Here are a few of the ways we've been entertaining ourselves...
Today we made chocolate sandwich cookies with frosting in the middle (from Allison's mom's awesome recipe that she always made for Superbowl Sunday when we were growing up). Maddie was so excited when I brought out my rolling pin, she ran to her Playdoh box to get *her* rolling pin and cookie cutters...um, no! Gross! (You can see it at the end of the counter in the picture.) "This is just like doing Playdoh, Mom!" she said.
We've had daily trips to the park, since the weather has been beautiful, and before bed in the evenings she gets to play outside while I water all the plants. Our yard is in full bloom and looks great! It seems like everything has doubled in size since we put it in last year...next Spring it'll probably look like a jungle!
P.S.--Tonight we made a quick trip to the grocery store (with what seemed like everybody else in the neighborhood!) and we happened to walk by an Indian woman who was dressed in full garb...loose dress, sandals, head covering. Maddie yells out, "Hey Mom, look--there's Mary! Is Joseph here too?" HA!! The lady didn't appear to hear her (or else it would have been quite more embarrassing), and I couldn't help but laugh. Kids sure say the darndest things! :-)
P.P.S.--Oh, next Tuesday is the big day! We have an appointment at 3:45pm for an ultrasound to find out if Maddie will be getting a baby brother or sister! Stay tuned for the announcement!