Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ
2 Peter 3:18

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Millie Moo

Only Miller can make eating a Flintstones vitamin messy. We've switched her to gummy bear vitamins and she's doing much better :)

My Little Piggy Tails:

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Pajama Ride

At the end of the year our preschool teacher suggested that we do a "pajama ride" one night this summer. The idea is you get your kids ready for bed and then put them in the car with a flashlight and a bug jar. Then you surprise them by meeting up with some friends for a snack and some prebed playtime. Have I mentioned that we had a GREAT teacher this year!? We finally did it a couple of weeks ago. It was so much fun and the kids were so surprised to see each other and thought it was so funny that everyone was in their jammies.
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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Big Announcement

Miller tee-teed on the potty for the first time last night. She's been sitting on it regularly for a while now with no success. Quite often she'll stand up and go on the floor while walking to the tub for her bath. But last night while Daddy was doing bath duty she did it!! I would say I'm sorry I wasn't there to witness it. But apparently she was so excited when it happened that she stood up, the potty stuck to her little booty, and spilled all over the floor! Oh well, you take what you can get. What a big girl!

Other 18 month milestones:
  • about 26 pounds and maybe 32" tall (they forgot to give me a milestone sheet at our checkup the other day)
  • is easily appeased after shots with a sucker (she was screaming bloody murder after she got her boosters and I said between wails "do you want to go get a sucker?" she sniffled a little and said "cucker?" and that was the last of the tears!)
  • using manners- please, thank you, bye bye while blowing a kiss, mam mam (yes 'mam)
  • identifying who things belong to (apparently I own nothing- she walks around the house pointing to things and either saying daddy, ison (wilson), or jack jack)
  • willfully tosses her paci into her bed without being asked when she gets up in the morning
  • happily goes to bed at naptime or bedtime- "Miller do you want to go to bed?" "beah (bed), paci, bye, bye (to anyone else in the room)" and of course a kiss
  • anytime you put her on the changing table she asks for a "bacet" (bracelet)
  • she loves to color (cucker) on anything and with anything
  • counts to two- which is pretty funny because once she starts she gets stuck in a loop of one, two, one two, one, two . . .
  • knows the first catechism question (little ears ARE always listening- she picked this up after a couple of days of hearing me do questions with Wilson)
  • she loves her babies
  • plays by herself really well
  • says cracker when we get to church on Sunday mornings and runs in to her teachers
  • throws a really good fit when she doesn't get her way, complete with screaming, pulling of her clothes, writhing around on the floor, and throwing anything within her reach for dramatic effect
  • she climbs out of her hook on high chair as soon as you turn you back and is in the middle of the table pulling flowers out of the vase or throwing plates and forks on the floor
  • loves animals especially ducks and turtles- knows several animal sounds
  • is officially off of milk until further notice- we are fairly certain that this is what is behind her ear trouble. She does eat milk products and would not be harmed by drinking a cup a milk if it were given to her, but apparently drinking it several times a day builds up and causes a nasal allergic reaction which in turn backs up into her ears. Instead she drinks water or straight juice and takes a couple of vitamin gummy bears and a viactiv every day.
  • has hair that is finally long enough for some very small (and very cute) pig tails

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Story of the Weekend #2

Aunt Suzanne took Wilson to run a few errands this afternoon. While they were out he picked up a rather large bag of gummy worms. On the way home Suzanne said, "Is your mom going to shoot me for letting you get that big bag of candy?" Wilson thought for a minute and said, "No. She doesn't know how to use a gun."


Sorry it's been awhile since my last post and sorry that this one doesn't have any photos. But I do have a funny story- maybe that will tide you over until I unload my camera. We've been having a great summer so far and are really enjoying swimming and seeing friends.

The highlight has probably been our trips to Memphis which is where I am as I type. This time the whole fam. came up for Daddy to get to hang out with some friends to celebrate the upcoming wedding of a good buddy. On the way up we stopped in Grenada at this little shopping center that has an indoor courtyard that the kids could run around in and let off some steam. It was about 7:30 so the only thing open was the restaurant where we were having supper. After we ordered I took the kids out to explore while we waited on the food. We started looking in the windows of this really cute kids shop. I was tying to look for things to show Wilson and Miller starts her usual one sided chatter. I started listening to the chatter and realized the word "shoes" was coming up a lot. I looked over and she was sitting on the ground taking her shoes off and absolutely drooling over the display of Mary Jane Crocs in the window. When I told her we weren't going to be getting any shoes, she laid out on the brick floor and pitched a grand fit for the whole world to see. The ladies from the restaurant came out to see what was wrong and to offer assistance (crayons, crackers, etc.). I let them know that unless they had a key to their neighbor's store, we were just going to have to ride this one out. So we did. Until the food came and she got to pitch another fit because she was sharing with me and couldn't have her own fork.