Soren actually made his drum light up today. It was an accident, but he liked it.
Thursday morning was spent at a presidency meeting all morning, and then we hit Costco on the way home. I was late, as usual, but this time for a totally different reason. I was cleaning up a big mess that required some laundry, and we will leave it at that. Keira had a fun time playing with Lizzie and Elise, and Michelle gave me some preschool details. I hope to get Keira into preschool with Lizzie this fall. I can't believe I have to sign her up now already. We haven't done it yet, but we plan on it, I think. Once home, we had naps, and then cleaned up more messes in the evening, including a bad one on the floor. Soren went through several outfits today, although his were mostly from drool/spit up. Keira was responsible for the really bad messes today, although managed to keep most of her clothes clean, oddly. I was overjoyed to go for a run and get away from messy children this afternoon. Soren's many outfit changes are shown below.
Keira is reading her Little Mermaid book as she watches the movie.
When I got back from my run, I did some "flying Soren's". This is an ab exercise with Soren on my lower legs. We will have to get some video of it, he really enjoys it. I did this with Keira too, but she wasn't this heavy this fast, so it was easier.
Friday we had a great morning. We drove out to Ann Arbor to go to the Hands on Museum. We met up with Stacy and Connie from church with their children and Valerie and Katie. Keira was very excited to see Katie. Connie's daughter Haley was just put into the same nursery as Keira this year, so they aren't as used to playing with each other yet, but hopefully they will play together more as the weeks go by. We spent most of the morning in the preschool area because it is enclosed and no children over 4 are allowed in, so it was pretty easy to keep an eye on them and lots of activities geared to their ages. We also walked around part of the main museum. There isn't food service there, and Keira was asking for lunch and getting tired, so we headed home fairly early. It was snowing, and we got quite snowy on the way to the car because the museum does not have dedicated parking.
Keira is brushing a Petosky Stone, the state stone for MI. It contains fossilized coral that is more visible when wet.
Keira and Katie are in the water area of the Preschool room.
Keira really enjoyed the water. We weren't sure if we could get her to leave this area (similar to the NYC museum experience). She did transition a bit better here from area to area.
Playing in the kitchen in the preschool room.
All of us in the preschool room.
Valerie and Katie (Luke stayed home today)
Keira has a thing for small slides.
Soren can face out now! He seemed to really enjoy the museum. He likes seeing other kids.
"Nemo" and "Dory"as Keira called them.
Keira is turning gears that can be arranged on the table.
There were lots of buttons to push. Keira and Katie were both getting a bit tired at this point and both wanted to push this one. It worked Tesla's Egg of Columbus.
Big Magnet- Keira has just about maxed out her washer chain.
Inside a giant bubble. She wasn't so sure about this.
This dollhouse is 125 years old. Some of its furnishings look a bit newer, though.
Keira looks to be about 34 inches here. It must be the perspective and the shoes!
Katie on a gurney. Keira wouldn't go near it or in the ambulance, not even the front seat, where she loves to play in our truck.
The snowfall on the stroller. Soren was already in the car at this point.
The bedroom was finally all clean (due to the showing), with both beds all made up. No worries, we didn't leave any of the soft stuff in Soren's bed, it was just for show.
Soren isn't too sure about the jumperoo
Keira is sure she is too big for it.
They are happy now!
A pink tutu and black snow boots, what a combo!
We also put both Keira and Soren to bed in the same room. It was a bit rough getting them both to sleep, but they slept really well for a change.
Keira made a little "chair" out of the snow. She kept asking to be "put up there", meaning, be put into the snow since it was so deep. She wasn't sure about stepping off the sidewalk into it at first or if it didn't have some tracks in it already.
This isn't even the full amount of snow. Ryan had cleaned the truck on Saturday morning prior to the showing to load it up with items to take to the storage unit.
Ryan was going to "get" Keira.
Ryan helped Keira to make a snow angel.
Inside, all ready for church (minus tights and shoes). Keira is investigating our jumperoo.
Soren really didn't know what to think at first. He did warm up, though.
Keira wanted to do tummy time too.
Ryan really had Soren laughing really hard tonight. It is so funny what he thinks is funny.