Thursday, November 29, 2007

Paging Dr. Poskozim

Addie was playing doctor yesterday morning. She checked my heart, it goes "thump thump thump." She checked the blood pressure on each wrist (8 on the Left, 15 on the right). Then with her little yellow otoscope, she checked my ears. She gravely announced that I had bugs and dinosaurs in my ear. I asked if that was normal. "Oh yes, it just fine." Well good, at least I know I always have bugs and dinosaurs in my ears. I wonder if I should name them like pets.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Addie saw her first movie in a movie theater this weekend. We went to see Enchanted with Grandma, Auntie Syren and Auntie Rachel. Addie was thrilled to be there. I talked it up beforehand so she'd be properly impressed with the sheer size of the screen. When she got there and saw grandma and auntie she said, "I can't believe I'm really here." Her eyes did not leave the screen the entire time! She ate almost all of Auntie's popcorn. She loved it!

The Tinkerbell dress she was wearing over her clothes was a huge hit with all the big girls at the theater. She got several admiring glances from 20-somethings.

The only problem (other than convincing her it was really time to leave the theater) was when the mean witch became a dragon. That was a little scary. But she sat on Grandma's lap and covered her eyes through most of it.

Monday, November 19, 2007

1st Haircut

I got my first haircut on November 15 (that was last Thursday, Momma's not good about updating everyone.) I don't think I really needed a haircut, but Momma seemed to think so. I got to sit in this very high chair with an extra high cushion on it just for me.

Then, this crazy lady started spraying my head with water. Yuck, that was almost worse than Momma dumping water on my head in the bathtub! It was very traumatic. At least the lady listened to Momma and only took a little off the back. She removed what Momma calls my "ducktail." I happened to like being a duck. I don't know why they would remove that.

After all the trauma, I at least got some Skittles. I do love my "Lily M&M's." I can't believe Momma forgot to get a lock of my hair for my scrapbook. She's talking about clipping a piece of my bangs just so she has something to save. I say, Stay away from me crazy lady!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Hug Me!

The girls were goofing around in the kitchen this morning while I packed their lunches. Lily would say, "I hug, Addie." Addie would then give her a hug. Then, they would laugh hysterically. I thought the fun would stop when I got out the camera, but they just kept going! It's so much fun to have a sister to play with!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Playing in the Leaves

We spent a very nice afternoon raking leaves last weekend. Well, it was very nice for 3 out of the 4 of us. Adam ended up with a very sore neck and back from the manual labor. However, the weather was perfect for raking leaves. It was sunny and cool, but not too cold.

The girls came out for a bit to help pick up sticks. This has become Addie's job. She takes the sticks out of the piles of leaves (or any minuscule sticks she might find on the ground) and creates one big pile under a tree. It's actually incredibly helpful as you don't really want sticks poking holes in your leaf bags.

The girls and I also took a short walk. Lily walked on her own down 2 city blocks. I ended up carrying her all the way home. Addie decided about halfway home that she was too tired to walk the rest of the way. So I ended up carrying both girls for over a block. I think my arms are more tired from the carrying than they are from the raking.

The girls then decided they needed to take a break under the tree. It was so fun to watch them talk together like big girls.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

The Great Pumpkin

The Great Pumpkin came to our house Halloween night. It took all the chocolate (non Lily safe) candy and left a few presents instead.

The best part was not actually the presents, but taking out and putting back things from the pumpkin.

Hmmm... let's see, what do I have in my pumpkin...

Ahhh... a kitty I took off the coffeetable, a Mommy and Daddy action figure (also off the coffeetable) and Addie's fairy Godmother figurine.

And what did Lily get from the Great Pumpkin? A froggy that she immediately threw on the floor and ignored. Nice!

Look Mom, a purse! I look just like you!

Trick or Treat!

Trick or Treat!
We had two little ballerinas at our house for Halloween. Addie was a pink ballerina and Lily was a purple ballerina - it's a small yet important distinction. Just ask Addie.

Actually, Lily was a Fighting Illini cheerleader for daycare (thanks Uncle Jim & Aunt Judy!!), but had to change into a different outfit when she got home. I almost put her into the bumblebee costume because it was so cold, but then we decided to have Adam and Addie go trick or treating and Lily and I stayed home to watch the door & give out candy.

The biggest excitement for Addie was not the trick or treating, it was that the Kirchoff's came to our house and asked for candy. She was excited to see her big friends all dressed up! Addie believes that the song, Stacie's Mom Has Got It Going On, was written for the Kirchoff's. You can understand her excitement to have such a famous family come to our house.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Deceptively Delish!

I bought the book Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld the other day on a recomendation from my little sis. The idea (in case you're living inside a cave and haven't heard about this book) is that you make fruit and vegetable purees and you hide them inside regular dishes so that your kids get a healthy amount of vegetables every day. Jessica also says that you should serve whole vegetables along side the meal just like you normally would so your children get used to seeing and eating them this way.

I'm not going to get into the controversy that this is plagerized - I have no idea. I think this is a fairly brilliant idea and I know many people who have been doing this forever. I tend to hide things in my spaghetti sauce and lasagana anyway. I also feel the need to say that my kids are very good at eating their vegetables. Their favorites are broccoli, peas (still frozen even) and squash. But I feel it never hurts to add more vegetables into their diet.

I've tried 2 recipes so far... the "Buttered" noodles and the spaghetti sauce. The noodles call for margarine, squash puree, milk and parmeasan cheese on the noodles. I made it without the cheese and with soy milk instead so that Lily could eat it. It was fantastic! The squash I used was acorn squash out of my garden. My husband doesn't normally touch squash and he had seconds of the noodles. In fact, he asked me what was in it since he knew it couldn't be cheese. I served it with a chicken & olive skillet thing that I make and it really went well. The spaghetti sauce was just jarred sauce with broccoli puree. Again, the kids ate a ton of it!

Since I rarely follow a recipe to the letter, I'm branching out tonight. We're going to have pancakes with fruit puree in it. I'm hoping that this turns the pancakes a nice pink color. :) Not much different than putting whole fruit in pancakes, but still yummy and slightly different enough. There's a banana french toast recipe that is begging to be made also.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Roughing It

What do you do when the Packer game is on and Daddy won't let you watch an "Addie Movie?"

Momma steps in and builds a tent!

Complete with a mini DVD player to watch Shrek. Everything is more fun when you have a tent to play in.