Monday, September 21, 2009

"Okay, but I am grumpy about it," she said.

Friday I woke up thinking I had gone through a time warp and woken up 9 years earlier. I think I would have fainted on the spot had I looked at the clock and it read 5 am.

You see, the night before I had gotten ready for my first full day of taking care of the girls. With E at 2 1/2 and L at almost 8 months, I needed to get the baby gear in place. It tickled me to be taking out all of my favorite toys that have given the boys hours of entertainment.

In particular the supersaucer was one of Nolan's favorites. As a baby he used to get up at 5 am and play to his heart's content and be ready for his first nap at 7. I had a hard time adjusting to that little turkey's schedule. He now sleeps in, almost always til 7, yep, I said 7 and that is sleeping in for him.

So when I heard the music begin to play from the supersaucer I should have known who I would find in the living room playing with it. The music woke Colton up as well and he soon joined in setting up the dishes and pretend food for the little kitchen.
I had to drag them away to get them ready for school.

Soon the girls arrived. L was full of smiles and has the biggest blue eyes. I was told she was a good eater and she didn't disappoint. I can hardly tell you how rewarding it is to put a spoonful of food in a baby's mouth and not be told the food is icky, stinky or not what they wanted... so rewarding.

And Miss E has quite the personality! She cooked and baked, played with Diego and went down the BIG curvy slide at the park. But I think her voice and the things she says might be my favorite things so far. As predicted she wasn't fond of leaving the park when I told her we needed to. Finally she said, "Okay, but I am grumpy about it!" The she took my hand and off we went. I thought, wow, think she can teach the boys a thing or two about behaving even when you aren't happy about it?




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7 comments:

  1. I am so excited you are keeping the girls....and I can't wait to hear more, more, more.
    The comment, "OK...but I'm grumpy about it" is darling! You can probably write a book after a few months (possibly even days!)
    How happy I am for you!!!
    Love,
    Jackie

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  2. Hi Vicky

    It sounds as if the boys enjoyed the time warp and you enjoyed your first day with the girls...

    Happy days

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  3. Vicky this is a trip down memory lane, I remember toys like this spread all over the house.

    To tell the truth I don't miss it but nothings really changed expect we have moved on from the kitchens and baby gear into train sets,leggo and barbie gear.

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  4. It always amazes me the processes a child mind goes through such as the comment that "I'm grumpy about it"! Kids just understand the boundaries and skip away with the thought of off with the old and on to the new. Looks like the boys totally enjoyed their walk back in time too!

    BTW, I love in Ellendale..now what are the odds of that? The blogging world gets smaller every day ;)

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  5. How awesome that you are getting to spend your day with these girls..sounds like you guys are having a lot of fun!

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  6. Vicky are you ever gonna have fun with "your" little girls! You deserve it and it will bring lots of love and hugs and cuddles during a difficult time for you. I hope mom gets comfortable and let's you show them off to us. :)

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  7. That was something!! Such a cool way of reacting to situations you aren't particularly fond of!! I think the adults can always learn a thing or two from children. Age notwithstanding :)

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