Teague loves to play market and is teaching Kaitlyn the ropes as quickly as he can.
Month: September 2016
This nightly iPad things is getting out of control.
Teague was really confused as to why I would want to take a picture of his tummy….
All the kids loved the card we bought for Gram’s birthday. I wasn’t sure they were going to let me mail it.
Today Kaitlyn practiced being a princess – in her princess tent. She did exactly what she wanted – with no clothes she cut, cut, cut.
Then she lounged around and talked on the phone.
New favorite game – Plants vs. Zombies.
I struggle with letting her help because it builds good habits and the mess it causes when she does “help.”
Is it any wonder my closet is always a mess?
On a side note, I learned that Kaitlyn can match at an early age. She has brought me matching shoes almost from the time she realized she was wearing shoes.
I am never getting rid of these blocks. Everyone loves them.
Kaitlyn asks to go to school everyday. She’s normally content with a “You have school tomorrow.” Today she pitched an all out tantrum in the school that she couldn’t go in her class. I took her out crying and almost couldn’t get her buckled into her carseat. When it was time to go get Teague she was adamant that she take her backpack. Then she dragged it inside in the most pitiful manner.
This one spent all afternoon singing and rocking her babydoll – while carrying her purse.
Before school fun.
This is what our after-school playdates look like every afternoon. Teague and his buddies (and siblings) play outside the school for about 30 minutes. It might be a favorite part of our day.
I tried to sneak some sushi for dinner while the boys were at Awana. Instead of the boys, Kaitlyn begged for a piece. At least she only eats one (or maybe two).
Every morning I get onto the boys for their messy closet. They have dragged out books and other such things. Every morning they have to clean it up. Today I realized maybe they aren’t always to blame.
These boys wanted to spend their play date working in the yard. Okay with me!
They are holding strong on unloading the dishwasher every morning. Of course, they don’t get breakfast till it is done…
A friend told us about a Fishing Derby in Cary. We went, it rained, we stayed, and had a blast. There were even raffle prizes for each child. We came home from a free event with a new fishing pole, tackle box, and bait.
Kaitlyn asks for her scissors all day long. By preschool she should have a wonderful scissor grip.
Most days these two get along extremely well. Teague takes being a big brother very seriously.
His job is to straighten the shelf of paperbacks in the closet. I have my doubts how this will end.
Just a typical day at the Burch house.
The cleaning fairy does exist!!
It appears we may have two photographers in the family. Teague got this camera for his birthday and has loved taking pictures. I always find it amusing to see what has caught his eye (note the picture of the back of my head).
The boys (but especially Alex) have been begging to watch the news. Wade found Channel One (anyone remember that?) and now the kids get kid-friendly news.
Kaitlyn has decided pajamas are optional. If she’s put to bed in a top and bottom she wakes up without the bottoms. If she is put to bed in a one-piece pajama then she wakes up with nothing on – and she isn’t very happy about it.
Wade drew on a real orange a few months ago during a meeting. He brought it home and Kaitlyn took a bite out of it. I went ahead and peeled it for her and she devoured it. I had no idea Wade had put it on the kitchen counter for safe keeping. He had wanted to set up a real photo shoot for his orange. Alex heard the story and is always trying to recreate Wade’s unimpressed orange. Wade and I both thought this drawing was pretty accurate.
After school playing – and everyone wants the baby steering wheel.
She’s been a master at taking of baby’s clothes for a long time. Today she realized putting them on is hard work.
Today I got to experience my first dance class for Kaitlyn. She was very excited to go and has two friends from her school class attending. It was adorable. And the teacher is a saint – she manages to teach a 30 minute class with six 2-4 year olds.
Our church runs an Awana program and we decided to enroll the boys this year. So far, so good.
Granny made Kailtyn and her baby adorable matching outfits for her birthday. I realized if I didn’t take pictures of them together soon, I’d run out of warm weather!
These kids! Leah and Teague kept coming downstairs where Alex was playing Legos and asking him to take a picture. I thought they had made some kind of arrangement with the stuffed animals upstairs so I told him to take a few seconds to be their photographer. Then I looked up and realized they wanted this picture! I was so glad my camera was on the floor beside me.
They were so excited to put their playing on hold to go buy windows for the tree house.
Today was a birthday party day! After a quick nap for Kaitlyn we loaded up and drove to Milwaukee for a bouncy house and cake.
Teague is in the sea of kids waiting anxiously for cake.
Kaitlyn has moved on from cutting food to using scissors…
Parallel play at its finest.
Kaitlyn loves shoes – especially other people’s shoes.