Saturday, April 5, 2014

Mandarin

Here's some of what's happening:


  • I handed Baby T a little mandarin still in the skin and tried to get it away from her to peel.  Uh-uh.  She wanted to do it HERSELF.  After she'd chewed a hole in the peel, she finally let me peel it for her.
  • The new espresso-and-stainless steel (actually silver paint) kitchen arrived in the box on Tuesday and my husband and C and D assembled it.  (C had been bugging me about letting her assemble it for days--in fact, she kind of wanted to assemble it herself when she was home from school Wednesday.  I put her off until my husband was available.)  It's the KidKraft Uptown Espresso and it actually does look as good or better in person as in real life.  It took a good 3+ hours to assemble Thursday night, but C stayed up until the job was done (nearly 10:30PM, actually). It's going to be in the living room for the moment, as it's a preschool age toy.
  • I promised not to let Baby T see the kitchen until the big kids were there to see her reaction.
  • The kids and I moved all of Baby T's play food and tea stuff to the play kitchen.
  • Baby T likes the new kitchen, but I think that the big kids appreciate it more.  We used to have a very basic plastic play kitchen that looked WAY nicer online, but this is 1000X nicer.
  • I'm planning on getting her a set of metal pots soon and an espresso table and chair set toward her 2nd birthday.  We'll also get a sand and water table soon.  We don't strictly speaking need any of this stuff right now, but we have some friends leaving our town this summer, and I'd like to maximize our fun.
  • A day or two ago, I think I heard Baby T say something that sounded very much like "get out" when I was getting her out of her car seat.
  • I was reading Baby T a book where there's a picture of a doll.  Baby T immediately went looking for her baby doll, and wasn't contented until I got her baby doll.  (Baby doll had been flung over the baby gate.)
  • We (i.e. my husband) had a really epic day of Saturday chores today:  reinflating stroller tires, relabeling some canisters, sealing some holes that could let in vermin, attempting to balance the fan (not done yet), mending baby's books, cutting and installing some insoles for C's shoes, and hosing down the high chair that I'm planning to give away, as it's 11+ years old and I've never really liked it that much (it's ridiculously hard to clean, for a high chair).  And there's still some shopping to do.     
  • No word from our contractor.

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