Monday, September 29, 2008

Hopper Frog

After his nap today, Michael was outside digging in the dirt under the jungle gym when suddenly he came tearing into the house screaming! I quickly determined that he wasn't hurt and began the process of elimination to figure out what he was so worked up about-something bit him, a spider, Dixie did something, a bug..."no, no, no." Finally I got something about a hopper, which is usually a cricket or grasshopper. He took me to the climbing wall ladder and pointed to a little frog-hopper frog! Apparently it was taking a break in the cool shade and dirt when Michael disturbed his peace, tried to hop to his escape, and scared Michael. We sat for a while talking to Hopper Frog and Michael finally decided that Hopper needed our help to get back to a tree. Here are some videos of Michael talking about Hopper (it is kind of hard to hear sometimes because our AC is running in the background.)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

More backyard fun!

Just some more fun pictures from the backyard.
These kids sure love to get dirty!

I bought this tu-tu for Savannah-who looks happier wearing it...?

These pictures are older, but still hought they were too cute to leave out. They are from July and August.

Typical Michael-all letter magnets must be aligned, in rows, sorted by color! Oh, watch out if you get them out of order!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Labor Day and Back to School

We spent the "last" day of Summer at the Splash Park in Collierville (us and half of Memphis!) The kids had a blast playing with all of the other children and jumping through the sprinklers-we definitely have two water babies. What a great way to cool off and spend the afternoon!

Both kids started Mother's Day Out on Tuesday and Michael got to take his new Cars backpack! With all of his stuff inside, he could barely stand up! Neither one napped very well at school (Michael didn't nap at all) so they both came home and crashed!
Once daddy got home, we all went out and played in the backyard. Here are some pictures from that afternoon:

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

What lazy babies

For all of their differences, Michael and Savannah can be surprisingly similar sometimes!

They both ate supper like this-foot propped up-for about 10 minutes and love lounging on the couch with a cup and blanket!