Sunday, June 30, 2013
It has been SO hot here this past week - and especially this weekend! I know a lot of places get a lot hotter than here - but, we are also not set up for heat. Our house has no heat, no air conditioning, single pane windows, and traps heat inside. We have been roasting!
We have been playing in the backyard with blocks of ice - basically, I freeze a bunch of ice in ziplock bags, and then fill up various containers (pots, pans, and cups) with water, and we play with that. I like that better than a kiddie pool because that gets so dirty plus the bowls of water seem to keep everyone occupied longer.
We've played "Barbie Swimming Pool" with our pots and pans, made lots of "Ice Soups" and I even convinced Violet to water the lawn one cup at a time. Ha!
So, yesterday we took a break from that backyard fun and took a trip to the air conditioned mall to escape the heat. The girls thought it was wonderful!
Here we are out in the wild. Can you tell we don't go to the mall very often? Haha!
We went to the Pottery Barn Kids store - and the girls had so much fun in there for a bit. Paprika loved looking at the dolls especially:
Violet liked the kitchen and tea party stuff. This reminded me of Toy Story: How do you take your Tea, Mrs. Nesbit?
Earlier this week, Paprika did a few more online art lessons through Thrive. She learns so much from these lessons and it spills over into her other drawings - she is drawing ALL the time this summer (as is Ginger)! They mostly draw princesses and fairies - but Paprika loved this Dragon lesson:
She loved it so much that she drew it a second time! Different colors, though:
Ginger saying: I LOVE YOU with sign language...
Violet puts everything in her mouth - and so I had to laugh when she walked up to me with this pacifier because she can't STAND pacifiers and only wants her human pacifier (me). I would LOVE for her to take up the paci, but alas, this was just her way of messing with me:
Making green juice - I've been making it in batches and Mr. M and I each have one for breakfast most days. This was Baby Kale, Cucumber, Carrot, Strawberry:
Ginger, Violet, and I have been going to the park every day during Paprika's swim team time. It's a good way to spend an hour because it doesn't quite make sense to drop Paprika off and then go home, and then come right back. Ginger has been wearing her swimsuits everywhere - which is funny since she told me that she does NOT like swimming! (At least not without her floatie):
Violet (19 months) is VERY particular about what she wears - she will throw a FIT if you put her in anything but exactly what she chooses. Here is an example of her style that she put together last week. I was cracking up, but she was SO insistent about it (even down to the mismatched shoes):
What can I say, the girl knows what she likes! :-)
Posted by Erika at 5:12 PM