Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

For Valentine's Day this year Lukas got to pick where we ate for lunch and was Mommy's lunch date. Yes, Corina was with us, so it the effect wasn't completely mastered but we enjoyed ourselves nonetheless. Later we went to Daddy's office to give him his valentine cards and pick him up for dinner. We all went to the mall to eat and play a bit. Lukas got to ride the carousel, play at Barnes and Noble, and eat a cookie. The night, while not extravagant, was fun.

Can you feel the love?!



His shirt is the Beetles "All You Need Is Love". We thought it fit him perfectly.



LOVE that smile!



Outside Daddy's office...with the rocks.



Lukas takes his carousel riding very seriously. He has named this horse 'Horsey' (I know not very original, but he's 3), and he's now ridden it two different trips to the carousel.



All in all it was a GREAT day! I love my family!! I'm so glad to be so blessed!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Lukas' Experiment

I noticed Lukas had dug a bouncy ball out and was running back and forth between the carpet in the playroom and the tile bouncing it. I asked him what he was doing. He replied that he was finding the elasticity. I then asked him what he discovered. He said that on the carpet it had no elasticity, but on the tile it had lots of elasticity. He also demonstrated his findings. I was stunned for a few reasons 1) my 3 year old watched a Sid the Science Kid a few weeks ago about elasticity and remembered enough about it to apply it to an experiment, 2) he came up with the experiment, conducted it, and then explained his findings very clearly, and 3) he did it all by himself! This kid continues to amaze me with the way his mind works.

I asked him to repeat his experiment so I could video it.


video

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Snow Days

We had our first snow day of the season January 9, 2011. Thankfully this was right before everyone got sick with RSV, so we were able to completely enjoy it. Lukas had the BEST time having snowball fights with Daddy. I got some great video that is currently being worked on to be able to post, so I'll get that done when it's finished. Corina had her first encounter with snow, and did NOT understand what all the fuss was about.












We had our second snow day today (February 1, 2011). With the bitter cold that came with this snow day, it was mostly spent inside by the fire or in the playroom. We did venture out for about 10 minutes. Lukas, not surprisingly, had a blast. Although he did slip on the ice, since it was about an inch thick in places under the snow. Corina only lasted 5 minutes, and absolutely hated it. Oh well, maybe as she gets older it'll get more fun. With a temperature of about 17 and wind chill of about -1 most of the day (due to 25-30 mph winds), there was NO way we were staying outside longer. The fun and exciting part of our day started first thing when we discovered that one of the automatic doors on our van had opened sometime during the night. It made a huge mess, but thankfully nothing was ruined.