Monday, September 27, 2010

The Builder

Saturday morning, M declared he wanted to build an Indian house to help decorate our home for Autumn. He started bugging me at 6 a.m. to go to Hobby Lobby to get the supplies. We went in the afternoon and he knew exactly what he wanted (I had to help him write a list after he drew a sketch of what he wanted to build) So, here is the sketch and the final product. (He still wants to build the ladder from chopsticks but first I need to get some chopsticks...Chinese for dinner?)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Tea for Two

H asked for a Mommy and Cuddles day. (Cuddles being my new nickname for her since she just can't get enough hugs and kisses)

We went to the Tea Room at her request. She was in heaven being alone with me and not competing with her brother for attention. H ordered Spearmint tea but after tasting my Earl Gray, she has converted to Earl Gray. I spent all yesterday morning refilling her teacup with Earl Gray.

You will see her other favorite thing...chocolate cake.


Saturday morning our neighbor's cat came over for his usual visit (i.e. begging for attention and food) my little people happily obliged our little friend. He was fed turkey, played with and after he left, the children commemorated his visit by drawing on my flagstone patio...with a Sharpie...and yes, it is permanent. My husband's scrubbing and the graffiti remover only succeeded in making the stone lighter in color and the black marker...didn't budge. The pictures are there for eternity.

H also drew the planes flying into the World Trade Center. I probably should not have turned on the news that morning.

(The picture of Tiger is our runaway cat, Tigger)