Tuesday, July 24, 2007

While we were gone

A couple of days ago, my Mom and I went out to look for school clothes for Jordan while my Dad kept both Jordan and Maddy at home. It was Grampy's first "extended" babysitting experience. Things went pretty well, except for a couple of incidents. They were both playing out in the yard while my Dad sat by the window within eye and earshot of them. He caught them both playing with the rocks in the driveway and throwing them onto the grass. When he came out and asked what was going on, Jordan quickly denied any part of it (she has recently been told not to put rocks onto the lawn)... and blamed it all on Maddy. When Dad asked her why she didn't tell Maddy not to play with the rocks, she told him that she did. Dad reminded her that he was right there by the window and heard everything that was going on. She still stuck to her story, exclaming that she DID in fact try and tell Maddy, but she "didn't want to talk too loud". LOL. Yeah right!!

So needless to say, because of this, they were no longer allowed to go play on the trampoline next door. Jordan was very disappointed that she couldn't and tried to tell Dad "but Grampy! Mommy wants me to get some energy off!!"

The things that kids say!!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Quick Mom Tip

If you have a fussy eater... this may be worth trying. Maddy is definately one of those fussy eaters. So much so that she has been to a nutritionist and put on "Pediasure" because there are some days that she may have only a few bites of food. Recently, I discovered that this little trick can work with any food that you can fold (pizza, quesedillas, sandwiches etc...) Maddy was complaining that she couldn't finish her pizza and it was too much. So I suggested she fold it up and make it smaller. I showed her by folding her pizza, making it look like half it's original size. "Oh! OK", she said... and finished her pizza off in no time. It's worth a try!


Recently, the girls have been playing a lot with their play tea set. They will set some stuffed animals up around their little play table and have tea together. I made the mistake one day of letting them put water in their cups. Since then, I have had to put a stop to it because they end up making a huge mess with water and getting the carpet all wet, so I made a rule, "no more water". I awoke one morning to hear them playing together. I overheard Maddy say "... go get some water for our cups...". Jordan was probably on her way to go get some when she saw me out in the hall way. I told them they had better not be playing with water! I quickly investigated to make sure there was indeed no water in their teacups, and headed downstairs. I then heard Maddy say, "I told you!".

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Brush your teeth!

Been meaning to tell this story for awhile. The other day, I was getting Maddy ready to go out, and trying to brush her teeth. She was sitting on the counter, refusing to open her mouth so I could get the toothbrush in. I was getting upset and frustrated with her because she was being difficult. I got right in her face and tried to let her know I was serious and that there would be consequences if she didn't do what I told her. In the middle of my "scolding", she reaches up with her hand and plugs her nose.

"Mommy, you're stinky!"

Unfortunately, for her, I had not yet brushed my teeth either and still had morning breath. I looked away so I could laugh, but it was really hard to be serious after that!

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

I Love Rock 'n Roll

We've been playing a lot of Guitar Hero in our house lately. One of the songs Maddy likes to listen and sing to is "I Love Rock 'n Roll". This is how she sings it:

"I love rock n' roll
put another dime in the juicebox, baby
I love rock n' roll
So come an' take your time an' dance with me ..."

Friday, March 2, 2007

The Name Game

This afternoon, Jordan, Maddy and I were talking about their full names. They each know how to spell their first name, but we haven't gotten to their middle names yet. I think it'll be awhile before Jordan can spell Elizabeth!

I asked Maddy if she knew what her full name was, and she said no. I was about to tell her when Jordan walked over to her and whispered something in her ear. Maddy then smiled really big and proudly said her full name out loud.

"Madeline Grapes Nealey!"

(It's Grace in case you didn't know)

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Fast Food?

Yesterday, as we were leaving the park after spending some much needed time outdoors, we decided to go out to eat. We asked the girls where they would like to eat, and Jordan said "McDonalds!". Daddy kindly told her that we weren't going anywhere that was "fast food", to which she replied, "so we're going somewhere that has slow food?"