Thursday, April 23, 2009

Mean Girl

Now I always like to think of little Princess as such a sweet little girl, one who gets along with everyone and is kind to others. However today it turns out she's a mean girl.

We were having a play date with our favorite friends at the park. The girls came over upset about something. Apparently Little Princesses friend befriended another girl. This made Little Princess jealous so she told the unknown "friend" they couldn't play with her because she was ugly.

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? WHAT A BRAT!! I had to laugh though because I was caught so off guard. But we have had a huge discussion about how hurtful that statement was and how she would be crushed if someone told her that.

AAAAHHHH!!!! Why my child?
Anyways here's some pics of the cute little girls on their playdate.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Think. Think. Think

Sometimes I catch myself acting like Winnie-the-Pooh. You know when he goes to do something, but just can't seem to remember what is was he was going to do. Over the last few days there are so many times that I've caught myself thinking "I need to blog that" you know those little things that you just don't want to forget. But now that I have a minute, most of them have gone out from my memory.

However there is one little story that is too funny for me to forget just yet.
Last week we were finally able to have a play date with our most favorite friends. We've been trying to get together for a few months, but have been unsuccessful, somebody has always been sick between our 2 families. Anyways, our cute friends came over. The girls had a wonderful time downstairs in the "new" playroom. After about an hour or so someone got hungry, I'm not sure if it was me or the kiddos. So I was in the kitchen throwing some Mickey chicken nuggets in the oven, when Sotera came to me and said "Tichelle I'm thirsty". Little Princess standing right there immediately opened the fridge, "Well all there is to drink is my Soy Milk that you can't have or Joe's beer. Would you like a beer Sotera?"
I quickly jumped in this little conversation while I was laughing hysterically inside, and offered orange juice.
My 3 yr old asked her little4 yr old friend if she would like a beer. That might be a record for the youngest age of peer pressure drinking. Luckily her mom was there too and heard the entire thing.
Some of you may not find this story funny. You may think it's irresponsible of me to have beer in the fridge. However if you can just put it all aside, it truly is funny. Little Princess knows the rules, we've actually fudged the rules and told her when she's at least 25 if she would like to try it, that's when she can. She is always quick to remind everyone that beer is yucky, as she pulls her little disgusted face with her tongue out.

Oh yes, another little thing I've been simply amazed by is children. For those of you with your own children or children that you are close to know what I'm talking about.
I sit stunned watching my little angels grow and develop in ways that blow my mind.
Little man is just so darn strong. He has been holding his head up practically since birth. Of course he was a little wobbly at first, but he'd still be able to hold that big head up. (You know the proportion of an infants head to the rest of his body...I'm not insulting my children). Then he rolled over, which turned out to be a fluke/mistake, at 2 weeks. At about 4 1/2 months he's been standing holding his weight. Of course we have to keep our hands holding him from tipping over because he's yet to figure out how to balance, but those little things to me are completely amazing. I've not worked with him to try and push him to do these things, he has just figured out so much on his own. Watching him eat is a hole other adventure. His little mouth and tongue know just how to move his food to the back of his mouth and swallow it down. WOW!
I love playing in the mirror with him. He glances in and gets so excited to see "beautiful mommy" ( I can give myself that title and try to brainwash my children to believe it, LOL) then he looks at the handsome little guy I'm holding, eyes wander back up to mommy, then he'll turn his head and stare at the real me. A smile will break out across his face and then he tries to touch the mirror. I think he's figured it out that there really aren't 2 of me. He loves to just stare at himself. And while he's busy admiring his handsome self, I sit in wonderment over this creature I call my baby.
I'm sure I sound like a complete freak, but c'mon it is awesome!

