Sunday, September 30, 2007

Why Momma?

Tonight Addie and I were snuggled up in the green chair watching Shrek. Addie kept asking me all sorts of questions, such as, "Why Shrek sad Momma?" "Momma, why they looking at the stars?" "Momma, why Pincs Fee-oona kick that man?"

I did the typical, "what do you think Addie?" But it really wasn't working. Finally I had a chance to ask some questions of my own. "Addie, why do you think you ask so many questions?"

"'Cause I have lot of questions to ask. And I ask you them." Very simple, very concise. She has questions so she asks them. She isn't worried about internally filtering her questions, she isn't worried about what anyone else will think of her. She has a question and she asks. Man, kids are amazing.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Shave and a Haircut, 2 Bits

Nope, not a post about my new haircut/hair color. Just a post about the girls. If you ever want to see two little girls enthralled for long amounts of time... say over a half hour (which is an amazing amount of time) get out a cheap can of shaving cream.

You just put a blob of shaving cream on the high chair or table top and let them go at it. It was great! Lily tried tasting it, "yucky." Lily then tried to shake it off her hands. Then she squished... and squished and rubbed it all around. By the end she was packing shaving cream into her ears! She had two little shaving cream/hair horns sticking out from her head.

Addie on the other hand got into it right away. She smeared it all over the table and then drew pictures in it. I was instructed to take pictures of her pictures. Too cute!

Hopefully I can get those pictures off the horrible will not download camera and put them up soon.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Daddy's Home!

Daddy's Home! The full mountain man beard is gone, my house looks a little like a camouflage bomb went off (with a generous helping of pink little girl toys used as shrapnel). It is great to have him home.

I think Lily said, "Daddydaddydaddy..." constantly for 2 days. Addie got a special trip down to the cabin on Monday with Daddy all by herself. The girls are extremely happy to have him home. (me too!)

Lily and Addie would like to say "Happy Birthday Darla!" We were going to call you in the car this morning, but Grandma gave the girls fruit snacks for the ride and there was NO WAY I was handing my phone to that sticky fingers.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Thank You

Thank you everyone for your encouragement. I'm feeling better today. It might be because Addie fell asleep in the car last night and didn't wake up until 7:30 this morning.

Most likely it is because my mom and sister are coming tonight (Dress warmly Syren, it's really chilly here!). Thank goodness for moms, they can fix anything. Auntie Rene is a rock star around my house so the girls will be ecstatic to see her.

I realized this morning that the girls are acting out a lot more with Adam gone because they aren't getting as much attention as usual. (Yes, you can smack me in the forehead for being so dense as to not figure this out!) They're used to getting attention from both Adam and I. If I'm busy cooking dinner, they can always go to him for a snuggle or a book. When it's just me, they tend to fight each other for attention. So that's why I can't have a moment's peace. That also explains why they have to be next to me every waking moment. "Momma, why you showering?" "I come in too?" "Momma, you peeing?" "Momma, I put on makeup too." Seriously, is a moment in the bathroom alone too much to ask?

So now that I realize the attention portion, I think it will be easier to bear.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Deep Breaths

"...and this too shall pass."

I talked to Adam this morning and it sounds like he will be coming home on Saturday. So I just need to hang in there until then. It's not that the girls are doing anything too terrible, it's just that I'm the only one there. I'm the one that always has to be the enforcer. I'm the one that has to put them to bed every night. I'm the one that has to fight Lily to get dressed while stopping Addie from throwing a shoe at our heads. It's just a lot to deal with.

So I will look at cute peaceful pictures of my children. I will make a long leisurely hair appointment for when Adam is back in town. I might even get a pedicure so I can stay away from home a little bit longer! I will remember that I love my children (and I will remember that it would be wrong to sell them as child slaves.)

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Missing You...

We miss Daddy. Today as I was leaving the house to go to work, Addie asked me to "Be Daddy." I needed to talk in a lower voice and give her a hug and kiss goodbye. After than then I could "be Momma" again for another hug and kiss.

This morning on her way downstairs with Grandma Argh, Addie announced that she missed Daddy. She then proceeded to go into a long drawn out story about how Daddy rough houses with her. There was a long description (including a demonstration of her wiggling) of how she gets away from Daddy. It was the funniest, cutest thing!

Sunday, September 02, 2007

I've got a secret

Happy Day Before Labor Day.

Adam left for his 2 week long adventure to Colorado today. He'll be hunting in the middle of nowhere without cell reception, running water or easy access to medical facilities for 2 weeks. For those of you keeping track, this means he will miss my birthday. I say this not to make him feel bad, but because it is important for the rest of the story.

Today the girls and I were playing outside when Addie came running up to me and said, "Momma! I have a secret for you."

"You do? What is it?" Now, she's done this before and it's always been things like the fact that she's getting a birthday party or other commonly known facts.

"Momma, Daddy asked Grandma to make a cake for you. She's bringing you a cake on your birthday. Grandma's got a present too, because it's going to be your birthday! Shh... it's a surprise."

Now how cute is that!? How could I not just laugh and give her the biggest hug in the world? She was so serious about the whole thing!