Friday, April 30, 2010
Snot is a commonly addressed issue. I also kiss a number of owies ever day. Sometimes I get the two mixed up. Yesterday, Magdelyn came running into the kitchen with her hand outstretched saying "uh oh." I instinctively bent down to kiss it. My lips came away damp just in time for her to say, booger. Sick.
She's very bothered by things that are yucky, and she's placed snot into this category. We had breakfast sausage for lunch this week and got a crumble of it on her finger. She stretched her hand out to me and said "booger." She took a closer look at it and said "meat booger." Clever. It did look very much like a meat booger.
Last week she held perfectly still to let me put a pair of tweezers up her nose to grab a booger that was too high for me to reach. I have never once fought to wipe her nose or her face. If it's dirty, she wants it cleaned.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
The Seattle Zoo is INCREDIBLE. She was in awe that her story book animals were coming to life. She chanted "more animals!" throughout the 4 hours we spent there.
A gorilla and her baby.
Peguins, right up close.
Crocodiles (her new favorite animal sound, which includes hand action, is SNAP!)
Every once and awhile we had to run to keep up.
She fearlessly fed the bird 'dinner.'
Elmer the Elephant (since returning home she's called every elephant 'Elmer')
We made it to the flamingo enclosure just in time to see a flamingo couple fornicating and a family next to us being forced into an impromptu sexual education discussion with their grade schooler. Awesome.
A few lions sun tanning.
We went back to our condo in time for her nap (Tim worked out - I went shopping) and when she awoke, SWIMMING!
The only down side was that she puked on the way there, poor carsick little thing. Besides that, it was a perfect 2 night get away. I heart Seattle.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
This is Emme #3. She's nearly dropped the Emme now in favor of actually calling him Ryder. She LOVES him and he's SO good to her. Seriously, if I could have kids as kind and gentle as the Emme's I'd be a very very happy mom.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
The next ones subject was "my first hook-up (recognize her?)
I knew I'd seen her before but it took me about 10 minutes of not thinking about it for my brain to find the file where her name was stored. Do you recognize her?
Saturday, April 17, 2010
...busy? We went for 2 walks. Is that busy? Not in the world I came from.
My 2 favorite magdelyn moments of the week:
Her newest favorite phrase in response to her dinner is "it's hot." Even if it's straight from the fridge, If the food comes from my plate, "it's hot." To assure her it's not too hot, we must puff on it for a few seconds and then taste test it ourselves. She's royalty after all, who knows what sort of poison is being snuck into her food. She asked for my hand when we were walking down the stairs this week and then sat her bum down hard, and whined. "It's hot." What's hot? my hand? "yeah." My hand was too hot. What? Am I supposed to taste my hand before I give it to her now?
On our walk today she belted out E-I-E-I-O perfectly. In tune even. I'd sing the rest and she'd join in for this part and the Moo. Every once and awhile she'd throw a "donald" in, but her favorite part was definitely the EIEIO.
And the 2 requests I hear every morning as I get her out of her crib are: Deo (video) and Emme (which is code for any of the Wiebe children). Deo and Emme.
Monday, April 12, 2010
This morning, after I'd helped Magdelyn out of her slipper jammies, she headed barefoot down the stairs and took no more then 1 or 2 steps onto the hard wood floor before she called me over to point out "yuckies." These were the yuckies she disapproved of: