Thursday, March 17, 2011



Paprika is really on a dinosaur kick. Ever since they had Dinosaur Week at preschool (or was it Dinosaur Three Weeks?), she has been all about the dinosaurs.

Of course, this has spilled over onto the rest of us and now we are all dinophiles in our house (I am not really sure if dinophile is a word, but I'm going with it).


After Paprika got home from school yesterday, we had a Dino-party in the backyard. I have had this T-Rex puppet for...oh, about 4 years now. When Paprika was a baby, I went through a puppet stage where I thought she would just love puppets. Turns out she was terrified of this puppet, so it has been hidden away...until now!


Ginger thinks the puppet is real. She was very hesitant of him at first. But, of course, being the caretaker that she is...she had to make sure he was fed! And what better to feed him than heaps of purple flowers?


I was missing my "big" camera (Canon 7D). Mr. Mustard had to take it to DWTS for some reason or other, and I had my little point and shoot. I really missed my big ole' camera. It is amazing how much I take it for is so fast. When I was trying to take pictures with my point and shoot (Lumix), I kept missing the shot. Even though my big camera is a beast (with the big lens), it is so worth it...I try to take it wherever I can. Well, except the beach. I just won't risk that because of the sand!


Paprika had a baby Diplodocus that she had hidden away in a clay egg. We cracked the egg open to let the baby Diplodocus hatch. In case you're wondering, it wasn't a real baby Diplodocus. It was a purple plastic one. Ha!


Then she made a mommy Diplodocus out of paper, and I spent the greater part of the afternoon wearing the T-Rex puppet, chasing her and Ginger down...trying to eat the Diplodocus baby and mommy. Survival of the fittest.


Needless to say, it was a lot of fun.


Then Ginger had to play on the swingset until sundown.


I am loving the time change right now (I know I'm in the minority on that). It's staying light longer, so the girls can play outside until 7pm! They go to bed at 10:30 now (which is earlier than they were!), so it only gives me three and a half hours to corral them indoors before bedtime.


I'm slowly working their bedtimes back earlier and earlier. I don't think we'll ever be one of those families whose kids go to bed at 7pm...but 9 would be nice! :-)

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Wear Green! :-)



Sheila said...

I say feeding purple flowers to a dinosaur is better than a purple dinosaur any day. Sorry, never heard of a diplodocus before. I do however know most of the dinosaurs.
It's been a long time since I had to speak dino so I was surprised I remembered them.
I'm with you, love the daylight savings time. Yesterday we went to the playground in the middle of the day and had time for an afternoon stroller ride to the pond. It's allowing us to get nap times for however long he'll nap and still have fun outings. I am prepped and ready to go for a summers worth of backyard fun!

Kim said...

We have that same puppet!:) The girls look like they are having so much fun with him:)