Friday, May 25, 2012

Be on Guard

TJ has informed me that if you let one slip around Adam, he will announce loudly, "Toot!"

Friday, May 18, 2012

Walmart Surprise

Adam and I were in Walmart today, picking up a few ingredients for a Pampered Chef show, and as we went to the cilantro bin, I noticed a beautiful, dark, red ladybug just sitting on a bunch of cilantro.  I was concerned at first that she wasn't alive, but I picked her up and set her in my palm, so Adam could have a look.  He excitedly said, "Bay bug! Bay bug!" and sure enough, she warmed up a little and began crawling all over my hand.  Adam told me "Hold! Hold! Hand!" so I gently placed the ladybug on his hand, and she crawled all over his arm and hand, only falling once to his shirt.  She was really picking up some speed, and I could see she was trying to fly, so Adam and I hurried her outside.  I let Adam hold her one last time, and she took off from his finger.  I told him to tell her goodbye, and he obliged with a "Bye, Bye, Bay Bug!"  several times in a row.  We finished up all our shopping and left the store.  As soon as we exited, he was saying it again, "Bye Bay bug!  Bye Bye Bay Bug!"  It was an awesome shopping trip and insect rescue all rolled into one. 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mother's Day

Had a pretty good Mother's Day--took Mom to lunch at PF Chang's and discovered the world's most delicious appetizer, then bought three new pairs of shoes...

Came home to a rainy day and princess stories on the porch with my birthday girl. 

Was a little disappointed at the end of the evening when I asked TJ if he got a card for me...and he didn't.  Felt a little let down and unappreciated--he did make up for it today with a lovely apology card, but I am getting to the best part.

So tonight the kids went out to the cul-de-sac and Lila and Bronwen both picked clover flowers for me declaring "Happy Mother's Day!"  When we got back inside, Bronwen arranged Miss Kitty on the bed so I wouldn't have to exercise alone.  I found this incredibly thoughtful and said:

Me: Bronwen, I really appreciate all the little things you are doing for me for Mother's Day. 
Bronwen: Well, Mom, I have to do them.  You are so important.  I mean, what would I do without you?

Best.  Gift.  Ever.

Bronwen's Birthday

 Bronwen's party was on the Saturday before her birthday.  She wanted Hello Kitty invitations and cake, but she wanted a princess party.  So I got princess plates, napkins, etc, and a castle bounce house, and invited her entire preschool class.  I suppose May is a busy time of year, but we ended up with several families--which was great because Lila's friends from preschool were there as well.  Mimi and Dja Dja were there, of course, and Bronwen had a blast with her friends.  So glad she had an awesome party!
Bronwen and her friend Bridget

Three Lovely Ladies!

Bounce House!

Playing Before the party

Bronwen kept playing dead--Adam was investigating
Kids made their own pizzas
5 Already!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Adam's Words

Adam just turned 17 months, and the other day he came strutting over to me, hands me a book, and says, "Read book."    I was so taken aback that he was already using a phrase--it occurred to me that I should be documenting his extensive vocabulary.  I am sure TJ will want to add to this:
He has mastered the obvious:  Mama, Da-ee, Lila, and Bronwen (although it sounds like ma-men), ball, snack, Mo (his monkey), Mollie, and Pepper.

Then he has expanded to include:  Cheese stick, truck (sometimes dump truck), bug (uses this one a lot), ay-bug (lady bug), sprinkler, stroller, bubbles, and airplane...oh one of my favorites is Surprise!  He says that when TJ comes home, mainly because the girls say it.

Trying to think of other ones he says...

When you sneeze he will say bless you, and as he eats he constantly says "more!"  Just now he came up to me with a tin of cards and said "open." 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Dear Bronwen

Brief conversation right before bed:

L:  Brah-wen, I don't like pork.

B:  Lila!  Pork is meat.  Meat comes from a pig.  

L:  Oh.  Meat comes from a pig?

B:  Yes, meat comes from a pig.  Just like milk comes from a cow.  Did you know that milk comes from a cow?

L:  Oh, yes!  Brah-wen, where does water come from?

B:  Hmm, well, water, uh, we get water from the refrigerator.  Yes, water usually comes from refrigerators.