Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Dressed (May 3-9)

Liam usually has an opinion on the shirt he wants to wear and his pajamas and sometimes his shoes.  But he is easily swayed into a matching outfit and one that is appropriate for the weather.  Brenna has an opinion about everything - from her underwear to her accessories.  And she is impossible to sway from her plan.  She's really like this about most everything, but it is most noticeable in her daily outfits and costumes.  She usually needs to add 4 accessories to every outfit before we leave the house so she feels properly dressed.  This week you will see a lot of the everyday dressing of our girl who has a sure sense of fashion, though she may not have a lot of fashion sense.

May 3:  We had a pirate treasure hunt today on Treasure Island.  It was an activity that we signed up for through our preschool's annual gala.  A couple of moms put it together, with pirate crafts and a treasure hunt.

First the kids had to find a bunch of hidden cards.  Once they did that, they had to find a bunch of things on a list and put them in their bag.

The final thing that Liam and his buddy had to collect was "treasure".  So, we tossed a penny near them on the sidewalk and then spent 5 minutes watching them fail to find it literally under their feet.

At the end of the treasure hunt, everyone got treasure chests and pirate hats.

Later that night, Liam was playing with his legos.  And Brenna grabbed a couple and started building.  At not even 3, she's pretty good at regular legos!

And then there is the bedtime dance party, which has turned into a dress up dance party for our mini princess.  Complete with sparkly 4" heels (mine).

May 4:  He sure is comfortable with making a mess.  And not so comfortable with helping to clean it up.

Nightly dance party.  Or, Liam builds out of pillows and Brenna dresses up as doctor bat girl.

May 5:  Brenna said she was Cinderella.  She was cleaning in a pink princess gown and 4" heels.  Usually when she is being Cinderella, she goes for 1 shoe.  A very literal interpretation.

The kids have decided that bath time is more fun in the master bath.  And showers are more fun than baths.  For now.

May 6:  I am not sure what was making Brenna mad, but this face is common in our house.  This one is full of opinions.

Pillow spaceships and gun battles with Dadda.

May 7:  Our babysitter's dog, Ray, came over on Wednesday night at bedtime to stay with us through the weekend.  He was sad, so Liam took it upon himself to hop up next to Ray and tell him that it was going to be ok and that his Momma was coming back.

Brenna's chosen outfit for a Thursday - leotard with tutu, pink Elsa shirt, orange shoes on the wrong feet.  She wore this with a coat to drop off fruit for teacher appreciation week at her school, of course.

Liam spent a lot of time with Ray.  He's a sweet boy.  And Ravioli was a gracious hostess, letting Ray take up most of the couch.

It was also Ravioli's birthday, so I got two birthday cookies for the dogs.  And Brenna insisted that we wrap Ravioli's presents.  In this particular wrapping paper.

Rocking out to some music videos, with her matching guitar (this was intentional on her part).

Dancing and spinning and falling down.

And nightly dress up.

May 8:  Brenna loves this skirt so much.  She wears it whenever it is clean and wants it washed immediately.  She sleeps in it too.  Tonight it was paired with those 4" heels she loves and some pink satin feathered gloves, of course.

The kids got in their nightly exercise, too.

May 9:  I had some errands to run (market and plant shop) and Brenna wanted to come with me.  She was a great little shopper.  She found a kitty to pet (though it quickly bit her) and asked if I wanted a coffee (the answer is always yes) so we shared coffee and hot chocolate on the patio at the plant store.  She moves at such a slow pace compared to Liam.  We spent the morning together and it was really fun.

Brenna has been asking to make banana bread muffins since the preschool book fair, where they both had two muffins from the bake sale.  So, we got out some bananas and made them.  Liam loves to use the electric mixer by himself and he's pretty good at it!