Friday, October 26, 2012

Water, Water, Everywhere!

Keira loves water. Like a fish. She spent plenty of time swimming while the weather was warm. Unfortunately, we live in New England. It's already cold. What the next best thing? You betcha, the tub. (Mainly because Doug would not be thrilled for me to be setting up a kiddie pool in the kitchen. Don't think I didn't consider it.) Anyway, I decided to bring in one of her sandbox toys (after a good shaking out & rinse with the hose). Toss in a few measuring cups & she had a ball.

Then she started "watering" herself. It was hilarious, especially when she poured it over her own head. Oh you bet I laughed. I just wished I'd been fast enough to catch her face the first time she did it.

Can you believe these lashes?

She's such a happy baby toddler. I suppose there are worse ways to be driven crazy.

She managed to bang her face on her book drawer the other day. Luckily, it was only a teeny cut and didn't even bleed. She definitely wasn't bothered by it. The only way I got her to sit still to get a picture was to put her in the tub.

I probably shouldn't be so amazed at her lashes. I mean, I know where she got them, but still.

On a fun note, Keira has figured out how to switch from the tub faucet to the shower head. Yay.

Ok, to be fair, I give her showers a lot so it was only a matter of time until she noticed how I was doing it. It really does make it a lot easier to get her totally washed and rinsed. She's gotten so used to it, that now she'll put herself right into the spray and turn round.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Farm Fun!

Last weekend, we took Abby & Keira to a local farm that hosts fall attractions for kids. It was such a great day. The weather was cold but sunny and beautiful. We got there early, hoping to avoid possible crowds. As luck would have it, time was on our side and we hardly had to wait for anything, even the pony rides.

Our first stop was the corn maze. Keira loved it. We even let her run ahead a few times, figuring on her staying on the paths.

 The cuteness here just kills me.

Of course, Keira decided she was tired of paths. Luckily, she's still small enough to fit between the rows without causing damage.

Our next stop was the horse drawn hay ride.

Another guest was kind enough to take a photo of all of use together. Of course, neither of the kids were looking. Figures.

Giant pile of loose hay, add toddler, and know what you get? Hay everywhere. My mom was still plucking it out of her sweatshirt pocket hours later.

Since the hay ride seemed to be the extent that Keira would still for, we skipped the tractor rides and headed over to the ponies. Abby & Keira both had their turn around the corral.

Look at her, not a speck of fear.

Well, at least until the pony moved. Then she couldn't really decide if she was ok with it, but she stuck it out pretty well.

From there, we checked out the petting area.

"Don't climb the fence" was repeated several times. Doesn't she look contrite?

This has to be one of my favorite pictures. It's just too funny.

Abby & Keira took turns feeding the horse grass.

We took a stab at a posed photo.

Yeah, not so much.

while Abby was off getting her face painted, we let Keira run. This girl needs acreage. She was in her glories.

Love this pic.

On our way out, we stopped to pick (sugar) pumpkins. They offered painting but we figured we'd skip that. Each of the girls got to pick their own.

Since we had a great day at the farm, we decided to finish it off with lunch and ice cream at Friendly's.

Apparently, Friendly's has the best kids bendy straws.

I swear this is not her first experience with ice cream.