Saturday, January 23, 2010

funny kiddo stories!

Before I get to the funny stuff a little heads up, there's a great incentive to get to sewing! yes other than crossing things off my list so I can start something new...Friday night sew in!! Feb 19th! head over here for more info!!

This isn't going to flow well, I wrote each little story as it came to me, so just read them as little vignettes instead of as one tale:

The girls have been busy lately. H is SO SO SO close to crawling. She's doing this cute attempt at the army crawl alternated (each move) by tucking her knees under her. She's also discovered grabbing onto the table legs/chair legs, anything on the floor works well to pull herself along too!

H tried to get her hands on R’s goldfish crackers, so I explained to R how H wants to be just like her big sister, so if she ( R) is eating something like goldfish, H is going to want to too. R put her goldfish in the kitchen and came back to H and said “You can’t have goldfish, you are too little, but when you are a big girl I will go to the grocery store and buy you some. Then we can share!”

While we were on vacation R had a hard time with A not being there, so on the third night to last I went into her room and she was crying long after I had put her down so I went in and asked her what was wrong “I want my daddy.” I told her we would see him in a few days still and she said “But I make a wish upon a star!”

Also on vacation our last night there we were eating pizza, we got a ham and pineapple (you know it’s not PC to be “Hawaiian” or “Canadian bacon” anymore) on thin crust that Domino's cuts into squares. R went to get herself two more pieces, one for each hand you know. As she was walking back she had to walk next to Grandma who was holding H out on her knee on the outside of the table so she could still eat. As R walked past H grabbed one of the pieces in R’s hand and brought it right to her mouth. R said “HEY!” but H had already taken a “bite.” Boy was that one fast!!

R thought it was SO COOL that she got to sleep on her "Uncle Dude’s" bed and didn’t put up much of a fight at night night time, wish that was still the case at home. Oh well, we’ll get night time figured out before she goes off to college, or at least by then she won’t be keeping ME up!

R got her very own chair and table at my parents house, she thought that was very special! I am touched that they did that for her! H LOVES my mom. No matter what we are doing,or what’s going on, H wanted to be with my mom. Mid feeding if she realised Grandma was in the room she’d stop and fuss and fight until Grandma was holding her. It was sweet! She is also SO CLOSE to crawling. She can get up on her hands and knees, or more impressively on her hands and toes!

R and I came up with a little hand game/poem like thing on the airplane:
“Make a heart” (make a heart with your hands-thumbs down and all)
“Break it apart” (keep the shape but separate your two hands)
“Put it together again” (take your left hand half heart shape and mix with their left hand’s and vice versa)
“Now we’re friends”
a little lame sure, but sweet! And I am thinking of tricking her into changing the end to "Put it together/Love you forever!"

Dad just called and told me that he spent a bit of time this afternoon tracking down the source of "an interesting aroma" and found a dirty diaper under the couch with my camera!!! moms mailing it tomorrow!! Pics to come sometime again!

Also my mom's mom (we call her Nana) Alice is in the hospital. It looks like she aspirated something when she was under getting her pain pump "installed" (can you tell I come from a family of engineers?) She's 29 plus a few years ;) and is such a treat to be around. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. her lungs are getting weak and shes never been the same since a bout of phnemonia where we almost lost her a few years ago. Shes debating getting a total hip replacement shes 100% bone on bone on one side and 90% on the other side.


bcquilter said...

Please tell me they are sending your camera, and NOT the dirty diaper!

What a gerat bunch of "vignettes"!


canuckquilter said...

My mind works like Alice's - yes, please mail the camera, not the diaper! Your kids sound really cute. I'm sure you'll figure out bedtime eventually. These hard bedtimes are designed to make sure you properly appreciate the easy ones later. It took quite a while to get a routine that worked for our son, with lots of unsolicited advice that didn't work, but we eventually figured out a routine that worked for him. Keep at it!

Beth said...

I had that same thought.. please send the camera, not the diaper. That was a lucky diaper, it led right to your camera. The girls ar so cute! Love the stories.
My oldest was a real challenge to get to bed too, eventually she got old enough that she did not keep me up anymore. Actually she did get better, but she had to have about 20 stuffed animals, a stack of books and music. I gave up and let her have it all, but bedtime became easier.
Enjoy those little ones. Beth

seventhsister26 said...

The short stories about all the goings on are great;) Little pictures of life;) I think that's how we remember them;)