Monday, November 8, 2010

A cute Jack conversation!

Here is an actual conversation between Jack and our baby-sitter last night:

Jack:  "Are you a mommy?"
Baby-sitter:  "No, I don't have any babies."
Jack:  "Oh, are your babies still in heaven?"
Baby-sitter:  "Yeah, I guess that's right."
Jack:  "And God is just waiting to find you a Daddy so he can put the baby in your tummy so you can be a mommy?"
Baby-sitter:  "Yeah."  (What else can she say to this?!!)
Jack:  "How old are you?"
Baby-sitter:  "24"
Jack:  "Wow!  He better hurry!"

I love him!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree

Molly, I love the girl and we are blessed to have her as our daughter!  What isn't to love about her?  She's funny, sweet, caring, loving, silly, a good eater sleeps great, potty trained at 2, smart, witty, I could go on!  With as much love we have for her, I'm beginning to realize the apple hasn't fallen far off the tree with me me being said tree.  The girl is a ditsy, klutzy and a little scatterbrained little girl who is just like her mother.

She trips all the time, but so do I!  She is constantly misplacing her green blankety, hair bows, shoes, silly bands (the list can go on) all of the TIME!  But, I can never find my keys, cell phone, shoes, a child now and then (only partially kidding, Will is one fast crawler!).  Asks the same questions over and over again which can drive a person bananas, but I do the same thing!  I'll ask the same questions 5 minutes after I asked it the first time and at some point when the person is answering I finish the answer because I ALL READY KNOW THE ANSWER.  I'm a good listener, but I forget.  So does Molly.  I'll even catch myself saying, "Oh yeah, I remember know."  Molly's favorite response to answers to her questions are "Why?"  Or "Oh?" And trust me, these questions both of us ask aren't about physics, NFL calls, or Aristotle, but I'm 31 and she's 2, so obviously our questions equal our age, education and all of that, but sometimes we ask totally random, dumb things.  That's OK!

I love her, love her I say!

She can be RIGHTHEREINYOURFACE and not give you any breathing room, but I do that all the time with Eric, Jack and Will.  We love to cuddle and sometimes we'll do anything to get our cuddles in, even if it means sitting on top of the person, tickling them, or wrestling them to the floor to get some love (I may or may not have done all of these things).  Sometimes she'll lie in the middle of the bathroom floor (eww), kitchen floor (eww again), or any floor and cry "I NEED LOVE!!!"  When she does this, the last thing you want to give her is love, but nothing else will work.  So, picking her up, hugging her and give her "love" is what is best for her and usually everyone giving her "love."  Now, I do NOT lie on the floor screaming I need love, but I do need love too and have a funny way of showing it, usually when I'm tired or hungry, just like Molly!

Like I said, we're blessed and love our little girl and I'm so proud of her!  Yes, we're very similar and I pray we grow together to have a healthy, honest, and wonderful mother/daughter relationship and friendship!  I love her!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

One of these things is not like the other...

Ever since I was a preschool teacher a long time ago, I've had a vision of my future children and Halloween costumes.  Around 7 years ago, I was the lead teacher for a 2 1/2 year old classroom, fresh out of college and just starting my graduate certification for my elementary license.  Eric and I had been together around 8 years and living together (horrible, I know), so I knew we were going to get married someday and have children.  So, my vision was pretty realistic and doable.  The first class party was Halloween and I dress up as a pumpkin or maybe it was a farmer, not sure, and thought I was pretty cute.  Then the children arrive and I was shocked how much Halloween had changed since I last trick-or-treated.  Of course I went out in college on Halloween and dress up for date parties, but I never saw children at these events.  In my classroom, I had princesses with real sequins and wigs, ninjas, a real fire truck and fire fighter, I mean amazing things.  Then, walks in a little girl, Brooke, as a Nebraska cheerleader and her baby brother was a Nebraska football player.  ADORABLE!  Except for the Nebraska stuff.  This is where I had my vision.  My children could be cheerleaders and football players from Kansas.

Lets fast forward to November 1, 2009 when I begin to prep Jack into being a Kansas basketball player for the next Halloween.  He had just been Thomas the Tank Engine for the 2nd year in a row and I wanted my vision to become realty.  He is a man of gradual change and starting early never hurt anyone with introducing something different.  I decided basketball instead of football because 1.  We live in Texas and it's been in the 80's the past few Halloweens.  2.  Kansas football isn't very good  3. Kansas basketball is wonderful!  Go Jayhawks!

Here are the steps I took to achieve my vision:
1.  Was more shocked at how elaborate Halloween is now compared to a few years ago...how much are the Pottery Barn costumes?  Do they know Halloween is just ONE night in the year?
2.  Started prep talk with Jack November 1, 2009
3. Ordered Molly's cheerleader tutu, KU shirt, and matching bow on Etsy in July
4.  Dug out of Jack's old clothes the KU basketball jersey onesie for Will and yeah, it fit!
5. Jack plays at a friends house and when we pick him up, he's all excited about his Halloween costume.  What?  They have a KU basketball jersey and shorts in a size 5 or 5T?  Amazing!  Instead, it was a green dinosaur costume our friends son didn't want to wear for Halloween.
So, sadly my vision wasn't complete. He didn't match the family, even Eric and I dressed as KU fans.  But he stood firm and proud of his dinosaur costume and that is what he went as on Halloween while the rest of us were decked out in our KU gear!

 Rock Chalk Jayhawk, love a very devoted family from Texas and one lovable dinosaur!  Maybe next year?!