Ellie’s love for Great Explorations (and its fire truck)

We’ve had a membership at Great Explorations for a few months now and Ellie loves going there. She’ll ask several times a week if we can go to “the museum”. Sometimes she’ll even ask after we just got home from the museum.

They’ve got a lot of good things for kids to play with and explore so it’s well worth the membership fee. I think the membership will pay for itself even more when summer rolls around and no one wants to be outside. Continue reading “Ellie’s love for Great Explorations (and its fire truck)”

Taking a break in our closet

Now that Ellie is of the age where she plays by herself and does her own thing sometimes, occasionally we’ll find Ellie doing the strangest things or in the most peculiar places.

The other day, we went into our closet to find Ellie laying down taking a rest on the floor. Continue reading “Taking a break in our closet”

Ellie’s new favourite toy

Ellie has always had an affinity for keys. She loves playing with car keys and house keys. However, we’ve always shied away from giving her our car keys, in case she loses them.

However, Mama came up with a genius idea. On Amazon, you can pick up a car key “shell” without the electronics for about $5. She now doesn’t go anywhere without her key and loves having a car key just like Mama’s.
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Ellie’s first slip and slide

Mama recently got some inspiration from Pinterest to make Ellie a slip-and-slide using a plastic tablecloth and some shaving cream. Seems reasonable enough.

However, our experience of it was more like Ellie jumping onto the tablecloth and coming to an abrupt halt. She had more fun just lathering herself up in the shaving foam, so it wasn’t a complete failure, but it definitely counts as a Pinterest Fail. Continue reading “Ellie’s first slip and slide”

Fun on the farm

Yesterday, we all went to Fox Squirrel Corn Maze to have some traditional autumnal fun.

Not only was it Ellie’s first hayride, but it was mine too. We had fun playing in the cornbox, admiring butterflies, eating grilled corn and picking out pumpkins. Jack even had a good old time. Continue reading “Fun on the farm”

Saturday morning at Starbucks

A couple of weeks ago, Ellie woke up early (around 7) and I decided that since Jack was still asleep, I’d let him and Mama get some rest, so we got dressed and took a little trip to Starbucks.

To say that it was a dream morning is putting it mildly. Ellie was so well-behaved. She sat with me and read books through and through while eating bananas and drinking tea. She wowed everyone with her abilities and then proceeded to play with me on the couch without being raucous. What a hoot! Continue reading “Saturday morning at Starbucks”