Saturday, April 24, 2010

Fireman Esther to the rescue!

Two of my favorite people! E is wearing her daddy's scooter gloves.

Esther finally got a big girl bed. Her crib converted to a toddler bed but after four years it was time to retire it. E picked out her new bed. One of Esther's biggest requirements was that she could jump on it. There was a bed that she liked with a canopy but she soon figured out that jumping in it wasn't an option. Another one was a small bunk bed but alas it had the same problem. So she picked out this light blue daybed. And boy is it fun to jump on.
Wednesday, the preschool went on a field trip to a fire station (specifically for kids). Of course it was a big hit.
Esther's technique for going down the pole was to keep one foot on the ledge.

The perspective in this photo makes Esther look teeny tiny. But she was sitting in the passenger seat because the driver's seat was out for reupholstering. Apparently I picked out the perfect shirt for this outing, a fire breathing dinosaur. (Who knew dinosaurs breathed fire?)
A fire breathing dragon at the firehouse? Is that really a good idea? "Roar!"

Fireman Esther keeping you safe. I think her polka dot boots add a little flair to the outfit.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Happy Easter, One and All!

Hope your Easter Sunday was a ball. (Can you tell we've been reading lots of Dr. Seuss lately?)

At Esther's preschool, I'm part of the Dramatic Play Committee, which means I help set up a room for the kids to play in. So far I've helped with the Grocery Store and the Construction Site. Outside of our condo, someone was getting a new dryer so Gene managed to procure a huge box which we turned into a building. Esther played in it until we had to take it to school.

Yep, she loves dinosaurs. Luckily, thrift shops have lots of them.

Ollie was less than thrilled with St. Patrick's Day. He didn't wear this hat for very long. Esther loves to torment the puppy with stuff like this. But don't worry, the cat gets it to. The other day she informed me she had put Sydney in the toilet and sure enough his foot was soaking wet. Somehow she managed to escape getting any scratches.
Esther picked out this nail polish for Mommy and Esther to wear.
Trying to fit into her R2D2 robot trash bin.
Aww! Can you feel the love.

Our little daredevil on the deck.

She picked this daffodil from the flower bed in front of the condo office. Oops. Oh well.
Fun with another box. Sometimes I wonder as a parent why we bother with any other toys. Boxes are the best.

Ollie had to make sure Esther was decorating the eggs the right way.
The video below is of E painting eggs. Enjoy.