Monday, May 30, 2011
Finally, butterflies began to break out of their shells. We watched them closely - hoping to catch a glimpse of it happening but no luck. It seemed to happen every time we would walk away. Finally, ten butterflies were living our our butterfly pavillion. Each day, Addelyn would check her butterflies and then we would feed them. This included flowers or shredded kleenex with sugar water and orange slices. We would watch their little tongues come out and eat. It was a very cool process for Addelyn to watch and was a great learning tool for her.
Time to say goodbye! Butterflies live for around 10-14 days. We decided today was a great day to say goodbye. It is nice out and we decided we would much rather say goodbye this way than to wake up one morning and to find dead butterflies.
I would definitely suggest getting a butterfly pavilion and growing some butterflies! It was fun and interesting for Addelyn- it was really a great age to do this.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Gotta love it, how life can change in a matter of one year! YEAH for babies!!!
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
She got down from her chair and went under our island. I was expecting her to come out with a pretty picture or maybe she would show me that she found some piece of old food under the counter. In a minute or so she jumped back up into her chair- completely naked! "Surprise!" she said, "I'm coloring naked!"
Monday, May 23, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
"Wow" is one I hear often these days. "Wow, Mom. Wow," she'll say about anything that she is surprised or interested in.
The other day she was playing with her baby (surprise, surprise!) and let me tell you, listening to her talk to her baby is the best! She has quite the imagination. Her and baby have great conversations.
"Are you kidding me, Baby?" she said. "I cannot believe you pooped! It smells terrible. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?"
Friday, May 20, 2011
Addelyn took off with the camera the other night and was taking pictures. She ran upstairs and I gave her a warning that she needed to return the camera back to me OR ELSE! She pushes every button possible and I'm nervous that she'll break our camera or really mess it up. I loved what I found later when I sat down to put my pics on the computer. Ohhhhh Addelyn.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Of course, we also have spent time doing the other fun Easter traditions- coloring eggs being one of them.
We also went to Heartland Vineyard for an Easter Eggstravagansa which was inside because of bad weather. Addelyn picked up lots of eggs but I think was a bit overwhelmed by the amount of people there that day. I was a bit overstimulated myself!
We hung out with our buddy Jack at the Easter egg hunt too!
Friday, May 13, 2011
Friday, May 6, 2011
I would say it is a new tradition to try to do a family weekend with the Hoskinson crew at least once a year- going somewhere fun together. All of us have jobs that call for working on weekends so it takes a lot of work to get something set up. We finally made it happen for the beginning of April. We headed to Minnesota this year and had a great time. One of our first stops was IKEA, gotta love that place!
Addelyn and her Uncle Matt have a very special bond!
We spent some time on Saturday playing at the Indoor Park in Edina. It is a blast- the kids loved it (all of the kids, even the big ones!)
Addelyn absolutely LOVES her cousins Ty and Trae. After the weekend together, she couldn't stop talking about when would be the next time to see them!
Blanket Monster game- yeah, I'm not really sure about this game. It is a game that Mark played when he was little. I think the tradition has been carried on!
Addelyn being her crazy self! By the way, we stayed at the Radisson Hotel and there is where the Water Park of America is located. It was a blast. The rooms were awesome and so was the pool. I would definitely suggest it for a family weekend. The rooms we stayed in had small bunk rooms which worked great for the kiddos (and Mark and I, we were the kiddos this year too!!!)
The kids had a blast playing in the top bunks. Who needs toys when there are cousins and bunk beds?
What a great weekend of great memories made!
Thursday, May 5, 2011
*Jiva is a salon here in CF. Addelyn has gotten her haircut there but no pedicures! Not sure where that came from but I love the way her mind works!
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
The best thing was that she tried to start conversation with me at 3 a.m. "Mommy, what were you doing in the kitchen last night after I was in bed? Were you eating? What were you eating? Did you get on the computer?" After I discouraged conversation, she finally fell back asleep, thankfully!
This morning, the first thing she asked me was, "Where do all the bad foxes live? Or the bad wolves?" She said a bad fox or wolf was in her room last night.