Thursday, October 06, 2005

Up with Bob

So its 5:30 am...
I've been awake since Abi had her early bottle at 4:30am. Why can't I sleep? You'd think it was because I have so much to do today, but actually its because I have the Bob the Builder theme song stuck in my head. And I'm certain I'd not have noticed my belly growling if it were not for Bob keeping me up.

Andrew has fallen in love with Bob and the crew. We saw an episode on PBS last weekend and he was glued to it. I suggested Don use a free rental coupon from Blockbuster for a BtB DVD. It was a hit of course, and its been in the player quite a lot. Unfortunately it was due back yesterday. We still have it here... I wonder how long Blockbuster's "No Late Fees" really can be stretched before we get a nasty phone call. Or just a bill for 10 times what one would cost to purchase. Oh well, I'll start explaining the "rental return" idea to Andrew today.

Since we rented it and he's gotten more familiar with the characters, (we just had 2 books before) Andrew has started role playing. I have been Muck or Dizzy on several occasions. He has no idea just how right he is assigning me those names. Maybe he's more insightful that I give him credit for! Its so funny to hear him do the dialogue. He likes Lofty's tentativeness and when I ask, "Can we fix it?" sometimes he replies, "yeah, I fink so" instead of a resounding, "yes we can!"

Farm Show Week...
This week is the Manheim Farm Show here in our little town. On Monday night we went to the baby parade to see the daughters of a dear friend march down the street as Dora and Boots. They won second place in their category. Yay! After the parade was done we walked over to the farm show for fair food and to check out the tractors, animals and exhibits. Andrew is so VERY into all of it this year. We had a blast.

Last night was the farm show parade. It was a nice evening, not too hot, not too cold. We sat out on our street and watched about 2 hours of parading. Loads of fire trucks, baton twirlers, marching bands and tractors coming by. Two families from our playgroup joined us and the kiddos had a spectacular time dancing and clapping and collecting candy. Andrew has discovered tootsie rolls and candy corn! Two of mommy's favorites!

5 comments:

Stephanie said...

I've read your blog a couple times and it just dawned on me where you are. I was born in Lancaster General Hospital. I lived my first 4 years in ETown and I have family all over those parts! (all mennonites)...my aunt and uncle live in Manheim and a couple of my aunts/uncles have stands at Roots Market. ANYWAY! Say hi to that side of the world for me.

Wen said...

Very cool! We love having Roots so close. I've missed my Tuesday trips since Abi arrived because a double stroller is almost impossible there. Hopefully it won't be long until she's flexible enough that I can manage her there alone since Andrew is in preschool on Tuesdays.

Nice to make the connection!

Margie said...

I wanted to go to the farm show. I got so sick yesterday, and now Fae has it. I just have a cough now, but the baby is down for the count!

Wen said...

We missed you! I am sorry to hear you girls are under the weather. Hugs!

Robin said...

We have been on a Hi-5 kick for several months. I know every song to every episode. I actually asked if we could watch Barney the other day for a change of pace. "I love you, you love me" has a nice ring to it all of a sudden!