I wasn't there to witness it or see how the talking went down, but there was some brilliancy at work in my home last night while Dad was watching both kids. They have been having trouble sharing the living room area of the house lately. Sometimes Orion doesn't want Akasha bugging him or getting into what he is doing, but he also doesn't want to go in his room and be alone. Last night, Ron had a talk with him about coming up with an idea that would work for everybody, and Orion had a great one that was still working when I got home! They had spread out two large blankets, and each one was their own "private area". They had little projects set up, snacks etc. and were both respecting each other's space! Have a feeling we will be using this idea alot in the future!
I have been putting all sorts of little funny and cute things the kids say on Facebook, so I wanted to go back and grab them all and put them here. :)
Akasha on the swing: "push me higher than the moon!"
Akasha: "I'm watching Little Bear with my poop." Ummmm, yeah, translation: "I don't want you to change my diaper right now". lol
Orion playing Minecraft: "I am going to build a bed outside, so I can see the stars." :)
Akasha was just helping me unload the dishwasher. She now calls measuring cups and spoons "scoop scoops" lol.
Akasha quote of the day, while the wind was blowing her hair in her face: "I can't see my eyes!"
Another Akasha quote: "I'm really sorry. It was an askident".
Orion quote of the day: His wish going through the 26 tunnel - "I would like to have friends around me always. I mean I want to be friends with everybody in the world, even the people in all the countries, and all the animals and insects too."
Oh my goodness, the yard is finally dry enough to play in a bit and Orion had a grand idea after watching a Blues Clues. He wanted to make a party in the yard and it became a total production! First, there had to be invitations exactly to his specification. The odd time was because he wanted it to be right after when we were making them haha.And this was his planning list, complete with check boxes! It started first thing in the morning - the thing that looks like a cake is a stack of pancakes because his day starts with needing breakfast. :) Then the next thing is a shirt to represent making costumes. The thing that kindof looks like a V was for wanting Ron to build a picnic table, which didn't happen that night, and the things that look like volcanoes are actually our two trees in our yard, in between which he wanted to make the stage. And at the bottom are the snacks!
So out we went, with Orion wearing the red sash as a costume. :) I had a paper with some pictures on it to represent lyrics to a song he is familiar with... ... but he got frustrated with it and decided it wasn't going to be a singing show after all.
Meanwhile, Akasha was doing her own thing. So Orion decided it was going to be a costume contest instead, only he decided what he was going to give me lol. In the first round, he had the Blues Clues doggy ears... ...and I had the red sash and tried to go with a soldier look. Ron was the judge, and Orion won - can you believe it? :) Orion's next prop was a peanut and he went for a squirrel pose. I got the superhero cape and tried to look like I was flying, but Orion still beat me this round as well. Then Orion said to strike a pose, so that is what I did, but he grabbed the bug viewer and said he was a scientist. He won again! Rigged I tell you! Well our music party turned costume/pose contest was a big success. I think we may be in for a summer of shows this year!
I didn't really take any photos this time around, but it was another great visit! I got to go on some rides with another mom and some kids I know, and Akasha played and played and played with a girl that lives near us on the last day. Her mom got this darling photo:
Should be ready for babysitting in a few more years lol!