Then there is little Princess who is just too smart. I am completely shocked at how much she has taught herself. Yesterday she was playing on the computer. I looked over at her to see what she was doing, actually to make sure she wasn't screwing up anything, and she was reading. Of course not big full out reading, but she was sounding out words to find. The word I saw her read was KEY. The voice on the computer said to find the word "KEY", and she sounded it out "ka-E". Then she looked at the list of words and found the one that started with the letter "K" and that had an "E" in it. She's only 3!! How does she learn this?? I surely do NOT work with her on things like that. I feel it's too advanced for her little being and I just want her to stay my little baby girl. She also loves mathematics. She's always asking what's this number times this number. Or what times this number makes this number. She's a thinker that's for sure. All I can say is thank you to patient people who spend time with Little Princess and don't blow her off but take the time to explain things and answer her questions, thank you disney channel and PBS for the cartoons that teach her to think and solve problems and use her genious little brain (ie Tigger and Pooh, Super Why, Imagination Movers, Sid the Science Kid, Handy Many, Mickey Mouse, Agent Oso, Little Einstiens) .

Little Princess's most recent blurt from her mouth that made us laugh.
Driving in the car to Gramma's house.
Little Princess is counting by 10's, then suddenly Lover Boy jumped in to tease her and counted the last few sets really fast and loud.
In complete disgust, Little Princess pronounces "Now that's just NOT polite!"

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Picture Tag

Little Princess, Camden, and Maddie.

The 6th in my 6th folder is pretty old but it's such a cute one I'm gonna love reminiscing about it.
This was Easter 2007. I decided that I wanted to do something fun with Little Princess. It was a hard year because I had just gotten divorced and we were so used to doing everything with our little family so I decided to call some friends who had kiddos the same age as Little Princess and see if they'd like to go up to a farm in Logan for a little Easter celebration. We all met up there and luckily I brought the wagon to tote the kids around in. They had so much fun hunting for eggs, petting bunnies and chicks, riding the horses, and I wish I could say they loved meeting the Easter bunny, but Little Princess didn't like that part of the day in fact she scream when I made her sit on his lap.

I had so much fun that day and have thought that I should make it a tradition because it really was so fun, but we missed it last year because Little Princesses Abuelos were in town and she was spending time with them and then this year she was in California with her Abuelos when it was going on. Maybe one of these years we'll make it back up there.

Lover Boys toy

So once we got our taxes back we were able to pay off all our debt (minus the house of course) and get Lover Boy a toy. He has sacrificed so many of his "toys" for us the last few months that this was a no brainer...of course he deserved such a fun toy!

Lover Boy's sister offered him her jeep at a steal of a deal. Honestly a deal that we would be stupid to pass up. We jumped on it and were so excited to get her jeep. We had to take it out for a mudding trip...but since there was still so much snow on the ground in the mountains we just went out to my parents field and tried it out there. It was so much fun. Little Princess was in the back laughing, sometimes it was a nervous laugh as we'd go flying over some bumps. She even got a little nervous for Little Man and reached over to steady his car seat from tipping over. We were having fun til a bull decided to chase us...luckily we made it out without a horn through the side. LOL.

We are dying to go again, but think it might be better to leave the kids where they are sure to be safe.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Slacking off

I know I've been such a slacker lately! I just haven't felt like blogging much although I seriously have so much that I'd like to blog about...go figure.

But I want to say Thank You to everyone who has commented and offered to help with the wedding. Fortunately we are doing it so small that there really isn't much help needed. But it definately is nice to know that so many are willing to offer assistance. LOVE YOU ALL!!

My little slaves

I often joke about having kids to be "slaves" like the people back in the day did. And part of that is honest, I can't wait for them to help with some of the little chores, but I'm so nit picky that I'll probably just rather do it myself my way. LOL.

The other day Little Princess walked in the kitchen dragging her chair and asked me if I'd like her to do the dishes. I laughed and said "Absolutely". I was busy on the computer so put her off for a minute. Next thing I know I hear the water running and Lover Boy instructing Little Princess on how to wash the dishes. It was so cute!

Then when I was able to tear myself away from the computer I walked in the kitchen to see this:
Lover Boy cooking dinner and Little Princess scrubbing the dishes.

I felt so spoiled. But they quickly assured me that things were going just fine in the kitchen and to get back to doing what I was doing. So Little Man and I returned to the computers.:)