Aurora got a package ready this week for her friend Silas who lives on the other side of the world. She misses playing with him, she really enjoyed his family being home for a while when his baby sister was born (she is just a bit older than Gideon)
(The top pictures is Aurora holding up the country that Silas lives in, she really likes her magnetic world map and loves learning about geography, the second is her silly letter to him – she dictated. )
The weather has been so hot lately, as everyone knows, so the kids have been playing in the kiddie pool or pond any chance they get. Yesterday they didn’t end up getting in the pool for more than a second, but they did enjoy playing with the hose while it filled up. It takes so long for the water to warm up in the pool (unless you bring a lot of buckets of hot water out) that they sometimes wait until the second day to actually swim.
This butterfly was flying all over my mom’s garden yesterday while the kids played, so I had to get a picture of him too. The kids love watching butterflies.
My little nephew got his first bee(or wasp) sting yesterday, poor little guy was quite distraught. (he’s not quite 3 yet) The boys learned that mustard takes out the stinger and makes it stop hurting. (Aurora discovered this already a month or so ago when she got her first sting by a rather nasty wasp).
Zeke was quite disturbed though when it was time to wash off the mustard (he was getting it EVERYWHERE) he thought that if we washed it off it would start to hurt again. Instead of just trying to explain (which we did, but with toddlers that isn’t always useful) we took marker (obviously a washable, non-toxic one) and drew a little smiley face on it and told him that was the next step to making it better. Of course he believed us completely, was very pleased and went around happily showing off his smily face.
It’s funny how little things (like band-aids or “kissing it better”) can make all the difference in a toddler’s comfort. 😉
Oh, and here is a video of Gideon calling dada, he calls “Rora” to and I do have a video of that but here is this one for now. 🙂 I’m bias, I know, but he is just the cutest thing in the whole world. 🙂
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