Thursday, January 31, 2008

Big Girl Bed!

I'm having a hard time keeping up with everything that's happening these days. Not because I'm so busy, exactly, but mainly because I'm stinking tired and therefore - stinking lazy. So, I'll do a brief synopsis to set my mind at ease:

The girls are loving preschool at church. Last week for Show and Tell, Josie took her little dog that records her voice saying, "Woof!" and Sadie took Snoopy (her really fuzzy Snoopy, as she calls it) and told everyone that it was the Snoop that she had when she was a little baby. They went sledding (bundled up in their snowsuits like Ralphie on "A Christmas Story"), spent the night with Grammie and Don (Josie said she wanted to have another "Donfire," since we had a "Bonfire" at their house in the fall) without any crying incidents, and each of them had a special night on their own at Grandma and Grandpa's house last week. They have spent the better part of yesterday and today playing in their new "clubhouse," a giant furniture box with a door cut in the end. They are having endless hours of fun in there with their flashlights that Aunt Sharon gave them for Christmas.

On Monday, we sent Sebastian to live at his new home - on a little farm about an hour south of us with a family that is perfect for him. They have three older kids (the oldest one loves the fact that Buddy is "a chick magnet"), and they have lots of room for him to run, a groomer in the family, and he gets to sleep IN BED with the kids. He's overly content, to say the least. We were REALLY sad about giving him away, but I just couldn't bear the thought of cleaning up after the hairy, slobbery, giant beast (not Jesse, Sebastian :) AND three kids. I just couldn't do it. Plus, I can't walk the poor dog - not with my shoulder issues. He would end up pulling my arm off and dragging it down the street... besides, Sadie's dream is to have a dog she can walk on a leash all by herself. We'll probably get another dog eventually - a smaller, less hairy, less drooly one - but for now, we're reveling in our super clean house and new leather couches. Yahoo!

Tonight, Josie is sleeping in her very own BIG GIRL BED! We couldn't believe how easy it was to get her into it... after all her protesting, she jumped right in (it's in Sadie's room, which will be becoming Josie's room, too) and she and Sadie told each other stories and went right to sleep. Now if they'll just stay that way... I have a mental image of hearing noises in the middle of the night and going to their room to find them playing "ponies," dress-up (yesterday, they spent 45 minutes trying to "dress up right" like the Muppets), and jumping up and down on the bed at 3am. We'll see!
The baby is STILL making me sick, sick, sick. It hates anything green - it's the weirdest thing. I can't seem to hold down anything that's healthy. I think the baby is going to come out loving Wendy's chicken sandwiches, Wavy Lay's, and French Onion dip.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Rainbow Charlie & The Muffin Man

Last week was our very first "honest-and-for-true" dance class (Sadie) and gymnastics class (Josie). The girls were very excited (especially Sadie because she got to wear her tutu out of the house). Josie had a bit of a meltdown when we first started class, but after a little prayer meeting in the bathroom, she settled in and had a good old time. They both had lots of fun, and they've been practicing up until we go back this week. Before we left for class that morning, Sadie said, "I don't need to go to class. I already know how to dance. Watch this!"

Grammy accompanied us to class, then when we got home, she sang Sadie a very unfortunate song... don't ask me why. She is my mother, you know... she's been doing crazy things my whole life and I still haven't figured her out! Anyway, now at any given time you may hear Sadie chanting, "No stwain, no pain, just sit and let it dwain, dia-we-ah, dia-we-ah." Good grief.

Josie has recently started counting and she can get all the way up to thirteen! We were so proud, and THEN we heard her start saying, "Uno-dos-tres, uno-dos-tres!" She knows how to count in Spanish, too! When Jesse told her she was a mess, she said, "Dat's what Uncle Thomas says to me. I not a mess! I'm a wittle gi-wuhl!"

We've been discussing the impending arrival of the new sister (or brother, if they're all wrong), and we think we're going to end up putting both of the girls in Sadie's room. We have not sold Josie on the idea at all. When we asked her if she wanted a brand new big girl bed like Sadie's, she said, "NO! I want my OWN bed!"

