Archive for January, 2012

Airport Adventure

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Every experience is a chance to learn. Sometimes that means school is sitting at home reading books, working on writing skills, doing math, or painting a picture. Other times it means baking a cake, going to the grocery store, or playing at the playground. Today school meant going to the airport!
My mom and dad decided to take a trip with my uncle and aunt to Hawaii, and what could be more exciting for me and my crew than to go bid them farewell? Well, I guess going along would be more exciting, but we settled for the airport and I don’t think the kids knew they were missing out on anything.
Bailey looks a little worried here. Good thing she’s got her Grandpa to keep her safe.
Grandma and Grandpa’s plane getting pushed out to the runway.
Bailey joins in on the action.
Loving the view out of those massive windows!
Silly Markus! I love this kid.
Have a good trip! And don’t forget to bring home some Kona coffee!

Dream Come True

Monday, January 9th, 2012

When I was a little girl, I always wanted a play kitchen. You know the ones I’m talking about. Big hunks of plastic overflowing with inspiration. Sink. Stove. Oven. Table. Telephone. And toy food and kitchen wares for hours of cooking and baking. Well yesterday my dream came true. My friend Becky asked on facebook if anyone wanted to come take their old kitchen out of the house, and I jumped at the chance. I scrubbed it clean and got it all set up for the kids to discover this morning.
Checking it out.
My tea set is in here!
Still looking a little tired, but totally pleased.
New veggies that we bought at Ikea last spring and hid away in the linen closet (read: forgot about). I found them a few weeks ago and they made the perfect addition to the new kitchen.
My little lady, hard at work. This is serious business.
Whoa, this tomato has green stuff on it!
Cooking up a storm!
I think I get more joy watching them play with it than I ever would have if I’d had my own 20 odd years ago.