Elliot was running a fever yesterday evening, and was still feeling puny (although much cooler) this morning so we skipped taking the kids to daycare today. They started going for two mornings a week around a month ago, and we are most definitely still in the "warming up" stage. In other words, we hand off two screaming children to the daycare workers twice a week. Elliot actually really likes it (once he gets over us leaving him), and even wants to go for a full day. Sylvie is a bit more iffy about it. It takes her a while to warm up to new situations and crowds, so just when she's starting to get more comfortable with it all, it's time to pick her up. I hope that another month will have the morning drop-off being a bit less stressful.
The water slide shrunk!
Elliot got the little whale pool from his cousins for his birthday, and we set it up this morning. He wanted me to take a picture of him jumping. Sylvie was more interested in drinking the water from the whale's spout than actually playing in the pool.
Sylvie spotted a bug on one of our camp chairs, and wanted to know what it was. I thought it was a grasshopper, but it looked so odd that I wasn't sure. Randy informed us that it was a girl grasshopper because it had an egg tube. What?! How do I not know this? So now I have something to look up tomorrow. Hopefully I can find a video of one laying eggs. Elliot and Sylvie seem to think that anything that lays eggs sits on them to keep them warm until they hatch, and then takes care of them like birds do to their babies. We haven't really introduced the life stages of insects...yet.
Also, today marked a milestone, but unfortunately I didn't bring my camera. We took the kids to see their very first movie in a theater! We watched Madagascar 3, and Elliot did soooo good! He even sat by himself on another row. There were only a very small handful of people in the theater, and just like at home after watching something for 10 minutes, Sylvie was pretty well done and wanted to wander around the theater. We made it through the whole thing without too much drama, so I'm counting it as a success. I think Sylvie will be staying with her Grandmother next time we go to a kid's movie though.
P.S. - Randy's face is like a dern Brillo pad today. It would make a good alternative to sandpaper if I were in a pinch and happened to be out. Getting a smooch is a little bit painful, haha!