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An Afternoon with Sweet Addison

24 Feb

We finally made it to Raleigh to spend some time with Jill, Alvin, and little Addison today.  Even though we have seen Addison since she has been born, this is the first time that we have been able to make it to Jill and Alvin’s house to visit. Between the kids being sick and just life in general, we just haven’t been able to make it.  Addison has changed so much since we saw her a few weeks ago.

Addison and Uncle Jason

Addison and Uncle Jason-She does look a little like Jason, I think.

Charlie giving Addison a little tickle

Charlie giving Addison a little tickle

So Maddie had to give a tickle as well

So Maddie had to give a tickle as well

Pretty girl

Pretty girl

Charlie and Maddie wanted to play with Addison and her toys.  Maddie wanted to treat her like one of her dolls, I think.

Showing Addison how her toys work

Showing Addison how her toys work

Maddie wanted to play peek-a-boo by covering Addison's head with a blanket!

Maddie wanted to play peek-a-boo by covering Addison’s head with a blanket!

Here you go, Addison

Here you go, Addison

And Maddie trying out the seat for herself

And Maddie trying out the seat for herself

We had a great visit today.  Hopefully it won’t be too long before we can make it back (although Jill may not want to see us for awhile:)).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Name Signs and Secret Messages

21 Feb

The past couple of days have been CRAZY  here at the Watkins’ house!  We have been so busy-but it’s all good.  Yesterday we had our usual Bible study in Sanford, then went with Bethony and the boys to the Lee County Arts Council to check out the homeschool art show displayed there.  We didn’t even know that there is a kid’s arts program there a couple of afternoons a week, so we lucked up and got make some masterpieces with the kids.  This was a great way to spend a rainy afternoon!

Maddie's sign

Maddie’s sign

Charlie's sign

Charlie’s sign

These would be so easy to make at home.  These were just pieces of wood cut to a point on one end.  The kids painted them then decorated them with stickers.  Maddie’s name is made of string dipped in Mod Podge.  So simple.  Jason told me he had a lot of scrap wood this size, so I think we’ll work on making a cute signpost for the yard.

Today Charlie wanted to start painting as soon as his feet hit the floor.   I had just so happened to be looking around on my Pinterest boards for some ideas of things to do with the kids today and saw a Valentine’s idea of writing messages on hearts in white crayon, then painting over them with watercolors (http://www.bhg.com/holidays/valentines-day/crafts/valentines-day-crafts-for-kids/#page=8).  Charlie is really into superheroes and mysteries, so I just wrote a quick message on some white paper and gave it to him to paint with his watercolors.  I told him there was a secret message written for him on the paper.  He was really into it and this was a great way to start our morning.

Working on the message

Working on the message

I love my children's hands

I love my children’s hands

Getting close

Getting close

The secret message

The secret message

I will be honest-Charlie was less than thrilled when he saw the message was just a simple “I love you” from his mother.  His reaction was similar to the little boy’s reaction in A Christmas Story when he decodes Little Orphan Annie’s secret message.

Our day just continued on from here!  I got some really cute pics of the kids laying in the living room today.  Even though they still argue over things, it is really fun and satisfying to see them playing and doing more together.

relaxation time

relaxation time

 

We are just really blessed.