Thursday, March 6, 2014

family time

This has been a long, borderline miserable winter. I mean, we expect cold and snow during these months, but I can't remember it ever being this cold for so very long.

So we find our amusement indoors wherever we can and try to be creative.

This past weekend, we spent a good thirty minutes on the staircase.

What walks down stairs, alone or in pairs
and makes a slinkity sound?
A spring, a spring, a marvelous thing!
Everyone knows it's Slinky.
It's Slinky, it's Slinky,
It's fun, it's a wonderful toy.
It's Slinky, it's Slinky, it's fun,
It's a wonderful toy.
It's fun for a girl or a boy.

Lola at the top, she'd get the Slinky going while Millie (and Ray) would try to catch it at the bottom. Meanwhile, Mustang was yapping away, trying to figure out what the darned thing was. He'd kind of lunge at it, making a play to get it, but quickly back away, afraid it was going to attack him back. It was rather humorous.

Millie was quite impressed.

It's funny how many little games there can be withing one big one. Millie's personal challenge was to get her hands on the Slinky every single time. Lola's goal was to get the Slinky past her, to get it to "walk" completely get down the staircase without getting stuck or falling.

Every now and then, success.

- Bethany :)

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