Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I'm Learning to Speak Boy

I'm quietly sitting in the living room and Nye (9 months) is playing in the play kitchen in the adjacent room.  I hear a small gagging noise, but don't run over right away because Nye usually chokes up whatever it is on the first gag or so. However, I do keep an ear out for any more sounds that might indicate there's a problem.

The first gag is soon followed by a host of choking and gagging noises.  Something's very, very wrong.  My heart's skipping beats as I jump up and sprint over to Nye to see if I can help him or save him or whatever!

Nye's peacefully sitting there, calm as can be, smiling at me, chewing on a cast iron play pan, and practicing a horrible gagging noise.  He's very proud of his new noise.  Oh boy!  BOY!!!

(the picture has nothing to do with the post...No babies or steaks were harmed in the writing of this post :D )

Sunday, August 14, 2011

A Tender Moment

Lizzy was climbing up on the counter to get herself a cup of water. I kissed her heel and smiled at her. She turned around, smiled back at me, and said, "Mommy, I love.................juice."

Who doesn't?!
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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Best Conversation Ever!

9:00 am this morning:

Me: "Lizzy, you're awesome"
Lizzy ::scowls in confusion:: "What you say?"
Me: "You're awesome."
Lizzy ::immediatly lights up with a giant smile:: "Yeah!!! I IS a possum!"

Monday, August 8, 2011

Meet Kiney

Last night, somewhere around 10pm, I made a new best friend. Lizzy named her Kiney (K*eye-knee: rhymes with hiney as my husband quickly pointed out).

Lizzy was my dreamer sleeper, but for the past 4 months she has been too scared to go to bed by herself. We'd either put her in our room (bummer!), deal with an hour plus of screaming, whining, etc, or lie in her room with her till she fell asleep (at which point I was practically asleep as well).

Two days ago was one of the worst nights ever with her. She or Nye woke us up 8 or more times between 11pm and 6am. This night was followed by a day of no naps for her and minimal nappage by Nye. It was also the worst day at church we've ever had with them. I think I heard one sentence of a hour long sermon.

The next day, Lee stayed home with the kids while they were napping and I did some therapy shopping. :) It feels so good to enter and exit a car without unstrapping/buckling two kids each time!! While I was out, I found a cute little blue bird night-light that charges, then unplugs and lights up on it's battery power. Although it was a little pricey, I was willing to pay it for the chance at sleep.

So last night we put Lizzy to bed and gave her a new surprise! Lizzy loved it and immediately named her. Lee and I put Nye to sleep and left the room. We were sure the calm wouldn't last, and listened for the shrieks of "I'm SCARED!!!!!!!!!" We never heard them. After an hour I checked on her and saw this:

Long story short: I. LOVE. KINEY!!!!!!
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