Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Finally! You are four years old. You have been waiting so long for this momentous occasion.
You have had a very good year as far as learning is concerned. You are almost through with your reading lesson book and you have finally mastered (basically) drawing inside the lines in your coloring books. You have fihured out how to use the mouse on the computer and you are now learning a little about using the keypad. You are trying to convince yourself that you are brave on your big-girl bike but I can see the hesitation in your eyes.
I can't believe how quickly you have reached this age. I never knew how grown up the age 4 is until I became a parent. It's totally different coming at it from this viewpoint. It seems like I should still be changing your diaper. Although to be honest I do still wipe your bottom a lot. :)
You are still so sweet but just here lately you have been having a little bit of attitude. Usually, all it seems to take is a gentle reminder and you are back to being your pleasant self. I am learning I can trust you to follow orders and to make sure others follow the orders as well!
You have a strong desire to learn to cook and believe me, I will maximize on that!!! You are the kissiest child we have and I love that. You are always coming up and kissing whatever body part you can get your mouth on.
You are a blessing to us and make a wonderful oldest child.
I love you Elaina Ceridwen.
Monday, September 28, 2009
You give the best hugs and have the most delightful way of expressing yourself when you talk. I could watch you talk for hours and never once get bored. This year we will start on your school and I look forward to seeing you learn new things but dread the drama that is bound to happen. You have practiced putting diapers on Pooh Bear for quite a while now and the other day you diapered Eily while I was getting Elaina out of the bathtub. What a nice surprise! You have always been my "mothering" child."
I will try to get a post or two up today amist all the other little things I have planned. I like days at home that are just puttery. Putting about here and there doing this and that. Maybe not getting dressed until 9 or 10. Maybe eating breakfast for lunch and then lunch for afternoon snack.
But it doesn't matter if this all gets accomplished or not. It's a puttery day and that's that.
Make a point today to have a happy morning!
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Elaina did wonderful on her reading lesson. I have almost finished deep cleaning the entire house and I made a huge dent in my pile of unclipped coupons.
So what made this day stand out as the worst?
While Elaina was doing her reading lesson, Claire and Eily were in the dining room eating choclate chip cherry granola bars. Eily came into the playroom and handed me a choclate chip out of her granola bar. I ate it.
It was poop. Actual poop.
I had changed her diaper just minutes earlier and the substance in the diaper was made up of little round balls. (She will be eating rasins for her next snack.) Apparently one very small ball fell out of the diaper without me noticing. Eily found it. Eily shared it.
I have to quit writing now and go throw up.
(No one tell Jason, ok? He'll never kiss me again. And I can't say I'd blame him.)
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Claire woke up the entire family by throwing a big fit during the night so I am very tired.
But Elaina made up for everything. This morning she wanted me to make a list of things to do. I was too busy groaning over my tummy and said no so she said she would make her own list. And for the very first time, she sounded out her words and wrote them on a piece of paper.
The top work looks like pk, but it's not. She started with the bottom word: "P","i" (the "i" is fancy) and then a "k" that is really a "n" but I didn't tell her that. She isn't skilled at drawing "k's" yet.
Then she hit the bottom of the paper and had to write the next word above the first word. She started with the u (that looks like a "k") and once again ran out of room so she just wrote the "p" in front of the "u". Are you still with me?
The end result: pu pik, which translated means "Pick up."
Suddenly I'm seeing her go off to college!! :)
Monday, September 21, 2009
Becuase I said so, that's why.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Back to the post. You won't be missing much. It was basically going to be some pictures of dog running and stick throwing and canine drool. I will post a very few pictures of the girls from that night that I thought were funny.
This was Eily rejecting Dixie's approach.
Something's wrong with this girl. :)
Disclaimer: Elaina dressed herself.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
My second microwave was the size of a normal television. It could have held the first microwave and then more. It was old and as far as I know is still going strong. It was made very well.
My third microwave is just right. And boy, can that sucker heat! Time will tell how well it holds up.
I was and still am thankful for all three. They were all gifts and each played an important role in our household.
Sometimes the little things suddenly appear large.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
I really liked this picture until Adam asked if she was showing him a booger. Now that's all I can see when I look at it. (And it wasn't a booger.)
I like this picture of Jason. It's so very him.
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Monday, September 07, 2009
My youngest sister, Sarah, got married last Saturday. It was fun but I'm glad that it's over. Right now she and Brad are in the Bahamas. Jason and I went to the Bahamas for our Honeymoon. In January. It wasn't the smartest choice we've ever made.
The young wedding party L-R
Allison, Jacob,(Twins belonging to Adam) Eli(Rachel's oldest), Michael (Adam's oldest), Audrey(Adam's youngest), Elaina, Claire and Lillie(Leah's)
This coming week I have a hair appointment and chiro appointment and I have to complete my lesson plans. Thursday night starts a weekend meeting so I have to get the lesson plans and all the cleaning/laundry done by Wednesday night.
The only reason I am telling you everything I have to do this week is because I cannot think of anything to write and I'm just filling space.
I'm going to bed now.
Thursday, September 03, 2009
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