Friday, March 27, 2015

Interview with Lily, Age 4

Here is an interview with Lily, Age 4.

What is your:
1) Favorite color? Blue and Purple mixed togethler!
2) Favorite book? Pfrozen
3) Favorite movie? Pfrozen
4) Favorite food? Ice Kweem
5) Least favorite food? Sauce
6) Favorite fruit? Honey on Bwead
7) Favorite vegetable? Dus Peppers
8) Least favorite vegetable? Well I'm dus gonna show you the yuckiest vegetal. (Takes a package of cream cheese and chive crackers out of the pantry)
9) Favorite TV show? Barbie - De New kind of Barbie
10) Favorite song? Twinkle Twinkle Little Tar
11) Favorite thing to do with mom? Play
12) Favorite thing to do with dad? De same thing, and play
13) Favorite game to play with friends? With de Barbies
14) Favorite store? De Food Tor
15) Favorite sport? Sword
16) Favorite bible story? Wearing bible story
17)Favorite place to go? Molly and Ben's
18) Favorite restaurant? Pizza Hut
19) Favorite toy? My bicycle
20) Favorite thing to do with Anna? Play

20.5) Favorite thing to do with JJ? Play
21) Favorite drink? Duice
22) Favorite thing to do at school? Play
23) Favorite thing to do outside? Play
24) What do you want to be when you grow up? A mom! (Mommy loves to hear this!)
25) What can you do now that you are 4? Sing a song (Twinkle Twinkle)
26) Who is your best friend? Molly
27) What is mom's job? To clean up
28) What is dad's job? To clean the laundry
29) What does mom always say? I can't say that one.
30) What does dad always say? Moon
31) What is your nickname? You gotta sink about it. (?)
32) What makes you laugh? To do a soke (joke)
33) What makes you sad? If we hurwt me.
34) What are you thankful for? God
35) What does mom love about you? Mine harwdt , Yea because our harwdts is important. (You are exactly right, my dear!)

Then I asked if she had questions for me:
Shakes her head.

Interview with Anna, Age 7


Here is an interview with Anna, age 7.

What is your:
1) Favorite color? I don't have one
2) Favorite book? Harry Potter
3) Favorite movie? (Shoulder Shrug)
4) Favorite food? (Two Shoulder Shrugs)
5) Least favorite food? Guacamole
6) Favorite fruit? Grapes
7) Favorite vegetable? Carrot
8) Least favorite vegetable? Broccoli
9) Favorite TV show? (Big Should Shrug)
10) Favorite song? Wake Me Up-Avicii
11) Favorite thing to do with mom? Hop on Pop
12) Favorite thing to do with dad? Hop on Pop
13) Favorite game to play with friends? Freeze tag
14) Favorite store? (Shoulder Shrug)
15) Favorite sport? Soccer
16) Favorite bible story? I don't know

17)Favorite place to go? Six Flags or Dauphin Island
18) Favorite restaurant? Red Lobster
("You know that one!")
19) Favorite toy? Snuggle Comfort Puppy
20) Favorite thing to do with Elizabeth? Play pretend

20.5) Favorite thing to do with JJ? Snuggle
21) Favorite drink? Hot Cocoa or Root Beer Floats
22) Favorite thing to do at school? Go to Music
23) Favorite thing to do outside? Ride Bikes
24) What do you want to be when you grow up? Dress Designer
25) What can you do now that you are 7? Snap
26) Who is your best friend? I don't know...Sophie, since I knew her first
27) What is mom's job? Taking care of us
28) What is dad's job? Taking care of us
29) What does mom always say? I don't know
30) What does dad always say? I don't know
31) What is your nickname? Anna Banana - (She hates it)
32) What makes you laugh? Dada
33) What makes you sad? When I get into fights with friends
34) What are you thankful for? JJ
35) What does mom love about you? That she is helpful and responsible. (She made me answer this one.)

Then I asked if she had questions for me:Nah Uh

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Lily is a swimmer!!!!

As of today, our little Lily can SWIM without her floaties!

She's not perfect, of course, and she tires easily, but as soon as she was brave enough to swim all the way underwater she was ZOOMING like a fish!

She swan half way across the shallow end of the indoor YMCA pool!






Way to go, Lily!!!!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Lady Lily

Lily is at an amazingly cute stage with how she talks, the "big girl" things she tries, and the looks she gives.

She is a perfect mish mash of baby, girl and even sometimes adult.  She gives these crazy teenagery looks already that we know we will see much more of in a couple of years.  She somehow already knows how to use those big eyes to her advantage!

