Ezra loves cheese and he loves bananas. I have to make sure he is getting other things even though those are the only things he asks for. Liam likes cheese ok, but has decided Parmesan is the best! Whenever Ezra has a cheese stick Liam wants to get out the Parmesan block and grater!
Sunday, July 20, 2014
We went to the Summer Palace, a world heritage land mark, with some friends this Saturday! It was truly beautiful! It was so beautiful that lots and lots of people want to see it, so we braced ourselves for the crowds. I kept thinking, my claustrophobic mother would hate this! But even still, check out all we saw!
Thursday, July 17, 2014
I went to grab a new diaper and some wipes for Ezra knowing Ben was in our bedroom, Liam is fine in the tub and Ezra hasn't been able to get in by himself. Yet.
I found him in the tub with Liam dressed in Jammies and a dirty diaper. I wish I got that picture but I pulled him out before I had the idea! These are the moments folks. I'm just glad he didn't get hurt going in the tub! He is a very skilled
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
I have always really enjoyed books and I knew I wanted a good little library for my kids. The thing is one can only remember so many of their favorites and then how do you know which ones are good and which ones are books for bums?
So I asked two of my friends who also love books and particularly children's books. One friend does story time for kids around here and another is married to a school librarian and shared the same passion. Yup, I have really cool friends . :)
We have been collecting books and I made a list HERE on my pinterest account of my favorite children's books. A few are some I have yet to check out, but most I can say I personally love in good confidence. The rest my friends love and I trust their judgement very much. So if you are looking for a birthday, Christmas or "just because" book gift here are our favorites!
Monday, July 14, 2014
Ezra is in the process of getting his last two teeth, the top two pointy ones. His pattern for getting teeth seemed much more sporadic than what is seem before (getting them in pairs at a moderate pace in the normal order). I wanted to record Ezra's pattern for my own future giggles.
First red, then light blue, green, orange, purple and last dark blue.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Ben is researched a bunch of climbing spots online and we have slowly been hitting them up. Ben has been to four sites so far, but we missed the third on account of the smog. We visited a beautiful one though, equipped with waterfall, but there were so many people that there was no space to climb! So I gathered the boys away from their pebble throwing into the waterfall pond and we headed to the site we went to two weeks ago.
Friday, July 11, 2014
Liam is working on counting. The order isn't ways interesting to him, and he has this little code for when he wants something to be big and important- 4,6, one teen, 16, one teen. I'm going to start using it when I need to make a point of importance. :)
Liam likes chewing on things. It gets to puppy dog levels at times and some of our toys are missing tails or hands. I told him I was going to feed him dog food if he didn't stop. Yesterday he bit our new water shooter for the pool. I caught him and he said, do I have to eat dog food now? That was the hardest moment not to laugh. Lucky for me he and Ezra were playing in the cabinets and when they closed it I laughed so hard and quiet!
When things need to be named lately Liam wants to name them Liam. I told him that could get confusing because how would we know if someone was talking about Liam the fish or Liam the boy! He loved that.
Good feng shui is tricky to upkeep sometimes. Lighting, heat and water all effect those living factors. I'm hoping I got it right this time. We are all pretty excited about it!
And here is Stewart! He makes this whole thing work.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Ezra came around the corner shouting cookie over and over. I gave him a small one minutes before and I figured he wanted another. I was trying to figure out how I was going to tell him one was enough when he appeared holding his cookie and a plastic lizard and wearing his toy stethoscope. Apparently that lizard liked that cookie and he wanted me to know about it. This kid is such a riot.
Another beautiful day! We walked over to a neighboring compound's play ground and got to playing. I'd heard about their playground, but I hadn't gone till now. Pity, it was a nice playground and a nice decent walk. We should have gone sooner!
We got fried noodles street side for lunch and cleaned our windows in the play room simply because it was a wet thing to do outside in the afternoon of a nice day!