Tuesday, June 30, 2009

4th of July

We let the kids know this morning that the 4th is coming. Of course, they related the shooting of fireworks to some episode of Sponge Bob. We passed by a fireworks stand and are wondering if Annie can shoot them at her house. You can't do it in Peoria because of local laws, but maybe it is allowed in Mossville. I will be checking that out. If not, the kids will have to settle for sparklers and stink bombs.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Big Helper

Tori is a great helper, unlike her big brother. She picks things up and never has a problem when we ask her to help. She helped pick up the blocks last night, while Christian snuck off and hemmed and hawed to get out of it. She helps with Eli too, who thinks she is hilarious. She can make him laugh like nothing, Last night, she made cookie bars. What a helper!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Walking Buddy

The boys are party poopers and won't go on walks with me. Tori will. She walks all over the neighborhood with me, counting garage doors and windows. We look at flowers and talk about the storm drains. She says that is where her other parents and grandparents died. Bizarre, I know. She walks and walks with me, never once tiring and always wanting to know more. I have a good time with her.