Friday, July 2, 2010

A New Way to Color

Carrie loves her crayons. The coloring book, not so much. Lucky for me (knock on wood) she hasn't colored on the walls yet. A few days ago, I decided to sit her in her high chair to color. I figured, that way, she can't run off to the other room while I'm busy and make a disaster of anything. Well, the coloring book stayed open for about 2 seconds... after that she was having a ball coloring all over her high chair!
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I highly recommend this method! It wiped off with just a wet washcloth. I was fully prepared to bust out the magic eraser and/or ajax, but there was no need :) Actually, as I'm typing right now, she's having fun coloring her high chair tray.
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I'm not sure where she learned this little trick, but she often carries little toys around by holding them between her chin and her chest... whatever...
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This is after we came inside from a ride in the car. I was putting groceries away in the fridge and Carrie decided it would be a good place to sit and relax. "Ahh, nice and cool!"
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A couple of days ago, I was feeling a little yucky as I went to start dinner so I pulled a stool over to the stove so I could sit while I stirred. Carrie immediately pushed the other stool over next to me and begged to get up. She sat there for almost 10 minutes "helping" me make dinner.
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Last night Justin and I got a date night (thanks for babysitting, mom). We went to see "Eclipse". We were sure the theater was going to be full, after all, it was only its second day out. We bought our tickets online a couple of days before and showed up at the theater just shy of an hour before the showing time. The movie was good, but holy moly, what a waste of time coming so early. The movie started at 4:05pm. We were the only people in the theater until 3:55... And even then, there only ended up being about 20-25 people in the theater. We did have perfect seats though :) Then to top off the evening, we went to Texas Roadhouse. Yummmmm... Talking about it now is reminding me that I have leftovers in the fridge. Good thing it's getting close to lunch time.
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Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures to document our date. Months ago, we had joked about making T-shirts for when we went to see Eclipse. Usually, Twilight fans are divided into "Team Edward" and "Team Jacob". Justin said he wanted his shirt to say "Team Alice", because she's his favorite. So then I decided I wanted to make a shirt that said "Team Mike" because nobody gives the poor kid a break! I'm not really "Team Mike" because let's face it, the human ending up with a human... boring. Anyways, the point is, we totally forgot about it until we were already sitting in the theater.

7 comments:

Heather F said...

good idea with the coloring! usually I just tape paper all over the table and that works pretty good too.

Natalie Sadler said...

The funny thing with Copeland is that he thought he could color on anything white. In addition to paper, we had marks on the fridge, the dishwasher, the WHITE walls, and lots of other white things, including his shirt.

Brittney said...

That would have been funny if you had done the t-shirt thing!!! Cute pics.

Jacob & Clarissa said...

The t-shirts would have been awesome! That is a great coloring idea and good luck with keeping it contained! You can do it!

Karissa said...

I like your shirt ideas - Cory said he always wanted a "Team Victoria" shirt because "all of the other characters are whiny and annoying." I myself am completely team Edward ;-)

Jenelle said...

I'm for "Team Alice" as well, she's so sweet! Fun idea :)

Coleen said...

Looks like it was a fun filled 4th of July weekend. What fun! Shopping is always good, fireworks, ballgame, swimming, good fun. What more could you ask for??? Carrie is adorable and getting cuter by the day, if that is possible. Love Nana