Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
I almost thought you'd live forever. How sad for us to lose such an exceptional man as our prophet and how happy for you to be reuniting with your sweet wife. My heart always ached for you when you spoke of her since she passed away a few years ago. I could just feel how much you missed her. But gosh, we're going to miss you! I miss you both. You were such great examples in every way.
I don't think I've ever felt so loved by someone I've never personally met. But now you're with her again! What wonderful news the gospel brings!!
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Before I forget, I need to jot down some cute things Maggie has been saying lately:
For instance, right now she's sitting next to me coloring on a piece of white computer paper. She scribbles and then asks, "What did I make, Mommy?" Then I squint and try to make sense of her artwork. I say, "It's a hook, like in your Captain Hook/Peter Pan movie." She responds, "No! That's not a hook; it's a screwdriver!" Or "No! That's not a worm; it's a snail!" Or "That's not a sword, it's a trampoline!"
In the bathroom just a minute it ago I was telling her how blonde her hair was looking today and then I said, "Is your hair yellow?" figuring she didn't know what blonde meant. She said, "It's not yellow! It's blonde!" Maybe she does know what blonde is??? Then I asked her if my hair was pink, purple, blue--a handful of off-the-wall colors-- and she said, "No, silly! It's black!"
Now she's randomly informing me that, "I like Cinderella's makeup." Hmm, wonder where that came from. There's never dull conversation around here.
All of these "quotables" (as Rae so appropriately dubs her kids' cute sayings) have been especially cherished today since Maggie has been SO sick for a week! This is where the bubbles come in--snot bubbles, that is.
Early in the week, Monday night I believe, I caught Magnet and Maggie reading in bed together. It was so cute and sadly, one of the week's hilights. She didn't have energy to do much, but at least she was reading! I've also got a ton of reading in this week. I reread most of Life of Pi by Yann Martel. That book is so interesting! It's about a 16-year-old boy that gets stranded on a lifeboat in the Pacific with a 450-pound Bengal tiger. YIKES! I rarely, actually I don't know if I've ever read a book twice, and this one has been so captivating even the second time around. Another book I picked up this week is I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. What a gem! I love, love it! I'm not quite through with it, but so far it's excellent!! Oh, and I picked my book club book if anyone's interested: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.
PS. If you're wondering what's with Maggie's hair, Magnet's Aunt Julie gave us some hair rags to try and do her hair curly the old-school way. It was fun! She looked like Einstein for about an hour the next morning after I took them out, but they loosened and it looked pretty cute in the end. We didn't get an after picture, though.
I snuck away to a baby shower Thursday night and took some bibs for my gift. My mother-in-law showed me how to make them last year and they're so handy, and pretty full-proof. If you're looking for some great bibs, cut a bandana in half and sew it to a wash cloth. They're even pretty cute.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
I pay the bills. I don't think there's much rhyme or reason to that, other than that both of our moms pay the bills, so it's what we're used to.
Me. Magnet has been so patient with me as I continue learning how to get a meal on the table. I think I'm improving a lot. I'm even beginning to enjoy it once in awhile. It's also nice that Magnet often cleans up afterward and never complains about leftovers or burnt entrees or runny jell-0.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Monday, January 7, 2008
It was a false alarm; she went number one, something she does from time to time. We still cheered and stuck another sticker on the fridge, but I was disappointed that it wasn't a number two, since she usually hides in my closet when she does that lovely number. Then, about an hour later, Maggie said it again, "A poopy's coming!"
I wasn't quite as excited as the first time she said it because, well, the poopy never showed up. But I stripped her down and let her dance around the bathroom while I went back to my book. Every once in awhile I'd get pulled away from the words on the page by feet pattering around the house and then back into the bathroom again because this poopy (which was taking forever to arrive) was once again coming.
Finally the pattering stopped and she came out quite calmly and said, "Mommy, there's a poopy in there." I'll admit, I didn't believe her, but went to peek like a good mommy and sure enough! Woohoo! I was the one dancing around the bathroom in praise! Then I was laughing because she would run into the bathroom every few minutes to look at her accomplishment and say "Hurray! Mommy, take a picture!" And again, like a good mommy, I took a picture! (Sick, I know, but she was so proud!) And after all we've been through (remember THIS) I even kind of wanted to take a picture, but I'll spare all of you the sight.
For fellow potty trainers out there, (not that I'm home free yet), we checked out a DVD from the library for little girls called "Once Upon a Potty for Her" that she just loves and has begged me to watch over and over again this last week. I really think it helped her grasp the whole concept!
Sunday, January 6, 2008
And again. And again. Who knew we had such comfortable stairs? I'm just glad she saves her sprawled out, roll-over-every-two-minute sleeping for when she's in bed with us and not slumbering on the stairs. And one more thing, I can't believe my "baby" is now the length of a stair!
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
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