Wednesday, November 21, 2012
I don't know what's wrong with me. I survive something horrible, promise myself never to attempt it again, then time passes and I forget my promise to myself. Suddenly the horrible idea seems like a good one again. Similar to the marathons I've run and the baby births (surgeries) I've been through. After each one I promised myself I wouldn't do it again. Now both sound like potentially good ideas. Today's episode of "Stupid Chelsea" is entitled, "Rumbi."
Monday, November 19, 2012
I feel kinda lame for not working with Brianna on bike riding yet. She'll be 5 in February. Add that to my list of lazy parenting.
I've heard it's better to take off the pedals so she learns balance, like those Strider bikes, then put them on again when she's ready. Skip the training wheels all together. I'd love to hear what other parents have done to teach the riding of the bicycle?
Friday, November 16, 2012
Sunday, November 11, 2012
"Where can a kid get some food around here?!""I want two cats. White with pink paws and purple fur. Named Snowbell and PoppyCat."
"Sometimes when I go potty, I have to go potty again. I think there's something wrong."
"I remember when I used to be on the potty train too."
"I'm going to add the finishing touch to my cup of water... JUICE!"
"Courtney, I've got my eyes on youuuu!"
"Can you turn this empty bottle of juice into a toy for me?"
"Courtney is a peepee but she's still my best friend."
"I think there's something wrong with my bum. I've been going potty for years and YEARS!"
"No, mom, I want you to say, 'I would be DELIGHTED to make you some food!' like that, and smile."
"Are you writing that down, mom? That was funny. Write me down."
Courtney looked adorable at church on Sunday. You're just going to have to take my word on it, obviously, since I couldn't really get a good picture of her. I can't even remember what she was having a tantrum about, but I had to take her into the bathroom. Then I tried again to get a good picture and it made her even madder. So here she is. My darling pink princess.
Sidenote: I've been doing this Paleo thing for a couple weeks now, and last month did my 3rd 10-day raw food cleanse. I've been loving it, and fitting into my clothes so much better! :) Though the sugar cravings never really go away totally, I've learned how to combat them more effectively.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
Friday, November 2, 2012
We've got niece Lily here with us for a few days while her Nonny and Papa enjoy the yearly family reunion with Grandma Smith and her children. I love having Lily here for several reasons, one being that I finally have a child to practice hair-dos on!
My girls fight me on it. I'm lucky to get a ponytail in.
But Lily will sit and let me practice. Which I need a lot of, since I'm not very good.
But I enjoy trying!
Ever been secretly thrilled that you've got a grumpy/tired/sick kid in your arms, simply because they're so dang cuddly... I think Nonny was definitely enjoying a tired-cuddly-Bennett moment. In his Halloween jammies she gave him. So basically it couldn't have been any better for her.