Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Grandpa and His Girls

Tummy Time at Grandma and Grandpas

On Saturday, Miles and Cousin P ran around like the crazy 3year old boys they are having a grand time. Isla spent a lot of time being passed around, playing with Miss M, and having some tummy time.

Cousins at Play

Whew!  It was one wild Easter weekend at my parents.  My sister and family are moving to the great sunny state  of California in a few short weeks, so we wanted the cousins to spend as much QT together as possible.  We spent Friday evening, the better part of Saturday, and Sunday at my parents. 

Miles was so excited to see his cousin P.  Things got a little complicated  when Miles realized that P was on his turf, meaning some rules were different.  And he had a hard time  understanding that just because P was on his turf didn't mean that P had to do whatever Miles wanted  at any given time!  Miles  had a bit of trouble with this concept.  In his mind, P was  there to play with him.  In general, they got along great and had a great time together!

They did run around the front yard for a while, ate lasagna, played with the train, watched Grouch and Calliou and played in the "sandbox"...as well as played "car wash" with Miles' truck.

This game (and night) didn't end so well because Miles was over excited, over tired and territorial...a bad combo for a 3 year old. So, right around total meltdown time we headed home.  He went to bed at 9 that night and didn't get up till almost 1030 the next morning!  Talk about playing hard!

And the girls, Miss M and Miss Isla!  Miss M was quite smitten with the baby :). 

This was just the start to a great weekend!

Magical Easter Eggs!

We celebrated Easter weekend mostly at my parent's house.  My sister, brother in law, their kiddos and my younger sister trecked over from the westside to celebrate and visit.  Before we went up to my parents' the first night, Miles wanted to make some Magical Easter Eggs!  Though I was far more conservative about the process than my sister and didn't let Miles put his hands in the dye or make a mess!  I'm lame like that :)
First we boiled the eggs, which took great patience on Miles' part. 

Miles was pretty darned excited about the whole thing! 

Then we mixed the colors...in apple cider vinegar because that was all we had... 

Again, he was pretty excited.

Isla waited patiently by, jumping around in her jumperoo. 

Then the dying began...gently placing the eggs, one by one, into the dye without getting your fingers or hands  wet!

He did a pretty good job.  We made a game of it :)  (Oh and please excuse the fire hazard on the stove and other general clutter  in the background...)

Then we let them set...and they were half done. 

And we dyed the second half.  This time, we let them set, then switched them up (moved the red into the yellow, green into the blue, yellow into the orange, etc) just to mix up the colors a bit. 

And there you have it!  Our Magical Easter Eggs!  Miles did add afew stickers after they dried.
We then brought them up to Grandma and Grandpa's to share with the family (and show them off!).