She is working really hard to say all things correctly but luckly still keeps some sweet mispronunications:
"I wanna be a superhurro"
"zay zay" is JJ
"Baby broller" (With his size, he IS a broller)
"Pucess" is princess
"I need a boo boo bayndaid"
"ashally" is actually
"OH  MY WORD!"
"Go downtairs"
"Dolly" - Just cute that she says it
"But I Mont to!"
"HEY! I have andea!"
Everything is "The Ness Day" whether is is tomorrow, yesterday or a month ago.

She still brings up the burned house, but not very often.  Maybe twice a month.
She is now; however, morbidly obsessed with death at times.  In her playing pretend something is often dying.... or planning on dying..... or died "the ness day".
Yesterday (the ness day) she heard a random sound outside and told me the sound told her that two cars crashed and died.  (The sound was a dog barking or something completely normal)

She is nearly a swimmer and made it down the twisty slides at the pool.  With enough yelling and encouragement, she could swim from the bottom of the slide to the steps.  Without enough yelling and encouragement, she sinks.

Speaking of yelling: she must inform us EVERY TIME that "I GOTTA GO POTTTTYYYYYYY!"  Anna hears it so much she automatically rolls her eyes and yells back "JUST GOOOOO!!!" Lily runs (sometimes in circles) doing a high kneed, tipppy toe prance dance in desperation, sometimes in circles, and usually never on the way to the bathroom.  I literally have to get in her face and make her focus to make productive steps to the bathroom.  Sometimes I have to grab her arm and lead her there.  Occasionally she still has accidents.  I'm trying a new thing today where I will use a really low voice and calmly say, "I'm not going to help you... walk towards the bathroom.... what's the next step?...that's right... turn on the light, etc." It worked today.  We'll see.  It's liek the sudden realization she has to go "weely weely bad" short circuits her brain from simply Using. The. Bathroom!

She's a lady on the go!




Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The End of Innocence

Poor Anna is getting to that age...that age where she WANTS to believe in things (fairies, mermaids, unicorns) but logically knows they mnight not be real.

I fear that this may be our last year for true belief in Santa, if we even get this year.  I think plenty of pesky first graders with older siblings may gleefully shatter the Christmas spirit.
For example, we saw Seasame Street Live in Columbia and on the way there, she asked me if they were real..."really real?"  I just couldn't state the truth so I told her that I thought so.  I told her I thought it was the same people that were on tv.

She thougth about it and her voice chagned from doubt to a happy, "They MUST be real, how else could they see everything?"  I had to smile at that.

She was able to high five one of the characters.  I asked her, "Did they feel real?"  She said, "Well, I think I felt a hand in there."  I told her it might have just been bones.

Afterwards, she didn't say what she thought either way.  I thought it best to leave it well enough alone.  And perhaps, just maybe, hold onto faires, mermaids and unicorns a little....bit...longer. :-)





Sunday, May 4, 2014

Lily's Fire Obsession

Lily has been obsessed with fires since we saw a house that had burned in mid-DECEMBER!!!

She asked about this house a minimum of once per day
"Where'd buwrned house go?"

I'll remind her that it's by the bookstore. Then she asks to see it.  "Buwrned house sad."  I explain that someone will fix it up, then it will be happy.

Add to this the fact that we saw a car on fire (really, an inferno) on the way to Columbia to see Seasame Street Live.  Can you guess what ELSE she asks about all the time?
She thinks the burned car is sad, too, even though I told her someone fixed it.  Now she asks, "Where'd fissed car go?"

"When fiwe comes, wun to Mya's houwse" is what I hear many other days.  That's her fire plan. Today on the way home from school, she told me about how fire likes food.  (?)


She told me yesterday that fire came out of the smoke detector and I had to let her know what the smoke detector actually did.  She looked very relieved.

This girl is OBSESSED!!!!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Happy Eleventh MONTHDAY!!!




















What he can do:
Wave bye and hello (most of the time) Instead of a wave, it's more of a hand raise/salute.
He will blow kisses (most of the time).
Sign "more" (by clapping) and "all done" (by raising both his hands up high)..... most of the time.
Bark like a dog- when he sees a dog...smart boy.

He loves to pretend to sneeze and cough and will repeatedly do that if he hears someone else do it.

He can say "Ah oh!" and I guess you'd consider that his FIRST WORD!!!

He can crawl like a champ, now, although sometimes he does it full out and sometimes he does it dragging a leg curled up.
He can climb up on a low chair, stool or single step.

He can pull up on anything now and is the master of his domain now that he can crawl anywhere and pull up everywhere.

He's an eating champ now and is a master of the pincher grasp.  He'll let you know if he doesn't like some food or is is all done by swiping all the food on the floor.  He can eat from those organic baby pouches on his own which is convenient for mommy!  He will eat or at least try whatever you give him but his favorite food is bananas and baby junk food.