Friday, September 9, 2016

After Much Hiatus

Icy (or L-bug) just turned ten.  So hard to believe she's getting so grown up already.  We had a very eventful day.  We'd done a small party with her friends at the park on Saturday and had such a good time.  The weather was perfect and even being Labor Day weekend it wasn't overly crowded. Then we had cake with family on Sunday.  Tuesday was her actual birthday so we went out to dinner and went window shopping for her birthday money.  She chose to save it for now, so we'll see.

Boo has been fighting some tummy issues lately.  She ended up going to a GI dr who found out she had a parasite and it caused some lactose intolerance.  The dr. said it should clear up now that the parasite is gone, but so far it is still acting up.  She does a great job avoiding milk and ice cream and even yogurt, but cheese is her one weakness. While at her last visit she was playing with blocks and said look mom me made hulk.  She'd put a Y and a V together to make a person then realized it was green and purple just like the Hulk.  It was

We took a trip to the Air Force Museum in Dayton Ohio last month with my family.  The girls seemed to enjoy everything except there was just too much to see and do.  Out of four hangers we saw one and a half if I had to guess.   Ro-bear started freaking out anytime we walked under a plane.  No idea why, but she wasn't happy about that.  She liked walking through the presidential planes though. 

A few weeks ago we went to the Farmer's Market and there were pallets of strawberries and buckets of peaches so we bought some to make jam.  Sadly we got sidetracked and had to start the next day and half the fruit seemed rotten at that point.  We did still get plenty of jams canned and ready and the chickens liked the scraps. 

We also took a trip to the Ripley's Aquarium last month.  We had a blast.  Even though Ro-bear got tired of looking at fish all the time.  Luckily we were about to the penguins and they don't count as fish.
We saw two rainbows that day and it was Grandma's birthday too so we sent her a picture of a rainbow.  There was a WWII exhibit at the aquarium as well, we enjoyed it a great deal.  We hit a mirror maze and Ripley's Believe it Or Not as well.  The younger girls didn't like it because it was too scary, but Icy and us grown ups had fun looking around. 

Aside from taking more field trips this year, I'm wanting to do more crafts together with the girls.  We bought some little craft kits online and each Friday we pick one to do together.  We've made a 3d puzzle, wooden tents, origami etc.  The hardest thing so far is finding crafts that are good for a wide range of ages.  4-10 is a hard range to find something that everyone can do and enjoy doing.  We tried to make wooden covered wagons today, but the directions were very unclear and Daddy is going to help us tomorrow.  The girls are also working on sewing together.  The younger girls do lacing and Icy does hand sewing.  She got a little machine for her birthday she's still working on figuring it out. 

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you're having a good September so far.  I'll leave you with this random but cute picture of Boo from the other day.

Come back soon! Bye.

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