Trick Or Treat?

It started out as an idea from Pinterest, as simple as simple can be.

Grandma said, “Do you want to help me?”

The three year old, still thinking pumpkin goop, just said, “No”.

But Grandma said this would be different and so she gave it a go.

Your little sister had some fun, as babies like to do.

For sure she wanted to be involved. She likes to do things too.

She kept herself busy, trying on hat after hat.

But then she gave a signal. She’d had enough of that.

So she got an early start on the stuffing that belonged inside.

Grandma got the plate in front of her right before she cried.

That left the heavy lifting all up to the one who is three.

She lifted that spoon so perfectly and with a look of total glee.

Now some of the mixture made it into the exact right place.

But more found it’s way into this cute little face!

In the end, as these stories often go,

Grandma stuffed the peppers and the kids…

were happily full!

So was this a trick or was it a treat?

It didn’t really matter. The fun was hard to beat.

Going To The Zoo, Zoo, Zoo

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It’s Auntie Friday and she wants to take you to the zoo.  Luckily, I got to tag along. Now, this is how a 20 month old takes on the zoo.

IMG_8264  First of all, you wanted out of your stroller. So, it was time to zip up the jacket.  It was a little chilly.  And then…

IMG_8265 IMG_8266 IMG_8268  You were off!  Like an uncaged animal.  🙂

So you had to be corralled.

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Ahh…that’s better.

Man, you look so big!  When did that happen?

Now, the zoo is full of animals but, truthfully, you were more interested in walking and climbing and taking on that big steering wheel.

IMG_8275 IMG_8276 IMG_8277  Who needs animals?

But, then there was a bird show and Auntie E knew that the show included an owl (hoo-hoo).  You would like that, right?

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You did, indeed, like the owl but there were sooooo many other birds…I mean, the show lasted a whole 15 minutes!  Really?  That was way too long to sit. So, luckily, Auntie E had brought along a snack.  With a few small outbursts and consuming most of your lunch, you made it through the show.

Now, it was time to actually check out the big animals, but you were already getting tired.  Still, we tried.

IMG_8304 IMG_8308 IMG_8307 Partly, you were trying to see and partly you were more interested in sleeping. Still, we made it to the giraffes.

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And that was that.  You were done.  It had been an hour after all!  Time to call it a day.

IMG_8311Maybe next time, we’ll actually make it into a building.  Oh little man, don’t grow up too fast.  We can take our time.