I put a lot of pics in this week... our kids are so cute, I couldn't help it! We've had a lot of fun adventures, really taking advantage of our summer. I can't believe our Ruby girl starts preschool in just a few weeks. I'm really going to miss her 3 days a week, but it is going to be so good too. I am looking forward to my Reid time!
We have been figuring out a lot of good stuff for helping Ruby obey better. I've started doing more consistent time-outs, and setting a timer. Every time she's mean to Reid or doesn't obey, she goes straight there. It helps so much! And she had been screaming out of frustration a lot lately too, so I set up a little jar of 10 coins. I take one out every time she screams and it's not an emergency. If she ends up with all 10 at the end of the day, she gets a prize, if she has only 5 left, she gets a smaller prize, and nothing if she has less than 5. That has helped too. I think we're going to go to the Dollar Tree to get new prizes.
She has also had this weird scratchy voice for a few days now. I have no idea why, she doesn't have any other cold symptoms. Hopefully it will get better soon.
Reid has been getting owies like crazy! Yesterday he tore off half of his toe nail when he fell on the walk way, and then he cracked his head open again on the fireplace. :( He's fine now and I was able to stop the bleeding fast enough. But he did NOT want a bandaid on his toe. I had to put one on because he was getting blood everywhere. Poor guy! He's like me, I always have owies. I even hit my forehead on the bathroom counter a few days ago and have a dark red line. Thankfully it was just above my hair line. Hahaha
He was pretending to work and talk on the phone.
On Friday I took the kids to Jamison Square to play in the water. It was so beautiful, and so fun!
There were only a few kids there when we first arrived.
She really loves swimming!
This little girl was cute. These two just stared at each other right in the face for a while. Hah!
By the time we were ready to leave, there were tons of kids!'
We headed down the street to Starbucks for plain steamers. Reid didn't want it at first, but then he tasted it and said, "Ooh, yummy!"
She loves steamers.
They're so cute.
So sleepy after so much playing!
On Saturday we went down to George Rogers park in Lake Oswego. It was lovely! I like Reid's hair in this photo.
It was such a great beach! This is the Willamette River.
These people had a little baby, and Reid went over to stare at her! It was so funny.
Cutie girl with a pretty view.
Saturday night Andy and I headed down to the Furman's house for dinner. It was lots of fun!
Sunday after church we busted out the kids' bikes at the school where we park.
Reid loves the trike.
He was trying to shade his eyes. It has been hot!
We went out and got ice cream to beat the heat. Reid freaked out when I tried giving him a different cup so Andy had to take him to the car. :( We can't give in to fits though.
He loves blueberries!
We made salt dough to play with and to make...
...Christmas ornaments! These are the only cookie cutters we have, so that's what we used. :)
They turned out pretty cute.
And then Ruby played with the rest.
Watching the Olympics!
We headed to the library this week too! These guys love books.
He kept wanting to carry books around.
Ruby is such a little leader. She led all of these guys in building a house together. They even did rainbow colors! She was generous and gracious, when it fell down she just said, "Oops! We'll have to start all over." It was adorable.
Reid, on the other hand, just likes to play with these kinds of things!
The rainbow tower.
And back at home! It was nice and quiet for a while. :)
We got a book that has a bunch of different hair styles. It has been fun to try some!
We met Grandpa Del, Grandma Patty, and Coraline at the park. These girls had fun. They were singing while they played in the water.
Story time! Intro to Garfield.
Little Penelope came over on Wednesday. This is where she naps in the afternoons.
I love reading to them at nap time.
She has been scooting and rolling around all over! She scooted right under this chair.
We printed off some paper dolls, which are so fun!
Ruby's getting pretty good at scissors.
Playing outside in the water... naked!
He wanted Ruby to get him dressed.
It was pretty cute.
We went over to our friends Audrey and William's house. It was fun to play and eat lunch there!
Silly, cute little guy.
Aaaaannnnnddddd... I became a Ruby Coach this week! Ruby was pretty excited. :)