Thursday, February 19, 2009

Tooth Fairy concerns

My darling older daughters made me laugh tonight! Courtney lost one of her molars while brushing her teeth. She has lost most of her teeth by this point, but she always gets excited about it. I mean, what kid doesn't get excited about an extra $1 for doing nothing except growning up? At one point she asked me if I would tell her who the tooth fairy was. Jessica asked if the tooth fairy was tiny or if she was big like me. I said I would leave that up to their imagination. Courtney again asked me when I would tell her who the tooth fairy is. She told me that if it was the parents who do it, then she should know for when she is a parent. She'll have to know to do it. The funniest thing came next. She asked me if I would tell her who the tooth fairy was when she turns 18. Of course, I promised that when she's 18, I will tell her who the tooth fairy is! (Jess wanted to be told at the same time as Courtney, but she will be 16.) She then thought that I promised that because my hope was that they would forget before then and I would not really have to tell them. I said "I will be happy to tell you who the tooth fairy is when you are 18!" I thought it was funny and had to share!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Please Touch Museum

On the first Wednesday of every month, from 5-7pm, the Please Touch Museum offers admission for $2/person. Otherwise it's super expensive. So we decided to take advantage of it. It is just a big play place for kids...hence the name...

This was an elephant made entirely out of old junk toys and and gadgets and things. It was hard to tell what it was made out of until you got up close. Seriously, all broken toys and things. Pretty cool. Below is a replica of the Statue of Liberty Torch made the same way.

A giant floor piano, similar to the one in the movie "Big" and the one displayed at FAO Schwarz in NY. Always a fun thing to do.

A fancy display of Etch-A-Sketch art. Couldn't really get a good close-up on any one particular piece, but they were all animals, and so well done!

There was an Alice in Wonderland display, complete with the maze, Queen of Hearts, Cheshire Cat, and the Mad Hatter Tea Party.

A building blocks area. The grown-ups had as much fun as the kids...mostly knocking down the things the kids built! Courtney was proud of her Coliseum she built.

Our little baker...

Our shopper...she knows what to do...

Dress up time was the best!

A flying bicycle was fun. Pedalling kept you up in the air. Courtney was a little too big for this activity....little miss long legs....

A bulldozer for the balls...

Brian got stuck carrying Jessica's coat and he made it silly...Ally loves to pretend to drive...

A giant guitar sat in the lobby of the museum...

And of course, they all wanted to be the Statue of Liberty! We love America!

It was a quick 2 hours, but now that we know we can do it every month, we can do more next time! Time and money well spent.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Broomall 1st ward Family talent show

Our family participated in the ward primary family talent show. Julie and Brian on trumpet, Courtney on flute and Jessica on piano. Sadly, the friend who was filming it didn't pan over to Jessica on the piano, and we were unintentionally hiding Courtney behind the music stand. And you can't hear the flute and piano over the trumpets But maybe you get the idea. I think it went well, we got lots of compliments.

Remember Brian and I haven't played in at least 10 years. This is our Page Family Band debut. Enjoy!