Saturday, September 30, 2006

Half a Dozen

Here we are at the half way mark. You will only be a baby for six more months! I can't believe time is speeding by so fast. It doesn't seem that long ago that you were content to curl up on my chest and go to sleep. Now, no matter how tired you are, you want to be looking around. No going to sleep in Mommy's arms, it's your crib or nothing. You are so interested in the world around you. Everything you see is something to grab, gum, and explore. I love going into your room in the morning when you wake up. Your face breaks into a huge grin and your arms and legs start going like little windmills.

You are such a little cutie. You learned to roll over from your back to your tummy about two weeks ago and now you are always practicing your new skill. You get very frustrated that you can't quite get back on to your back. You also started jabbering, mamamama. I wonder if it is a coincidence since you are such a Mama's girl now. Daddy gets frustrated with you sometimes. You will be so happy with him until the second you see me, and then then you fuss and cry until I take you from him. As soon as you are in my arms you get happy again. I tell him not to take it personally, but I think he does a little.

You have started growling too. I thought it was unusual when Emily did it. I haven't heard very many babies growl the way you two do and did. I love the low guttural gughhh that rumbles out of you when you want attention or are in a silly mood. I wonder what it is in our genes that give our babies that funny trait. You haven't gotten interested in your thumb or a pacifier, but you love your blankie for nap time.

I'm loving having you for my daughter. You make me smile everyday. I'm enjoying every minute of watching you grow and seeing you figure out the world around you. Keep up the good work little Bee. I love you.

Monday, September 25, 2006

It Begins

My baby is a preschooler. It just boggles my mind to even write it. Two weeks ago was your first day of school and now I can't even pretend that you're still a toddler. It's official, you have become a preschooler. You look more and more like a little girl everyday. Your face has thinned and your legs are suddenly a million miles long. Unfortunately you are going through a phase where you hate getting your picture taken. So, your first day of school is forever immortalized with your breakfast in your mouth and bed head. Even so, you were sooo excited to start school. The week before the big day you started counting down. Every morning you would wake up and say, "Mommy, I only have to sleep four more times...three more times...two more times before I go to school!" I do have to admit, at first the main source of your excitement was having a new playground to play on. We went to buy some markers, the only school supply you needed, and you ordered me, very seriously, to "Put those markers back Mommy. I won't be coloring at school. I'm only going there to play on the playground." You have had five days of school and everyday you are sad when it is time to go home. You love your teacher, Mrs. Denise and are glad to have your friend Andrea in your class. It is so fun to pick you up and have you tell me all about your morning. What songs you sang, what you played, what snack you ate. I love you my sweet girl and I hope you can hold on to your love of learning for the rest of your life.

Photographic Evidence

I just came across the pictures showing that I'm not the only one enjoying our DS Lite. It's fun for the whole family! How cool is it that the New Super Mario Bros has minigames simple enough for a 3 year old and yet complicated enough for adults! Ok, ok, I praised the DS enough yesterday, but I couldn't resist adding these pics.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

DS Lite

Ok, true confession time. Part of the reason I haven't blogged this month is I've been sucked into playing Mario. My husband bought a new DS Lite and I've found that the Super Mario Bros. game is really, really fun. Part of the fun is how annoyed Christoph is that I am in world six and he's only in world three. Mostly I like it because this is the first Mario game that I've actually been able to get past the second level. I could never beat the first castle on the original Super Mario Bros and I don't think I even passed the first level on Super Mario World. I don't know if it's because I've become a better video game player or if this game just isn't so frustratingly impossible. I have played a lot of Mario Party over the last three years and that could be a big part of it. In addition to the main game it has a bunch of mini games. There is a fair amount of variety to them. It's nice to have something you can play for a few minutes without having to devote time to beating several levels. Anyway, I love this game. It is so fun! And I can stop playing anytime I want to. Really. No big deal. It's not like I NEED the DS. Gotta go, I'm at the castle.

Saturday, September 23, 2006


It just dawned on me, that I have not posted for almost the entire month of September. This month literally flew by and all the times I thought I might blog just never came. There was always something more pressing to do. Either that, or I was just too brain dead for the creative juices to flow. I feel so sad that Emily has been in school for two and half weeks now and I haven't blogged about it yet. Katrina rolled over for the first time, and I haven't written about that either. Not to mention all the random things that have happened to me. The really sad thing is I have five entries started, but I haven't finished any of them. Sheesh. Hopefully next month all the other things taking up my time will disappear, and not me.

Saturday, September 2, 2006


Katrina got tagged by Sophia. We feel so special!

3 Things That Scare Me

*Sudden Loud Noises
*Being alone, unless I'm in my bed
*Getting my face washed

3 People That Make Me Laugh

*Big Sister Emily, she's just soo funny

3 Things I Love

*My green blanket
*My Ocean Wonders mobile

3 Things I Hate

*Being put down
*Not being held (I know it's the same thing, but that's how much I hate it)
*Bopping myself in the face with a toy I'm playing with (still figuring out gross-motor skills)

3 Things I Don't Understand

*Why I can't be held all the time
*Why Emily feels the need to let out sudden ear-piercing shrieks
*Why I can't eat anything more interesting than pureed food and rice cereal

3 Things On My Desk/Table

*Mommy's Beatrix Potter Books
*A lamp
*All the cards friends/family sent to welcome me that Mommy hasn't gotten around to storing

3 Things I'm Doing Right Now

*Chewing on my toes
*Working on sitting
*Deciding if I want to roll over or not

3 Things I Want to Do Before I Die

*Catch Emily as she runs by
*Taste a french fry
*Kiss Suki, our kitty

3 Things I Can Do

*Blow Raspberries
*Graciously receive complements on my cuteness
*Suck on my lower lip

3 Things I Can't Do

*Roll over (or can I? Maybe I just don't really want to)
*Speak in full sentences
*Program (but Daddy thinks I show promise)

3 Things I Think You Should Listen To

*My mobile, it plays five cool songs
*My sister Emily singing, it always makes me feel better when I'm sad in the car
*A Prairie Home Companion, Garrison Keillor's voice is strangely soothing

3 Things I Think You Should Never Listen To

*The Yoshi toy Emily got at McDonalds
*The protesters outside City Hall
*Chicken Dance Elmo

3 Absolute Favorite Foods

*Rice Cereal
*Sweet Potatoes (I haven't gotten to try anything else yet, so I'm a bit limited)

3 Beverages I Drink Regularly

*Mommy's milk, lip licking good
(that's it)

3 Shows I Watched as a Kid

*Baby Mozart if Mommy is feeling desperate
*Anything my sister is watching, if I can crane my body around
(I'm not really allowed to watch TV yet. To quote my sister, "Babies can't watch TV!")

3 Babies I Tag

Baby Bartle
I know the last one is a stretch, but I don't know any other babies that have blogs, or even websites. My friends haven't moved into the 21st century yet. ;)