Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Spies like us and word combinations

Perhaps the first rule of spying should be to not leave your spying rules laying around.  Or maybe 'the first rule of spy club is don't talk about spy club.'  

While putting something away in Ginny's room the other day, I stumbled upon her note pad.  I probably wouldn't have payed it much attention, but the top line caught my attention.  It said 'don't talk to our family.'  This piqued my curiosity enough to look a little closer.  I flipped  back one page and then it all made sense.  Ginny and CeCe like to play a spy game where they sneak around the house totally undetected and spy on people.  I use the term 'totally undetected' fairly loosely.  So here are the 10 rules for spying.  (ignore some of the phonetic spelling): 

(I'm also not sure what 'follow the blue light' refers to.)

I while back I talked about combining words to form new words, specifically coughing and farting to make foughing.  Well, this practice is kind of catching on in the house.  The other day Ginny came into the kitchen and said she was farting as she walked.  She was giggling pretty good too.  Then she paused for a minute and said, 'I was falking!'  After I suppressed my initial look of shock and awe, I told her we probably shouldn't say that one.  Perhaps warting would be better.  She preferred falking.  I thought it best to not push the point too much or she would really dig in her heels and we'd all be falked.

This practice of combining words has also spilled over to other children in the house.  We were in a store the other day looking at some toques, scarves and mittens and they had some that were combinations.  Scarves with little mitt pockets at the end became scittens.  They also had toques that had mitts attached.  Jorja declared that these were tittens.  Again, perhaps not the best way to combine those two words.  Oh well, what's a person to do?  If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.  Grab your tittens, we're going falking.  Later.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Skating, coloring, sledding, new toques and Christmas fun

We received some big news this week.  Huge really.  The phone rang Sunday evening and it was CeCe's skating instructor.  She told us that registration for the after Christmas session was opening this week and if we were going to register CeCe to register her in level 2.  Level 2!  How awesome and crazy is that.  All the parents got the same call and we were all equally surprised.  But the kids are all doing great and have all improved a lot since that fateful first lesson.  

Here's our little star this week:

CeCe and I were doing some coloring yesterday.  She decided that she was going to color Sophia's eyes.  Her marker had a bit of a wide tip to it though, and it kind of looked like Sophia was in a fight when she was done.  CeCe was not happy with the result and was ready to scrap the picture.  But we had colored quite a bit already and I didn't really want to start another one.  So I did the next best thing - I turned Sophia into a rock star.  Dark sunglasses.  That did the trick and everyone was happy.  As it turns out, CeCe likes the idea so much that she has done a couple more pictures with sunglasses now.  Who's the real rock star here?  Anyway, here is our completed picture:

During one point of our coloring, CeCe was having a hard time deciding between two shades of purple.  So I put both of them in my hand and did eenie meenie minie mo.  I ended up picking the very best one which was light purple.  CeCe was apparently not happy with the result and asked me to do it again.  I just gave her the dark purple.  She was not happy with that and still wanted me to do it again.  (There were only the two choices.)  So I did another round of eenie meenie minie mo and magically selected the dark purple.  She then accepted the marker and was happy.  I guess it's all about presentation.

Yesterday afternoon we took the sled out to the little hill behind our house.  CeCe had a blast as you can see:

Julie has been learning to crochet and finished the third toque this week.  They all had to wear their new creations for breakfast.  They all love them, but Ginny would live in hers if we let her.

Last night there was a family Christmas party/program at church.  There was half an hour of carnival type games followed by a program.  It was really well put on and the girls had a blast.  Here is a little game of snowball race:

And here is some giant tic tac toe:

That's it for now.  CeCe has a field trip this afternoon to a local radio station, so that should be fun.  Later.