This year's White Christmas dress (thank you, Aunt Diane)
Friday, December 31, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
You know, I posted the other day that it's hard being a Mommy to two girls (precious and perfect though they are), but so what? I'm in one of those moments when I think, "So f-in what? It's hard. Get over it... because it's the best thing you've ever done or will ever do in this life."
Of course, one is at day care and one is asleep.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Then, on Saturday, two more showed up - a Tall One calling himself "Pop-Pop" and a Bubbly One calling herself "Mom-Mom."
Like the Curvy One, the Bubbly One also promotes good sleep. She can come back anytime.
The Bubbly One is also really smart - she knows that the Loud One can be tamed with presents:
So, I was really happy that Mommy came sans Amber to my Christmas pageant on Friday. All the classes performed different songs and I was having a great time dancing to "Frosty the Snowman" and throwing my snow... and then I saw Mommy smiling at me and I stopped to say, "HI, MOMMY" so that everyone could see that she was there to support me. I was such a big girl and Mommy was so proud that I finished my dance and then went off with my class without crying for her. Unlike some of my fellow school mates who will remain nameless.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Amber Katherine is a week old today and we are all completely enchanted by her - even Chloe... except when she's throwing a fit because I don't have a shovel for her. Or throwing a fit because Ed and I canNOT handle another episode of anything from NickJr. Or throwing a fit because a piece of lint rolled across the floor. Or whatever.
I am totally addicted to both of my girls - I can't remember what it was like before we had Amber (or at least had the promise of her when I was pregnant), but I tell you this with all honesty:
This shit is harder than grad school.
And I just want to put that out there and say it because I don't think we say things like that enough. I am totally in love with both of them and cannot imagine my life differently. But, I cried 4 times on Wednesday. The good news, of course, is that I haven't cried since then. :-)
Seriously, it's a freakin' madhouse around here... but, we're all really happy amidst the chaos. And when I can finally coordinate the camera, cord, computer and blogger in the same room at the same time, I will upload more photos. But, let's be honest. It won't be today.
P.S. I baked about 8 dozen Christmas cookies yesterday and tackled holiday shopping at Acme today. I rule. Except when the lady asked me how I wanted the dried beef sliced and I told her I didn't care and she asked again (trying to be helpful and clarify) and I loudly declared, "I HAD A BABY A WEEK AGO. THEY WILL EAT WHAT I GIVE THEM."
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
C: "Yes, Mommy."
H: "That is so nice of you, Chloe! Sharing is nice."
Chloe then grabbed at my turtleneck and started pulling.
C: "Pull up, Mommy, pull up!"
(That is what she says when she wants to converse with Amber or give her a kiss or something.)
So, I bared my tum and she thrust the elephant forward and said, "Amber, ELEPHANT."
I was trying so hard not to laugh and all I could come up with was this: "That is so nice, Chloe... it might work better when Amber is out though, right? It will be better when she's out so we can play with her. I mean, come on Amber, get out!"
C: "Get OUT, Amber!"
I couldn't agree more. LOL
Friday, December 3, 2010
I was such a good girl and so polite that Santa gave me these cool antlers to wear. They rock.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Mommy said she is "seriously nesting" and we had the Christmas tree up by Wednesday night and the village up by 9.30am Thursday morning. I helped with the snow. I am "heavy-handed with the snow" according to Mommy. Whatevs.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
After all that sugar, I was very EXCITED. The whole way home, I sang, "Shake shake shake a body. Shake a body. Shake shake shake."
Mommy and Daddy said I was too much. But, I think I am just enough. :-)
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Mommy and I picked out lots of nice clothes and toys for the little boy we adopted thru the Salvation Army. But, we realized that I needed a hat and gloves, too, so Mommy let me pick out a set. I like to wear this hat and bark at people. Hee hee hee.
Then, we went to Applebees (I love Applebees) for lunch with Miss Stella - what a fun trip!
Monday, November 29, 2010
Afterward, I went home and took a nap and Mommy made this pretty wreath for the front door. She said it only cost her $12 + tax. That made her really happy.
Mommy will post more photos tomorrow and Wednesday. She's a slacker and neglected to post all last week. Slacker Mommy!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
(Check out how my coat matches this new dress from Aunt Jennifer - accessorizing is what separates us from the animals on Go, Diego, Go.)
Aunt Diane is a Phi Sig and she was so happy to see me - she travels so much and she and Uncle John miss hanging out with me. I can't wait to see her again on Thanksgiving.
But, one of the best parts of Founders' Day is that it's all WOMEN and we all recognize the necessity of a little extra dessert! Hee hee hee, Daddy - 2 cookies and a brownie. Watch out!
And when I got bored, I modeled for Mommy. Everyone else found it charming.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Unlike Mommy, I am not allowed to play with raw eggs.
I was fine with that. After cooking, the bowl and spoon came in handy for making music. Daddy was not yet awake, so Mommy said I could go to town.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
I got my first trick or treat from Mrs. Claus at Santa's house. I was not clear on this whole practice at all, but there was an older girl in front of me who was too afraid to even say "trick or treat" much less sit on her lap. Mommy said that I needed to be really nice to Mrs. Claus because Santa might be watching and it's just good to be polite anyway. So, I tried to keep my anxiety on the inside. I said, "trick or treat" and when I got a nice toy, I said, "thank you."
Mommy and Daddy said Santa would be impressed.
Once I was broken in to trick or treating with Mrs. Claus, I started to understand. You look for the orange sign and wait your turn in line and then say "trick or treat" and then say "thank you." If you do not do these things, Daddy does not let you have the treat.
(I have to say that not all children followed this policy and Daddy didn't say anything to them! Sigh. It's hard work being Daddy's Good Girl.)
But, it's worth it! Daddy took me on all the rides! When you ride a ride at SBL, a metal bar comes down to protect you, so Mommy couldn't ride anything except for two rides. Amber was in the way! This truck ride was cool because Daddy and I got the very first truck in the line up. We won the race!
Can you see those goats up there? They are so silly. They eat their food out of a bucket on a string. Mommy got some food and put it in the bucket and the goat and Mommy worked together to move the string to get the bucket up there. Silly goats!
Mommy said that she and Uncle Josh fed the goats that way when they came to SBL with their Mom-Mom and Pop-Pop a very long time ago.
What a great day!!