We gave fingerpainting another try today, this time, strapped in! It went much better for Lily and Ben, but poor Cameron, just wasn’t too into it. I know I keep saying it but he is just teething like a madman.. I got a peek in his mouth today, and just about every vacant gum spot has a tiny tooth just peeking out. That’s got to hurt!
We made some cards to send to all of our family, along with some actual PRINTED photos.. ok, I don’t have them done yet but after I update my myriad of blogs tonight, I am going to work on it and hopefully have them in the mail this week!!
Yes, that’s Ben in the Dora hat. He loves this hat, and sometimes doesn’t want to take it off at all. He was wearing it low over his eyes tonight , he reminded me of the guy from Fat Albert.. but cuter of course:)
I suppose, I have to share our bathtime experience tonight. In 10 or 12 years, Lily might be a little annoyed at the fact that I shared this story.. but she’ll get over it. I’ll leave this post out of the blog book. Anyway, we have been doing baths nightly now, just because it’s fun. They love it, and I love it too because it’s so fun to see them playing together in the tub. Lily likes to grab the rinsing cup (which by the way was my giant water cup from the hospital when I had them), and rinse everyone’s hair. She also likes to pat the boys’ heads when they have shampoo in, like she’s washing their hair for them. Ben gets on his belly in the tub, like he’s trying to swim.. and they all love to get loud in there- I think the acoustics in the bathroom are exciting to them.
We finish up the baths, and I take Cameron and Ben out of the tub, get them dried, lotioned, dressed (all in the bathroom). I leave Lily in the longest because she is the chubbiest and therefore gets cold the last:) Anyway, I hear the familiar noise coming from her.. you know the one. And, there’s the face to go along with it, you know the face. And the next thing I know, the tub has got some unwelcome floating objects.
She was NOT happy about this, and started crying, which I actually think is a good sign, that she didn’t want to be splashing around with the “objects”. It was actually a good opportunity to show her where such objects go, as after all, we were in the bathroom. The boys were quite interested in what was going on too, wondering what the fuss was about. I scooped up what I could in the rinsing cup, and made a big show about putting the “poo-poo” in the toilet, and waving bye-bye to the poo-poo. They were absolutely amazed by the flushing action. Lily looked up at me and said “poo-poo?” *sigh* Can you tell how proud I am? No really, I am. She learned a new word! She has been doing so much imitating me lately, I have a feeling she is about to explode with words. And I am so proud that one of her first words can be poo-poo. I find it really funny.
After baths, I got the kids to bed, cleaned up the kitchen, the living room, and Todd got home so I went for a jog. I just realized as I was writing this, that I forgot to do something. I totally forgot to clean the tub after the incident. Oh, crap.