One and a Half

Playing outside after going for a walk.  The tears are from the chilly wind!
Eighteen months already.  Where does the time go?  
Playing with homemade play dough.  It's hard to keep her off the table!
Strawberry enjoys playing with play dough, colouring, reading books, climbing and getting into anything her brothers are doing, even Lego!  Loves to read and dance to music.
Giving her upset big brother a hug 
She is very observant and continues to surprise us with her ever-expanding vocabulary.  Even things you don't think someone that little would remember or pay attention to.  Like picking up C-note's Flat Stanley and saying, "Stanee!  Stanee!"  Or hearing me tell her brother that some friends are coming over and she runs over and repeats the names and gets excited!
Newest phrases are "Catch you!"  "Where going?"  "What doing?"  "Go walk?  Boots?  Hat?"  She thinks it's funny when she sits in someone else's chair or takes a bite of someone else's food.  She gives a grin and says "Hey!"
Peanut butter monster
She likes to help and likes to be involved with everything going on around the house.  She'll hand me every piece of cutlery from the basket when emptying the dishwasher, and "help" fold laundry.  "Daddy shirt," "Cammum sock," while handing me the clothes!  Lately she's been trying to put on her pants and shirt herself and refuses my help until she gives up.  And she'll find random articles of clothing laying around and try them on.  She's had everyone else's slippers in at one time or another and clomp, clomp, clomps around with them on, grinning all the way.
Big brothers are hilarious!  C-note gets the best giggles when he's goofing around to make her laugh.
Having a chat at (on) the table.  Maybe a lecture about her always climbing onto it??



Yesterday school was cancelled because of frozen pipes.  So the boys and I did some experimenting with crayon stubs that we've been hanging on to for a long time.  I found this ice mold on clearance at Ikea last year, and the crayons were free from school.  They were going to be thrown away so we took the poor lil' guys in.  After much peeling, sorting, snapping, and melting, we poured them into the tray, along with a fish-shaped mold as well.

 They turned out ok, but some broke easily whilst trying to get them out.  The mold was pretty thick so it was a little hard to bend, but also the crayons themselves seemed brittle.  I think maybe using only one brand might make it work better.  Maybe paraffin and soy waxes don't amalgamate well.
They're kind of chalky looking for some reason.  Maybe because they're old.  And of course they're not as shiny as new crayons because they came from a rubber mold that has a bit of texture, but hey, they still work.
 The fish shaped ones are perfect for little hands.
Fun and cute!