Old meets New, the Flusche Family at Bahrain Fort

Old meets New, the Flusche Family at Bahrain Fort
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

If Mary Popins backed a box...

... she still wouldn't have anything on my Mom! Grammy has become famous in this house for her "Box of the Month"! The kids come down stairs in the morning, see the white box and can hardly eat their breakfast because they know what awaits them. FUN, surprises and still more fun!

I split the tape and set it down on the floor and the kids went WILD!

It used to be that Tanner would tear into the box and hand Gavin something after he had time to examine it... NOW however, it's Gavin who's throwing elbows and body-slamming his way in to be the first one to see "the goods" (laugh)!

This box carried the theme of Summer Fun: floating pool toys, dive sticks, delicious candies, ice-pops and lots (and lots) of cool indoor reading material for both boys! Gavin's favorite part of the box was the Elmo DVDs!!! Gavin recently "discovered" Elmo and has decided that Elmo is his homeboy. He enjoyed the "Elmo Uses the Potty" DVD and now has decided he wants to remove his diaper (OH-NO!!) Laugh!

Now armed with the coolest pool toys ever the boys wanted to try them out. After playing in the kitchen sink for about 30 minutes Tanner declared "Mommy we MUST go to the REAL pool and REALLY try these toys, REALLY try 'em in a deep pool" (guess the 12 inches of sink water was not going to cut it today). So we packed up and headed off to the Marina Club where I am proud to announce, they REALLY are the coolest dive sticks I've ever seen... REALLY (giggle). There is a whale, squid, shark and dolphin. Each creature has a neoprene tail so it gives the illusion that they are INDEED swimming - very cool!

Gavin and Tanner have both enjoyed the new books. Tanner can read most of the "early readers" on his own, doing so makes him feel very proud of himself. Me too, I enjoy watching him when he gets to display his cool-dude-ninja-reading-skills!

Thank you Grammy for the great box, it came just in-time before this Mommy pulled all her hair out trying to entertain a 5 year old and 18 month old during Ramadan who have clearly spent too much time indoors! ;)

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