A few smiley moments...
Katie burried under stuffed animals.
She's got plenty of stuffed animals so we just let these visit her in the cart... and anyway, they weren't in our budget* so we didn't buy them.
*The budget thing is probably the best idea I've come up with. Katie gets it, and she makes me stick with it. That's why I no longer share my shopping list with her. You know, just in case something jumps into my cart and beggs to be taken with us... It's hard to hear your 4 year old tell you in a sing-song teacher voice, "Mommyyyyy, we didn't budget for that." It's a bummer when I hear that and see her stern look which is coincedentally kind of similar to mine. I know I've got to put it away to set a good example. Ugh.
Here's Jake playing with Paigey's toys... he loved the Little People set.
Katie had a great time at Lego Land and Jake? He made a bit of a mess with the legos that are out for kids to play with and then tried to pull them out of the color specific cubbies built into a huge wall that are *not* out for kids to play with. (I know it was a kid-friendly space but the color arrangement in the cubbies was so... perfect... I didn't think he should be allowed within 5 feet of the wall. But he had fun anyway.)
Jake. Playing with my pots and pans. He loves to do this still, to this day! And sometimes he'll put them away. (Sometimes he'll bring them to the living room too, and that's okay. I usually only need one.)
Jake in Texas. Just around the time he was learning to walk. So sweet... and a little wobbly! He tried to run away but just had to stop and look to see if I would follow him.
Oh, the guy in the background on roller skates totally took a tumble a little after this picture was taken. Super funny, or so I hear. I was too busy trying to catch Jake to watch the action.
I am participating in the Invisalign Teen Bright Smiles Holiday Photo Contest with Dumb Mom. Because she told me to, and because I might win something. Plus, I like sharing old pictures of the kids being cute!