but i looked down for a minute to get monkey back in the stroller (i usually let thomas and monkey out for this relatively safe bit of our route) and thomas had taken off after a dog, and princess had ditched her scooter in a no-holds-barred attempt to catch him.
and while i'm on a 'mommy-ing' subject, i just have to rave about the dvd's called 'signing time'. i have one on my sidebar over there. we've checked out volumes 1-3 from the library and they are so great! i'll have to buy at least one to keep here. all 3 kids love them and have picked up the signs quickly. much better than another kind of signing video i tried. and they have cute songs! monkey likes to sign 'play'. princess likes to sign 'mom/i/want/drink/milk/please', and thomas likes signing... 'train!' he loves it though, and it's good interaction for him - he wants everyone to do the signs with him. and he says them all out loud, so good vocab and speech practice! yay for a good product found!