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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Spaghetti and a Snowman

This past weekend was definitely a good one. Mairead got to go to see Elmo with Brian and Christin while Dave and I went out to breakfast kid-free (thanks to Nana and Grampy for babysitting). Then, Katie and Steve brought our new cousin, Lily, over for a visit, and Jen and Mike came over, too. We had dinner together and also had visits from Beth, Jimmy, Norman, and My Nana. These are pretty popular kids!

If you ask the twins, though, I think they would say that their favorite part of the weekend was their introduction to spaghetti. They LOVED it!

Jack just couldn't believe he had such a great dinner.


Mairead is also a huge fan of spaghetti, but she has been eating it for a while. So, only some of hers got on her face. And hands. And hair.

Ben had it everywhere. But it was worth it!

Jack did pretty well with the mess. He is always neater than his baby brother.

Mairead had some special fun with Grampy when he helped her to build her first snowman. Sometimes when it snows, she looks out the window and says, "Hi, Snowman." I guess she thinks they must live out there. She also says, "Brr.... It's cold. I get stuck." Oh, and "snow globe," when it is still snowing out. She really loves the snow.
She was very helpful and very proud of Grampy.

She offered him encouragement along the way saying, "Yay, you did it! Whee-whoo!" And at the end, "There. All finished!" When he was finished, Nana brought us some hot chocolate which prompted, "Thanks, Gree (that's Grampy for now). Thanks, Nana!"

After the snowman was complete, she sat on the ground and talked to him for a while. "Hi Snowman. Hi!" So you're a snowman.... what's that all about?

Thanks, 'Gree,' for building her first snowman!
To parents- Mairead has recently become obsessed with a DVD called Here Come the ABCs, by They Might Be Giants. It teaches the alphabet and includes some cute songs about letters. She dances to it and sings the songs. So much so that last night I went in to check on her and she was singing in her sleep. "Go G, Go G," from the song, "Go for G". If you are looking for something a little different for learning letters, it is cute!
Letters are our big thing lately- she can sing pretty much the entire alphabet song with just a few prompts. We have been doing a few crafts involving letters, too. I will post some of her artwork soon!


The Plateniks said...

We like "Letter Factory" by LeapFrog...also cute songs for each letter and focuses some on the sounds the letters make. Will only likes "W" and "K" for now. (we've been discussing someone else's name too..can you tell?)

I love her teaching Grampy to make a snowman...such a leader!

Joseph "Connor" said...

Connor is ALL about his letters lately. We have foam bathtub letters that aren't just for bathtime anymore. They are ALL.OVER.THE.HOUSE. We'll have to check out that DVD!

Terry Family said...

You're brave. I've yet to let Nathan just go at his pasta.