So anyway, I saw this idea for preschoolers and thought that it would be a great busy project for Alanna. You know, since you can spend millions of dollars on toys and games for kids and all they want to do is play with the box anyway.
These were household items that I already had and could give to her to keep her busy while I started dinner. Genious!
So I would call out the color "red" and Alanna would pull out all the red pipe cleaners. And so on and so forth. Once they were all out, she would have fun putting them all back in.
This is definitely something I will be bringing out weekly. Cheap, easy, fun, and kept her attention for a good hour. SCORE!
Now, go and see if you got your invite to Pinterest.
Alanna LOVED scooping out the pumpkin gunk and throwing the seeds into the garden. We got the funniest video of it, but I still haven't figured out how to add a video to this stinkin' blog.
Alanna picked out a spider for daddy's pumpkin and a slightly scary kitty for hers. I was going to put a cute little welcome message on mine, but it broke right in the middle of carving it...so I just carved out a HUGE Mickey instead. Alanna was thrilled, so it all worked out in the end. The mini pumpkin has a sticker face on it. Alanna made that at "school" and she thought it had to be in the picture too.
Yesterday I told Alanna that she could not have an Elmo juice. She whined about it and I told her again that she could not have an Elmo juice. She stormed off to the playroom, found her princess cell phone, and promptly called Nana to tattle on me. Her conversation went something like this:
A: Nana, Mommy say no Elmo juice to Lanna. A: Lanna mad. A: Lanna want Elmo juice. A: Nana, miss you. Love you.
Then she turns to me and says "Mommy, Nana say YES Elmo juice!"
Later we were in the car and I turned down the A/C and Alanna yells out "HEYYYYYY....no turn that off mommy. I hot."
Ever since we found out I was having a girl, my dad was anxious to get his hands on her hair. Not that she has an abundance...but we finally have something and Papa had his chance!
He took her out and bought her some teeny tiny little curlers and rolled her hair up while she was eating dinner one night.
I was in shock that she left them in! She really liked them actually. It was just cracking me up how she looked like a little old lady sitting there. You just don't see people in curlers very much anymore.
And now Papa has TWO girls with hair to play with!
Alanna is proud to announce that her little cousin Lydia was born last weekend!! We got to skype with her yesterday and she is just a perfect little doll. We can't wait to see her and hold her!!!
Yesterday, Alanna and I were at the grocery store, and the cashier commented to her how cute she was. She then asked how old she was and Alanna promptly held up one finger and shouted "TWO!"
She then asked what her name was and Alanna (out of nowhere) shouts out "CELERY!" WHAT?!?! I couldn't believe what she had said, so I asked her what her name was. She told me "Celery" too. She wasn't even cracking a smile. She was SO serious! At the end of the transaction, the cashier gave Alanna her Buddy Bucks (for a little machine at the door that gives stickers) and she said "here you go Celery." Alanna said "thanks" like it was no big deal. HAHA! I don't think I'll be running to change the birth certificate or anything, but for now...my sweet girl is CELERY!
We had black beans for dinner one night a couple of days ago and it's safe to say that Alanna enjoyed them. She works hard at using her fork or spoon, but sometimes something is SO good that she just has to shovel it in with her hand. This was the case with her black beans. I had to take a picture because she looked so cute. Then I got the bright idea to do this....
Alanna LOVED going into Nana's computer room and messing with all the fun things around the computer. However, her first thing she would do when she sat down, was grab Nana's glasses and put them on.
How cute is she?!?
They were reading glasses, so I'm not sure how she saw out of them, but she LOVED them and wanted to keep them on. If she follows the family trend, she will probably have a cute pair of her own someday.