Friday, February 26, 2010

Another Snow Day!

We woke up this morning to lots of snow! Jack wanted to go outside, but I wasn't so sure I wanted to go through the "trouble" of getting EVERYONE ready to go outside and play for what would probably be 10 minutes. So I decided to get Jack bundled up and let him go out on the balcony and play while the rest of us watched from the other side of the door. Turns out that was probably the best decision I'll make all day!

Jack throwing snow balls at Lillie and Elliott. Everyone was happy!
About to throw a snowball at Mommy!
I put my jacket on and went out with him long enough for us to build a little snowman. Jack was in charge of adding the eyes and mouth

Once I went back inside Jack wanted to take a picture of the snowman. I could hear him saying "Say cheese Mr. Snowman!"
And before he handed me my camera back he took a few more shots.
Jack's side walk chalk still on the concrete wall from last fall.
Three warm, happy watchers on the other side of the door.
Our lovely view.
Another lovely view. We sure miss our old view looking west toward NJ and the Hudson River. We saw amazing sunsets every evening. Here we don't see the sun directly, just its bright reflections from our neighbors windows.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Best Hiding Place

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(Don't worry. He won't fall out of the window and if he did he would land on the storage bin a foot below on our balcony... just in case you were wondering)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Last Minute Phone Calls

Lillie and Elliott are about to go to bed, but first they had to make one more phone call for the day!

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Our Week

This is a glimpse of the past few days here at our house. I forget what day it was, but one day this past week we made the biggest tent we've ever made in our little apartment. It covered the kids entire bedroom. They all had fun playing in it for probably 15 solid minutes, then they were over it. Why did I use 13 blankets and 3 different sheets to put this thing together? It took longer to fold everything and put it back away than the time it was actually played in!
Freddy T. took Thursday off and we went to the Children's Museum of Manhattan. I didn't take my camera, but we had a great time. Lillie and Elliott really enjoyed playing this time. They could walk around actually do some of the activities that were appropriate for their age.

Last night I found Elliott sitting on this toy cart. I didn't know he could climb up there. I'm learning everyday that he is more capable of climbing than I know. A few days ago I found him standing on the play kitchen counter holding on to the top. I still don't know how he got up there.
Silly kids. You'll have to forgive the "leftovers" on their clothes. I had just gotten them out of their high chairs and I was about to put their PJ's on.
Again this morning he was back to sitting on the cart. Still loves looking out the window, just more advanced now! A second after I took this picture he lifted himself up with his hands and rolled forward off the thing. I was right there and caught him, but maybe it scared him enough to stop getting on the cart... kind of doubt it!

I'll leave you with this video. I wanted to catch Elliott climbing up on the cart so I could see how he did it. I didn't want him to know I was watching because I knew he wouldn't do it then. So I set the camera up on the play kitchen counter where Jack was playing. He didn't know I was videoing and got the bright idea to run off with my camera.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Facts About Blankets

Jack loves his blanket. We call it "Green Blanks." He sleeps with two other blankets that he also calls Green Blanks, even though one is white with clowns on it and the other is a crocheted blanket in various shades of blue. (he also sleeps with 4 stuffed animals: puppy, lucky, puppet, and monkey)

Lillie has started grabbing hers before she gets out of bed and through out the day can be found snuggling with it. She sleeps with 2 blankets. She always picks this one, white with pink polka dots, over the pink crocheted blanket, to snuggle up to.

Elliott always picks this blanket over the other one in his bed when it's time to go to sleep. He also sleeps with two blankets. This one, blue crocheted, and a blue one with stars on it.

To Jack they are all Green Blankets. Lillie's Green Blanket. Elliott's Green Blanket.

(notice Elliott's paci. upside down. 75% of the time this is how he prefers it to be)

Jack And His Imagination

This morning Jack was playing with Lego's. As he was looking out the window with his "telescope" he yelled, "Mommy! There is an emergency in Tennessee! Trevor is stuck in a tree and a bird is about to eat him!"

Finger Painting

Jack working on his own Valentines cards for his friends.

Homemade Finger Paint
1 cup of flour
1 cup of water
food coloring

I got the idea from Amy's blog, but it's a private blog so I can't give her proper credit.

Friday, February 12, 2010

"Quotable Jackers"

As I was looking at the mail (a credit card offer),
Jack: "Daddy, what is that? Is that for Carmen? Is that for Balentines Day?
Me: Ahhh its just business Jack.
Jack: Is that for God? Is that for Jesus?"


Jack needing his nose blown,
Jack: "Mommy and daddy, you don't blow my nose. You blow Wiyyie and Eyyet's nose."
Me: "Oh Jack are you learning how to blow your own nose?"
Jack: "Yeah, God is helping me."

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snow Day

When we woke up this morning it was beginning to snow and it hasn't stopped yet. By the time Lillie and Elliott woke up from their morning naps there was plenty on the ground for us to go out and play. I got everyone bundled up and we headed out. All 3 kids were crying at some point in the getting ready process, which made me wonder if it was all worth it or not. I'm going to say it was worth it and we had fun, but I'm in no hurry to do it again!

Jack playing with his truck in the snow. A truck of some kind always goes outside with us.
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Lillie and Elliott hanging out in the stroller for a little while.

Jack attempting a snow angel. I showed him how to do it with one side of his body. Apparently he thought you only moved one side and not the other.
Jack's snow angel. Can you tell? Only one sided!
Throwing a snowball at Mommy!
Elliott's first time in the snow.
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Lillie's first time in the snow.
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Lillie and Elliott don't have snow boots. Maybe next year, no real need this season. So once I put their socks on I put plastic baggies over their feet before putting their shoes on. It worked well for Elliott, his socks were dry. Lillie's still got wet.
I tried to get a picture of all 3 of them looking. I know, I know, wishful thinking.


At this point they just decided to crawl around in the snow.
Elliott played with the red ball.
Lillie and Elliott were too wet to put back in the stroller. I opened the door to come in and made them crawl to the elevator and Jack rode his bike in. I was in charge of getting the stroller and toys in.
This is the pile outside our apartment door.
I think they felt free once they were out of all their layers.
Jack dethawing.
This is what the courtyard looked like after we were finished!
"Now this is our idea of a good time."

This afternoon Freddy T. came home to play with Jack outside.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Stuck!

One of our newest problems in the Wyatt home.
One gets in. The other gets in. They both get stuck!