Chloe on the go.

Chloe on the go.

Parenting paradox…

Chloe and I were painting and coloring this morning and for the first time ever she colored within the lines in one of her coloring books. I was very pleased because that’s an example of terrific fine motor skills development and advanced hand-eye coordination for a three year old.

But at the same time I immediatly hoped she would never color in the lines again.

Parenting is funny sometimes.

I can’t think of a caption for this.

Drying off with Grandma Vivi after playing in the sprinklers.

Drying off with Grandma Vivi after playing in the sprinklers.

I used to play this game all the time when I was a kid. makes me happy to see Chloe taking to it with such gusto.

I used to play this game all the time when I was a kid. makes me happy to see Chloe taking to it with such gusto.

One giant leap…

One giant leap…

We tried out a new playground today and its got a canoe stuck into the ground for kids to play in. I think Chloe was expecting more.

We tried out a new playground today and its got a canoe stuck into the ground for kids to play in. I think Chloe was expecting more.

17 toddlers, 29 adults, one happy third birthday party.  Great day all around.  Now it’s time for some adult beverages.

I was updating Chloe’s iPod (whatever, yes I know) and I discovered that she apparently knows how to use the camera.  I found over 600 (!) pictures in the Camera Roll.  These are some of my favorites.

The iPod.  So easy even a two-and-a-half to three year old can figure it out.

Three years old today!  Chloe has been interested in rockets and space lately so she got a rocket ship and two books about space.  One of which, Curious George and the Rocket, was written in 1957 and still holds up.

The big party is this Sunday…18 toddlers…stay tuned…

I took Chloe to the park this evening at the end of a very full and long holiday weekend.  She spent the better part of an hour rocking her baby to sleep.  It’s like she knew I also needed a break.

I took Chloe to the park this evening at the end of a very full and long holiday weekend.  She spent the better part of an hour rocking her baby to sleep.  It’s like she knew I also needed a break.

Chloe got to pick out her new big girl bed from IKEA today.  Daddy got to put it together.  Mommy helped.  Now we’re all ready for bed.

Chloe hung out with her Cousin Owen today.  They went swimming and she gave him her old scooter and showed him how to honk the horn.

Yeah I kinda failed at dinner tonight.
But it’s like a billion degrees and mommy is on a business trip and one-third of this is peas.

Yeah I kinda failed at dinner tonight.

But it’s like a billion degrees and mommy is on a business trip and one-third of this is peas.