Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sunday Funday

We took full advantage of not having many chores to do this weekend and had a great fun filled day with Savannah. After Marc made us a yummy pancake breakfast we headed to the school where we had heard there may be baby swings..

At the third park we found the baby swings – yay! We put Savannah in the swing and she was very unsure of the whole thing. Marc and I kneeled in front of her to assure her it was ok and when she smiled we moved the swing a little. That brought some big smiles! After a couple minutes we pushed it to go a little higher but it turned out it was too much. She got scared so we stopped the swing until she calmed down again. A little push and we got a small smile but it was short lived and she was ready to move on.


Next was the horsie which she had a great time bouncing on - even though the picture is not of her smiling. 



At that point another family had arrived to fly a kite in the grassy area. Savannah was overly excited and ran off towards the grass. Marc caught up with her first and off they went to chase the kite,


with a short stop to pick a dandelion..


then back to chasing the kite!


The kite got really high up and Savannah was pointing and squealing at it.


Then it was back to the playset for more slide and climbing time, complete with Marc and me busting our butts on the ground at the end of the slide - thankfully he's the only one caught on camera. :)





After we arrived home and had a snack we headed back outside to play with her water table. Marc even remembered (I never do) to take her clothes off before she got soaked - much easier to clean up!






Sunday, April 13, 2014

First Haircut

The mullet continues on Savvy’s hair with some nice sporadic bangs in her eyes.. Yes, she’s full out shaggy looking, enough that it’s been bothering her in the bathtub.. Until today!
Marc and I took her the Great Clips by our house for a trim. It seemed silly since she doesn’t have that much hair altogether but figured a nice cleanup would be good. Marc ended up in the chair with Savvy in his lap in the hopes she’d be calmer..

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It worked for a couple minutes with the added help of the big mirror she could see herself in. But when the hairdresser starting spritzing water into her hair she spazzed a little.

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We showed her the water bottle, had her spritz my hand then Savannah’s hand and explained it was just water which seemed to be ok as she calmed down and examined the water on her hand. She was a little weary when the comb and scissors came out but did really good for the remainder. Watching what was going on in the mirror seemed to help.

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We of course got a little bit of the first snips to take home with us..

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And the final nice and neat cut!





Thursday, April 10, 2014

Rocking to Fantasia

Grandma Wienke brought over Fantasia for Savannah to watch last week, it just sat on the shelf until the weekend when I needed a few minutes to get breakfast ready. I popped the dvd in and after a couple minutes of whining because it wasn’t Signing Time the music started. Savvy was mesmerized! She hopped onto her monkey rocker and rocked like crazy in a Fantasia trance – until the in between parts with talking when she would whine at me like I broke it. I can’t blame her for the trance – there is so much going on the screen it’s almost seizure inducing! Ok, that might be also partly to blame on us since the TV is big..

 

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Slime!!!

I’ve been looking around the internet for toddler activity ideas that are easy and can be done with things around the house. There are tons of them (not that it’s surprising) – I have pinned a few blogs from stay a home moms and homeschooling moms with fabulous ideas. Even better, they are easy and honestly no-brainers if I had a creative mind like these women. I figured I’d start out easy so while Savannah was napping on Sunday I got a couple ready for her.
http://handsonaswegrow.com/50-toddler-activities/
http://www.notimeforflashcards.com/

The first was to blow up a balloon – we have many left over from a previous party – and hang it so that it’s just above Savannah’s head. The idea is they can swing at it to improve motor skills. Sounds great and easy, right? I hung it in a doorway with painters tape on the ceiling and excitedly waited for her to wake up from her nap. Well, this little one saw it, got super excited then grabbed it and pulled it down. She then proceeded to run around the house with it and Melanie in tow.. Ooops.. We tried tying it to a chandelier but she got it down again. At least she had fun! No pictures since she didn’t stand still but here’s a random picture of my two loves playing video games. She loves Diablo :)

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The next one I tried was slime.. Oh yes, ooey gooey messy slime! I found a recipe online for edible slime in case she stuck it in her mouth – just condensed milk, cornstarch and food coloring.. Cooked it up on the stove while she slept and dumped it into a big bowl when it cooled to room temperature. To make it more interesting I tossed a couple plastic cookie cutters in the bowl. This one was a sure hit!!

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I tried to get her to show Marc her hands so he could get a good picture of them (I had slime on my hands) but it turned into clapping.. Which ended up with slime on the walls, pantry door, cabinet and island.. She was crazy laughing.. like a villian in a Disney movie.. I found it hilarious! (the slime comes off with just plain old warm water)
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And cleanup of the little one.. The easiest way was to strip her down and put her in the sink.. Which she enjoyed more than Daddy lol
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Friday, April 4, 2014

Da Slide!

While we were in Virginia we took some walks and ran into a small park. Savannah got really excited and tried to break out of her stroller.. Luckily she was strapped in or else I have a feeling there would’ve been a face plant in the mud. Once at the playset I let her loose and she started giggling and running around to check it all out.

 

Once she found the slide she stood at the bottom of it wanting to go down. It took a few minutes to convince her that she had to come to the other side to be able to get to the top. After one time up the stairs,through the tunnel, and across the platform and up the second set of stairs to the slide with me guiding her she was a pro.

 

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In action:

 

Slide GIF Video

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

It's a Boy!

We had another Ultrasound on Thursday and the tech confirmed what the last one appeared - we're having a boy!

We have a couple names from before we knew Savannah was a girl (Jasper, Parker) a couple added on in case this one was a boy (Jackson, Lincoln) and Marc's most recent addition of Archer. Like the TV show that he loves. Which means I should've been able to use Lorelei but I guess we're past that.. Maybe..

I had also seen a nursery I liked for a boy and when I showed Marc last night he liked it: http://mamawhimsy.com/our-boy-nursery-reveal/. The blue will be close but a little different since I'll use the blue of Savannah's ceiling (only used maybe a third of it for her room).

Of course, the first step for his room will be to clean it out since its been my dumping ground for all of the toys and clothes Savvy has grown out of!