Thursday, June 25, 2009

39 Months

Sorry kiddo. I'm a little late on posting your month 39 letter. Summer has just started and we've been on the busy side. This coupled with the fact that I haven't knocked the dust off my camera in weeks, I have very few photos to post. I'm sure that will be remedied this coming week because we are heading to the beach. And you are so excited that you are just about ready to implode. We made the mistake of packing early and since that time all we've heard is, "are we going to the beach now?", "how 'bout now?", "is school closed today because we are going to the beach?" We honestly didn't think that kids ACTUALLY asked those types of questions, non stop! Like the "are we there yet?", "how 'bout now?" Daddy seriously thought that only happened on TV.

You are doing great in your new room at school. Two things about it make it totally cool, yoga and show and tell. And no, once again, you can not take Reggie to show and tell. The yoga cracks me up. Especially when you put your hands in praying position and say "Namaste." You've also gained a love of America since you started in that class. And I HAVE GOT to record you reciting the pledge of allegiance. But here's the line that cracks me up: "And of the nice nations, for which it stands." You can spot an American Flag on the back of a semi that's going 80 MPH like it was your job. And apparently, we need to fly the flag of the State of West Virginia at our house. I'm not sure exactly where you could even buy a State Flag. And I can assure you that even if i could find one, it will not be flying off my house.

After spending just a week in your new class, one of your new teachers said to me, "your little girl really likes to talk doesn't she?" That's gotta be the understatement of the year! Diarrhea of the mouth is more like it. And you like to add colorful terms to your vocabulary all of the time. Such as, "hey GiGi will you go get that "friggin" trike for me." Doesn't that just sound lovely coming out of a 3 year old's mouth. Of course we have no one to blame but ourselves. But I figure it could be worse. You could be me at the age of three and tell your great, great uncle to get his "GOD DAMN CHICKENS OFF THE PORCH BECAUSE THERE'S CHICKEN SHIT EVERYWHERE." So see, really "friggin" isn't all that bad. And look, I turned out just fine.

Swimming lessons are going fairly well. And you are starting to swim underwater by yourself with you are at the pool with us. I'm gonna guess that by the end of the summer you may be doing it solo. That's just insane to me. You are 3!! It just seems like yesterday that we were taking you to mommy and me swim classes when you were less than a year old!

So happy belated 39 months Little Bit. And watch out beach, because Sophie B. is going to be breaking bad on you in just 1 short day!

Love Always, Mama

ps... I'm sorry that you'll never know the Michael Jackson that I loved. Or that moonwalking and a single silver sparkling glove could be the coolest things, evah.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Swims Up

The Soph is taking big kid swimming lessons. I can't even tell you how nervous I was for the first class. I was petrified that she wouldn't listen to the lifeguards and end up diving off the side of the pool on her own. Luckily, Emma and Ethan are in the same class so there was hope that she would follow their lead and LISTEN. And surprise surprise, she sat on the edge of the pool, took her turns and did EVERYTHING the lifeguard said. Parents weren't even allowed on the swim deck. We were relegated to the hallway to watch through the windows. Probably for the best!

But I am beginning to HATE our local Y. Initially we were told that the class was limited to 6 kids, so if you want in, you had better kid your a double s down there and sign up. On the first class, however, 12 kids magically appeared. 

And the number two reason, on Thursday I think we got booted out on purpose. Apparently, "someone" heard thunder so they had to cancel class. In reality, I party was getting ready to start. Looked like a baseball league was going to be having a i'm 99% positive that we got booted. So what do you do when you have 3 disappointed kids on your hand?? You go to DQ!

Taken with mama's new Iphone :) 

Monday, June 8, 2009

Lip gloss and Frogs

So are the extremes of our 3 year old. One minute she's prancing around in high heel shoes playing school. The next she's up to her elbows in mud and frogs. She has such a dynamic personality. As she was searching for baby frogs a bug landed on her shoulder. The little boy across the street pointed it out and she totally flipped her wig, "such a girl," he said.  But ironic coming from a girl who at the same time had frogs in each hand.  I've said it before and I'll say it again, she loves all creatures, big, small, warm blooded, and cold. She walked right up to the glass at the reptile exhibits at the zoo and sang to the monkeys. If she hadn't already been born I would wonder if a little part of Steve Irwin had been reincarnated inside her.

And are you lovin' the new hair do. We are growing her bangs out so I'm sure there will be a year's worth of pics posted on here with a water fountain on her head. 

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Snap Decision

4 o'clock on Friday I emailed Steven and said, "lets put Oscar in the kennel, jump in the car, and go to the Columbus zoo." By 9 o'clock we were pulling into our hotel. And by 9 am the next morning we were at the Columbus Zoo. We NEVER do anything on the spur of the moment. But I'm so glad we did because the weather was perfect and we found out that Columbus has a totally AWESOME zoo. 

Baby Beco!

Broccoli? Seriously?

Cutest little fella EVAH! 

You knew my kid would pet a snake. She'd probably walk on hot coals too. 

Monday, June 1, 2009

10 on Tuesday Eve

I don't think i've done one of these in awhile but I'm home a little early and by myself so lets go!

1. We had a house warming party on Saturday night. 2 things to note. #1 Sophie B. has no clue that a party went down. She spent the weekend at Grammy and PapPaps. In her words she was "on acation." #2 our house held up but Jesus is it LOUD! I don't know if it's because we have somewhat high ceilings or the fact that I don't have anything on the windows yet, but it was loud. No more parties until Christmas time, and then we are gonna try and do an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party (thanks Janice for that idea!)

2. There is now a half of a cow in my freezer thanks to my dad. It was a small cow but it's still A LOT of meat. I'm making a prediction that in six months we'll eat ALL of it. We love some red meat around here. Actually, Steven would pretty much rather die than eat chicken.

4. So my cousin is planning a wedding on September 25 at Station Square in Pittsburgh. Should be good times right. WRONG. The White House announced last week that the United States will play host to the G20 Economic Summit in Pittsburgh PA on September 25. When my aunt called me, in tears to tell me my initial response to laugh my arse off. Pittsburgh???? The leaders of 20 countries are going to meet in Pittsburgh?? Boy I bet they are counting down the seconds until they can visit the Steel City. Seesh, the last one was in London. Maybe they'll get to take a ride on the Gateway Clipper or ride the tram up Mt. Washington. 
     Anywho, my point is that the Sheraton called my cousin and basically said, "you can have your wedding...BUT...what ever country they are hosting at our hotel that night will want background checks on every guest in attendance, for security reasons you probably won't be able to be married outside on the terrrace, and tell your guests good luck even getting into the 'burg." Grand just grand.

5. Sophie and Gracie are movin' on up at daycare! I'm excited for her but at the same time I'm going to miss some of her teachers. That's the stinky thing about day care. You get to know the teachers and the next thing you know, it's time to move up.

6. There's not sh*t on TV this time of year. Sucks.

7. My friend at work has SOMEHOW talked me into taking pilates 2 days a week AND yoga 2 days a week. My core is gonna be rock solid, under the layer of blubber that is covering it of course.

8. Lyndsay's birth photography absolutely AMAZES me. I like to try photographing a birth sometime, any volunteers?? 

9. We are still awaiting the arrival of our FREE Wii that I won from the First on my list, Wii Fit!

10. I think Steven could move to the mountains and be perfectly happy for the rest of his life.