Wednesday, August 22, 2012
just put it on the hooks left from a quilt rack the previous owners
Gigi was sad to not get something she wanted but can't have.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
Our Play group took a tour of a local Fire Station. Henry was pretty scared of the fire fighter in his protective gear. Part of the reason they host these tours is to familiarize kids with fire fighters so they won't hide from rescuers. The firemen gave us tips on how to teach and prepare our kids for emergencies, but the big thing for kids this age was to teach them not to hide in an emergency.
Henry loved getting into the fire engine. He seemed to know exactly how to drive a big rig. Must run in the family.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Never trust a toddler.
I painted the kids' faces. I had to let the paints dry before I could put them away. The kids were given clear instructions not to touch them. I left them playing in the toy room, and ran upstairs. I came back down a few minutes later to find Henry painting Miss C's face in the kitchen. Her left side still looks like a butterfly. The lower right side looks like melted pastels.
Nick and I went to a Jazz concert at the Shedd aquarium. We actually only heard about 20 seconds of jazz, but we saw the whole aquarium. It confirmed my suspicion that Henry will be horribly afraid of the aquarium, and we were right to leave him at home. The baby dolphin was adorable.
The mall had a Back-to-School party, featuring Pinkalicious. Since I know Miss E loves Pinkalicious, we invited her to meet us there. They both enjoyed the dancing, balloon animals, and face painting, but Miss E won the grand prize, tickets to Pinkalicious!
I was busy talking to Lindsay while we waited in line for face painting, so I didn't notice when Henry must have told the painter he wanted the same decal as Miss E. So they both had "hello kitty" on their faces.
Nick and I went to the opera. It's been so long since we went together, I can't even remember the last time. It wasn't the big opera company in town, but the voices were world-class. The American Chamber Opera is a small opera company that gives developing artists a chance at leading roles. The opera was performed with very few props or costumes, but in the gorgeous setting of the First Methodist Church in downtown Chicago. It was a great production, and I wouldn't be surprised to see some of those voices headline at the better-known Chicago opera company someday.
As we left, the news station was filming their broadcast across the street. The anchor was wearing jeans.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
The AC repair guys came today, and they were great. I highly recommend them. Henry was very interested in everything they were doing, even if he is not that helpful.
Gigi is too daring. She climbs onto the coffee table, then sort of jumps onto the couch. She learned it from watching Henry.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
I called the YMCA to find out when their family swim time was. We structured our Saturday around it. Nick took Henry to go swimming. They got there just in time to be told that family swim time was over. They came home without touching the water. The desk at the YMCA had given us the wrong information. Trying the new googles in the pool will have to wait.