Glow bath

Irene wasn't much more than a big rainstorm here. But it did mean an entire weekend inside. So we've been trying to keep everyone entertained.

Here's Charlotte "reading" to Eeyore.

And after lunch today we did a special bath with glow sticks. (I can't take credit for the brilliant idea, here's the source: http://playathomemom3.blogspot.com/2011/07/glow-sticks-thinking-outside-box_17.html) It kept the kids completely entertained for almost an hour. We had to promise Charlotte she could play with the glow sticks some more tonight to get her to agree to get out of the bath for nap time. Yay for the $1 at Michaels impulse buy!

And I'm the first to admit, I had absolutely no idea how to make the camera take decent pictures of this. But you'll get the idea...

You can barely make out Oliver there. He was in the tub, but couldn't handle holding the sticks and not chewing on them. So he's not illuminated enough to show up in most of the pictures.

After Oliver got out, Charlotte really had fun making "glasses" and waving the sticks around.

The stars on the wall are from Charlotte's turtle which she got for Christmas last year from Uncle Sean. She *loves* that thing, but for some reason it always has to be set on the blue color.

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Tuesday afternoon

This is what we did Tuesday afternoon after I got home from work.

Charlotte picked out this pose, "Take a picture of my foot, Mommy!"

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Picking Peaches

Bill really liked this picture of Charlotte that Grandpa John took today while they were picking peaches at the farm.

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August Afternoon

We had the first really nice weather in what feels like forever today. So Charlotte and I walked to the little playground after work.

I let her pick one flower from this tree, which then could not be set down for anything.

Even climbing had to be done with the flower.

By this point the flower has become a casualty of rolling around in the grass. You can see a bit on the left if you look closely.

Roaring like a dinosaur!

Oliver was happy to see us when we got home. He has had an interesting day... let's just say it involves Charlotte's potty and his tendency to put *everything* in his mouth. The kid will never, never, ever hear the end of that one.

Oliver's crooked growl face. I didn't catch all of it; he also scrunches up his eyes when he's doing it full force.

Charlotte has had some issues wearing her bike helmet, so she and Bill had been practicing today. Charlotte decided dinner was a good time to practice.

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