Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Holiday Report

Thank God for big sisters! It's a warm day, a little overcast and windy, but not enough to stop kids. I'm trying not to think too hard about what Erica's getting up to out there with her sisters. Apparently it involves the creation of a water-fall under the pine trees.

Lena bringing water for the waterfall's pool. She may be doing mucky kid-work, but you can't take the princess out of her! She actually didn't get dirty at all.

They watch her, and are both especially diligent about not letting her put anything in her mouth, but unlike her scaredey-cat helicopter Mum, apart from that they pretty much let her be to explore, so she has a wonderful time out there with them.

This is only the start, it got much worse than this!

I'm trying not to think about the creatures out there either, or rather thinking about the grasshoppers and ladybugs, but not the centipedes and snakes. It's bad enough inside - I stood on a slug yesterday. I felt something wet on my sock and noticed the slime trails on the carpet moments before seeing it sqished among my toes. I just about scared Erica out of her skin screaming and jumping around and whipping that sock off inside-out so it wouldn't get away.

I threw out the socks.

Amy doing dishes. She's been dressed for summer all day, she's quite sure she isn't at all cold!

Big sisters are also good for getting a sleep-in. Erica climbed onto Lena's bed this morning, then they took her downstairs while I slept on! I needed it, as I went out last night, just for a few hours, for a birthday dinner. $10 for all-you-can-drink, and starting at a reasonable 9pm, after the kids got to sleep. I was home before midnight but stayed up watching American Idol and eating cheese on toast.


Bryn said...

Amen! I joke that Ethan has been the easiest baby of all, but the fact is, from the day he was born, I've had two sets of extra hands, and built in baby-sitters! Now, the girls even pick E up from the bus if I have a busy afternoon.

Gabi will be 15 in May, and has graduated to the point of being able to baby-sit overnight (so far just one night at a time), if hub and I decide on a romantic weekend away.

Thank God for big sisters!

Anonymous said...

Totally off topic but she has the cutest coat ever.. mummy has some nice fashion sense!!!!