Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Sidewalk Chalk (and other stuff)



We found a few stubs of sidwalk chalk outside by the neighbor's back porch, and Kate was having such fun with them that Doug picked up a bucket for us. Kate, and Doug, and occasionally some of the other kids in the complex, have all been decorating our patio. It's very colorful.

This last week we went up to the Seattle temple with our friend Tom, and left Kate with a family in our ward. We were gone for over seven hours, which was definitely longer than we've left her before, but she did just fine. (We, on the other hand, were sitting in the cafeteria saying, "I wonder what Kate's doing right now?")

We've noticed a difference in the way Kate plays with her toys, in the past couple of weeks. She'll sit and play with the little Fisher Price people for long stretches at a time, moving them around and making little talky noises. We wonder what they are saying to each other. We were at Target recently and she must have spent a good twenty minutes playing with the Schleich animal figures, completely engrossed. Now we're trying to decide which ones we should get for her first. Probably the lions, or the tigers. Or both.

5 comments:

Steph said...

there is no way that girl should be that big! Holy smokes!

Mimi said...

How awesome! Great coloring and great couple time - it's a must.

Tina said...

Oh, how fun! I'll have to get my Matthew some sidewalk chalk too. He loves animal figures and animal books too. He'll growl when he sees pictures of lions, tigers, and bears. :)

Wanda E. Santiago said...

Hey she is looking so beautiful! What a gift she is to you and your hubby!! God bless many hugs! Wanda

a fan said...

Your daughter looked like she was having so much fun, I went out and bought some chalks for my nephew. I hope he enjoys them as much as Kate.