Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Sunday, February 21, 2010
In our house, we are all finding different reasons to enjoy the rain. The girls have discovered puddles and love any excuse to don their galoshes ("huh?" they say), er, rain boots, and stamp through any standing water they can find. Well, even without rain boots.... Dave has been charting the weather daily to plan as many ski trips as he can fit in. He even bought Bridget ski goggles...I guess for that blizzard she's going to ski through? That man is all about the skis right now. And I just love to listen to the patter of the drops...whether curling up with a book or working, it's all better with the soft sound of rain in the background.
But Saturday provided a slight break between storms and we jumped at the chance to get the kids outdoors. With a sunny and 65-ish degree day before us, we decided it was a perfect day to take the kids to their first baseball game and support our college at the same time. Taking a 2-year-old and 4-year-old to a baseball game, sans naps, is a bit tricky, but if you can try to remain flexible (soooo hard for me) and don't care if you have to leave in the 6th inning, it is a great way to spend an afternoon.
The girls made friends with a 4-year-old girl in sitting in front of us, had a ton of ice cream (thanks, Dad!), and tried to grasp the concept of the game (so over their heads). The only part I really couldn't handle was their fascination with the discarded sunflower seeds spit all over the ground. SOOOOO GROSS their need to inspect them, to pick them up, to put them in their mouths?!?!? OMG! And as much as I tried to explain how gross the shells were, the MORE they became obsessed. UGH!
** Note to self: Next time I take the kids to a sporting event, be sure to pack a tiny broom and dust pan in the purse.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
- If I show her a catalog of clothing and ask her to pick what she likes, she will only select boys clothes.
- She salutes everybody, but does it backwards....smacking herself in the forehead.
- When she wants to be sweet, she talks in a baby voice.
- Without a doubt, her favorite activity is jumping.
- She is currently obsessed with Scooby Doo.
- She refuses (REFUSES) to wear a dress. If requested, she will respond, "Yuckgh!" and cry if forced..so we don't force. As a side note, she does tell me I'm beautiful when I wear a dress and pets it sweetly.
- Her favorite color is RED.
- She walks on the tippy tips or knuckles of her toes...this freaks out half of who see her, the other half tell us she should do ballet, to which she responds, "Yuckgh!" (sigh)
- She is very thorough when she colors, leaving very few spots untouched.
As with any 4-year-old, we have our moments and she can really try my patience (and win), but she is a really sweet girl who makes friends with everyone. She want to meet everyone and be friends with everyone. Since she was a tiny baby, her bubbly personality has wrapped everyone around her finger.
I am really lucky to be her mom and am so proud of my big little girl!
Monday, September 21, 2009
- She calls her sister "Kitty Kat" in the most adorable voice.
- She gives perfect little kisses and hugs that melt you immediately.
- When she laughs really hard, she inhales deeply making donkey noises.
- She insists on dressing herself, but after about 5 minutes finally asks for help.
- When she asks for something, she says "Peeeease" and rubs her chest (sign language).
- She is fearless in her swim lessons.
- She tries really hard to sing her ABC's (and is close).
- She kisses all the animals in her Time for Bed book.
- She sneaks into the bathroom to wash her hands and I find her lathered to her elbows.
- She loves her sister and copies her or bickers with her all the time.
- She adores baby dolls and has started to really care for them.