The Chipmunks have been very busy little kids lately, learning new things and enjoying the last bit of summer. We had our first family yard sale, Alvin was especially motivated to participate as we were hoping to make enough money to buy a Wii (something he DESPERATELY wanted).
Alvin really wanted to have a "stand" to make some money himself and we convinced him to wait until we did our yard sale (there is lots of 'traffic' during the 'city wide' sales). He got up bright and early and got himself set up and then promptly took a break...........but ate his breakfast right there. I was impressed with his level of responsibility and he pretty much ran his end of things with only a tiny bit of help from mom or dad.
At the end of the day we called this sale a success and the kids were all rewarded with a much anticipated purchase........and Alvin was able to purchase an extra game with his profits. Here's where i have to admit that this is a fun thing to play as a family too..........
This past month Theodore has learned to stand up and cruise the furniture and she's pretty proud of this accomplishment. She also likes to pull on the curtains now as well.............
Took pictures of my girls sleeping, there is something so precious about a sleeping child. I love to go in and check on them and give them an extra goodnight kiss once in awhile.
That whole experience may be a little tainted by one small fact, one of my girls is FAKING being asleep and then gets up for a photo shoot before finally settling back into bed........and the really sad thing is it's the littlest one!!
What a HAM!!
We have enjoyed hanging out in the yard, and having rare opportunities with all three chipmunks playing together. It is so fun to watch them play and enjoy each other so much, we are so blessed to listen to the laughter and pure silliness on a daily basis!
Speaking of silliness........this is how they decided to enjoy the apples off our little tree out front. That is, of course, before they ate them all! Simon is looking a little like an indian princess here. The "flair" is courtesy of lil sister Theodore. Glad big sis can enjoy the huge flowers that mom loves so much and Theodore won't tolerate anymore!
The family has a tradition of going to see "races" in the summer, those would be car races. This year is no exception! Recently we went to the 'extravaganza', this event officially ends the season at the track closest to us. The kids loved eating popcorn and watching cars get wrecked.....Theodore enjoyed cheerios instead.
|Touch pool at Sea Life|
A few picture from our trip to the Sea Life Museum this week, we had fun even though my cell phone camera was not able to get many pictures.
I didn't tell my 3 year old that a dog is just as smart as she is......on her 4th birthday i'll let her know that she is now smarter then a dog.
Alvin had his first ride on a mini-bike, he did a great job and didn't crash! YIKES! He is growing up!
You can now consider yourself caught up on the lives of Simon, Theodore and Alvin! They are already planning more adventures to share with you soon!