Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Saturday, March 24, 2007

I can't sleep...

so I'm blogging. Tam brought over my newborn Emmy files this week. I was staying with her because she lives so close to the hospital and I'd uploaded them onto her computer. Can you believe how tiny she was? To think that her body was even smaller under that blanket.

Adeline is three months old now. She's such a happy girl and enjoys chatting with us and blowing an enormous amount of spit bubbles. I've been trying to catch one of her million watt smiles, but as soon as I put the camera to my face, the smiles vanish and she becomes inquisitive or goofy. I'm going to keep trying, though it pains me to have to do it. ;)
Josh thinks it looks like I stuffed her in a garbage can. hahaha! It's actually a beautiful leather (or not) cannister that Tam gave me. I wish I'd gotten better shots, but I didn't want to leave her in there very long.
Beware the miffed sparrow baby. She is a fierce creature indeed.

Laugh Lines :D

Lonna has gotten both of the girls their own 'my first doll'. Emmy wasn't much bigger than hers when she was born.

Peace out.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Always on Duty - My m-i-l watching both grandchild and son. He was sawing an old tree down in their front yard.

Heads Up! I should've left it in colour so you could see how red her face gets from the effort it takes her to do this. haha

After over a year, I finally finished Joshy's quilt with some help from Tam yesterday! I still want to embroider a few of his toddler words onto the border, but that will have to wait until I can get some thread. His Mommom also made him a cowboy bunny last week. He adores it!

With spring quickly approaching, I had to take Emmy out yesterday evening and get some snaps of her in the coat she's been wearing most of the winter. Auntie Jen finds the best things! Em's made really good use of that muff. Not only is it warm, but it also makes for a good storage place for things like chapstick and...mushy fig newmans. :)

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Baby of 1000 faces

The pouty bubble face:

The Auntie Dor face:
The Auntie Belinda (aka Fuss Budgie) face:
The peek-a-boo face:Thanks for the sweet quilt, Tam! She's snuggled up in it as I type this.

Congrats to you, Sundae, on the birth of your little girl! Enjoy every moment!

Monday, March 05, 2007

Ready for children?

Mess Test: Smear peanut butter on the sofa and curtains. Now rub your hands in the wet flowerbed and rub on the walls. Cover the stains with crayons. Place a fish stick behind the couch and leave it there all summer.

Toy Test: Obtain a 55-gallon box of Lego's. (If Lego's are not available, you may substitute roofing tacks or broken bottles.) Have a friend spread them all over the house. Put on a blindfold. Try to walk to the bathroom or kitchen. Do not scream. (This could wake a child at night.)

Grocery Store Test: Borrow one or two small animals (goats are best) and take them with you as you shop at the grocery store. Always keep them in sight and pay for anything they eat or damage.

Dressing Test: Obtain one large, unhappy, live octopus. Stuff into a small net bag making sure that all arms stay inside.

Feeding Test: Obtain a large plastic milk jug. Fill halfway with water. Suspend from the ceiling with a stout cord. Start the jug swinging. Try to insert spoonfuls of soggy cereal (such as Fruit Loops or Cheerios) into the mouth of the jug, while pretending to be an airplane. Now dump the contents of the jug on the floor.

Night Test: Prepare by obtaining a small cloth bag and fill it with 8 - 12 pounds of sand. Soak it thoroughly in water. At 8:00 PM begin to waltz and hum with the bag until 9:00 PM. Lay down your bag and set your alarm for 10:00 PM. Get up, pick up your bag, and sing every song you have ever heard. Make up about a dozen more and sing these too until 4:00 AM. Set alarm for 5:00 AM. Get up and make breakfast. Keep this up for 5 years. Look cheerful.

Physical Test (Women): Obtain a large beanbag chair and attach it to the front of your clothes. Leave it there for 9 months. Now remove 10 of the beans.

Physical Test (Men): Go to the nearest drug store. Set your wallet on the counter. Ask the clerk to help himself. Now proceed to the nearest food store. Go to the head office and arrange for your paycheck to be directly deposited to the store. Purchase a newspaper. Go home and read it quietly for the last time.

Final Assignment: Find a couple who already has a small child. Lecture them on how they can improve their discipline, patience, tolerance, toilet training, and child's table manners. Suggest many ways they can improve. Emphasize to them that they should never allow their children to run riot. Enjoy this experience. It will be the last time you will have all the answers.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

I hate poop

That's all I have to say.
How about some photos? Yes?
I had to bribe them with Immunostart for these. I tried putting Adeline in between them, but she was fussing and I was too afraid that Em would do her bodily harm. I'm going to try again next week. I'll just put her on the other side of Joshy since he's gentle with her.
J: (in a sing-song voice) "Oh, I love my thister! I'm a good cowboy who rethcues her from the BA' GUYS! I'm the betht big brother in the whooole wild wor-old!"
E: "Eengh! Get AWAY from me and take your boy cooties with you!"

This one looks like a painting to me. I can almost picture her as a grown-up. *sigh
These are from a little while ago:

My children are so literal. Here's an illustration of "stick it in your ear":

How about "knock yourself out"?

Joshy stayed dry during naptime for three weeks straight, so Josh got him a "dubba barra shotgun". It shoots suction cup tipped nerf darts. We don't allow him to shoot at us, so he lies in wait for the bad guys on his Roy Rogers videos and goes on frequent dinosaur hunting expeditions.

After a mostly brown winter, we finally had a good nor'easter. Joshy could live outside, but Em won't keep her gloves on for more than 3 minutes, so it hardly makes bundling her up worth it. Kristie, the purple hat is the one Ann made for her. Cuteness, no!?

And I leave you with some more of my blue-eyed girl. I hope they stay blue, but Emmy's were just a little bit darker than hers and they're already turning grey/green/hazel, so I'm not gonna hold my breath.

She's a sweetheart, see? :)

Her favourite occupation right now is blowing bubbles.

Thursday, March 01, 2007


Is it possible that my tiny 4lb, 2oz peanut, who's first cry sounded like a kitten mewing, is two years old? She is a wonderful little person. A sweet, helpful girl who is always underfoot because she wants to do everything I do. She loves colouring with markers (more on herself than paper :) ), washing the dishes, putting on chapstick, and dancing. She is potty training herself with much success! Her favourite foods are potatoes and peas. Oh - and candy of any sort, naturally, but I don't suppose that counts as food. Sigh. It's going by way too quickly.

I leave you with one of Miss Sunshine herself. It's sorta up the nose, but who could resist that smile? I'll add some snaps later. I still have to resize them to load them here. :P I miss Hello.

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