Sunday, March 14, 2010

Pinewood Derby and Crumpets

Yesterday was Robert's first pinewood derby. Robert and Daddy were working madly right up to the last minute to get his car ready. They decided on a lego car this year. Robert's car actually won first place for his age group!! His car will go off to the finals! We are so excited for him!

Robert painted his car and built the lego part on the top. He helped Daddy with the other parts.While reading in "Harry Potter"this week, we read that Harry ate crumpets. Robert asked, "What are crumpets?". I knew that they are something that they eat in England, but I didn't know what they were either. So, we read about them, about the UK, and made some crumpets the next day. They are suppose to look like this...
Ours didn't quite turn out like this, but we did have fun making them
Belly had a funny.... She was telling me that she watched the "Princess Diaries" with her friend Clara. She said, "Isn't it funny that the Princess Diaries came out of your butt?" I said, "Do you know what a Diary is?" She said, "Yeah, it comes out of your butt." I laughed so hard I was almost crying. I had to explain to her that a "diary" is a book where you write about your life, not diarrhea.
I have been working on potty training Austin again (that is why he is not wearing pants in this pic). He is getting really good at getting his clothes on and off and has been wearing undies all week! He started out saying "NO! I don't want to wear underwear, they will make me pee!" By the end of the week, when we were going to put his diaper on for nighttime, he was saying, "No! I don't want to wear a diaper!" I think that is a definite sign of success. :) He has made hardly any messes and maybe by this summer he will be going without me having to remind him every hour or two.

I actually taught Austin to write the letter "A" this week as well. He wants so badly to do the same things as Isabelle and Robert. I am excited with his progress. ;)Talia is doing great. She really hasn't kept me up much at night, she takes good naps, and has even started to smile and coo! I feel like she is actually looking at my face now instead of just blankly staring. The kids are still in love with her. They want to hold her all the time and are so willing to run to get a pacifier, burp rag, or diaper. It is so nice having older helpers!


Words of Webster said...

Very creative car idea! I bet the legos gave it the weight it needed to go faster! Oh Bella, I can see her saying such funny stuff, Austy too! He has things well thought out. Thanks for new pictures of Talia. She is a dolly! Love you,

The Boulter Family said...

Awesome activities! You are such an incredible mother. How fun to make crumpets; what did they taste like? Is it similar to a English muffin?
How fun to read Harry Potter and then decide to do research concerning the country and the food. What a memorable experience for Robert.
Good luck with potty training; it sounds like Austin is super close! Yippee
Talia is too cute for words! The changes that occur so quickly.