Monday, February 28, 2011

The Children's Museum

On Saturday morning we took a little day trip to the Children's Museum. It had been awhile since we'd been here, so everything seemed new again, especially for Maddie. She was wide eyed looking at the kids and activities to explore.
Maddie loved visiting with and talking to this little turtle. She was so cute. She kept on saying, "turtle, turtle" and pointing to him. We got a kick out of this picture because the turtle is also looking at Nathan to take the picture.
I think she would have gotten in the tank, had we let her.
Jack gravitated right to the art table. There were a stack of wood "fossils" for the kids to color over and make an imprint. Jack had fun seeing what each picture would turn into. Maddie had fun with this for about a minute, then it was back to the turtle and fish.
Jack was actually inside a hole in this table building things. It was pretty neat to see all the kids building different things.

Jack got right to building at this station. This structure turned into a truck. It was pretty neat. Maddie is looking down a glass tube that goes all the way down to the main entrance of the museum.
At least one of us is looking in this picture. This is a long walk way through a dinosaur skeleton. We were high up in the air on this. It was funny because there was a bunch of kids behind us that were using the bones as monkey bars while Nathan was trying to take the picture.
Peek-a-boo. I have no idea how Jack found this secret passage way under the bridge, but he ended up crawling through a tiny hole to get on the other side. Nathan snapped the picture just in time.
Maddie couldn't quite figure out how to get through, but she got a kick out of seeing Jack through the hole.
Jack and Maddie are standing on the back of a vegetable truck being driven by a mule. All the kids wanted to sit on the mule, but mine just wanted to ride. (It wasn't a real mule, but still creepy looking)
My, what big coconuts you have...or whatever these little nooks are. Jack jumped in and Maddie went right in after him. It looked like a nice place to sit and read a book...but not with a million kids running around.

We had a great time at the Museum and will be sure to go again soon.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Crosby Crew - 2

Too many girls...that's what Jack's face says. My best friend Kristi, her husband Kevin and their girls (minus Jules and the bun in the oven) came for a visit a couple of weeks ago. I knew Nathan took a picture of all of the kids together, but I just found it on my desktop today.

The kids had so much fun playing together. It was soooo loud in the house with all the excitement and laughter. At one point, I said to Kristi, "is it always this loud in your house"? She replied with, "well...yeah". It was a good, fun loud though. It's nice that the kids can all play together. I think Maddie was in shock for the first few hours with all the girls. She would just sit and watch them. Within a couple of hours she was right in the mix with the rest of them. They played dress up and "chase" and a really long game of "scream" :)

Nathan and I enjoyed catching up with Kristi and Kevin. Our visit was way too short, but I loved the time I got with my girl.

Love you all!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Happy three days after Valentines Day :)!

Above is a picture that Nathan took of the cupcakes that I made for Jack's kindergarten class. Nathan loves his new camera and his new macro lens. He's always willing to take pictures for me.

We had fun preparing for Valentines Day this year. Typically I don't get into it, but something sparked my interest.

I ordered personalized iron on decals from, with the kids names on them. I put them on t-shirts for the kids to wear to school. Jack's was a dump truck with hearts spilling out the back. It says "loads of love" and then his name is going around the circle. Maddie's decal was a cupcake with her name on it. It says "Happy Valentines Day" going around the circle.

Here's a picture of Maddie collecting a trail of chocolate kisses. After the kids went to bed on Sunday night, I made a trail of kisses leading from their bedrooms, to the hallway, down the stairs, and eventually to their t-shirts. Jack and Maddie had fun following the trail of kisses.

Jack was excited to take his picture this morning, which usually Maddie's the one that poses and says "cheese"!!!

I had to sit with Maddie for this one. She didn't want anything to do with pictures. Maybe it was too early.

I came home after work to a beautiful display of tulips. My favorite!!! Thanks Nathan!

What did you do for Valentines Day this year?