Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter Weekend Adventures

Adventure 1

After a bath and haircut

I have been hoping all along that her hair would grow out long enough to stay behind her eyes and be cute long, but I realize now that was wishful thinking. I guess we'll have to wait until she's older and doesn't pull all clips or elastics out. Then maybe we can keep her hair out of her eyes while it's growing. For now, all of the bugging from my family today earned Jane a bang-trimming.

But don't worry, all of her cute curls in the back remain intact.
I don't know why the picture is sideways...maybe I'll get Chris to look at it with all his programming wonderfulness and then we'll pretend this never happened...

Adventure 2

We have officially become a two car family. During the summer, we had been doing well with the Ford and Chris's scooter. He would take the scooter around to work and whatnot while I had the car with Jane. For the most part, that worked quite well. Two main problems: the scooter cannot be used at all during the winter, and the scooter itself is on its way out. More often than not, it has to be jumped to start at all. Also, the scooter isn't quite as useful if children are involved...obviously Jane can't ride on the scooter, and if Chris has to pick her up in the car, I can't drive the scooter, either. So, replacement seemed necessary. I already told you all about our car replacement with Merc...well, today we replaced the scooter.

It is a 1993 Geo Metro, 117,000 miles, 40 miles to the gallon. It basically amounts to a scooter in a box. I can drive it, it works well in the winter, and in a pinch, we could fit a carseat (even two) if needed. The ideal compromise between having a car and a scooter and actually owning two cars. I've taken to calling it "the scooter." We'll see if the name sticks.

Adventure 3

For the first time, Jane was an active participant in the annual Petty/Baker Easter Hunt.

I'm okay with it. Needless to say, I have no intention of letting Jane eat all of the candy she collected. My confession: I fully intend to sell the candy to my students at school (don't worry--we have class money, not real money!).

Adventure 4/5

Neither Chris nor I were present for the following adventures, but Jane seemed to have a good time. The pictures are courtesy of day care.

They incubated some chicks for a few days, and there was quite the excitement when the chicks started hatching.

On Friday, Laura Lee took all of the kids to Baby Animals Days at the American West Heritage Center. She invited me to go along since I'm out of school for spring break, but it should be no surprise to any of you that I really don't like animals and thus was not at all interested. But Jane had a blast.

First, let me explain her outfit. Laura Lee put all the kids in matching red t-shirts so they would be easy to keep track of while they were out and about. Good idea when you have six kids to watch. She also wrote her cell phone number on the hem of each, just in case.

Jane was rather hesitant at first, but quickly recovered and was anxious to play with all the animals.

She recovered from her fear of pigs well enough to get close and managed to get herself squished between two pigs. Too bad there's no picture of that.

And yes, the chicken did bite her. No, she will not have any lasting scars.


It has been a fairly eventful weekend, I guess. I'm looking forward to a quiet Easter Sunday tomorrow.

P.S. I just realized that, though I numbered all the adventures, they actually go in reverse order chronologically. I thought I'd mention that just in case anyone was going to have a heartache over reverse adventures.


Liz, Karl and Madison said...

wow that really was an eventful weekend. SOunds like lots of fun. I love the red shirt over the top of her coat. she looks like a little muscle woman.

Jess said...

i like how you say you replaced the scooter, yet the scooter is in the background of the first picture.. you guys in logan for easter sunday?

JeriLynn said...

Congratulations on the two-car-ness!! That's wonderful! Her bangs look great. I always cut Liesl's bangs too short, until she just cut them all the way off four days ago.

Happy Easter!

Tannie Datwyler said...

I was highly entertained by the entire post. You make me laugh!! I especially liked the selling candy one. :)

Kate and Fluke said...

Those pictures of Jane in the red tshirt made me laugh harder and harder in each one. In the first one I thought she just had on an unfortunate outfit choice. Then in the second one, I mistook the arm behind her for hers and thought she was leaning on a goat. In the third one, the look on her face actually made me laugh out loud, plus she looks like she is wearing a football uniform. In the last one, you just know what is going to happen. Also, her bangs are really cute.

Kelly A. said...

What fun adventures! Talia would LOVE baby animal days!

Did you ever send your ?s to the Village email address, by the way?