Monday, November 16, 2009

The Witching Hour(s)

What is this you ask? The "Witching Hour(s)" of my day are anytime between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm. I would like to thank my mother-in-law for giving this "ugh" part of my day a name. I think when she was a young mom, she herself felt this "ugh". It's the end of the are silly, rambunctious, tired, hungry and naughty and this momma is tired, hungry and maybe a little cranky (!). Dinner needs to made, house needs to be cleaned and kids need things to do or their Momma to play with them. And Pat needs to get home!

Thank goodness we can still go outside for a little cure of the "witching hour" blues!

 Jack ran out before me and climbed up to this position on his monkey bars, only to realize he was stuck.

 "Momma, help me!"

 Okay, first let me take a few pictures!

Is that a lion?'s O!

Told you I'm a sucker for hats! 
It's truly one of the only ways to accessorize a boy! Girls have hair clips, hair bows, headbands, tights, leggings, shoes, hats, earrings, plus tons more!

Boys have hats. And I love them.

And these mittens are perfect for playing outside. They keep O's hands warm while making it almost impossible for him to put things in his mouth! Secret...there is no thumb hole! 


 still standing....

 Standing with a pivot...

Leaning forward into a step....

Looks like Owen is in the lion stance...Roar!

Come on can do it!

And he's down! 

"Mommy, Jack sees a plane!"

"Mommy, Jack is looking through his telescope at big, really plane!" 

Two things about these pictures. First, when we put this play set up in April, Jack was not quite tall enough to look through his telescope. I realized today, he is just the right height to look through it now! Second, he truly said those things to me. He often talks about himself in the third person, however, I have seen that fading. He is using the first person much more often. Have you ever noticed that Elmo always talks about himself in the third person, hmmm?


Anne Wallisch said...

I'm in love.................HH GiGi

Michelle said...

Love Owen in his lion hat!!! Is that a 50mm I see????