Since we moved a few weeks ago, the kids have enjoyed being outside. We're now on a cul-de-sac rather than a busy street, and we don't worry about them as much. As a matter of fact, there are only five streets in our subdivision, four of which have cul-de-sac's on each end and the fifth is the street that goes through the center and dead-ends into the fourth street. No through traffic! YAY!!!!
So I came outside to see what the kids were up to and what do I see:
I asked Frances what she was doing and she said, "Talking to the bus, of course." She was very matter of fact about it too. *snicker*
And then... Marshie joined in! lol
You can see why I thought all of Marshie's "soot" was from talking into the tailpipe. Even now I can't believe she was ingenious enough to figure out how to open the engine cover. I'm still stunned!
I think this may become a regular blog post for me. She comes up with the funniest things!
Frances: Look! Look! Mama, that car tripped. (She was pointing to a car hooked to a tow truck - on the freeway. The front tire and fender were hopeless bent in.) Mama: Oh really? Frances: Yep, look, look, it tripped and hurt itself. See the boo boo? Look! LOOK!! And of course I was giggling by then!
Then we get home and she says: Mama! Look, there's a crab on my slide! Me: (thinking it's a bee or spider): Hey, don't go near it. It's not a crab. (As I'm walking towards the slide) F: Yes it IS a crab! You can see his claws!!! OK - upon further inspection I realized it was just a cicada, but she's still insisting it was a crab. lol
The following picture probably only makes sense to those of you with BIG families and more than one toddler. I think we managed to get a pretty good picture of the four of them together -- after about 25 or so shots (each) and TWO cameras.
I've been away for a while, but I realize I need to do this blog -- for me and for my little ones. : )
Frances turned 3 on Sunday (the 14th). On Wednesday she had her 3 year check up and Robby had his 6 month. Both got shots. ICK! Info below their pictures.
Frances Audrey 3 years Weight - 33.5 pounds Height - 38 inches Nicknames - FancyPants,Franny-girl, Princess, & Cutie Pie Interests - Playing dress up, playing in her new kitchen (she loves cooking for all of us and then washing up), playdoh, helping care for Baby Robby, and saying the funniest things
Robby 6 months Weight - 17lbs 10.8oz Height - 24 1/2 inches Nicknames - Little Guy, Microchip, Buddy, and recently dubbed by Godmama Boo "Hooch" (think drooly) Interests - cooing, drooling, crying, rocking back and forth on hands & knees, learning to eat, taking his bottle, (and up-chucking said formula), and the dragon (alligator???) toy Ms. Elise gave him for Christmas
Both kiddos got a clean bill of health. Frances is tall, but well proportioned. She was so good.... she didn't cry when they gave her the shot. Of course, that was because the nurse had promised her a trip to the "toy treasure chest". She decided on a Thomas the tank engine sticker and a lollipop. Normally I don't let her have candy, but getting a shot changed my mind.
Robby is finally getting back into his growth curve. He was 75th in weight and 80th in height. His reflux is still causing him to vomit his formula at times and he spits up after every meal. He's finally taking baby food too, though I had to skip step 1 - it was too thin and he hated it. lol (I really need to learn to make my own baby food. It would be better for him I think.)
Dr. K also told me not to interfere too much with interactions between Robby and Frankie - unless Robby's getting hurt. lol That's what I've been doing, but it was nice to hear that. I want them to grow up close, and for that to happen they have to work out their places -- between themselves. Frankie will be closer to Marshie, no doubt, but that's a twin thing.
I'm a stay at home mom with a 3 year old girl, 2 1/2 year old boy/girl twins, a 1 year old baby boy, and four teenagers (2 mine, 2 my husband's).
I love watching children learn, interact, and grow - which is probably a good thing with all these kids around! I was a bookkeeper by trade, but I am a mother by calling.
The title of my blog was inspired by Dori from "Finding Nemo". I would have titled it, 'just keep swimming', but the fact is - we're not swimming, we're Growing! lol So here we are with a little "just keeps growing" tune stuck in our heads.
I love to write almost anything, but poetry is really my favorite. This is my first blog, and I don't always have time to update enough, so bear with me.... : )