Monday, June 29, 2015

I sneered

At Conner's Mr. Carpet, Emmy uncharacteristically hid behind me when one of the employees tried talking to her. After he left, she turned to me and said, "Mommy, I sneered at that man!" "Emmy, what do you mean you sneered at him?" I inquired thinking she didn't know what it meant. "Like this!" she said, contorting her little face into an ugly mean expression. "Ok,, I guess you do know what that means..."

Tuesday, June 16, 2015


WITHOUT ANY prompting, ask your child these questions and write down EXACTLY what they say. It is a great way to find out what they really think. When you re-post put your Child's age.
1. What is something mom always says to you? "..Do your chore.
2. What makes mom happy? "Cleaning up the living room and feeding the animals.."
3. What makes mom sad? "Not doing the living room animals or kitchen or bedroom."
4. How does your mom make you laugh? "Ummm By saying funny jokes.."
5. What was your mom like as a child? "A little baby. Like us as a child.*
6. How old is your mom? "65."
7. How tall is your mom? "Hmmm bigger, up to there*
8. What is her favorite thing to do? "To sleep and eat"
9. What does your mom do when you're not around? "You look for us and call us."
10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for? " That your a queen"
11. What is your mom really good at? Working
12. What is your mom not very good at? "Putting a fireplace in our house"
13. What does your mom do for a job? "Do the kitchen floor, the sink, and the dishwasher."
14.What is your mom's favorite food? " I don't know. Ummm Salad, mayonaise
15.What makes you proud of your mom? "That we get to go to legoland for my birthday"
16. If your mom were a character, who would she be? "A girl."
17. What do you and your mom do together? "Special days"
18. How are you and your mom the same? "I have a couple freckles and you have a lot.
19. How are you and your mom different?" That we have hair and yours is part red and part golden."
20. How do you know your mom loves you?" Because she thinks we are cute and precious"
21. What does your mom like most about your dad? "That he goes to work and works for you and talk to you"
22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go? "Shopping and to a restaurant."
-Abby age 5.

3 Months and life.,..

This girl goes right for the heart. Why waste time on the outside? Just dig into the center.

"This tooth was bugging me! So I pulled it out!"

He can balance by himself for up to 15 seconds and he is just 3 months old.

He does the half push ups well.

3 1/2 months - spontaneously laughed.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015


Emmy walks out into the living room clutching two wet q-tips she had been rubbing on her face,
 " Mommy, I am a painted lady!" she exclaimed.

We were blowing up balloons for a birthday. The orange one popped. "I have an idea," she shouted. Emmy raced over to the package pulling out another orange one pushed it into my hands to blow it up.

She walked up to me with her arms through her shirt and it bunched up on her back behind her head. "Mommy, I'm god." she announced" What?" I exclaimed. " I have wings so I'm god!"

Friday, June 5, 2015

12 weeks

The way his big brother loves him is a beautiful thing to watch.

He's long and chubby. 25 1/2 inches and 13lbs 13 oz born on the 13th. This week he learned to reach out and grasp things .Boy does he have a pinchy little grip! Still a happy contented little guy. A blessing to our home.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Month 2

10 weeks- Baby giggles from being tickled.

11- weeks Reaching out and grabbing with his hands.

Never trust a strange dog.

We arrived Friday evening to visit my in-laws in Goldendale to see their new property and explore the possibility of relocating there ourselves.
An older Australian Shepherd belonging to the neighbor was nosing around when we arrived. He seemed harmless enough, until... About a half an hour later Emmy walked by him. He lunged at her biting her head and knocking her to the ground. I heard my father-in-law shouting as he kicked the dog away.
I started yelling as I ran to scoop my screaming two year old off the ground to see how badly she was hurt.Blood streamed down the side of her face from a tooth puncture. Hollering for Rick, I ran into the mobile home and began to rinse out the wound.
Because it was deep we decided to take her into to ER ( it was after hours) for a tetanus shot and to report the incidence to the police.She had an odd pattern of swelling on her head from the dogs teeth scraping across her temple. A scratch ran along the top of her scalp. (Thank God the dog hadn't bitten down harder.)
Goldendale is a small community and I believe every employee in the ER came in to talk to her and ask questions.
The Sheriff and his deputy arrived and took a report. Emmy was so brave. The shot didn't even faze her. But she cried when the syringe was used to irrigate the wound. After antibiotic ointment was applied the doctor explained why he felt it was best to leave the wound open and uncovered. It continued to ooze blood and swell for the rest of the evening.
She was back to her normal self the next day other than guarding the area from bumps and pressure.
I am beyond grateful that it was no worse and she doesn't seem to be afraid of dogs after this.
Though I do believe that maybe she "gets it" why mommy is always insisting they not run up to strange dogs or put her face in theirs.