Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Warms My Heart

Little words warmed my heart this cold early morning.

Lizzy sat down to eat her pretend pancakes, bowed her head, and said:

"Thanks soooooo much.....
Kingdom come sooooooon.....


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Today, I Feel Like a Mom

My house is trashed with piles of clean clothes, books strewn about-lying open and half read, partially completed train tracks, uneaten snacks, and block cities all over the floor and sofas.

My fingers smell like a mix of baby throwup and baby shampoo.

I haven't completed anything today.


We've read books together, and ate pancakes while chatting. We've explored new toys, swam in a bath, "fixed" VCR tapes, sorted outgrown clothes together (it may be more of a mess now than before), warmed ourselved by the "feel good" (portable room heater), and snuggled down for a nap.

Now the house is quiet. I'm going to ignore the mess and settle down to read in that bit of sunshine you see in the back.

Life IS good.
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Fortunately, the unusually fussy baby I was holding suddenly calmed down.

Unfortunatley, he looked like this afterwards.

Fortunately, the massive amount of throw up didn't get on the carpet at all!!

Unfortunatley, myself, my clothes and 4 of Lizzy's books were plastered.

Fortunately, this calmed him right down and after a bath he fell fast asleep.

Unfortnately, I still haven't figured out what made him throw up (twice now!).
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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Conversations with a 2 yr old

I had the plates for dinner sitting on our island when Lizzy grabbed them. I asked her to put them back and she started crying. Turns out she wanted to set the table with them. This was our conversation:

Me: "Lizzy, you can put them on the table, but be careful. If you drop the plate it will break."
Lizzy: "Yeah, break my toe!"

Hmmm...close enough I guess.

Lizzy found her "Daddy" wood doll, walked it over to me, pulled his legs wide open, and yelled "DADDY PEE ON MOMMY!!" Then fell over laughing histerically.

Oh to be 2...