We have been pretty nonexistent here on the website. That is due to a multitude of reasons, but really it’s just been lazy and out of routine. So here is what happened last weekend.
Saturday was spent outside ALL day. The weather was beautiful and the girls wanted to spend as much time outside in the backyard as possible playing with their water table. This was easy to accommodate as Todd was working on fixing up the backyard and I wanted to be outside as well. The girls developed a pretend house on the deck with the water table being the bath and the sling chair being the bed. They would go “upstairs” and “downstairs” very often and with much announcing of what they were doing. Katie felt it necessary to say, “bye, Leah” every time she went downstairs. It was rather amusing.
Sunday was very much like Saturday only hotter. Todd continued to work on the pool fence and fixing the backyard (it was in rough shape) and the girls played outside again. We decided to have grill burgers and eat on the patio in celebration of a tidy yard. Todd also went to the store and bought marshmallows for “fire night.” We made a fire in the fire pit and used up a lot of the branches we cut from the trees. The girls loved it and Katie got a kick out of hearing a frog towards the end of the night. Leah then proceeded to tell us about poisonous frogs and snakes. The exchange went something like this:
Leah: some frogs are poisonous and will bite you.
Todd: no. They are only poisonous if you eat them.
Leah: snakes are poisonous. But I could touch them on their back and run away fast.
Todd: snakes don’t have a spine so they are able to turn around and bite you faster than you can run away.
Some mention of staying away from snakes because we don’t know for sure which are poisonous and which are not was made by Todd. He also gave a short little story of why a scared snake would bite you .
Leah: but I can run really fast and touch them. Snakes are afraid of dogs because dogs are bigger than snakes.
Todd: you’re off to the races talking about dogs and snakes. Just stay away from snakes.
The next day Katie told Miss Jen an entire story about how there was a frog and a snake that bite her and it “hurt me” during fire night. I had to explain to Miss Jen where this story most likely came from as she was quite confused but amused.
Tuesday was pretty uneventful aside from the mention of Thunderstorms. We were expecting some pretty nasty weather and Leah wanted to be sure that she could come into my room if she became scared. I told her that was fine and she agreed to let me use her purple flashlight if the power went out. I was the only up at 3am because of the storm. The rest of the house was fast asleep.
On a side note, we have been trying to put Katie down in Leah’s bed (it’s a double bed) to transition her out of the crib. It worked well two nights, but the last few nights have been difficult. I give the situation about an hour and then I put Katie back in her crib. It’s an hour spent listening to both girls get out of bed and explain why the other is being uncooperative. According to Katie last night there was a monster. This was something Leah pretended to be the night before. Nevertheless it’s interesting at night.