Friday, 16 January 2015

Making Tracks

Went for a walk with the kids tonight.  We came across deer prints on our street.  I pointed them out and we all stopped to admire them.  A little further on one of my kids says, "What kind of tracks are those?"

"Cat," I reply. "That looks like cat prints."

"What about those ones?"

"Those are the deer as well."  We continued to follow the deer tracks up the street, watching as they criss-crossed with the path of our neighbour's cat. My youngest, getting in on the game, got excited and said, "Those?"

"Those are people tracks," I say, wisely.

"Ooh," she says, impressed. Then she got really excited... "Wook Mommy, Wook!  Pikachu tracks!"

I laughed, as did her siblings, who then got into a heated discussion about what Pikachu tracks might look like.

We walk a little further and she exclaimed delightedly over the "car tracks."
Then, towards then end of our walk, we came across a huge footprint. Huge.  She squeals, absolutely overcome with excitement, "Wook! Wook! Daddy Tracks!"

BAHAHAHAHAHA!  Walking at the kids' meandering pace might not be very good exercise, but it sure is good for the soul!

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Never a dull moment...

We didn't make the decision to have a fourth child lightly.  Or quickly.  She's 4.5 years younger than Kirstin.  Our family of 5 felt right.  We almost stopped there.   I'm so glad we didn't.  This two year old makes us laugh every day.  The other night after we'd tucked in the older kids and it was Brooklynn's turn to be tucked in.  Heading upstairs to her room, I stopped to put a couple of things away, and turned my back for a second.  She was gone.  I found her in Alex's bed, covers pulled up to her chin and Alex laughing so hard tears were flowing.  "What's so funny?"  I asked.  He replied, between giggles, "When she ran into my room she said, 'Shew, that was a close one!'"

Yup, never a dull moment with a toddler in the house.  

Here's a couple of photos for you to enjoy!

 (Yes, that is the dog's water dish...)

"Hey, has anyone seen Brooklynn?"

"Oh, never mind, I found her.  She's taking a nap!"