Where to start? Well, first, I'll start with an example of why I love having a little girl. I love having a boy too, but for completely different reasons. I love having a girl because I can do this, and even she will say, "Pitty (pretty) hair Mommy!"
Friday night we went into Kirkland to meet up with some of Jason's old friends from Spokane. They had a daughter just two months older than Gwen. It was interesting because their little girl was born 2 months early and had lots of complications (which I didn't really see to be quite honest, she seemed right on course to me, but I did only see her for an hour) yet her and Gwen were the same size and weight. Both Becki (the girls Mom) and I were happy that we finally found another child who was as tiny as ours.
Ethan acted abominably (he's so so so 3) and the whole dinner was a major stress-out. TGI Fridays is not a good place to meet people you haven't seen in ages, with children, and then try to converse.
Saturday, we went to the Seattle Children's Museum with Lisa, who I met through Becki (she invited me to Lisa's stamp party). Becki met Lisa and Mike through her Star Wars costuming group. Anyhow, they have three girls, one of which is Ethan's age. We met down there early in the morning to see their Bob The Builder exhibit. You can imagine how fun/dreadful it was.
Ethan was really apprehensive at first... as if he couldn't believe the characters from his favorite shows were life-size and touchable.
Soon though, he was running from place to place, taking a ride on his favorite characters.
In Bob's trailer, checking the faucets
Working the "water" pump for Farmer Pickles. Ethan started getting really bossy here and we had to drag him away so the other kids could play.
Gwen showing her love for Mr. Builder :)
Ethan using a hammer to fix Roley
Digging veggies out of Wendy's garden
"I ride Pilchard Mommy!"
Planting flowers at Wendy's house
After we left the Bob exhibit, we actually ran into Bob himself, which really scared the kids! It was pretty funny actually. We then wandered through the rest of the museum, ending up in this section that was created to look like an Filipino village.
Ethan directing Gwen on how to drive (hmmm... I wonder where he learned this?)
Playing the xylophone (I think that's what it is) while I tapped on some drums. He loved this and would have played for hours.
Inside a model house, Gwen found a bed and took a rest. It was funny because we were watching Ethan in the kitchen and couldn't find Gwen... we walk down the hall and there she was, all by herself, on the bed!
Ethan in the village store/restaurant telling me to eat.
In the model house, cooking of course!
The day was VERY long and we were all extremely tired upon arriving home.
Today, we went to church, then out to lunch with about 20 people. It was fun to meet and talk with them, but the kids were dreadful AGAIN (no more restaurants for us for a while) and Ethan spilled milk all over me. We dealt with it ok though and it was all good. We're going to be having dinner at the Pastors house this week which should be fun.
Finally, my little Goth baby, Gwen. Nah, she's not Goth, but she did get into some kid-safe stamp pads and pens and decorate herself. You should see the inside of her mouth. It was completely dark blue. Luckily, a shower washed it all off.