Thursday, December 25, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
"Please clean up your toys"
"Please eat your chicken."
"Can you throw the ball to me?"
"Climb into the Jeep please."
It has been driving me nuts.
So I have been telling him about the little engine that could. And making him say, I think I can, I think I can, when he tells me that he can't do something.
We have also been working on using the pedals of his trike. He just has not gotten it. So today, we were outside and I decided to try again with the pedals. He got on and started chanting, I think I can, I think I can. And he got it! He was pedaling all over the patio saying, "I fink I can, I fink I can."
And on another note, I finally got Bug into the Dr for her 6 month. It was really nice, the Dr. was with us for almost an hour, way better than the Navy Dr's. She has dropped down to the 75% in height and weight. She is 17lbs 11oz and is 27.5 inches long. I am not worried though. She has finally started rolling over from back to front. She still can't figure out what to do with that arm though. And I have got to say, she gives the best hugs and kisses. I forgot how much I missed those infant loves. The open mouth kisses all over my face and when I pick her up, she wraps her arms around my neck and squeezes with all her might. I just love it.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Monday, December 08, 2008
This morning I was talking on the phone trying to make a Dr. appointment for Bug. I was on hold forever and Bear informed me that he needed his diaper changed. So I put the phone on speaker and started the job. She came on while I was in the middle of it, and she said, "how may I help you?" Before I could get a word out, Bear says, "Excuse me ma'am, I pooped!" She started laughing and I wanted to die.
This evening, I was going to the bathroom and he throws the door open and asks me, "You want me to turn some water on for you mommy? It will help you potty." Now I must interject here that when he is on the toilet I turn the sink water on to help him potty. I said, "No honey, I am fine on my own. But can I have some privacy please?" He said, and I am not kidding. "Yes mommy, you may have some privacy. Thank you for asking Babe!"
Saturday, December 06, 2008
Thursday, December 04, 2008
The first look when you put something new in her mouth is shock. You get her head to jerk back and her eyes to open wide. The next look is the look I would imagine she would make if I put poop in her mouth. Disgust. What did you put in my mouth? She starts to chew on it. She rolls it around her mouth. The facial expressions never stopping. The next look is the look of being betrayed. She looks at me like I just slapped her in the face. She narrows her eyes at me and cocks her head to the side. How could I put something new in her mouth? Following that is acceptance. Okay maybe not so bad. She can handle it. And then comes the grab for the bowl. Give me more!
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Oh my baby girl. Half a year old. You have grown so much. Changed so much. You are such a good girl, so calm, so serious. It takes an act of God to make you laugh. Only your brother seems to have that ability. And when I sing and dance to the "move it, move it" song. You love that.
We tried solid foods a couple weeks ago. Bananas at first. You hated them. Still do. The only bite that is you have swallowed is the spoonful your brother gave you. And that was only because he shoved it so far back, I think he deposited it right into your stomach. You love rice cereal. And carrots. You still breast feed like I am going somewhere and you are stocking up. Every couple of hours still. We are down to only one nightly feeding now, although a few times you have gone all night.
You hate naps. You are anti-napper. 20 minutes max. 3 times a day. That is all you need. Sometimes I wish that you needed more.
You have been sitting up on your own now for a couple weeks. You seem to be so happy with that. I have been trying to get you to roll over from back to front forever now. You refuse. As soon as I lay you down, you start to fuss. Sit you up and you are fine. You have started to lean forward on your hands and you rock back and forth like you are just going to take off crawling any day. I hope not.
You love to read books with us. I cuddle you up with us when we read and you sit there so engrossed with what is in the book. Even books with no pictures. You just love the story.
I love how you look at me. You look up at me with a little grin on your face and that twinkle in your eye like I am the sun and the moon and the stars. I just hope that I can live up to what you think I am.
You love it when I sing, you try to sing along. You have the most adorable husky voice. Maybe it is from all of the growling that you do. :) You are still my little growler. You love to growl at strangers walking by. You can sit and watch your surroundings forever.
I love you. I can't remember what it was like before you were here and you have only been here 6 months. I look forward to the person you are going to be. I am so curious to see who that is.
Today we celebrated Bug's half a birthday. I made a half a cake and topped it with a half a candle. I forgot her half a birthday hat though. Bear jumped in on one of the shots. "Mommy, say cheese to me!" Unfortionatly she didn't get any of her birthday cake.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
And then when I put them down at night, he likes to go to bed when she does and I hear this every night. "Go to bed baby girl, it is time to sleep, see you tomorrow, hush baby girl, I love you."
