Tuesday, November 6, 2012

She has a voice

Alice has discovered she has a voice.  She has spent the last few days screaming.  I don't remember either of the other girls being this noisy.  I hope this fascination with shrieking passes quickly.

Monday, October 29, 2012

I lost Ella at the farm

Claire's preschool had a field trip today.  We all went to Black Island Farms.  This was our first time going to the farm.  Both girls were so excited.  We did a hayride and each girl picked out a pumpkin.  Then we were set free to roam.  They had so awesome slides built on hay bales.  Ella loved the biggest slide.  She couldn't climb up the cargo net in the back by herself.  I helped her up but she refused to slide down with me.  Apparently she is too cool.  She was yelling "BY MYSELF"  at me.  I sent her down, thinking she would just run back around and come up again, or go to Mark.  BIG mistake. I waited for Claire. She wanted to sit on my lap and slide down. At least she still likes me.

After we came down I asked Mark where Ella was.  He said she went to go down again.  I walked around she wasn't there.  I checked the top of the slide no Ella.  For the next 15-20 minutes.  I ran through the farm calling for her checking everywhere.  Crawling through the kid tunnels, inside the bounce house, ect.  I was in  a complete panic.  People probably thought I was crazy.  I can't explain how horrible of a feeling it was. I was praying no one had taken her, or that she hadn't wandered somewhere dangerous and gotten hurt.  Mark was also searching.  He finally spotted her standing on a hay bale. She hadn't been in that area when I searched.  I don't know how far she went or when she headed back.   I ran to that girl.  She was crying.  I started crying.  I couldn't let go of her.  I told her to never wander off again.  Never to leave my side.  Of course she said "uh huh".   It was such a relief to find her.  I was hoping this experience might slightly traumatize her, so she would never wander off again.

Don't worry she only tried to run away 2  more times after that.  I need a leash for that girl.   Ella you might be the death of me.

I've been taking a lot of videos

I've been taking a lot of videos with my phone lately.  Claire and Ella love watching videos of themselves.  They are constantly asking me to make a video of whatever they are doing.  Seems how I don't have pictures, here are the latest videos.

We awoke to snow the other morning.  Claire and Ella were so excited.  They had to go play in it.  I was given firm instructions to start making hot chocolate immediately!  They played in the snow for a couple hours.   It was an intense snowball fight.  I'm not sure there was a clear winner.

I took this video a few days ago.  She is now a pro at rolling over.  She thinks she is pretty hot stuff.  She has to roll.  Rolling is so awesome she tries to roll while nursing. Which hurts, the "girls"don't roll that way.   Alice hasn't figured out how to roll back to her back.   Which infuriates her.  She hates being stuck on her tummy.  It doesn't matter how many times I roll her onto her back, she immediately rolls to her belly.  Mark sat on the floor with her for a half hour just rolling her back so she could roll over again.  She was so happy. She would try to start rolling before he could get her all the way on her back.  She's a little crazy.

Monday, October 22, 2012


Thursday, October 18, 2012

4 months and some other stuff

Alice is 4 months old.  She is growing so fast.  

I can't believe it.  It feels like just yesterday that she was born.   She is showing more and more of her personality.  She loves to giggle.   She is working hard on her rolling skills.  She can get her body from her back to her belly, but her head doesn't seem to follow.  

She ate some rice cereal and she was happy about it.  

 Mark bought her some "halloween"  pjs.  He isn't fooling us.  We know they are boy jammies.  She isn't happy about it.  You would think after 3 girls he would just accept the pink.

Now for the other girls.  They are both loving dance class.  I was hesitant to sign them up for it.  Neither had expressed any interest in taking dance. I thought it might help Claire improve her coordination and fine motor skills.  When I talked to Claire about taking a dance class, Ella started yelling "me too!"  Both ask if they get to go to dance class everyday.

Speaking of Ella Jane.  She has a fiery disposition.  I love it about her, and it gets her in a lot of trouble.  Just tonight she attacked Claire.  Bit her twice for not letting her turn the water on in the bathroom sink.  I find it hard to know how to discipline her.   I don't want to break her spirit.   I wish Claire would stand up for herself and fight back a little.  If Ella understood how much biting, hitting and kicking hurts, she might not do it.  But I can't tell Claire to bite her sister.   Can I?

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Friday, September 7, 2012

  I can't believe it is September already.  Where did summer go? 
I am really excited for fall time.  I love everything about fall.  The cooler temps, sweaters and Preschool.
It makes me happy that Claire loves preschool.  She has been asking all summer when she will get to go back to school.  I hope she will always love school.  

It was fun to take her shopping for school.  We went on a mommy and Claire date to pick out school clothes.  We now shop in the girls clothes.  I just have to say I am not thrilled with the styles right now.    Most of them are way to grown up, and/or sexy for my 4 year old.  I wish she was still in the toddler section.  Maybe I am weird, but I want my little girl to stay little. 

While we were shopping for socks and undies for Claire, she noticed the bras.  She says "Come on mom.  I'll pick you out some Playtex."  Now I know why they show bra commercial on the kids channels.  Kids turn into walking commercials, and they want everything they see on tv.

Ella was so mad that she didn't get to go to school.  Ella insisted on wearing a back pack and walking Claire up to the door.  She tried to go in with Claire.  Mark had to carry her back to the car kicking and screaming.  She got a well placed kick to Mark's crotch in the process.  OUCH!

Ella wants to do everything that Claire does.  She follows Claire around.  Claire does not love this.  She has started calling Ella a copycat.  This infuriates Ella.  She grits her teeth and starts shaking then will yell at the top of her lungs "COPYCAT!!! COPYCAT!!!"  She will then launch an all out attack on Claire.  Hitting and kicking all while repeating "COPYCAT!" over and over again.  I find this hard not to laugh at.  This girl has some fire in her.  

We celebrated Mark's birthday.  I took the girls to the store and told them they could pick out whatever they wanted to give daddy for his birthday.  They picked out the avengers masks.  I asked them if that is what daddy would want or what they want.  They said it was what daddy wanted for his birthday.  Now when we tell Claire to pick up toys, she says those are daddy's toys.
Alice has started laughing.  I love making her laugh.  She gets especially giggly after eating.   She laughs so hard, that she pukes all over the place.  You would think I would stop making her laugh, but I just can't resist.  I mean look at the chunky baby, just waiting to have her belly eaten.