Saturday, December 4, 2010

Some Rambling Ongoings...

What did I do today?  Not much.  Rolled over, nursed Alex.  Gave Claire my phone to play with to buy me an extra 15 minutes of dozing.  Got up, put away 3 loads of laundry, fed the kids and myself breakfast.  Alex loves Kix and Cheerios and can pick them up really well by himself!
Got all 3 of us dressed.  This usually takes about 30 minutes!  That's actually pretty good...about 10 minutes each.  Then we headed downtown for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus which was indeed the Greatest Show on Earth!  Amazing!  I haven't been to a circus in well over a decade, and it was just as much fun for me as for Claire, and even Alex who loved looking around!!!
Afterwards, we stopped at a Chicken and Waffle Restaurant.  Yup, you didn't misread that.  Chicken served on waffles.  AMAZING soul food!  And Claire loved the pancakes and eggs, too!
We came home and Claire and I stomped around in the snow for a bit while Alex finished his 3rd nap for the day...he had taken one in the early morning before we left, and another one at the circus.  He is a big sleeper!  Claire did not sleep this much at this age!
Hmm...then we went inside to warm up and do some more laundry.  Then Alex went down again after about 2 hours and Claire and I headed back out in the snow.  I shoveled and salted the driveway.  It was so nice out for being Dec.!!!  Claire was able to have a blast help shoveling the snow and throwing it around.
For dinner we had cold cereal since we had had a big lunch.  Worked out well. ;)  And easy clean-up!
I love how helpful Claire is now.  I was remaking her bed and told her to go downstairs to get the blanket out of the dryer.  She totally did.  Score!  She can also take in the outdoor trash cans when they are empty.  I'm trying to remind myself to be patient and teach her how to do things because it will pay off in the long run.  Like now she knows how to open the fridge and help her self to some snacks in there for her, like cheese or grapes.  She also knows how to get an apple out of the bowl and wash it for herself.  It can only get easier.
Anyways, we finally got the new camera in! we just need a memory card for it...

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