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?"

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Girls and boys

Since moving here last year, the girls haven't developed many friendships beyond the two boys of our close friends here. I expect that will change when Jordan starts school in the fall, but for now, they spend a whole lot of time with Jacob and Ethan while their Mom, Laura, and I drink coffee and enjoy some conversation. Jacob is Jordan's age, and Ethan is closer to Maddy's age, but a little older.

Recently, we've begun to notice that Jacob is a little put off by playing with girls. He has begun to complain about coming over to our house because all Jordan wants to do is play "wedding"... and play girl things.

One afternoon, as Laura was on her way over here with the boys, Jacob was a little reluctant to come play, I guess because he wasn't really in the mood for girl stuff. This was shortly after Christmas, and Jordan had gotten some Barbies, and some dress-up clothes.. and a bunch of "girl" toys! On their way over, they discussed how Jacob could do other things besides play girl stuff and that we had a lot of things to play that wasn't "girly" etc... and that he had to be nice to Jordan.

At our house, however, we were having a particularly girly day. Jordan was all into her dressup clothes. She had a dress on, with plastic jewelry, high heels, a tierra.. the works!

The doorbell rings.

Jordan answers it, all dressed up. Jacob gives his mother a look of "I told you!!!". Only later did I understand what this look meant, as Laura explained their discussion on the way over. Who knew that this stuff started this early!

Saturday, February 17, 2007

No! It's Perf!!

Welcome to my new blog. I've never actually had a text blog, so this will be something new for me. I started Mom's Brag VLOG two years ago, but that is mostly videos. Sometimes I'm frustrated when I don't get something documented on video, so I figured this would be a great way to fill in the gaps! To some of you, this will just be another boring Mommy blog, but for those of you who are amused by funny kid stories, be sure to subscribe on the sidebar. Paste the feed link into whatever reader you choose, or subscribe by email!

I'll begin with something funny that happened last night. Maddy has really taken to singing these days, especially Disney songs from "The Little Mermaid". See video here! Anyway, she pretty much has all the words down to the song "Part of Your World". There is one line in the song that goes,

"What is a fire, and what does it.. what's the word?... burn.. etc.."

Well, Maddy and I were singing it together last night and she was horrified when she heard me say "burn".

"NO Mommy!! It's Perf!"

Not sure what she thinks "Perf" means, but I tried to explain to her that it was "burn", like a fire. She told me to stop singing after that. It seemed that arguing with her was getting us nowhere. Maybe she'll eventually figure it out.

Thursday, February 15, 2007


The other day, Maddy came and told me that she pooped in her pull-up. She's three, so you're probably wondering why she's not going on the potty. I'm wondering the same thing! Let me just say, it's been a struggle and leave it at that :)

So I went and got my diaper changing supplies and proceeded to get her cleaned up. Apparently, she had been sitting in it for awhile, so her little bottom was a bit irritated and she did not enjoy the whole clean-up ordeal.

She said, "Mommy, be gentle... it's a little bit crunchy!"