Tuesday, March 30, 2010

"Elmo's World" Has a Little Something Extra

William came up to me and said "Elmo's world." I was a little confused because the TV wasn't on, and I tried to explain to him that we can't watch Elmo right now. He looked at me again, and said the same thing. "Elmo's world" and pointed to his diaper area. As I picked him up and tried to explain again, I caught a whiff of his stinky diaper and brought him upstairs for a change. As I put the new diaper, he says the same thing again. I'm a little slow, but I got it. He's talking about the Elmo on the diaper! I can't believe he made the connection all by himself to tell me that he was stinky by talking about the diaper. What a cutie.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

"Woof woof"

William has a favorite stuffed dog-blanket that he holds tight and calls "woof woof." Most animals are called by their sounds, not their proper names. Tommy's brother brought his new puppy over the other day, and William was mesmorized by the noises the "woof woof" made. It took him a really long time to pet the dog, but I finally got him to pet her.

There is a lot of noise (it's mostly Daddy) but you can juust hear him say "niice woof woof" quite a few times. So cute!

Friday, March 12, 2010

It's a Bug's Life

Patrick was so excited to find his bug collector container. It has a magnifying glass on the top, as well as air holes so the bugs will be okay in side. He can even put the strap around his neck to take care of the bugs. I was thrilled at his enthusiasm, because he's not the most interested in bugs and getting dirty.

He very proudly came upstairs and announced that he has some new friends. He has roly polys named John and Betty. With a big grin on his face, he starts to tell me that his "pets" eat dead flies, and they were doing just fine. He brings over the container, and all rolled up in the corner are, in fact, two very small roly polys, but, they aren't moving. Not a single bit. I hesitatingly asked Patrick where he found them, and he says "in the basement." After a few more prodding questions, I finally said, "Um, Patrick? Do you know your bugs are dead?" He says "of course, I'm just pretending."

I still get the giggles when he talks about "John and Betty."

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The next time someone tells me to smile with "no teef" remind me not to. Oh, and please don't let me take a photo and make it "black and white" with all my extra primping.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Emma's World

In Emma's world, every day would have something artistic in it. She would love to have her face painted like this EVERY day.
There is always room for more stuffed animals ("stuffy-wuffs"), especially when you can accessorize them!
Every day would be ballet day, and even a Boy scout dinner gets the honor of a pink tutu as part of her outfit. She got up to the microphone in the middle of all these boy scouts and told a joke. She was the talk of the evening in her pink tutu outift, and was so excited to come home and tell me about "winning first place with her joke." (Mr. Matt, she told your tissue joke!)
In Emma's world, there are never enough questions to be asked, and never enough answers.
While playing, every kind of toy has to be "married" to somebody. I love listening to the kids play, because even a spiderman and barbie can be married in her world. Her favorite line to use while playing is "pretend he didn't see her."
There is always a song on her lips, as well as a dance in her heart.
In Emma's world, every playground, party, store, doctor's appointment, stranger at the grocery store is an opportunity to make a new friend. Now, remembering their name is another story, but calling the girl with the black shirt "the black girl" seems sufficient to you.
Yesterday, my sister-in-law brought the new dog to our house. Emma was asking her about her baby in her tummy, and finished off by telling her, "Remember, when a baby moves in, a dog moves out." (for those of you who don't know, that is from Lady and the Tramp) She is quick with her comments, and usually bring a smile to our faces.
There is always somebody that needs to be told what to do. It's even better if it's a person smaller than you, and they are willing to listen and follow the lead. The little mommy is always ready to take a smaller person under her wing and show them "how to do it."
In Emma's world, there is not enough hours in the day to be with Daddy, and even sitting on top of him is not close enough. Daddy's Little Girl definitely has him wrapped around her finger.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Primped all day.
Fussed with my hair and put on more makeup than a regular Tuesday.
Picked just the right outfit and accessories.
Practiced my smile in the mirror.
Got a babysitter for the kids to make the trip easier and to make me look more relaxed.
Then I was off.....

.....to the DMV to renew my license and take my new 30 year old photo.

What? You would have done the same thing!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Just a case of the Mondays

We had a busy weekend with family in from out of town, family visiting, parties and working. Phew! It made it hard to get up this morning, and was feeling a bit off. I think everyone was feeling "off" today as well, because we had some extra meltdowns and whining. So, I made an executive decision: naps.for.everyone. Well, I thought at least the kids. I hoped to get some housework done, as well as tackle that mount Neverest laundry pile. You know what's coming next, don't you. Yep. I fell asleep. I put my head down amidst my piles of laundry and the next thing I know it's two hours (plus!) later. I woke up in a major fog, and was SURE that Emma's dance class was scheduled for next week, and even if it was this week, we wouldn't have made it because of the time. An HOUR later, I realized her class WAS this week, and we COULD have made it because the time had changed. Oh man. Don't you just HATE it when that happens?? On top of it all, that Bachelor picked the wrong girl, and was just hard to watch.

Here's hoping tomorrow is better!