehemiah…well…a few dribbles were enough to satisfy him!  I found him playing in the dirt more than the water!

Twin's first NYC Water Sprinkler Experience

Twin's first NYC Water Sprinkler Experience

Twin's first NYC Water Sprinkler Experience

Twin's first NYC Water Sprinkler Experience

Twin's first NYC Water Sprinkler Experience
blurry picture…but it captures his reaction to the water.  Not. Happy.

Twin's first NYC Water Sprinkler Experience

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

I found this picture from a couple of weeks ago.  We went and cleaned the church carpets, and this is how we kept the twins entertained and out of trouble.

Church Work Night

Last week we were in Lewiston Maine with our friends the Kelly’s.  I “lost” Nehemiah on Sunday night prior to the service.  When I found him I saw his little head just popping up between the “big guys” as they were having choir practice.  Maybe he will be my singer!

Nehemiah in Choir Practice

Elaine picked this bouquet of wildflowers for me.  They are the first non-dandelion flowers from my kiddos!

Elaine's Wildflowers

Elaine's Wildflowers