Sunday, February 20, 2011

S and T Week, and Grandma's surprise party!

Yesterday we gathered with the family at Uncle John and Aunt Rebbecca's to celebrate Grandma Anne's birthday with a big surprise party! Charlie and Lily had a great time hanging out with all their relatives and partying down, and we hope Grandma was surprised!

Charlie loves cousin Melissa - he's such a flirt!

Passing time coloring in their Sesame Street coloring books. Lily kept tossing her crayons into the pretzel bowl. (Target has the BEST dollar section. I went yesterday afternoon and got all kinds of great Sesame Street stuff - coloring/sticker books, stamps, bath books, board books, etc.)
For Christmas, Uncle John and Aunt Rebecca ordered Charlie and Lily the Little People Stand n' Play Rampway, but it was back ordered. It came in this week, so Uncle John set it up for Charlie and Lily to play with at the party. Charlie loved it!
"Wait - we get cake again?!?!! Birthdays are great!"
In between all the birthday celebrations of the week, Charlie and Lily also learned about the letters S and T. We read No, No, No Little Turtles and sang "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" and "I'm a Little Teapot." We had a tea party with our Laugh n' Learn Tea Set and made tree Ts for art.
For a special snack, Charlie and Lily helped me make teddy bear trail mix. We combined Teddy Grahams, Cheerios, raisins and chocolate chips in a tupperware and Charlie and Lily shook it all up to mix it.
The other morning I sprinkled a little powdered sugar on Charlie and Lily's french toast. Needless to say, it was a huge hit.
I just realized that I never posted these pics! About two weeks ago Aunt Diane and cousin Adam came over to visit. Charlie and Lily had a great time showing Adam all their toys, and Diane taught Lily where her eyes are. Lily now says "eye" and jams her thumb into her eye. We're working on making that trick a little more gentle... ;)


Anonymous said...

xoxooxxo :)

Lucy M said...

Danny used to point at his eye like that too and when the babies came home he was trying to poke theirs too. I was really glad when he grew out of that phase.

Brooke said...

I remember you telling me that, Lucy! Glad he grew out of it...because I'm getting really nervous at meal times when she decides she needs to point to her eye with her fork.