Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Hot Cold and Lydia

As she was walking around the house in princess attire, a short sleeved shirt, and no socks when the house was set to 60 degrees and it was in the 40's outside I happened to ask Lydia:
"Lyddie, are you hot natured or cold natured?"
She looked at me and said:
"Neither. I'm PRINCESS natured"

Of course she is.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Egg-citing lunch . . . or not

Elijah likes hard-boiled eggs. When we go to the Chinese Buffet he gets one to eat every time. Yesterday we didn't have too much to choose from for lunch so I decided to boil 3 eggs and see if they would eat them. Elijah comes to the table and starts screaming.
"Its not right. You can't cook those. Only Chinese has eggs. You have to have a bunch in ice and pick them up with tongs. You can't have them at home on your plate and no ice."

No amount of talking would convince him that it was the same thing. He was sobbing and competely distraught.

The girls saw his reaction and immediately refused to eat their eggs too. I got the eggs, put them in my super chopper, added mustard and pickles and made up some egg salad. I was talking about how much grampy liked egg salad and didn't it look delicious with the sweet pickles . . . I got out the bread and put it on a sandwich and Lydia looked at it, looked at me and said:
"It looks like frow-up and I am NOT eating that!"

Elijah immediately comes back with "Yeah--I'm going to barth if you make me eat that."

So I had egg salad and the kids had yogurt. Egg FAIL!

Bethy on Bagels

Last Friday, we dropped the olders off at "Friday school" (our homeschool co-op.) Bethy and I were going to head home and chill out there since she and the olders were going to Granny and Grampy's that afternoon. I hadn't grabbed the bags or anything before we left. We pull out of the parking lot and Bethy yells "Panera Pit Stop!" The first week we'd gone to Streets at Southpoint because it is only about 5 minutes from the co-op and I wanted to be close in case the kiddos freaked and I had to go back and pick them up.

"We're headed home, not the mall today. We've got to go and get the bags with your clohtes so you can go to Granny's house." I told her.

She immediately responded: "Granny has clothes. I need a bagel."

So we went to the mall (how can you argue with that cute logic) and we rode the excalator for 73 round trips, got a bagel and played at the little indoor area there.

The security guard just laughed as we made trip after trip of up and down and up and down. He told me what a patient mom I was to let her do it. I explained that it had been 8 months since she had just me to herself and now she only got it for 3 hours a week so we did whatever she wanted to do. If that was riding the escalators, then so be it.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Razor 360

Our Neighbors have one of these and Elijah is in love . . .
Tonight, after riding it and spinning he said . . "mom, how long 'til Christmas? That's the ONLY thing I want!"

Big hit! Gonna keep my eyes peeled on craigslist and see if one pops up. $100 is a bit much to spend on a new toy.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

No comment please . . .

The edits have been made (thanks to my wonderful Father who acted as my proof reader)--for some reason though it won't let me "share" the updated book. Enjoy the pics, but no comments on the writing :)

Monday, January 09, 2012

January Through June 2011

You know . . . just in case you wanted to see EVERY SINGLE picture I thought worthy of documenting our lives :)

If you see any typos or errors I'd love it if you told me! I haven't ordered it yet so there is still time to fix it! Many sets of eyes are better than one.

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So Bethany got the memo that she's two.

All out tantrums, hand on the hip shouting "no!", screaming this awful scream and dissolving into tears anytime her brother and sister don't do what she wants, getting out of bed 5 or 6 times at nap and bedtime, up several times a night and turn on the light and playing . . . generally horrible this past week.


Of course the bad and the good strike a balance. She's started saying "very" all the time:

After scraping all the skin off her nose:
"My boo boo very bleding. Very hurts. Hurts sooooo bad!"

Eating dinner:
"This muffin is very cool offed. Not hot at all!"

Tuesday, January 03, 2012


My baby is two today.

She talks, sings, sleeps in a toddler bed, is potty trained . . . she thinks she is grown!

Bethy loves the Wiggles but doesn't get to watch them much because the older two HATE them!

Bethy is a great eater--eats all sorts of things. Doesn't much care for nuts but likes everything else. She even loves capers on her pizza! (Capers, mushrooms, green and black olives, ham, pineapple and cheese in case you are wondering)

She hates it if you substitute anything for "little boy" when you sing her Baa Baa Black Sheep

Her favorite songs are Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Away in a Manger, Baa Baa Black Sheep and Old Time Religion.

Her favorite food is a tough one, corn on the cob comes to mind though.

Bethy can chew gum like a master!

Bethy hates naptime and will fight like nobody's business to get out of it. When she DOES fall asleep it is normally for about 45 minutes :(

She loves snuggles and rocking, just not so much with mama. She will gouge out my eyes and pick my nose and squirm and scream. If daddy or granny comes in though, its all snuggles. Grrrr.

Bethy will tell you she "volunteers a cake care a da babies in Covey's"--that is she volunteers to take care of the babies during cubbies. She is a babysitter--not in the nursery for any other reason ;)

Her favorite toys are baby dolls. Hands down. She strolls them, feeds them, rocks them, changes their diapers . . . she is baby crazy.

She likes dogs and cats toys too. She named her little dog "pee-pee" and her cat "spike."

Bethy is potty trained except when sleeping. She'll get distracted playing so you have to remind her if its been a while, but she has it under control!

Except for panties and socks, she can dress herself.

She can pedal on her trycicle.

She knows three letter sounds and can recognize a bunch of letters from sitting in on homeschool lessons.

She knows most colors but always guesses purple and pink if we get to one she's not sure about.

The girl loves pink.

She talks in sentances ALL the time--no one word replies for her anymore. she will answer "ummmm. . ..yep!" when she is thinking about a yes no answer though.

Bethy weighs 30 lbs like her sister and wears a 2T bottom and a 3T top--I love the little pot belly!

She is a dancing fool and love to be a ballerina and twirl around.

She has one of her 2 year molars and the other three a working their way through.

If we'd had her first we'd have another 6 by now--she is so easy and wonderful and good natured. The most smiley baby ever! She has enough personality to be twins!


We're here--had a great Christmas. Granny and Grampy came down the 23rd and Santa came that night. We had "Christmas" all day on the 24th and got up on the 25th and headed ot Wilson. We did Christmas with Nana and Papa then headed ot Grandmama's. Thankfully granny and grampy came to the rescue about 5pm and took three tired kids to their place so we could stay and visit a bit. The kids and I headed to the beach on Thursday and celebrated new years down there. We set the timer for "midnight" and at 7:30pm let them call EVERYONE they wanted to (nana, cody, Mrs. Hilary, Daddy) to make sure they were up at "midnight" It was great--everyone played along--the kids toasted with sparking apple juice and were asleep by 8pm.
Blogging is on the back burner as we ramp back up with homeschool. We're still here, just not wasting as much time online :)