Sunday, April 30, 2006
the effects of sunday school
When I opened the package I handed one to Emmie to hold, and she said "look, my new diapers!" and then proceeded to sing (to the tune of "He's Got the Whole World") "He's got my new diapers in his hands," the whole way through.
Thursday, April 27, 2006
the effects of verse memorization
Friday, April 21, 2006
Emmie lost her blanket again, so this is the replacement. I made it the other day - Jeff just rolls his eyes at me for feeding her habit, but she won't be a baby forever, right? I like it.
My neighbor Sunita brought me three tomato plants and helped me plant them! I'm excited. I told her my dad would be proud.
My latest gardening project. The plan was to put in several of these in the side yard. We'll see. It kind of took forever since under the sod there's basically just rock to dig out.
They're playing "family reunion." This is the family picture. They put half an Easter egg on all of the heads. I'm not sure what that's about.
Thursday, April 20, 2006
This is how Emmie told me she had had enough play time with the big crowd and was ready for a nap. Maliciously ripped my petunias apart! My sweet Emmie!!
Xander and the Wilson kids were here - I forgot to get a picture of all together - but they had fun!
This stuff is specifically for my Yankee fam - it's been summer here all month. Sorry - you're still pretty much snowbound, eh?
We went on a big walk the other day. Riley picked flowers; Logan picked bugs (there's a big stinkbug or something in his bottle.)
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Thursday, April 13, 2006
I just went upstairs to get her up - Jeff has a meeting this morning and I could hear her yelling "Momma! You forgot your baby! Momma! You forgot your baby!" over and over...
In other news, Riley continues to play and love soccer, and keeps track of her goals - including those from last year. She is so much fun to watch. She loves it so much, and even when she falls she pops up with a grin on her face and keeps running. She reads to Emmie sometimes, and it's the most precious thing ever.
Logan is my budding engineer. He'll ask me for wood (or on a few occasions brick or other building material) to make things, like a plane or something. This child - at two - told me he needed rubber bands to make "a contraption." He draws constantly - rockets, cars, trains, robots. And he cried yesterday because I wouldn't let him "do school."
Friday, April 07, 2006
Em - Momma.
Me - Yes?
Em - Mamma.
Me - Yes, Emmie?
Em - Mom.
Me - What.
Em - Mommy mommy mamma.
Me - What!
Em - Momma.
Me - What do you want, Emmie?
Em - Mamma mamma mamma.
(Now I'm determining not to answer.)
Em - Mamma, I love you!
Thursday, April 06, 2006
Em - No, I would like some dinner.
Me - Oh. Would you like some dinner?
Em - Yeah! Yay! (Jumping up and down.)
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
quotes from today
Conversation in the car:
Logan - cough cough
Me - You okay, Logan?
Logan - I'm okay.
Emmie - I'm okay, Momma.
Me - Oh, good, you're okay Emmie?
Emmie - Yeah. Don't bother Logan, Momma. Bother me.
Emmie - I've got the hook-ups. (Hiccups.)
Someone said to Emmie that she was being silly. She answered: "I'm not being silly, I'm being sad. You're being silly. I'm being sad."
My sister's okay!
When I told the kids, Riley threw her fist into the air and yelled "YES!" And immediately said, "so she'll be okay to come to the beach in June?"
Emmie's had this little tutu under her dress for about an hour now. With jacket on. She looks kind of like a homeless princess.
Monday, April 03, 2006
kids' reaction to baby news
the latest funny stuff...
Logan said last night, as I put on the CD they always go to sleep to, "I'm so tired of this song. It sounds like a beetle singing with an ant band." And proceeded to demonstrate with yowling.
Update on Emmie's fear of all trucks: today the trash truck came and she (once again) ran crying and screaming "Save me, Momma, save me!"
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