Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Tori's Fair

Tori's fair trip was a little different from her brothers. She liked the carousel ride, but wasn't about to try the ferris wheel. She braved the roller coaster with her dad beside her and came out saying 'again, again'. She rode most of the same rides as her brother, but got in a few other ones while he was riding the big kids rides. In addition to the strawberries, Tori got to ride the dragons and bears. All 3 you sat in side while they spun around and you could turn yourself around in circles. A couple of times she lost her balance, but always seemed ready for more.

In the boat she sat there and looked displeased as this wasn't a thrilling ride for a 2 year old. No fun just sitting in water without getting splashed or thrown around a curve at high speeds. Tori loved the slide as well and was able to complete most of the 2nd fun house without a problem. She was carried around the barrel roll and through the side to side shaker.

The ride for her also seemed a bit long on the Tilt-A-Whirl. In the beginning, she kept trying to scoot up so her feet could be under the bar, but the pressure of the ride kept pushing her back. she didn't seem too pleased at the end of it. She was also snuck onto the scrambler ride. Apparently, she was too short to ride it even with an adult. That was ok, she enjoyed it anyways and her Dad protected her from getting squished by her big brother.

I don't think she was too impressed with the lemon shake-ups at the fair. She got a sour look on her face after the first try and didn't seem interested in it much after that, even though she drank some of it. Once home, she was hot, tired and hungry, so after dinner and a bath she watched Caillou until bed time. She slept like a rock that night.

Monday, July 16, 2007

The Artist's

This past weekend Tori's dresser was painted with bugs and flowers. After her nap, Tori caught her Mommy painting her dresser and had to help. She helped a little and everything was corrected. After the dresser was done, Ollie and Tori got to use the acrylic paint to paint on a piece of paper. They both made master pieces and we had to purchase washable paints immediately.


Since then the artwork has been flowing. A lot of the time Tori ends up more painted than her paper, but the good thing is it all washes off with just a bit of water. Even though the paint does get mixed sometimes, it seems to stay the appropriate color. Tori even has a special pad of paper to paint on and she keeps most of the painting to herself and the paper. Apparently we have artist's in the making.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Relaxing on Mom

Neither Tori nor Ollie could get full last night. On one of her many trips to the kitchen, Tori got a yellow popsicle. She ate part of it and then came into the bedroom and sat on top of me to watch Sponge Bob. She laid back on my stomach and chest and finished her popsicle. Essentially, I was her human chair until she fell off with a thud. No more Mommy chair. Tori was on to other things.

One More Visit

Tori has a doctor's appointment this afternoon to make sure her eye is ok. The redness is gone, the swelling is gone and the bruise underneath is just about gone. The lid does not droop and there is just a slight scratch where she cut it. Everything seems to be fine, but we'll see what the doctor has to say.

Vacation Over

Ollie and Tori had a good time at their great-grandparents' house. They played with everything Grandma got out and told them lots of stories. It rained a lot, but that didn't stop Tori from spending hours playing in the rain and making mudpies with the flyswatter. Ollie wouldn't go into the rain, but he did sit on all of the porch swings and eat like there was no tomorrow. We spent the first part of the trip traveling stopping to get him food to eat. Tori also had her fair share of food, eating three helpings of spaghetti on the first night we were there. All in all, they had a good time and didn't want to leave until the car was packed.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Rain, Rain, Rain

It rained for almost 2 days while Tori visited her great-grandparents. This was to Tori's benefit as she loves getting wet. We got there around lunch time on Saturday and it started raining not too long after lunch. Out Tori went into the rain, running around the yard having a great time. She played in the water shooting out of the gutters like a waterfall because they were overflowing. She also liked taking a bath in Grandma's sunken tub. All the playing in the rain must've worked up an appetite in Tori. She ate 3 plates of spaghetti and we know her stomach isn't that big!


Sunday came and Tori was out in the rain again. This time she made some mud pies with the fly swatter and got herself a bit dirty. Her parents were a bit smarter and got her down to her diaper for this run in the rain. She splashed and played in the puddles for awhile.


In the afternoon Tori had mostly mashed potatoes for lunch with her chicken and green beans. She love mashed potatoes. She also chased the bubbles from her bubble wand to pop them. That seems to be a favorite toy now. Luckily for us it can only be used outside. That night Tori took a very long nap with her grandma, she slept until 7 pm! They got up and everyone had a snack.


Tori also discovered puzzles this weekend. She like the ones her brother was playing with, but she also liked the board puzzles where you place the object (like animals) in the same shaped picture. She kept fighting her brother for the regular puzzle pieces, but they are a little too advanced for her.

Monday was a long trip home and she behaved rather well. She ate most of her lunch at Applebee's and had a good time at the zoo. For some reason, she really likes the fish at the zoo. Eventually she got tired and along with her brother we headed home.

Tori was ready to swing when we got home, she was tired of sitting down for most of the day. Everyone had a late dinner and it was off to bed at 10. Wednesday was most of the same for Tori. She did get to see a few fireworks around our neighborhood before bed. Next year, we'll probably take them both to the fireworks show if it isn't too late. I'm sure Tori will like it.