I recently subscribed to the new magazine by Highlights called High Five which is for preschoolers. I really love this magazine and so does Reagan. It only takes us about two nights to get through it, wish it was longer, but we both enjoy the stories. At the end of each issue there is a kid friendly recipe. This month it was for cinnamon critters. Reagan asked if we could make them the night before. I said yes and of course she didn't forget when she got home. I love how easy it was to make and that she could help with all the steps. Even better was that they tasted fantastic!!!
Sunday, October 9, 2011
It's very rare that I am able to spend time with just Madison. I tried on Madison's birthday to keep her at home with me but Reagan cried for two hours at school for me to come get her. Today, Andy took Reagan with him to her soccer game and it gave me a chance to take Madison to the park. She walked the entire way and almost the entire way home. I still have to urge Reagan to walk so I was shocked when she kept walking without whining. I knew she wanted to go to the park even though she didn't say it because she was determined to get there. It was so cute as I asked her if she wanted to turn around and she kept saying, "no, mama." She quit on her stroller so I was left to carry it. Once at the park she played on everything. Her favorite is the swing. She could swing forever I am convinced. She did great! She even didn't throw a fit when I told her it was time to go. A big plus in my book and one of the reasons why we don't visit the park more is due to the fits that Reagan has had in the past. What a great day with my little one who is growing up so fast.
|"Sit down mama, sit down." My reply, "Sorry Madison, mommy is too big."|
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Friday, September 30, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
And the characters:
More to come, tired and going to bed
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Boone, North Carolina
|Panning for gold with Papa|
|The Mouse Train|
|Feeding the Animals|
Madison who is completely opposite of Reagan in almost every way but her looks, loved the rides! The faster and higher the better she took to them. Reagan was not such a fan, but is getting better. The one thing they both had in common were the shows. Both my girls have always loved watching live shows. They will sit for hours in amazement. The girls also loved the mouse train at the top of the mountain. The train goes through a tunnel and then plays a little song while the train stops in a black lit glow around the mice characters in a cheese factory. It's cute for the kids.
The weather was perfect for us as well. We had a cloudy day that brought relief from the hot sun. After riding the rides and watching a show we went to see the animals. The kids love to feed the animals. Reagan likes the Llamas for an unknown reason. Madison liked the goats the most. The baby goats could squeeze through the fence and so you were able to pet them really easily. This was a great experience for the girls.
We wrapped up our day with a ride on the actual Tweetsie Railroad. This has never been a highlight for Reagan but more of a way to cool down and take a nap. Madison, also did not enjoy the train. She hates to be constrained down for a long period of time and so it was all I could do to not let her jump out for thirty minutes. Reagan did much better this year with the Cowboy and Indians. She did not get scared and actually followed the story line much to my surprise. She asked a lot of questions about why the Indians were so mean. Andy and I thought this was humorous seeing how she is 50% Native American herself with her Dad being full-blooded. We had to give her a history lesson on that one, ;).
After, Tweetsie we headed to Makato's, a japaneese steak house, yummy! Then up to the lot where my Dad and brother are building a mountain house that looks right out at Sugar mountain. So far they have the well in place, a driveway, the lot cleared, and a house plan. Dad has been doing a lot of work clearing the land and landscaping the front side. It looks great! It is going to be such a great vacation spot for us one day!
|My favorite photo from the day.|