Monday, June 7, 2010
A little background....
My sweet Mads was fearless! ....... up until last summer. Then she did a 180 and became afraid of everything and all things. That is not an exaggeration. (although it may be redundant)
Swim lessons - this is non-negotiable in our household. The adults are outnumbered. It's a safety issue. Which means they have to go to class. Which means Maddie screamed for an hour straight for 4 days in a row.
Ballet camp - she didn't even last 5 min. in the ballet room (I know this for a fact, I timed it). This is not a safety issue, so we cut our losses and took our cute tutu home for the dress up box.
VBS - different song, same tune.
This doesn't include the numerous parties where she wouldn't get out of my lap, the play-dates where she wouldn't get out of my lap, and the countless phobias (bugs, animals, getting left behind ...) that seemed to plague her daily.
Now, here we are, summertime once again.
Jeff and I sat her down and told her that this summer is the Summer of Bravery.
Lo and behold, Mads took this seriously. It almost makes me feel guilty because we made it up and she took it to be gospel truth. Almost.
So, this summer she has learned to slip-n-slide the correct way (not the tip-toe , scoot on your knees way), and started sticking her face in the bathwater for a brief second.
It's a start. We've signed up for swimming again and she says she is pumped.
I have to say, so am I.
We might even get that tutu back out! (fingers crossed, oh please, oh please)
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Reasons today was the best ever (according to the wee three):
- we got to fish in the pouring rain (true story)
- we peed in some rocks! (no bathrooms)
- we almost got hit by an airplane (cropduster)
- we got stopped by a train and got to see the WHOLE THING pass by (we're talking engine to caboose)
- We saw an entire rainbow (another true story and a pretty awesome one)
We went to a fishing derby tonight! Super fun.
Girls of course wore their tutus. Sophie wore her gladiator jellies.
Someday we will have a lesson on dressing for the occasion.
We caught two (actually 3, but the line broke as we were dragging it onto the land and well ....).
When Sophie caught the second one, all three girls screamed at the top of their lungs. I felt like apologizing to all the old folks who got the heart palpitations over that one.
We scream. That's just how we does it. At least it was the "happy scream".
One last quote:
"mom, come over here where nobody else is. We can catch ALL the fish in this whole pile of lake."
Monday, May 24, 2010
So.... what's new?
Started potty training Miss Eliza Belle today.
She went 5 for 11. Not too bad for her first day.
If this were the major leagues, they'd be offering her a multimillion dollar contract for those stats.
And she went 2 for 2 when it came to number 2.
Did I just discuss bowel movements on this blog?
Is this the dark side?
Moving on .......
Sophie turned 6 (with Eva Grace) and graduated kindergarten. Yep, she's been busy. Soooooo ready for the big school. Or, in her very own words, "ready to make all the friends at the big school". She's come a long way this year.
Maddie is playing t-ball for the first time. Doing really well for a 4 yr old, I think. (But, really, I'm her mom. Can't exactly be objective on this subject. And, no photos. Will work on it.)
And, one last story before I close:
Tonight, we were on our way home and turned the corner. In front of us were some beautiful sunbeams shining through the clouds .......
Sophie shrieks, "IT'S JESUS!!!! HE'S COMING DOWN!!!"