Saturday, March 22, 2008

The adventures of Mallory and Joshua

I would have included Miriam in the title, but she wasn't too adventurous today. Now that I think about it....maybe it should have been the adventures of Brenda and Kasey. Coloring Easter eggs with two toddlers sure took some adventurousness - yep, just made that word up!

Mallory and I made it to Kasey's house a little after 10:00 this morning. Joshua was over at the church with Adam, so Mallory loved on Miriam for a little while.

Is it just me, or does Miriam look just a little worried in this picture? Never fear, Mallory was very gentle and never once tried to poke out...er, "show" me Miriam's eyes. Mallory really would make a very good big sister - and I've been getting a lot of hints to that effect. If anyone wants to put in a good word with the Man upstairs, feel free. We'd love for her to have a sibling...or two....

We then tried to get a nice picture of the three cousins. It was a challenge - this was the best one I was able to catch.

Kasey had mini-muffins waiting for us, so Joshua and Mallory had a little picnic. At least until the muffins and water ended up on the floor. Doesn't Mallory look so sweet?

Moving on to the "adventure" part of the day.... When I was talking to Mom on the phone yesterday, she was telling me how a girl from my hometown with a 2 1/2 year old was saying that she didn't let her dye eggs because of the mess. Mom thought that was kind of silly and that all kids should get to have fun with egg dye. I kind of wish we could have had a webcam going while we were playing. Pictures are the next best thing - bear with me, there are quite a few!


Joshua thought the green dye looked yummy. Lucky for him, Kasey had run out of vinegar, so that one was just plain water and coloring. But, it did give him a nice mustache!
In the next few pictures, I just want you to notice what a nice, neat job Mallory is doing. Joshua on the other hand.....



He actually was laughing here, not crying. Honest.

If you look closely at the above picture, you can see his green lips.
Oops....we have a humpty dumpty wanna-be. I think Kasey should go for the splatter-painted floor look, don't you?
Remember the neat, clean girl from the previous pictures? I think I spoke too soon. In her defense, it was an accident. Gosh, Mom, wish you could've joined us! :)

Like the orange foot? I must say, I'm pretty proud of myself; all of the dye came out of the kids' clothes with a nice soak in cold water....except the orange sock. I think its a lost cause. But, I haven't tried bleach yet, I'll let you know. Better yet - all of the dye came off Mallory with a nice soak in the bathtub. I wonder how Joshua turned out?
Here's the result of our labors. There are a few more humpty dumpty types - Joshua decided they should be pre-cracked for easier eating access.

After the eggs, Miriam woke up and wanted some lunch. So, while she ate, Mallory and Joshua (and I) played with toys and play-doh. It worked pretty well as a diversion until Joshua wanted to eat it. Blech.

Unfortunately, this is where my camera batteries died. After Miriam finished eating, all six of us went to Pizza Hut for dinner. Joshua was too tired to eat much, but Mallory polished off a huge portion of "meaty ziti" pasta bake. We headed back to the house and everyone took a nice nap. In fact, Joshua and Adam were still napping when we headed home. We made a quick stop at Grandma Deb's to play with Tera for a little bit, then back to our house for a bath and bed.

The easter bunny still has some stuff to do, so better be done. Have a blessed Easter everyone!

11 comments:

The Harvala's said...

Surprisingly no one will never know in the morning what Joshua did today just by looking at him... yes, all of the dye came off him too in the bath (thanks Adam). Oh, Adam must have snuck out the house and over to the church before you claimed the couch because he didn't join our nap party.

Jay said...

Awe, it looks like they had a great time! Mallory is such a sweetie. I am amazed the dye came out of the clothes, thats awesome.

tessa said...

Ah man I wish me and mom could have come to dye eggs with you guys! Although we had our own fun, but we forgot to take pictures of ours :( We were, to say this was our adventures. My fingers were multicolored like Joshua's and Moms were just pink if I remember right. It looks like so much fun though. I was saying that if you see them any other time of day you would never imagine those two kids would sit still long/nice enough to dye eggs. And they look like they are trying so hard to do a good job. Oh and Mom and I thought it was funny in the last picture of them playing with playdough.....neither have shirts!! HEE HEE Good Job on getting the picture of the 3 of them, Poor Miriam is always going to have that look on her with those too "What am I doing here, help?!"

Grandma H. said...

See, everybody had a good time!
Tessa & I laughed at the pictures...they are sooo Mallory & Joshua!!

Amy said...

OH MY! Look at the mess they made :) I think that is the reason I "accidentally" forgot to dye eggs this year! Looks like they had a blast though!!

jilltan said...

I haven't dyed eggs in years -- we don't get white eggs, and brown ones just look nasty dyed!

SarahRachel said...

I love dying Easter eggs! We'll definitely do that next year! Great pictures! Such neat little children! ;-)

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