We recently visited Conner Prairie. Or as Brendan has called it since we went there...Connersville - which is of course where the Day Out with Thomas was. :)
We played inside for a little while, then checked out the baby animals in the barn. Then Brendan & Katelyn surprised me and wanted to walk towards the Prairie Village. They were so excited to check out all the buildings. I know that they didn't really grasp what we were looking at, but it was still nice to see them interested in something different!
Having a snack in the old school building.
Playing checkers in a log cabin.
The kitchen in the doctor's house - this was a big hit among both of them. :) Probably the play food. ;)
Brendan is now 4 1/2. And he get's the "half" part of it too...he's so excited to be closer to turning 5, when gets Trackmaster trains. :) Yes, we're still very much into trains around here.
His newest companion is "Baby Shadow Kitty" (Shadow comes out more like "Chateau"). She is a beanie baby like black cat that was Chris'. He's pretty sweet with her, feeds her, wraps her up in his blankets, and of course wants to take her just about everywhere as you can see from some recent pictures.
He'll be starting Senior Preschool at Fishers UMC in a few weeks. I think that he's ready! He can write his whole name - he's not always happy to do it, but he can. Although he has this weird habit of writing one letter or even part of one letter with one hand and then switching the marker/pen to the other hand. He knows all of his letters, can sound out some simple words, and can count to 40.
He's getting to be a good singer and is really fun to have in the car now...except for the occasional incessant "Why, Mommy?!" that he gets stuck in about once per week. :)
No well child check at age 4 1/2, but he was seen recently for a mild ear infection/GI bug. Weight 35 pounds and height 39 inches (I think).