Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Saturday Morning- Sesame Place

Waiting for breakfast.

Catching some Sesame Street before we left.

So the park opened at 10 am, and this was opening day of the season (unplanned). We got there at around 9:50 and were waiting at the gate since Melissa and I had awesomely prepurchased our tickets. Nate had never been somewhere before it opened before! He was very confused by the whole thing.

We don't own any Sesame St gear (and really I don't think Ella has ever watched the show before) but Henry was all decked out in his cookie monster gear right down to the shoes!

Josie thought she wasn't going to have to wear her eye patch...

She saw a lot of interesting things she had never seen before.

Monday, April 29, 2013


We drove down late Thursday night as to avoid a repeat of our last drive to PA. The Bloomroses came Friday morning and we were all very excited to see the. Friday, the kids just got reacquainted. The last time we had seen Henry was just about a year ago.

By dinner, they were best buddies!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

PA Vacation

Who loves to vacation in Pennsylvania? Apparently we do. This has been our second trip to PA in 4 months.

We did a home away rental with the Bloomroses to hang out and go to Sesame Place. Check back for pictures. This was the house we rented for the weekend.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The aftermath

Here is Josie in her solitary confinement. 

Turns out she just wanted to help. (or maybe she is reenacting what she saw her cousin Shane doing with the toy golf clubs last weekend...)

Ella really wanted to do something with the paint stirrer. I told her explicitly not to touch the wall with it. So what does she do, scrapes a big mark across the wall with it!

Here is where things could have ended, however since we were getting hardwood floors put in the next day, I figured she may as well have a little fun too. I already had decided that this was going to be the last "help" we received from these too. It was just too rushed and I don't feel like it came out good at all.

"I think I'm going to touch that."

Now these posts probably could have gone on Nate's blog, but he wasn't here for this and really I would't consider it home improvement... more like pre-demo mess making.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Home Unimprovement

I have been feeling like we aren't getting much done on the house (because we're not). It has been really hard to do anything with 2 girls who go to bed pretty early, pretty much right after dinner, and with the house being almost 30 minutes away from the rental, is eating up a lot of work time driving back and forth. So instead of complaining about it, I thought I'd try Thursday to prime the wall in my bedroom that is going to be a dark color. We had no gymnastics in the morning this day, so all we had was Josie's OT appointment in the afternoon. So we went over in the morning (after the usual breakfast, nap, dressing battles, snack, and losing a contact lens). I taped around the wall myself, Ella thought this was funny. I did some cutting in, and then Ella took over for the bottom. Josie was napping, we thought  when she started, but then she decided she wasn't taking a nap this day....

So then Ella wanted to roll the paint. Josie was screaming in the other room so I went to bring the pack and play in to see if she would "play" in it. No way. She just screamed and screamed...

Ella's job was a little patchy so I took over and tried to paint as fast as I could to get Josie out of her "cage" (I'm channeling Josie's thoughts here).  I don't think the wall looks at all as good as it looks in this picture, but I guess we'll see tomorrow.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Fruit Salad

Ella's new thing is to make herself a BIG fruit salad!

Saturday, April 20, 2013