Friday, February 25, 2011

WEEK EIGHT: The Bronx Zoo

This past week was my birthday so I requested that we take a trip the Bronx Zoo.  I have wanted to go there for a long time and I thought Katelyn would really like it too!  Not all the animals were out because it is still too cold for some, but we got to see lots of birds, giraffes, lemurs, monkeys, gorillas, penguins, sea lions and Katelyn's least favorite - FROGS.    The first inside exhibit we went to had frogs and I was excited about this because I love frogs and Katelyn's nursery theme was frogs (which means she got lots of cute froggy things).   I think we may have traumatized her with the frogs since birth though, because the second we stepped over to look at the frogs she covered her eyes and kinda of cried and kept saying scared of frogs, scared of frogs.  OOPS!  Oh well, beside that incident,  she loved all the other animals, especially the Tucan and the giraffes, making my birthday complete :)

Friday, February 18, 2011

WEEK SEVEN: Cudder books Mommy

Translation( for those of you who don't have 2 year olds or former 2 year olds running around):  I want to color in my coloring books mommy.
One of Katelyn's favorite activities is coloring. It keeps her busy for quite a while.   She has a bunch of coloring books and crayons and loves to lay on the floor and go to town. The only problem is if I take my eyes off of her for a second, the wood floor, toy bench or toy kitchen suddenly have a new touch of color on them, courtesy of Katelyn and her crayons.   Since I don't want to take away an activity she loves just so my house does not become a Jackson Pollock painting,  I have learned that aqua doodle coloring books and and color wonder markers & books are greatest things ever!   In case you don't know, one only uses water to turn the almost blank pages into colorful scenes and the second uses makers that don't work unless you color on the special coloring books !  WooHoo!  They may be more expensive but not having the headaches of trying to clean up the crayon off everything is well worth it.

Friday, February 11, 2011

WEEK SIX: Hi Moon!

All this week a sliver of the moon was visible in the sky when I got home after picking Katelyn up from daycare.   Our routine became, get Katelyn out of the car and then say hi to the moon before going into the house.  It was so cute, she would look up, point and scream  Hi MOON a bunch of times and then we would go inside.   I never thought looking at the moon each night could be so much fun.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

WEEK FIVE: Silly Faces :)

At dinner on Monday Katelyn and I were having fun and I took pictures of her doing all her silly faces!!  It made for a lot of giggles and pure happiness!  I couldn't pick just one so here they all are :)