April 29, 2009
This morning the Boogie sat on my lap and said, "Sunday, Monday, Tuesday." I didn't even know she knew any of those. We tried to say the rest of the week but it sounded like "mumble-day, mumble-day, mumble-day." We'll work on that. We are also working on colors. She can identify orange and thinks every other color is green, though if we practice a few times she gets red correct. I'm trying to teach her the Spanish words for the colors as well, which means that I had to learn them. If you have a just-turned-two-year-old, stop reading right now and go get them to say "anaranjado." It's funny.
It's fascinating to me to hear the Boogie speaking in sentences. When did this happen? It's so cute. I love this age! She also recently started referring to herself in the third person and using her name in the possessive form.
Tonight the ladies from church met at Friendly's for dinner with one of us who is moving away soon. We had a nice time though it took forever for them to take our orders, and then we waited almost an hour to get our food. H-man came up to hang out with the Boogie and My Man, and then BIL1 came up with EK and DR. It must have been crazy around here! I'd better go help My Man with some clean-up ...
April 28, 2009
Not too sure about the toddler rides ...
... but loved the driving games.
She's a terrible driver.
See the slightly bewildered look on her face? That's pretty much how she looked the entire time we were there. :)
Singing happy birthday. She blew out the candles herself!
Small, toddler-sized cakes seemed appropriate for turning 2.
April 26, 2009
April 22, 2009
Happy anniversary, my darling. Praise the Lord for three wonderful years; may we have at least ten times that many more!
April 20, 2009
- The Boogie peed in her potty again the other night. It was another accident, I think, but she was (amply) rewarded with a single M&M.
- It's raining again today. I'm glad it waited until the weekend was over.
- Rainy weather makes me sleepy.
- I just woke up from a 2-hour nap. Oops! I so rarely do that, though, that I'm not going to feel bad about it. The Boogie was asleep, too.
- I love naps.
- Tomorrow is supposed to be thundery and lightningy and showery but towards the end of the week it's supposed to be nice again ... just in time for our anniversary! Yay!
- I have been shopping at Aldi's and they have great prices on peppers.
- We are having Italian sausage with peppers for dinner tonight. This will be the fourth time in a week that we have eaten something with peppers in it.
- I need to resist good prices on peppers.
Happy Monday, everyone. :)
*Post edited to say that I can add. When I pulled up my Blogger dashboard it said I had 199 posts which meant that this one was 200. But when I published it and looked at the archives on my page, they only added up to 198. Sure enough, there were two posts still in draft. Oops! Stay tuned for a real two-hundredth post.
April 19, 2009
Saturday was even more lovely and we spent it cleaning windows! Yay for us! I love all the windows in this apartment but there surely are a lot of them to clean. Of course we couldn't only clean the windows -- the screens, blinds, and curtains had to be washed as well. We hauled those over to 52 where My Man pressure-washed the first two and I made use of the washer and dryer for the latter. (Another FYI: don't pressure-wash your blinds when they are laying flat on the driveway. They do not get as clean as one would think. Next time we'll have to rig something up to keep them off the ground.) We put all the screens up on the top of the windows instead of the bottom so that we can open them all the way and not worry about Boogies falling out of them. It's a long way down, you know! I just about finished off my bottle of Windex and am interested in making my own glass cleaner out of household products. I think I've read about using vinegar. Anyone have a recipe they love?
Of course all of those wide-open windows let in lots and lots of light and all that light showed lots and lots of dust on my furniture ... so I had to dust. I had to. I didn't want to, but I had to. Everything feels nice and clean now. When we were all finished with everything we went for another nice long walk which ended at 52 where the Boogie got to swing and slide. Pasta salad with olives, cheese, red/green/yellow peppers, cucumber, and pepperoni was the perfect dinner to "top off" our day. :)
Almost time to head to church again! Good fellowship, singing, and preaching!
April 18, 2009
April 17, 2009
The Boogie is proof that when God wants us to have a baby we will have a baby, no matter what our personal plans are!
April 16, 2009
Top with crispy bacon.
The Boogie finally seems to be back to normal after her bout with the squirmy germs. Even though she wasn't truly sick for very long, for several days she was just kind of "off." She hasn't had much of an appetite, either. Mealtimes have been a bit of a struggle. It was kind of hard to tell if she wasn't interested in eating or if she wasn't interested in eating what we wanted her to eat. Finally yesterday I observed that she had no trouble chowing down on food that she liked, so at dinner time we insisted that she eat what we gave her. She sat in her chair for over two hours, whining, crying, holding food in her mouth for long periods of time without chewing, etc. But she ate it! I think we're on the road back to normal Boogie dining habits.
Yesterday morning I opened the Boogie's closet to look for something and got distracted and forgot to close the door. A little bit later I went back in her room and noticed that the closet was open (completely forgetting that I had opened it myself; mommy brain, anyone?) She followed me into her room and I asked her, "Did you open this door?" I truly didn't think she could have since it's a regular door with a knob; I puzzled over it for a few moments until I realized, duh, I had opened it myself. I closed it and continued with what I was doing. A minute later I turned around as she was opening it! It probably wouldn't have even occurred to her to try if I hadn't asked her. Since I keep ALL of my cleaning supplies on the floor of our hall closet (because it's the only place she couldn't get into) I went right to Target and bought door knob covers. I'm thankful that I saw her opening the door the first time. It scares me to think that she could have gotten into my cleaning supplies without my knowing it.
It's a sunny day at last! Seems like we've had days of rain. This weekend is supposed to get up into the upper sixties and low seventies! Very, very nice. :)
April 14, 2009
Last night we ran some errands, mostly just to get out of the apartment. When we drove past McDonalds the Boogie called from the back seat, "I wanna french fry!" I can't even remember the last time I went through the McDonald's drive-thru for french fries. How in the world did she remember? Later as we were stopped at a traffic light by Dunkin' Donuts she looked out her window at the sign and said, "Hello, coffee." Again, can't remember the last time we went there, and we certainly didn't buy her any coffee!