Friday, August 31, 2007
You will find your 5 year old busily teaching her brother how to hunt and kill stuffed animals for meat, and then "make the meat".
She must have been listening all along.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
I now have a 2 year old who desperately needs a nap, but refuses to take one. He plays in his room. He lays on the floor, peeking out of the crack at the bottom. He rocks in the rocking chair in there. He comes out the door every 15 to 20 minutes.
His eyes are droopy. He is crabby and whiny. But he refuses to give in, and I can not get him to sleep unless I lay with him for almost an hour. I don't have that kind of time.
We are experiencing the same delight at night basically. He has a hard time falling asleep, then wakes up sometime during the night, whimpering, "I'm hungry mama", "Go downstairs". ARGH!!!
I promise I am feeding the boy a snack right before bed, and he is eating, but for whatever reason, he has gotten it in his little head that nighttime is get up and eat time. The only night he got food was the rice krispie night.
To my crafting friends who remember the early history of baby Nicholas, any ideas? I think I am ready to try a baby gate at the door, but I am pretty sure he can climb over it. And I won't lock him in. I am starting to go crazy, and with school starting next week, we need to try to get past this phase quickly.
Friday, August 24, 2007
Well, when you are 2, apparently this means wandering your way downstairs in the dark. Opening the pantry, grabbing the box of Rice Krispies and dumping half on the floor. Opening the dishwasher and getting out your own bowl. Attempting to pour the Rice Krispies into your bowl, but managing only to get them on the floor, not a single one in the bowl. And finally crying in the dark for mama.
Then mama walks downstairs in the dark, whispering Nicholas, steps in the pile of Rice Krispies, and then scoops up the toddler and sends him upstairs with the promise of a graham cracker.
After cleaning up the mess with a dustpan and broom (don't want to run the vacuum and wake the rest of the peacefully sleeping clan up), mama brings the promised graham cracker, lays with the toddler until he is finished, and then tells him DO NOT get out of this bed again!!!
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
We had been listening to the soundtrack in the car for several months, and now we are listening to the soundtrack to the second movie. She tells me that she likes the movie because of all the singing and dancing. Her two favorite things to do.
Last week she asked if the people were real, and I said yes. She asked if we could go see them, and I gave a short explanation of maybe someday.
Tonight, she asked again about going to see them, and I gave the more in depth answer of how they are actors and it is there job, and they have real homes, and may live in different parts of the country, but most are probably in California. Blah, blah, blah.
Then she asks again, so when can we go see them. Like I can just drive up to their homes and say hi. So now we have gone into explanations of if they ever have a concert that comes to Cincinnati or nearby then we could see them sing songs from the movie, but that would be it.
Having a daughter has it's fascinating moments.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
In the meantime, I have found a quilting store in Cincinnati. It is called Quilter's Square and is located near one of our favorite shopping areas/ malls. We only stumbled upon this place accidentally. We had gone to Half-price books and then out for dinner. Across from the restaurant, Mike saw the quilting shop, and we decided to go over afterwards. It was closed. On our way home, we realized Nicholas had left his stuffed dog in the bookstore, giving me the opportunity to head back out there the next day.
And this is what I came home with:
A pattern I had been wanting to look at closer for some time called Yellow Brick Road, and the four lovely pieces of fabric above. I still need two more fat quarters to be able to make a quilt with them. I am thinking a purple and a tangerine.
But the past three days, and finding this picture on my camera from a week or so ago, remind me that the two little people above do enjoy each other, and I desperately love being their mom.
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
They have put a button on your phone wall unit, so that you can find the missing handheld phone that you left on the couch, desk, etc. Just follow the beeping noise to find your phone.
If you don't remember where your cell phone is and you managed to leave it on, just dial the number and you can easily follow your ringtone to the missing device. If it is really well hidden this may require several calls.
But the digital camera.... no such device exists. Now where are you hiding precious camera with the blogging pictures?? I know you are here somewhere.
And no, that is not a fish, but one of the many divers that were cleaning the shark tanks. This particular funny guy, played a cute game with Nicholas of can you touch my hand.
Blogging time has been limited and therefore I have been busy trying to catch up on other blogs rather than entering my own.
I will try to make some posts very soon. But for tonight, I still have dinner to prepare, tomatoes to wash and ballet to take Katie to, which will keep me occupied until 8:30.
Soon, I promise. Soon.