|Wendy, Bianca, and Me (my MOPS buddies)|
Monday, after I cleaned, we ate, and the kids were dressed we did and hour of school and then headed to the OB public library for story/craft time. It ended up being cancelled, but we still were able to play with familiar library friends, color pictures, read books, and take out new books. Since I volunteered to plan a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) playdate to Holmdel Park/Longstreet Farm we took out some fun farm books, and of course some Bernstein Bears books. After nap time I took the kids to the OB shoppes and bought some birthday presents with my gift cards! That was fun! I got some new Yankee candles (Macintosh scent) some leggings, and some new fun summer tops! Thanks Mom! I love gift cards!
Tuesday morning we headed to the farm to meet 5 mommy friends and their kids! So there were 5 adults and 8 kids. I brought Julia and Mark, Bianca brought Olivia, James, and Steven (Marky's birthday buddy...Bianca and I were pregnant together with our sons two years ago, it was beyond exciting) Wendy brought Madison, and Petia brought Emma, and Petia's friend (I forgot her name!) brought her little boy (Oh dear, I forgot his name, what a cutie he was with his blond curls). Bianca's kids were the oldest ranging from 6, 5, 2, and Julia and Madison are 3 1/2, and Mark, Emma, and blondie boy were all 2. The big kids were wonderful and did their own thing and hung out with each other. The 2 year olds were adorable. They held hands, shared snacks and played together. I loved it. It's not often that Mark gets so many buddies in one day.
I can't stand their cuteness!!! This is Steven, Emma, and Mark, the 2 year olds! I brought my wagon and Mark was being toted around in it, and next thing I know Emma climbed in and I gained a new daughter for the day, and Mark loved sharing with her...until she stole his snack cup...but we worked it out!
Mark when did you get so big, learn to drink from your own water bottle, climb up the steps to the bridge and tunnels, hang from the monkey bars, and roll down the hill?
Better yet, when did you get so stinkin handsome???
Ooooh, I love this little guy! Check out his cool new birthday shorts! Whenever I dress Mark in the morning, he goes, "Nice shirt!!!!!!!!" Because he feels he looks so handsome like his daddy, and he runs to show Julia, and Julia goes, "Handsome boy!" She is SUCH a big sister! I"m amazed at how they get along these days.
Don't you just want to scoop him up in this picture!!!!!!!!!!??
Emma enjoying an apple in the tunnel...2 year olds are awesome!
James (5 yrs old) on top of the tunnel...so brave!
Click here, and here, and here for some worksheets and some fun fact sheets to do with your own preschooler at home. I had fun researching about strawberries, which are my favorite fruit!
Mark's room is so much fun now you can even find Julia in his room playing with his train set and puzzles, and stuffed animals! That's how you know a room is fun, when all the kids gravitate to that room.
Thursday we were headed to Dorbrook Sprayground. And I was packing the car with wagon, towels, cooler, and buckets a curious thing happened (I decided to skip Circle Time since we had lots to prepare for our trip out)...
Coloring Strawberry pages, I'm amazed at how Julia can now color in the lines!
Mark in his mini boat with Aunt Debi.
I'm amazed at how loved we are.
Today is gymnastics and then we will go in our new pool grandma Donna bought...pictures to come soon!