Sunday, January 30, 2011

What We Have Been Up To

A couple of weeks ago, we had the opportunity of staying with a family from the ward, while the parents vacationed in Hawaii. Yes, it was hard, yes, I almost had mini breakdowns, but overall we had a great time. Ada especially loved playing with their 3 year old. I was so proud of her first pig tails! They only stayed in about 15 minutes, though.

Fisher and Ada really had a love/hate relationship. One second, they would be giving each other kisses and hugs, and the next, Ada would be hitting Fisher while he was teasing her with a toy she wanted. My overall just prepared me for when we have more kids and they tease, hit and even bite!!

Kensie and Rene are besties and the girls loved helping me bathe Ada and Fisher. Both REALLY wanted to bathe Ada so since Kensie got to wash her the first time, Rene got to wash her the second bath (Rene came over twice while we were there).
Kensie wasn't overly happy about that arrangement, though. She tried really hard to convince Rene to let her help. Rene stood her ground, though.

This is pretty much what the week looked like: Messy faces, crazy kids, etc. Such good, fun kids, though! I felt a little sad saying goodbye!

Cutest kids!
Ada loved sitting on that mini bench. The kids brought it into the family room for Saturday morning cartoons, and Ada was having a blast climbing up and down. Well, I had a feeling that I should move it away from the coffee table and I ignored it. Well, the bench toppled over while Ada was climbing on it and she went head first in the corner of the table. Bad Mom huh? I felt awful! So did she, I am sure. It gave her a nice little knot on her forehead!

The coolest little cars ever. The Plasma car works without peddling. You just put your feet up, swivel the steering wheel and off you go. Ada enjoyed strolling through the house with Fisher.

Ada and Tristan hanging out on the slide

The little daredevil tried going down standing up.

Future Softball player??? Mmmmm...I don't think so.

Besties for Life!

Ada is our little dancing queen. She is OBSESSED with Yo Gabba Gabba (which I know I have mentioned already) but this girl goes crazy when it comes on.

We are back into our normal routine now and this is one of the activities we enjoy during the afternoon after nap time.


Amy Lovell said...

Looks like you had a fun week and a nice little sneak peak into what your future holds! Oh, and where did Ada learn those awesome moves from, you or Scott?

Greg and Abbey said...

totally adorable! :) loved the dancing! greg and i thought it was so cute! :)
ps love the pig tails.

the emily said...

Isaac got a plasma car for his birthday this year and I wish I could ride on it, they look SO fun. Plus the kids can really move on that thing.

I can't believe you watched a whole family! That is HARD work. I hope you got paid. :) We did that for my brother a few years ago, and even though it was family, I don't think I would ever do it again. It was 3 weeks with 5 kids (3 theirs, 2 mine) and it was HARD.

Cynthia Lovell said...

Very Cute!!! LOVED the dancing and Ada's giggling with the ball. Very Darling!!!! Great Blog!

Boquinha said...

So fun! The kids and I just watched the videos of Ada -- we're so excited to meet her!

Anonymous said...

I love the scrunchy grins that Ada does! She's so incredibly cute!

Lovell Family said...

The best part of the video of Ada dancing is Scott reciting the words in the background! Love it. Don't worry, we've got that one memorized around here too! So cute!~

Lori said...

OK, you can write what you REALLY thought about staying on another post. I PROMISE I won't read it!! :)

JazznJenna said...

I think my kids were deprived. They never saw this show until last Christmas for the first time. I loved watching Ada dance and be excited about her favorite show, and thanks for sharing her laugh with us again! Love it!

Kudos to you for taking care of the extra kids for a week!

Kristin said...

My girls want to watch your video over and over!!! Ha ha...they love it! So cute!

Dr. Mark said...

Those are some sweet dance moves. Did Scott teach her those? It will be good to see all of you.

J Fo said...

What a busy week! I bet you handled it like a champ. They seem like good kids though. :) Ada is SUCH a doll! I love her big grin and those piggy tails were super cute. Gotta love the dance moves, too!