Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Deep Thoughts on Parenting...

If your one-year-old starts calling from the back seat, "Tummy HURT! Throw up!!", you should probably pull over the car. She might be bluffing, but if she's not-- oh, boy... what a mess.

All you can do is watch helplessly from the rear-view mirror as the (substantial) contents of her stomach embed on the upholstery of your car.

Monday, March 16, 2009

The Master of Disaster!

As the video mentions, Evie has been in her "big girl bed" for at least a few weeks. After the first day, we haven't had *any* problems with her getting out of bed during nap or nighttime.

Until today.

Let me make a disclaimer: Yes, I was napping in the next room (I'm pregnant--sue me!). But I had the monitor on, as I always do. And like any other mom, I can even hear the subtle yet distinct change in breathing when Evie awakes; I NEVER heard a peep out of that kid. Not one. Perhaps she has mastered the art of stealth. Or perhaps I was just really, really tired!

PS-- remarkably (and providently?!), Evie managed to find the owner's manual for her umbrella stroller in the closet. She colored (in pink permanent marker) on that, but not the rocker, or the books, or the walls, etc. etc. Thanks be to God. That's not flippant; literally-- thank You, God.

Oh, and PS 2-- If anyone cares, those are gdiaper liners strewn about the room-- NOT maxi pads. I mean, not that it would be any more unusual to have maxi pads in your 1 year old's closet than, say, MAGIC MARKERS!!! sigh.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Future Philanthropist?

As aforementioned, Evie is a very musical little girl. She loves to make up songs about diapers, her baby sister (yes, it's a girl!), her sandbox, and most recently, Barack Obama. (I'm not kidding.)

But this one takes the cake. On Sunday, we were driving through the city and she spotted Water Street Rescue Mission. She pointed out her window and demanded, "What's that?!?" (her mantra these days). I said, "Oh, that's the homeless shelter, Evie."

A few minutes later I hear her clear her throat and prepare to debut her latest melodic masterpiece:

"Homeless shelter, homeless shelter-- Let's be friends!! Let's be friends!!
Let's play together, let's play together! Let's be kind, please be kind!"

Well, I can certainly think of less noble aspirations for my girl. :)

Monday, March 2, 2009

Twinkle Twinkle Little Painting!

Evie's first finger painting experience, predictably, led to a gooey mass of green-ish slime, but also afforded the opportunity to perform one of her favorite songs!