Sunday, July 25, 2010

We Already Have Zhu Zhu Pets

Lucy is a very persistent child.  I know this will serve her well someday, I really do.  She also has, what I like to refer to as 'sticky thoughts'.  She gets ideas in her head that she simply can not let go.  For quite some time now, she has been stuck on the idea that she needs to have a hamster.  We've been very clear that she is not going to get a hamster.  I think I told her she could get them when she is 7 (because that is the suggested age on the sign at the pet shop).  Not because we are mean!  Exactly the opposite!  We are kind human beings who want to save a poor hamster from being loved to death.  One day, Lucy spent 10 minutes trying to convince us that she knew everything in the world about how to care for hamsters, and thus should be able to get one.  She references her book often (note: she does not know how to read).   I've narrowed that 10 minutes down to 1 in the video below.  We were throwing out hypotheticals to her and the kid did not miss a beat.  She had an answer for everything.  I must confess that I am very proud that we still do not own a hamster.  Because it would have been so easy to cave on any one of the 975 times we have talked about hamsters in the last few months.  Just to stop the words coming out of her mouth.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I Guess That Was A Bad Idea

I checked the list of ingredients for the sorbet. All clear. But in my 'wow, this is going to be so nice', moment, I neglected to remember the scoop the ice cream store used probably scooped some nuttylicious flavor just before we walked in. I guess we will stick with popsicles. Bummer.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Celebrating Eli's 2nd Birthday

Eli turned two this past weekend.  To celebrate the big day, we went to Chattanooga, Tennessee for the day and spent the night.  We did the town up and down, including the Children's Museum, the River Walk, swimming at the hotel, dinner, presents and cupcakes.  The next day, we went to Rock City and then headed home.  I present to you, a weekend in pictures:

This is the only way Eli eats cupcakes.  And notice his beloved key set Grandpa gave him for his birthday.  He slept with them in his crib, of course.

And now we take over Rock City.  Eli RAN through the entire place, sweat covered from top to bottom.  Lucy was a little less enthusiastic about the days events.  But My Little Pony was there for moral support.

Lucy has officially entered that phase of her life where photos are no longer cute, but simply a way for parents to annoy their children.  And this is how they get their revenge.  Some things are eternal and it's almost a comfort to see them appear. 

She smiles!  She looks cute!!

Oh, The Whine is back.  But look, My Little Pony is sticking by her side.

The picture of me at this spot has Lucy crawling through my legs and Eli trying to get out of my arms.  Dad and Eli is so much better.

Aaaaaaaaaaaand, we are done.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Goodbye Kitty

Dear Hello Kitty stamp pad,

Thanks so much for your help this morning as I was trying to get everything ready to leave the house!  You were right there, when I needed you most.  You kept Eli occupied so well, for such a long time.  I should have known you were helping him discover his creative side. 

Oh, I'm so sorry, I didn't mean to throw you in the trash!  Here, let me take this bag of trash downstairs to the trash bin, just to make sure Lucy doesn't miss you. 

See you, never again!


P.S.  I just found more evidence all over the closet door, the desk, the chair, the baby gate (you know, the one whose sole purpose in life is to keep Eli out of Lucy's room for just this sort of act of curiosity).

Monday, July 12, 2010

Night Rythyms

Eli now rests comfortably in his crib with the crib tent attachment. I've had it in a box in the basement for him for a good 6 months. I think he knew how to get out of his crib, he just didn't really feel like it. Which was nice. But once he really grasped the idea of the freedom, there was no stopping him. This is a lovely invention. I'm planning to keep him in this crib until he is 3, or he outgrows Lucy, whichever comes first.

Lucy is a girl with a lot on her mind and a long list of to do's. This do to list really takes on a whole new meaning at bedtime. There are so many stuffed animals to put to bed, dolls to dress, beds to make and forts to build, it boggles the mind. This week, she has been sleeping with a large copier paper box at the bottom of her bed. This is where her stuffed animal Bolt sleeps. He's got blankets in there and brushes, and leashes jeez, Lucy my eyes have glazed over already.... But I did find a half eaten bagel down there too. I tried to remove it, but a complete meltdown almost ensued. The other day I looked and it was gone, so I guess he ate it.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Last Week

All talk, no action.

I hope she won't be disappointed when she finds out she doesn't get to shave her face.

Getting ready for the 4th of July parade.

No fear.

Summer day play.

Hummus is back on Lucy's approved list.  But she doesn't like it on anything, except her finger.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Quotes of the Day

Eli, stop errupting me.

Eli is annorying me.

Mom, LOOK, there's corn in the toilet!

Friday, July 02, 2010

Toy Story

I took Lucy to see Toy Story 3 today. We made it through the whole movie, including the previews. There were a few touch and go moments...TOO LOUD, I dropped my candy wahhhhh, why are they being mean to that toy....blah blah blah. She saved the big meltdown for all the people waiting to get in. It was a long time for her to keep it together surrounded by so many things that set her off. The best part was on the way home when she started crying again, telling me she didn't want to go off to college because she'd miss me too much.