The kids and I had a GREAT time playing in the snow, although we wished Daddy could have come too. Brett had difficulty understanding the concept of how fun snow really is. He got mad at me when I threw snowballs at him, he cried when he fell in the snow, he cried when he couldn't play on the playground equipment, etc..... THEN he realized that you can make balls out of snow, AND throw them at mommy without getting into trouble. All his woes went away and he had SO MUCH FUN. Allison had no trouble at all diving into the snow-filled fun. She even adventured up a "Snow hill" as she called it. She refused to come to the car when it was time to leave, so Brett and I started to "leave her." She didn't care, but Brett freaked out and screamed "My Allison, My Allison...." I actually had to get in the car and shut the door before Allison became alarmed:) That girl!!!!! How we love her, and her tender-hearted little brother!
Allison would NOT stop eating the snow. I finally told her she couldn't because animals poop and pee in the snow. hahaha, that seemed to help.
Allison and her "snow hill"
Brett thought I was going to throw a snowball at him :)
Dear family and friends. Here at the Wenzel house, we've been totally lame with our happy birthday wishes. So, we are trying to make it up to our dear family and friends by doing a combined happy birthday song in which Allison uses the word "somebody" to refer to all the people we haven't sung to (she came up with that wording all by herself). She even dressed up for the occasion. Then if you will listen closely, your name should be mentioned at the end:) We love all of you and hope to again improve our abilities to stay on track with the birthday wishes.
Love, The mommy who can't get it together on most days:)
So for our 1st preschool experience, we went to the fire station. Allison was excited to go. Brett was excited as well....until he realized that fire trucks live AT the fire station...then he became obsessed. He HAD to see one up close and personal. At one point, he pushed his way through the crowd of children to get to the fireman. He proceeded to take the fireman by the hand and request to go see the firetrucks. After much waiting, Brett's little 2 year old dreams came true. He ACTUALLY got to get in a fire truck. Then I had to go in after him because he wouldn't come out.
Not so patiently waiting to see the fire trucks Walking down the hall to watch a fire safety movie (please note Brett at the front of the group)
Watching the fire safety movie
Watching the fireman put on his gear (Brett said, "that's so silly")
Brett in the firetruck!!!!
Allison investigating the "walkie-talkie"
Our attempted picture in front of the firetruck :):)
Over all, I think it was the best day of Brett's little life :) I think Allison had fun too.