Monday, February 28, 2011
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Sunday, February 27, 2011
Tonight as we were driving between the grandparents' houses I sneezed. For whatever reason Lila found that hilarious and started to pretend sneeze. Which made the other two children laugh and start pretend sneezing too. After a couple of minutes of this I said, "Okay. Okay. Now everybody sneeze like Pa Dave." And all three children promptly went, "Ah-chewie!" (That is seriously how my dad sneezes, and it is hilarious.)
Posted by Chrissy at 10:14 PM
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Especially if you get to watch them with an opinionated seven year old. We were watching a show and a infomercial for Pajama Jeans came on. Have you seen this? "All the style of jeans with the comfort of pajamas! You'll want to live in them!" Jake's response, "I'm going to stop looking at butts and read my book."
Posted by Chrissy at 8:47 PM
Friday, February 25, 2011
Lila has been the queen of the mood swing today (I didn't even know that was possible at two) but when she has been happy she has also been quite funny.
We went to Wal-mart after we dropped Evie off at preschool this morning. Lila was in a happy talkative mood for most of the shopping trip, telling me all about everything that caught her attention. When we were checking out she was standing in the back of the cart so I could hand her the bags and she could put them in. As I was digging in my purse for my wallet, she looked at the bags, realized there was no room for her to sit down and loudly proclaimed, "This stressing me out!" The checker was still laughing as we left the store...
I was waiting for her to wake up from her nap so I could make a trip to Costco. (I really try to avoid that place on Saturdays.) It was almost 4 pm and she was still snoozing, so I decided that she had napped long enough and went in to wake her up. She was being a stinkbug, sleeping with her knees tucked to her chest and her little bum up in the air. (Side note: What age do kids finally realize that position isn't comfortable and stop sleeping like that? I've never seen a grown up sleep like that... that would be really funny though.) I said, "Time to wake stinkbug." She rolled over, sat up, looked at me and said, "Moooo-ooom. I just napping here." And flopped back onto her face.
It's a good thing she is so cute and funny. It helps me want to keep her around even when she's making pull out my hair!
Posted by Chrissy at 11:33 PM
Thursday, February 24, 2011
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011
You know those days when you are just not enough. You don't have enough time, energy, patience, hands, or brain cells. It's days like this that I think the people of India were on to something with their many-armed goddess. If I had more hands I probably wouldn't have put a t.v. set through the laundry room door. A little more patience probably wouldn't hurt either.
Posted by Chrissy at 10:14 PM
Monday, February 21, 2011
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Sunday, February 20, 2011
Yesterday was my birthday. It was a good day. I got up early, went to the gym, went to the grocery store, went to an eye doctor appointment, came home, and cleaned the bathroom. As I was scrubbing the bathtub I thought, "Yup. I'm a grown-up." Then I hurried to make a pesto potato salad for the baby shower that I was hosting.
That night Brian and I went out to dinner, which was a special treat since I've been doing this new diet. (I was so excited that one of my off days fell on my birthday!) He was playing around with his new phone and snapped a picture of me. Later I was comparing it to the one he took of me when we went out for our anniversary one month ago. I don't know that you can tell from these pictures very much, since they are really just my face and different angles, but I have lost almost 8 lbs. and several inches! That was probably the thing that made me the happiest for my birthday. Brian also gave me a great card and a gift card to go get some new clothes, since mine are getting pretty baggy. Hopefully in another two weeks it will be a necessity!
After dinner we fought the snow up the hill to my in-laws to pick up our kids. I was ready to go home and get to bed, but Jake reminded me that I had promised him he could rent a video game for helping me clean the house and get ready for the baby shower. So we right instead of left and headed off to Blockbuster. Evie excitedly decided that she was going to look for a Telly Tubbies video. Brian quickly said, "No. We are not having Telly Tubbies in our house!" Jake, sounding very puzzled, asked, "Why Dad? They'll teach her German.... then she'll be bilingual!" I know having that kid around helps me burn extra calories from laughing every day!
Posted by Chrissy at 11:11 PM
Saturday, February 19, 2011
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Friday, February 18, 2011
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Thursday, February 17, 2011
Today the girls were playing together and pretending that Lila was Evie's puppy dog. Evie took her for a "walk" around the house on the end of one of my measuring tapes. It was so cute, until Lila made wrong turn and Evie called out to her to heel. "Pissty! Stop it! Come here Pissty! Come here!"
"What did you just call your sister?"
"She's not my sister, she's my puppy and I named her Pissty. Isn't it so cute?"
Uh- what do you say to that one?
Add another reason to why we won't be getting pets anytime soon. And we won't let Evie name them if we ever do get one...
Posted by Chrissy at 10:28 PM
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Earlier today I told Lila to go get a new diaper out of her closet and bring it to me so I could change her. Five minutes later she comes down the hall and pauses in the kitchen door way, and she was NOT carrying a diaper. I asked her, "Lila, did you bring me a diaper?" She cocked her head to one side, tapped her cheek with her finger and said, "Hmmm, let me think...." all the while giving me a look that clearly said 'You foolish woman... do you see a diaper in my hand?' Obviously rhetorical questions will not work with this child.
At least she doesn't reserve all her sass for me. A couple of nights ago Brian and she met in the hallway and were both trying to go different directions. Lila looked up at him and said, "Excuse me, lady!" as she pushed past his crutches.
And of course her brother and sister don't escape the attitude either. One day they were all playing in the girl's room and as they all tried to walk out the door together there was much bumping into each other and off the walls. I distinctly heard Lila say, "Hey watch it! I'm walking here!" sounding for all the world like a New York City pedestrian. (She has since said it to me as we passed on the stairs.)
I don't want her to think that talking back and sassing people is acceptable, but lately it's been all I can do to not just burst out laughing. And she most definitely does not need the positive reinforcement...
Posted by Chrissy at 7:54 PM
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Tonight as I was making dinner I told the kids that it was time to clean up the toy room. Jake and Evie both came running up the stairs to complain. Jake said, "Well, I'll clean the toy room... and Evie will probably help a little... but Lila won't." Evie quickly followed up with, "Yeah! Lila just follows around and makes more mess by playing with everything we're trying to pick up!" I sighed, and said, "I know you guys. What you need to do is put on a movie that she likes so she'll be distracted and you can clean up." They both ran back down the stairs and at about halfway down I hear Evie yell, "Hey Lila! We are going to distract you now!"
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Monday, February 14, 2011
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Sunday, February 13, 2011
I did my best.
Posted by Chrissy at 11:35 PM
Saturday, February 12, 2011
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Friday, February 11, 2011
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Thursday, February 10, 2011
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