Tuesday, June 30, 2009

That was fun

I bravely decided to take the girls to Regal Cinema's free family movie festival today to see Charlotte's Web. They LOVED it! I got lots of snuggle time and with the three trips to the potty we were accident free. I highly recommend it--nothing like seeing things for the first time through their eyes.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Toddler Tuesdays (on Wednesday, sorry)

A day late's better than nothing.

Hannah loves to play games, so since it was a rainy night I said, "Want to play Bob the Builder?" which is Hannah's memory game. Mimi said, "Yay! Please play Bob the Booder! Please play Bob the Booder!" Hannah and I were both laughing so hard she got the hiccups.

And the house across the street that burned down is finally coming back together. They've been rebuilding it for a few weeks and it's now pretty close to looking like a house. There have been different crews in and out and this week's crew loves loud Mexican music. Well, we opened the door to go to the mailbox and I am pretty sure the girls thought all of that was just for their benefit. The two danced in the driveway to their hearts' content. Ah, well. Maybe it made the work go faster across the street!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Wrapping Up a Week

Well, the hard drive crashed on Tuesday so I am just now blogging despite what has been a very eventful week.

First, Wednesday was Emily's very first big girl day with NO accidents. Mama is very proud. One tiny accident today but we were in our swim suit and standing in a puddle of pool water anyway so Mama just "didn't see that." Sorry, fellow residents.

Second, I am very proud of my oldest this week because she jumped into VBS with both feet. Not big on change in routine, crowds, or loud noise/movies, I was afraid VBS might be all wrong for her. I was wrong! Hannah loved every minute of it. We have already shed some tears over today being the last day. She thinks Ms. Joye and Ms. Julie (our VBS divas) are movie stars. She reportedly loved puppets, music, dancing, and Bible stories. I loved not having to even think about supper all week and Hannah loved that "You know Mommy, if you don't like your supper it's okay not to eat it because they have good snack at Bible school." We also had a good cry in the car on the way today because Mimi didn't get to do "real" Bible school this year, just went to the nursery. That really hurt Hannah's heart because she knows how much Mimi loves to dance and sing and afterall, we'd all been practicing the music in the car together. Next year's VBS just seems too far away! When our pastor spoke today about hearing God's call and jumping in with both feet, I prayed that Hannah would keep this attitude for the rest of her life! Thanks to those who worked so hard to make this happen!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Baby girl growing up

Drum roll, please. Emily is going to church in panties today. Yes, apparently baby girl is growing up right under Mama's nose.

She made it through errands and playing around the house all day yesterday with no accidents. We put diapers on for naptime and bedtime and that will persist until she wakes up dry for a year. Just kidding but I am no fan of wet sheets so I will be very sure before we tackle the next step!

Thursday, June 4, 2009


My car is in the shop this weekend for windows that go down but won't come back up. Guess gravity finally caught up with them. Anyhoo, for the last week, I have had plastic taped over Hannah's window because it was stuck. Because of an unfortunate and loud incident when her mother thought saran wrap would actually hold when the car reached speeds of over 30mph, Hannah is terrified of the rigged up window even though Daddy properly secured it. We couldn't go anywhere without her getting hysterical and me worrying that I was causing permanent psychological damage. Finally I had a moment of inspiration and I was right--if she sat in her seat covered in a towel, snuggled up to her life-sized doll, and yes holding her Ariel umbrella she felt almost perfectly safe. So, if you haven't seen us going about town this week you missed it. :) Mimi always double checks, "Mama, it's not raining? It's not raining?"

Well, yesterday parts came in and we dropped it off at the shop for a couple of days. A COUPLE OF DAYS??? CAN I MAKE IT??? So this morning I knew the stroller was the only way to escape the house. Loaded it up, packed the breakfast for travel, and put the girls on the step only to see that we actually DO need the Ariel umbrella today. Sigh. Now the girls are eating the travel ready breakfast on the couch and watching Curious George. I never do that but hey, we are trapped. Thank you Lord, for rain. I know we need it. Give me a grateful heart!