Sunday, November 29, 2009

Things I Want Recorded

Maggie: "Mommy, I don't have fuzzies under my arms like Daddy does."

Caroline is loving the solid food (if you can call near liquid baby cereal solid). She gets really mad if I take too long between spoonfuls. She's also extremely picky. I have to put a tiny bit on her lips, she tastes it, and then decides weather to open up. It's hilarious!

Maggie: "See the glitter right here? That's where all the fun comes from."

Sept 25th Caroline officially rolls over on her own (front to back). She's done it by accident several times and also done it many times with a small push but never on her own/on purpose.

Maggie kneels down next to Caroline and in a high pitched voice says, "roll over, roll over honey, roll over. It's ok.... Caroline you're driving me nuts. Mommy, Caroline is driving me wild".

Maggie: Mommy, it's ok to put snot on your shirt.

Maggie to Caroline: "If you throw your toys again I'll take them away" (with finger pointed). It's always odd to hear you child mimic things you say to them.
Caroline: (throws toys of course)
Maggie: "Ok, they're gone. (Gives her the exact warning expression I use). No more toys for you. Mommy, she lost her toys for the day."

Patrick bought a Mt Rushmore t-shirt while visiting South Dakota. The first time he wore it Maggie looked and him and said, "Look Daddy! You're wearing the United States!".

Maggie: "Can I have my Cindarella dress that helps me get crazy?"

Maggie is a fast learner: I opened a bag of candy corn and she held out her hand for some. I asked her age and in response to her "three" I gave her three candy corn. She came back a short time later and held out her hand again. I asked her how old she was and she said, "Four".

Maggie asked her dad for a toy she saw on a commercial and he responded with, "do you have any money?" to which she said, "Mommy does".

"Daddy, can you put Caroline on the ground so I can be a giant Cinderella?"

Found Maggie tickling Caroline with her feet--just like Grampy had done to her while visiting.

Maggie, show daddy your scary monster dance. No, it's too scary for him (and crosses her legs).

While changing Caroline's diaper, Maggie came up and pinched her naked bum and said, "pinchy pinch-pinch, pinchy pinch-pinch".

I bought a new shirt. I put it on the other day and when Maggie saw me she got a very serious look on her face and said, "Mommy, why are you wearing that?". I haven't worn it since.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Big Head & Big Tower

At Caroline's 6 month check up we were NOT surprised to hear that her head is in the 90th percentile. That's my girl. Incidentally her weight was 14lb 8oz (20th percentile) and height was 50th percentile.

Here's our large headed girl with her big sister who had just put her arm on my cooling (but still hot) flatiron.

Maggie was quite traumatized for a burn that barely made a mark at all. I think it just shocked and scared her a bit. If you'll look closely she's also covered in "make up". She's doing lots of make up lately.

Maggie and her high tower ("taller than daddy"):

Then she asked me to take a picture of her knocking it down:

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Hungry Hippos and an Owl

I've been meaning to buy Hungry, Hungry Hippos for a while. So glad I did. Mags loves it!

And the owl.....the owl, the owl, the owl. I've been knitting an owl for a while (it's SO hard with little ones running around!). I had originally started knitting it for Caroline's crib. But as I began to sew him together it became clear that my constant cheerleader throughout the project would have to be the final owner--Maggie. She watched each step, asked what part of the owl it was, said "good job Mommy!" a lot. It just seemed like it was hers.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Some Things...

Out on a lovely fall walk (it was HOT that day--oh, I loved it). Hey, Maggie, whats that in your mouth?

Oh yes--it's a strand of HAIR. She's become a hair sucker. It totally drives me batty! How do I get her to stop it??

Playing outside:

Here she's trying to demonstrate how Miss Stephanie (her dance teacher) wants her toes pointed:

Caroline, just like her sister before her, finds the Bjorn carrier THE perfect place to fall asleep:

Now that Caroline is taking a bottle Maggie and I have been able to have regular dates. This is my sweet girl on one of these dates:

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Is Winter Really Here?

We've had a couple of big storms at this point but this was the first big one of the season (I'm behind--what's new?). Maggie and her daddy had a blast in the back yard. Caroline went out for a bit but it was too cold for us (me).

The girls got some adorable Halloween cards from their Grandma and Grandpa. Maggie's card was actually a little picture to color. She really got involved in that thing!

Caroline is mastering the skill of sitting up by herself. She usually tips after a while but she can hold it for a good long time.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Someone Is In The Wrong Chair

Everything that Caroline "owns" seems to really be of interest to Maggie. This day she zeroed in on the Bumbo seat. It was very important that she eat a snack while sitting in it.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Some Good Ones

Is this the cutest little tea party or what??

Notice the two sets of pj's. Maggie insists on wearing her Disney nightgowns but it's too cold so I insist on the warmer ones underneath. She also likes to do a little water color with her breakfast.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Halloween Part 2

Grampy suddenly appeared on the scene just in time for Halloween. Maggie was thrilled to see a school bus pull up in front of our house! As we heard the wild tales of how Grampy braved the blizzard conditions (and a night on the floor of the Denver Buddhist temple in a sleeping bag) we ate Patrick's ever so tasty homemade pizza before heading out to our church's trunk-or-treat.

Lucky girl Maggie arrived in style with her personal bus. Oh, was she THRILLED!

Maggie decided that she'd prefer answering the door to running around our neighborhood in the cold. She went wild every time the doorbell rang and loved dropping candy in each and every bag put in front of her. In between that she chatted up her Grampy--so open and comfortable around him. Caroline, who is currently going through stranger anxiety issues, was also surprisingly pleased with her Grampy.

The next morning we got yet another bus ride over to our local breakfast place. After we ate we took a detour on our way home to visit random spots in Longmont (SO like my dad--it was great!!)

Maggie's favorite thing to do lately is tickle Caroline with her feet--just like Grampy did to her while visiting. Visits from Grampy are random and unexpected but are always an adventure.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Halloween Part 1

I didn't realize Halloween becomes a multi-day event once you have kids. It's too much really.

Maggie had a costume day at her dance class. It was SO cute--they did a little dance at the end for the parents:

A couple of days later I tried to get her to do the dance for Patrick and she said, "no, it's too scary for him".

Next we had a Halloween story time and costume parade at the library. Maggie walked in to see all the kids dressed up and could not get enough of it! She kept saying things like "look mommy! There's Dorothy. Look mommy! There's a giraffe"...

Halloween day was lots of fun with a special visit from Grampy. But Grampy deserves his own post so look out for Halloween Part 2.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Playdate with Addy

Maggie's friend, Addy, came to play. They had a grand time as usual.
I love this pic of the girls eating and teeny little Caroline on the couch in the background.

Addy spent the majority of her visit trying to play with Maggie while simultaneously taking care of the baby:

Maggie was so worked up after Addy left she decided to "love" her sister: