Harry and Jack playing with their night 1 super heroes-- a big hit, by the way
On Saturday, Harry was in full-on elf mode and whipped together this little play land for his super guys while I was in the shower. He had an excess of energy because my parents were on their way for a little Hanukkah visit.
He really wanted to wear these stockings as socks
My parents brought a few presents,
and there was much unwrapping
Harry got this Playmobil vet clinic, and it is intense-- the vet tech had a lead apron to wear while x-raying animals. There are file folders for the teeny file cabinet and twee bottles of medicine for the little animals. Very detailed-- if you have a little kid into imagination play, I highly recommend it (but if that little kid has a small sibling, you may have to keep an eye on the itty bitty parts.).
At dinner, Harry had fun with my parents
and Jack was a nightmare. Every time we tried to put him in his chair he screamed. He screamed even when we didn't try that. He also bit a creamer and made it explode all over me and was only happy standing on the booth between me and Ben eating his food while waving and giggling and saying "hhhhhhhh" (hi" to the booth behind us.
Harry and Jack both love Jack's dragon castle
At breakfast today, Jack was way better behaved, mainly because I let him pick his own food at the buffet and gave him exactly what he picked out-- a waffle, a donut, and some Fruit Loops. Healthy.
These next two are just some hilariously bad pictures
After breakfast , we played a rousing game of Guess Who I am? which is super fun, as Jack and my mom can attest
You put these little cut out things around your face and the other players guess who you are-- Harry always runs to a mirror to check before he guesses.
3 and up, but the under 3's like it,
and so do the and ups.
After my parents went home, Ben and I braved the mall crowds ($5 rugby sweaters at Children's Place and 25% off the WHOLE STORE at Gymbo) and bought ourselves a Hanukkah present: a new point and shoot camera!
Here's a picture of my new ELPH taken with my old ELPH,
and here are its inaugural pictures:
Jack's silly face
Harry jumping on the bed
Scintillating stuff, no? Well get excited because I have 5 more mega pixels and even more zoom to capture these fascinating moments. Up next: trying to wrap up the semester on winter-break amounts of childcare and living to blog about it.