It is the end of January. Forecast for 70 degrees today. Sometimes I really wonder where we've landed, but then again, Calvin doesn't seem to mind all the extra time outdoors ...
Today, I learned that if Calvin Jesse drops his toy airplane onto the floor at the beginning of the drive to go pick up Dad from work and neither Lucy nor I can reach it, he will cry the entire trip. And that even pouring, pounding rain and rush hour traffic will not drown him out. Looks like powerful lungs run in the family (see: Miss Lucy, aka Sissy).
Miss Lucy's adventures this week included:
Researching a report on penguins
Reading the two more books from the Littles series
Flying the remote-controlled helicopter out back ... on to the roof
Three and a half hours at the pediatric ophthalmologist's office
Painting a blue horse and red tree
Finishing her first sewing kit
Reaching the halfway point in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Wearing crazy socks and an inside-out shirt on her fun Friday dress-up day
Singing "Angels We Have Heard on High" (loudly) 100 times
Working on chapter 15 of her next Deer and Dog book
Playdates with Hazel, Lauren, and Elsie
Watching Phineas and Ferb
We sure love her!
Things Calvin Jesse said to me this week:
"No thank you!" (most often yelled angrily during a tantrum)
"Airplane! Airplane inna Calvin's bed!" (asking to sleep with his plastic airplane)
"Ta da!" (when he accomplished something, like getting his pants off)
"Dun-duh-DAH!" (after making it to the top of the hill at the library children's garden)
"Daddy lunch!" (asking to go take Daddy out to lunch)
"Yay! Friends inna Y!" (going to the childcare at the YMCA)
"Yellow wocket ship! Wocket ship inna stars!" (wocket = rocket)
"Love you, Mama!"
(Notice all the exclamation points—when he makes the effort to talk, he really wants to get his point across!)