Friday, November 30, 2007
"God didn't make me special! God made me L_____!"
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Ever since that day, K has become obsessed with brushing her teeth. And flossing. And rinsing. After every single thing she eats. Especially if it has sugar in it. Sugar of any kind. Like after she ate a pear for a snack yesterday. After she got home from school. After dinner. Before bed. Before school this morning. Flossing and rinsing with mouthwash included.
I realize that it is probably just a phase but there's only so many times you can brush your teeth!
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
L, on the other hand, is a fountain of information. She told me that she and her friends were going to get motorcycles, pink, of course, and ride around. They had this whole plan to ride around on their pink motorcycles with their pink helmets. Of course, that's just for the girls. The boys were going to have black motorcycles except for H (one of her boyfriends). H was going to get a red one because red is his favorite color.
I would love to be a fly on the wall in L's class. The conversations that must go on!
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
She went in, closed the door, did her business, and flushed. I was working on the computer, just outside the bathroom door, and realized, several minutes later, that L was still in there. Then I heard rummaging. Not a good sign from a 3-year-old in her parent's bathroom. I told her to get out of there. She dropped what she was doing and obeyed (good girl!).
Since it was time for dinner, I escorted her out of my room and into the kitchen where I smelled some sort of perfume. It smelled like air freshener at first but I couldn't place it. I asked the girls if they had sprayed something and, of course, they denied it. L asked to be picked up and I, again, obliged. (See? I am getting soft.) That's when the smell got stronger.
Apparently, L had put on her father's Old Spice deoderant while rummaging in the bathroom. She even got it in the right spot. I know she missed her Daddy last week but that's a little over the top!
Sunday, November 18, 2007
One fun thing I got to do this week was do a knitting demonstration for K's class. The librarian at her school asked if I would show the kids some hand-knitted items and I was happy to oblige. I could have thought of a thousand reasons not to do this (H needs a nap, H needs to eat at that time, L is sick, I have other errands to do, etc.) but I really wanted to do this so I made the time. Just to see the look on K's face when I told her what I was going to do was proof enough that I made the right decision. She was so proud to have me in her class and to share with all her friends. I'm so thankful I got to do that.
Now, the demonstration was really just a way to show the kids the different tools used in knitting, along with different yarns used and things that can be made by hand. While I didn't have a whole lot to show them, I had plenty. Remember this is a group of five-year-olds. They were really more interested in the yarn and feeling the different textures.
So, I'll try to do better about blogging this week. I have a few pictures to share, including L's first Thanksgiving program. She was really cute!
Thursday, November 8, 2007
(Can you see where this is going?)
Today I got a new stroller for H. We purchased a "travel system" when I was pregnant with K that has lasted all these years. The carseat part is still just fine but the stroller part is, well, falling apart. All of the straps have dry rotted so that I can't buckle H into it should I want to take him out of his carseat. I find that detail to be very important in a stroller. Since he's already proven to be a wiggle worm, I don't want to risk him falling out of said stroller.
I found a great deal on a stroller online. Free shipping. Excellent price. Tons of accessories and attachments. Clearance item. Cool color. Did I mention that I got a really good price? Anyhoo, it came today and I spent the last half hour putting it together in our kitchen. It really wasn't that difficult except for the two little girls "helping." As I was figuring out all the accessories, the girls found the box. They played in that thing forever and it's still sitting on the floor of our kitchen.
I've just gotten a really good idea for Christmas...
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
(I'm including a picture of L and H because L wanted to be in the picture and I took about 10 trying to get both of their faces in the frame. It wasn't my best picture-taking venture.)
Monday, November 5, 2007
The other day, however, the girls were playing in the living room and the kitchen. They went to their cabinet in my grandmother's china cabinet and I noticed what looked to be a phone. Sure enough, there was the other phone, complete with a dead battery. I had to explain that these phones were not toys!
Friday, November 2, 2007
This post is dedicated to our faithful friend, Fishy. He was such a good pet, never asking for anything other than food and clean water. He celebrated many milestones with us, including the birth of our son in May. And while Fishy wasn't the type of pet to sit on your lap, he served a special purpose as the very first pet we ever owned.
Fishy, you will be missed!
(Please note: the above picture is not of our sweet Fishy but it's the best I could do.)
Thursday, November 1, 2007
- K and L getting dressed up as princesses, yet again
- L and her friend W being petrified (and I do mean petrified) of a man in a mask. The mask wasn't that scary and it was someone we all know but they were petrified nonetheless
- L deciding, after a very short time, that she'd had enough of the trick-or-treating and joining Mama in handing out the candy
- L saying, "Here boy" or "Here girl" in reference to the children coming to get candy from us
- L saying, "Mama, cover my eyes. He's scary!" (At which point she took my hand and covered her face)
- The Daddies pulling the kids in the wagon and the Mamas sitting in the driveway handing out the candy. It was a great night!
Ice Princess K
Ice Princess L
The kids at the end of the night (Honestly, walking around is so tiring!)