Didn't they make a nice trench?
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Didn't they make a nice trench?
Last night was spent turning books, baby dolls, Mickey, Elmo, teddy bears, etc. upside down. Always accompanied by "up-a-si-down". The little extra "a" is what gets me.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Well Natalia decided to follow in her mothers footsteps. In the past couple of weeks she has started to have very strong opinions about what she wants to wear. I am no longer allowed to just pick out her outfit. In fact, the first thing that I pick out is generally UNACCEPTABLE!!! Getting dressed was turning into a round of an Ultimate Fighting Competition. So I decided to let the child have some say. I mean really, so long as she is covered, I see nothing wrong with her going out in her princess dress if she wants. (Which, by the way, is how we went to the supermarket yesterday.)
And that is how we ended up wearing blue camo pants, pink sandals, and a brown spotted shirt. With "Cookie . . . Back" and "Big Bird . . . Here"
I must say I'm pretty impressed. She got her shoes on the right feet.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
But recently, she has become obsessed with Love Me Like A Rock. She will now come up to me when I'm sitting at the computer and say "Mama . . . Rock"
Always, "Mama . . . Rock."
It is, in fact, what we are listening to right now.
Monday, February 16, 2009
She and Ava took their mailboxes and emptied them out together. She especially loved the sticker Valentines she got from her friends.
Mommy loves them too.
I am still finding big stickers all over her cloths (she decorated herself once we got home). She also seemed to be in the Valentine's Day spirit the entire weekend and helped spread love throughout the house. Every day brings one more special find - a little piece of sticker stuck to the floor, legs of chairs, her car seat, a book, or Odin the dog.
She didn't budge from her perch until he got out a yo-yo and started showing her how to use it.
They then spent much of the morning winding up the yo-yo and doing tricks. Every time Opa thought he was finished Natalia would say,
"Mas . . . Mas."
"Po ta bo" (we were having a Spanish morning)
He would look at her for about two seconds, consider the other things he should be doing (like putting on his shoes), and then say,
"Okay. One more time."
She probably got 15 "one more times" before they wandered off. That little girl has Opa wrapped around her pinkie so tight I think her finger might be losing circulation.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
When told that she needed to take "one more bite" of her chicken before she got her gummy vitamins (which is genius by the way - what kid doesn't want to have to eat gummy bears every day?) she took a teeny tiny bite of chicken that was
When she was later told that she could have "one bite" of ice cream, she shoved the entire cone in her mouth and took a bite that was
It's not even like she has an older sibling to learn these things from. (Unless you count Opa - which maybe I should.)
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
And will she always have those curls?
PS - I am doing much better. So much better in fact, that I almost started nursing Natalia again when I got home. Calm down, I said ALMOST. I didn't do it, but I was sorely tempted.
Friday, February 6, 2009
Tonight was the last night that I nursed Natalia. The time has come to stop that wonderful bonding daily practice. Never again will I see that same gleeful smile after she nurses. Never again will I get kicked in the face or watch her contort herself while nursing. Boo Hoo. I have been working on weaning her for about a month, but this week my body decided to give me a little helpful nudge.
And so, as I finished nursing Natalia before she went to bed, I shed a tear.
She looked up at me, smiled a huge toothy grin and said:
"Bye Bye Boob-boobs"
I smiled wistfully at her. "Yup, bye bye boob boobs."
Then she looked at me with a solemn and yet adoring look and said "Mommy sick" and gave me one of the biggest hugs she has ever given. We sat there for a minute while SHE rubbed MY back. It took my breath away.
I am such a lucky mom to be blessed with her.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Natalia had a good time too. She loved running around all of the new houses, hearing her voice echo in the bathrooms. She especially loved our time at Safeway.
I always wanted one of those red and yellow plastic cars. Never told Mom and Dad that I wanted one, and therefore never got one. Maybe I'll just have to get Natalia one. Isn't that just fulfilling the second rule of parenting? After you turn into your parents, you give your kid everything you never had and always wanted. Isn't that why I got her the wooden train set?