Thursday, October 9, 2014

What we did last week

Davis on the trail-a-bike
My Dad has a tendency to make offers he's not intending to follow through on. On Sunday he asked both kids if they wanted to go on a bike ride, and instead of letting Davis be devastated when he just took Moira, we made him take Davis on a small ride. And apparently Davis can stay up on the Trail-A-Bike, so who knew.

The kids play Plants VS Zombies 2 with Walker. I refuse to let them help me.

Doll house
Moira keeps changing her mind about if she wants to keep this doll house. I was packing stuff up to donate and she decided at the last minute that she really wanted it, so she and Davis spent a couple of hours setting it up and playing with the Polly Pockets in there.

Writing to her penpal
We sat down to write to some pen pals. Moira and I had an interesting conversation about what you say to someone you have never met, and how you draw out a reply.

She wanted to send her pen pals some perler bead shapes, and was really creative with what she did. She's always just filled up the shape plate before, but this time she was making new things. I particularly like the sail boat.

Davis loves teens
Davis hung out with these teenagers at park day for like, 10 minutes. They kept inviting him to join the conversation, but he was concentrating on sitting in his seat the right way, and didn't really answer.

Glowing fish tank
Our fish tank is still bright green, but we think it's because it's been sitting in the window. We don't really have a good place that isn't surrounded by windows so we are trying wrapping it in cardboard. I like how that makes it look even more florescent.

Spooky gak
We went to a Halloween craft party, and Moira designed her very own craft, spooky gak. The baggie was my idea, so people had a way to take it home, and that turned out to be an awesome idea.

Marble run
Davis fell in love with this marble run at the craft party. Guess what he's getting for his birthday?

We went to the Science Center, and Moira took a lot of pictures with my phone in the butterfly house.

Galloping Gertie
The corn maze we went to is in the shape of Washington complete with landmarks, like the Tacoma Narrows Bridge (shown here). All the paths are labelled with highway names, and at one point were were in Easter Washington on a different bridge, saw there was a space needle over in Seattle and decided to head down 90 to go see it. Only 90 was closed in the pass, and we had to take a detour. All the adults laughed histerically and the kids didn't believe us that it was funny.

Moira worked on her Halloween costume a little bit over the weekend. She's very talky lately, so she had to re do some of the seams because she'd start talking to me and stop paying attention to where she was sewing.


  1. Can you put the fish tank in the formerly turquoise room? (Library / guest room)

    I remember that corn maze from last year. We really enjoyed it. :)

    1. Not with a bed in there. I'd also like to put in a desk and the little sewing machine, so we'll see what works.

  2. Are you insinuating that I wasn't angling to take Davis for that ride?

    1. It's not insinuating so much as outright stating that.