Monday, August 29, 2011

some things I've learned about the kiddos

Summer is almost over here. Big kids at R's school start next week, she will start the week after. on Sept 12th. I wanted to take a moment and reflect on the girls, things that have changed, things I've noticed now that I have time to enjoy the girls, and things I never would have known if it weren't for my parents.

H loves Hot Tamales (the candies) who would have thought

Dirt is fun. I have a great pic of H on my dads camera, COVERED in dirt and so proud of it

(mind you I would demand my parents wash my hands if there was a tiny bit of dirt on them, and still am that way!)

Trees are too scary to climb, Rhododendrons on the other hand are perfect

R likes routine. More than most kids her age.

H's bed time is not flexible. 8:00 on the dot, even if she's not tired. She'd rather play in her crib until she is tired than be up past 8.

R might have some visual spacial problems, and problems with motor skills. I might have to have her tested but we will see what her teachers say.

"What do you want to do today" will always be answered by R with "go to the park" and maybe "go to the library"

H can recognise the Starbucks logo.

R has learned how to accept that she has to take one "no thank you bite" and is sometimes not sure what to do when she takes the no thank you bite and finds she likes the food.

the girls who will NOT eat corn, LOVE corn on the cob. They each eat two whole cobs whenever its served.

R has a favorite color. It's pink

R trys to manipulate situations because she's smarter than H....trying to put the kibosh on that one!

R likes Jimmy Dean Breakfasts. And my dad likes having them with her.

Otter Pops are better than Popsicles

I am still looking for a place to live. Hopefully this weekend my brothers girlfriends and I can get to Crate and Barrel and do some dish/kitchen shopping. I have a list of stuff I want from Ikea for furniture and will get it in waves. I can't find a bunk bed I love for the girls at a good price (I want a white wood one that can be split into two twin beds. I am planning on using one for me for a few months while I save up to buy a queen and bedroom set for me since H is still in her crib and that converts into a toddler bed I figure I have a year or so still on that one. I am planning on getting a slate grey couch and white furniture for the living room that way my holiday and everyday decorations (and quilts) won't clash. Yes my quilts dictate my couch. You know you are a quilter when....

I hope everyone is surviving Irene, and back to school, and the end of summer.


Katie said...

Kids are so amazing with the things they learn and do. I always enjoy hanging out with my nieces and nephews to see what they come up with. Sometimes you know they're repeating, verbatim, something their parents said and other times their intuitiveness astounds me. Your kids sound no different and I hope R's problems aren't really problems, or at least are easy to deal with.

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

A fun post about your girls. I agree with them on the corn. Corn on the cob is soooooo much better than canned or frozen. Playing in bed is OK! Going to the park is good, too. Hope you find a place of your own soon. Good Luck!

Beth said...

I so enjoyed hearing about the girls. Reading about them and what they like or don't always makes me smile. Sounds like H is the opposite of R when it comes to bedtime. I seem to remember R scaring you in the middle of the night when you thought she was asleep and she was in the pantry, or near the kitchen anyway.

Just Another Quilter said...

Isn't it great to see how our children grow up. Good luck on the house/furniture.

Smile and enjoy the time. God always seems to make sure that it falls into place, as it should. They don't stay young for long.

seventhsister26 said...

I am glad you are stopping to take stock of the small things that make each day great;) I really need to do that myself;) I soooo need to be able to go shopping at Ikea!!! I am jealous!! Keep your chin are doing great;)
Happy Quilting!!

---"Love" said...

Enjoy them while they are young, and don't forget they become teenagers, which is a whole different story; that's when YOU will REALLY learn from and about them! *wink* ---"Love"

a good yarn said...

The girls' individual personalities are really shining through now. I just have to ask what an Otter Pop is and a Jimmy Dean Breakfast. So much to be grateful for when blessed with darlings like these. Ann :-)