Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Trick or Treat!

Awww. . . the cutest little pirate

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This year Moira was initiated in to the time honored tradition of mooching candy off of complete strangers. We started out the evening with a trip to Microsoft for the company halloween party. They had lots of stuff for the kids and the theme this year was pirates, so Moira fit right in. We followed that up with a couple of trips to the neighbors and called it a night.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Aren't I Cute

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Moira has discovered she gets lots of attention if she prances around in her fancy hat. Hopefully this will carry over into actually wearing it outside. Other than that I'm off for a weekend of flyball. Of course I'll enjoy the freedom of being away from home for the weekend, but because of baby #2 I wont be able to take full advantage of a weekend to myself. I'll be continuing my judges training, and will still need to find one more tournament with the correct level of supervising judge to complete the first phase. This unfortunately is not as easy as it sounds and I might have to travel out of state. Luckily they have said I can have a 6month maternity leave since newborns and flyball don't mix particularly well.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Toddler School

I thought I'd post some pictures from Moira's school so everyone could see exactly what all she gets to do. There's basically two groups of kids in the class, a bunch that just turned 2 and some the same age as Moira. Moira's very busy and independent, she doesn't really bother with me much and just does her own thing while we're there.
The master at her craft

Moira's absolute favorite thing to do at school is paint. She makes a bee-line for that area and stays there for at least 30min. I have bought her some paints for at home, but I haven't been brave enough to get them out.

Other fun things include the slide . . .

. . . and the teeter-totter.

If you ever need to be the pied piper of toddlers I strongly recomend bubbles, lots and lots of bubbles. The kids drop whatever they are doing and come running when the teacher puts on the bubble song!

In addition to all this there's some snackin' and singing. The best part is that Moira always takes a HUGE nap after school!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

potatoes and pumpkins

We headed out to a pumpkin patch as part of a "family activity" for Moira's toddler group. Moira wasn't terribly impressed with the pumkins, but she had fun clowning around with dad and petting the goat.

Moira's favorite toy right now is a potato. She has three of them, but one potato in particular is her favorite. She carts it around all day in a measuring cup or bucket. She decided to have a nice snuggle with it this morning.