They went to the doctor with us on Friday to find out if it's a boy or a girl... there is no evidence to the contrary that it's NOT another girl. So, we're working on baby girl #3! Unless something pops up over the next 19 weeks or so, hehee. Sadie wants to name the baby "Rainbow Child" and Josie wants to name it either Charlie or Elvis. My friend Melanie said we should combine the two and name her Rainbow Charlie... I must admit, it has a nice ring to it.

This past weekend was Grandma and Grandpa weekend. Josie got them all to herself on Saturday night (she had tea party, a bath, stories, and an extra bonus of Deanna time) and Sadie went home with them after church and spent the night on Sunday (she also had a tea party and got to make a cool crafty necklace with Grandma). She was SO ready to go after church... it was cute - I found her standing in the hallway, coat on, hood up, suitcase in hand, staring up at Grandma. On the way home, we asked Josie what she learned in Sunday School. She said, "Nothing." I asked her if she learned about God... "Nope!" Jesus? "Nope!" Then who? "We learned about the Muffin Man! Jesse's hoping that they were talking about the baker who was in prison with Joseph. Otherwise... Josie must be zoning out in class!

Friday, January 11, 2008

January's Child is full of Funny

Funny things from Sadie:

The other day as I was cleaning, sorting, and categorizing the myriad of baby clothes that we have, Sadie got mad at me. She was being mean, so I put her in time out. She sat there, steaming, getting madder and madder, until finally she exploded, "MOMMY! I AM LOSING MY TEMPERATURE!"

"Over the river and through the woods, to Grandma's house we go... the horse knows the way to carry the sleigh, through the white and DRIPPING snow, OH!"

We went to Chuck E. Cheese the other night to celebrate Sadie's "not having to use her pull-up at night for a week" and Josie's "going in the potty." They had an excellent time, and Josie used her new climbing skills to climb up into the hamster tunnel thing on the ceiling. Sadie had a hey-day getting as many tickets as she could with the Whack-a-Mole and the Spider-Stomp games. Anyway, they kept playing the Chuck E. Cheese version of "Hunka-hunka-Burning Love" (did I mention that Sadie already knows who Elvis is? :) So, when we left, Sadie had that song completely stuck in her head. She kept singing, much to my delight, "I'm just a hunka hunka bird in love, Woo! I'm just a hunka hunka bird in love, WOO!"

We read an article on spider monkeys and Sadie asked me if they spin webs.

After eating one handful after another of peanuts, Sadie said, "I have to go potty. Peanuts make me pee."

Funny things from Josie:

I finally figured out what Josie is saying when she sings our prayer -
God our father, God our father, we thank You, we thank You, for our many blessings, for our many blessings, "God my friend, God my friend," instead of "Amen, Amen."

"Frosty the snowman was a jolly happy so - With a cornpop and a button nose and two eyes made out of coal... "

"God made kangaroos. And mommy kangaroos and baby ones. And daddy ones. But He is not a kangaroo."

"I have a booger! Get it off! Get it off!"

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Big Girls' Club

Today we went to school (after both the girls escaped and went running down the driveway in the snow - they just can't help themselves) then I dropped them off to play at Grammy's while I went to work for a few hours. Jesse picked them up, and being the Greatest Dad Ever (according to his children) took them to McDonald's for nuggets, fries, juice boxes, and the all-important indoor playground. Jesse taught Josie to climb up the nets all by herself on the inside of the cubes to get to the slide, but she still said, "Help me, Sadie! Help me!" Sadie befriended a little girl who was 4... Sadie said, "I'm Sadie. I'm 3." Josie piped up, "And I'm 2! I'm 2!" The little girl tried to exclude Josie for a "big girls' club," saying, "No babies allowed. Let's go up here... no babies allowed up here!" Sadie, being the wonderful big sister that she is, replied, "Babies ARE allowed. She's my friend and she is my SISTER... And my daddy told me to say that."