Saturday, May 12, 2012

Random life in May

Bella created a fort one evening.  She used all ten of our chairs (6 dining room and 4 kitchen) and the majority of our blankets.  She called it her 'castle fort'.  It was even divided into rooms.  She insisted that we keep it up that night.  We did.  Sort of.  Andy and I wanted to watch a show (we're really into Downton Abbey these days).  So we pushed everything into the dining room and then put it back before heading up to bed.  When Bella inspected it the next morning, she knew that it was different and then proceeded to make the necessary fixes.

And since we had no chairs to sit on for breakfast that morning, we ate in the fort. 

I got out the Magic Bullet one morning - so perfect for making smoothies.  I wanted to try out this banana walnut smoothie recipe that was on our yogurt container.  Pretty tasty.  Curtis devoured it.

Graydon opted for a banana, strawberry, blueberry smoothe.  His was delicious as well. 

Later on that morning, we made some Cheerios Rings for the birds.  Graydon got the cereal on no problem.  Curtis needed some assistance.  And of course, he kept eating his. 

Sleeping Beauty.  And look - there's even an apple nearby.  I guess that's more Snow White.  Anyway, I found Bella like this one late afternoon.  She was looking through photo albums and got a little sleepy.  It's very rare to see this girl asleep during the day.  So peaceful.

A friend from church dropped off this Lantana plant for Bella.  She gave her one last year as well.  It was planted in this exact spot, grew into a bush of flowers, and bloomed all summer.  I'll try to remember to post pictures of it at the end of summer.  Such a pretty plant.

You'll notice that Bella once again is wearing her brown dress.  She literally puts it on after school every day (except for when it's in the wash).  I really need to find more dresses like this one because she simple adores it.  The reason?  "It's comfortable." she told me.  Sounds like my girl.

Now that Bella is reading more, she can take over some nights during story time.  She's reading the book "Underpants Thunderpants".  This is currently one of the kids' top picks.  It has them laughing at the end every time.

This was all his doing - not my own.  But it did keep him quiet throughout the rest of the story.

1 comment:

mcbenetti said...

I barely recognize the kids. They are growing soo much.