Sunday, November 23, 2008
It took me forever to get this picture. You know, when you have one kid, it is fairly easy to get a picture with said child looking at the camera. With two of them now, it takes a miracle to get them both looking at the same time. And I am at the point where I don't care that he is making this cheesy face. As long he is looking in my direction, I am good.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
She did not like the feel of the grass. This was her growling her feelings. (Daddy taught her how to growl. So instead of crying now when she is upset, she growls. Kind of cute.)
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
My heart just melted.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
As I was in there, I heard a funny noise coming from his direction. I leaned out and caught him by surprise. He jumped about 5 feet in the air and said, "Mommy please close the door." I asked him why, and he said and I quote, "I would like to be disobedient right now."
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
"I need to go to my room and cry, excuse me."
"Mommy, I want to hit the road now."
"I am soooo thirsty for a coffee at Starbucks."
"I driving you nuts mommy?"
This kid keeps me cracking up daily. He is always coming up with something new to say.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
So here I am. California baby. The weather has been okay. In the mid to upper 60's. I can handle that. The people here are crazy. And mean too. I have had to start driving like them just to survive. Everyone seems to be in there own little world. I miss my island. I miss walking through a store and smiling at someone and have them smile back. Here if you smile at someone, they look at you like you just picked your nose and wiped it one them.
My bathroom here is the size of my old bathroom that I thought was so unmanagably small that I never used it. Ha ha. What I would do for that "small" bathroom now. I can't keep my shampoo and stuff in the shower with me here. There is a tiny self that you can balance things on if you are good and as long as no one is actually in the shower. Daddy got in there the first night and I heard a "thud, thud, thud. thud. ****!" Followed by, "you have got to find some place else for these things!" I thought he was being a little dramatic. Until I got in there. And the same thing happened. So they are now on the counter next to the shower.
The toilet is kind of cool. You step on a little lever and a hole opens up and whatever you deposited in there falls down. Lord help me if I ever drop anything valuable in there. I am not reaching my hand into a hole filled with poo. It sounds like it would really smell in here, but it doesn't at all. I am pleased.
Bear seems to be doing okay with the move. He keeps asking for his friends and his house though. And to go back to Washington. But other than that he is fine. :) I just get him a Starbucks and he shuts up. :)
Starbucks down here are not as plentiful as I would like. And I have yet to find a drive thru. That sucks.
I am not ecstatic about being here but I am trying. I try and look at the sunny side of things. That saying, "bloom where you are planted," keeps going through my mind. There is nothing I can do about being here so I just have to make it good. I know that if I am negative, that will rub off on Bear and Daddy. And we are together again and that is what matters. And there is one awesome thing about this place. There is more than just a Wal-Mart and an Applebees here. I love my island but it is really nice to have an option of where to go and what to do. I put "food" into my new GPS and a list of about 40 places pop up that are with in 3 miles of here. Nice.
And Disneyland. That is here too. I have not been able to go yet, but we have only been here for 4 days so give me time.
I will post pictures later of my home. It is nice here. And the people here are nice too. Bug and Bear are sharing a bottom bunk right now. I took the mattress off and put here new crib on one side and his crib mattress on the other. It works out really nicely. He likes it. And she has slept through the night now for the last two nights. It has been beautiful. My room is interesting. They call it a walk-around queen bed. But it is more of a scoot around queen bed. And the bed lifts up so we can store all of our clothes down there. I Daddy that his only job is to get the clothes out the night before. I am not going to be tossed backwards and upside down at the butt crack of dawn so that he can look for some underwear. He agreed. Smart man.
I am having a tough time with the no friend thing. I haven't called any of you on purpose. I don't want to cry. I miss you girls like crazy but it seems to hurt less if I don't think about you. I know that is crazy and I promise it won't be forever. Maybe just the for the next year. :) I am getting a little misty right now thinking about it. So onto differant topics.
Bear took a nap yesterday for 3 hours and Bug and I for 2. I guess we were tired.
Okay, off to feed the kids.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Obama is the President elect. Even though technically he got voted in a day before my birthday, I am still counting it as part of the sucky day.
Today we moved from WA state and are headed to California to live forever. I left all of my friends and family. I hate making new friends. After a very tearful good bye last night my friend H said that I would meet new people. I DON'T NEED NEW PEOPLE!!! I have enough people in my life. I am good. Thanks. I have the friends I need and they just need to realize that they should all follow me and move to California.
And to top off this morning of crap, Aunt Flo decided to bless me with her presence on this 2 day car ride I am now on. Over sharing? Yes; most likely, but I don't care.
But on a happy note, we are a whole family together again. And that is what is keeping me going on this day of gloom that is my birthday.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
This is the only picture I have of Bug in her costume. She is a pumpkin ballerina:
Ready for the sun of California!
A budding photographer...