Sunday, September 21, 2008

P is for Pee in the Potty!

That's RIGHT!!!!! After going on Potty Training hiatus for a few months we resumed last week. I'm convinced I have the most stubborn little toddler ever. I decided to just let her run around naked during the morning and early afternoon hours. The first couple days she would just hold it in, for hours and hours until her nap time when I put a pull-up on. Stubborn right? But yesterday, I heard that beautiful sound. A waterfall of urine going directly into the potty! ha ha. It was glorious.

So it's a start. I can tell this might be a long process. *sigh*

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Girls girls girls.....

I got that song stuck in your head now didn't I?

Anyway in honor of my girls' half birthdays (Lil Sis's is this month and Diva's is next month) I thought I'd share a little about their ever changing personalities.

-Diva is my spit fire. The girl knows how to manipulate and she does it well. On more than one occasion and from a few different people she has been described as "bipolar;" that's not to knock anyone who actually suffers from this affliction but Diva fits the bill. One minute she's cute, cuddly, sweet and smiley. The next she's angry, screaming in a Linda Blair-esque way and anyone caught in her eye line will surely suffer her wrath. She knows not the meaning of "stranger danger." She in fact loves strangers. In one day she tried to follow a neighbor into his house and climbed into another neighbor's car as she was about to leave. I guess this should worry me. She doesn't have a shy bone in her body, but the ONLY time she'll exhibit any kind of separation anxiety is when I drop her off at the gym daycare. It's awesome.

-Diva loves to color, paint, blow bubbles and sculpt with her play dough. She also loves, LOVES to jump on the trampoline, swim in the pool and just recently she conquered the ominous ocean. She is quite the dancer and will boogie down at almost every opportunity.
She uses her big, blue eyes to her advantage. At times they can be hypnotizing but only I, her mother, am capable of deflecting their powerful rays. The same cannot be said for the grandparents or the aunts and uncles.

-Diva is also very intelligent. Biased? Nooooooo. She can count to 10 and then intermittently to 16. It goes something like this, "10, a-yeven-a-twelve, a sixteen, a-twelve, a ten." Close enough. She knows twinkle twinkle little star, wheels on the bus and some other song I've never heard but it contains the word sunshine. I'll write it down when I figure it out. She is learning her letters. She knows O, H, N, M, T, W, L, Z and maybe A and C but it's hit or miss. I mean, those are difficult letters so give her a break. She does however know all her colors and all her basic shapes. Trapezoid and rhombus will be the next lesson.

I could type for pages and pages about this girl but the most important thing I wanted to share is how much I love her. Sometimes, when she allows it, I grab her and I squeeze her tight. I tell her how smart and beautiful she is and I tell her how much her mommy loves her. I smell her soft hair and kiss her lovable little cheeks. I store these memories of her for when she's 17 and mouthing off to me about driving the car or going to a friend's house. I know at those moments I'll wish my biggest issue with her was still teaching her to "use her big girls words."

Lil' Sis. She's been in our home (separately from my body) for only 5.5 short months but she's added so much already. I can already tell she's worlds different from her big sister. She smiles at almost every opportunity and only cries when she needs something. She is becoming more attached to her mommy lately and that's totally fine with me. She is constantly on the lookout for things to grab and shove in her mouth. She has recently mastered sitting up on her own. She has completely regressed in her nighttime sleeping habits. I tell myself that she just wants additional mommy 12am, 2am, 3am,5am.....or perhaps I should shut down her local bar hang out during the sleeping hours. No matter how many times she wakes up though, her big grin in the mornings makes it all worth it. And I know, when it comes time to wake her up for seminary when she's 14 through 18, sticking my chest in her face will no longer work.

She's showing a little too much cleavage I know but she just wouldn't listen when I told her to change or put on an undershirt.
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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

One for the books!

Diva just did the most hilarious thing. Okay I know we ALL think our kids are the most hilarious but whatever, I'm still sharing it.

I went in her room to calm her down. It was bedtime and the girl loooooooves to stall. So this was my 5th attempt. I sat down and talked to her for a bit. I gave her "loves" and kisses. I asked her, "Can I have a butterfly kiss?" She giggled and nodded her head but was pointing to something on the ground. She had a few books strewed across the room so I asked her if she wanted to read a book. I gave her a book about nature and she proceeded to kiss the cover, several times. I said, "Diva are you kissing the froggy?" (there is a rather large frog on the cover along with several other items of nature.) She smiled and said, "No...I'm kisssing da butterfly!!!" Sure enough, there is a small, blue butterfly on the cover. I guess next time I should be more specific!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Random thoughts...

  • It scares the crap out of me when I'm listening to the radio in the car and a song will come on and for some background beats they have SIRENS...??????? I personally think sirens in a song should be made illegal. Today I almost stopped in the middle of a very busy intersection because I thought I had an ambulance and/or firetruck barreling down on my rear.
  • Music on blogs bugs me. Sorry. Too many times I forget that my speakers are on (yes I'm aware that's my fault) and since I peruse blogs during the girls' nap times I become quite irked when "Disturbia" starts blasting, even though I love that song.
  • Every single one of "Speidi's" arguments on the Hills is completely contrived. Do the producers think their audience is stupid? Apparently so. I mean seriously the whole sister drama is just plain filler. I fast forwarded every moment between the three of them. Thank you DVR.
  • I giggle inwardly every time I'm at the gym and I see girls come in completely dolled up. Their hair is done, their make up is perfect and they have cutesy little outfits on. They get on the elliptical for approximately 5.6 minutes while texting their BFFs (who are right next to them) and then they hop off and loiter around "muscley" boys for about 30 more minutes. Um, I don't know about the rest of the world but I go to the gym to SWEAT. Sweating is not pretty and the gym was not meant to be a mating facility. On the same note, 6 teenage boys do not need to watch 1 friend do 2 sets on a weight machine. Why don't these boys ever disperse and workout independently? It's a head scratcher.
  • Britney Spears's hair makes me want to throw up. I wonder how many hair extensions she's gone through in her lifetime. Millions I bet. She shaved it once and I held out high hopes that she'd let it grow out naturally. Nope.
  • A lone middle-aged man sidled up to me in Costco and asked if my baby's feet were ticklish and if he could also tickle them. I pretended to not hear him and I walked faster.
  • I did not like Breaking Dawn. I barely tolerated it. It was so redundant. Stephanie Meyer could have ended the book halfway through and it would have had the same ending without all the Volturi drama.
  • Two-year-olds are the least sensible of human beings. They are completely irrational. Who else would kick their shoes off in the car and then scream bloody murder the rest of the way home because they want their shoes back ON? Who else would scream for a certain food and once they get it on their tray they chuck it across the room? I guess schizos might do that.
  • Saturday night I saw for the first time, Brian Regan, doing stand up (on TV). It was HILARIOUS. He had no swearing and no vulgar content whatsoever(from what I actually saw.) Now that's my kinda comedian.
  • I have a wisdom tooth coming in. Um, excuse me? I am 24. I have two children of my own who are currently both teething and I don't need to be teething as well. Thanks.

That's all for tonight folks.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Myyyyyyy turn!!!!!

I know you are all NOT sick of this memory game so I'm going to play it too!!

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog (if you want) and see how many people leave a memory about you.It's actually pretty cool (and funny) to see the responses.


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