Thursday, June 7, 2012


What is so immediately pressing to know that your 4-year old interrupts your telephone call to ask?

Princess A: Mommy.  Where to crocodiles pee?
Mommy: ???  (suppressing laughter) Underwater, I guess.
Princess A: Oh.

There was no previous conversation about crocodiles.  This just popped into her little head and she really needed to know the answer right now!

Thursday, May 31, 2012


Today I was blathering about something when Princess A asked me what I was saying.  I tried to dismiss her by saying that I didn't say anything.  She continued to argue with me.  "No, Mommy.  What did you say?"  "Nothing, sweetie.  Mommy was just talking out of her head."  "No, Mommy. You're supposed to talk out of your mouth, not your head!"  I just couldn't argue with that.  I swear that kid of mine is too perceptive for her own good.
Pap came over for dinner tonight and played with the girls after dinner while Daddy and I moved some heavy things from off of the trailer, including his motorcycle that we just picked up from the shop.  I came in to find them playing bear family.  Princess A was kid bear.  Pap WAS Grumpy Bear, but Princess A went to the tree and brought him back a honey stick.  After that he became Happy Bear.  I don't know where she comes up with some of this stuff.  She played with her dolls all day and had the best conversations with them.  Yesterday she insisted that Tiny Tot play dress up with her.  She didn't understand why her baby sister didn't want to put on the princess dress.  I had to hold her down and put the costume dress on the baby so they could play princesses together.  They have been so sweet together this week.  It amazes me that Princess A is so enamored of her baby sister.  She wants them to match all of the time and loves playing with her.  She hasn't shown a single instance of jealousy since she was born 13 months ago.  I'm so impressed with my 4-year old's level of tolerance for the "new kid" in town.  I hope it stays that way for years to come. Hmmm, we'll see.

Memorial Day Weekend

So we just bought a jet ski and took the kids to the lake for the weekend.  Princess A LOVED the jet ski.  She didn't care much for the tube we pulled behind it.  It was "too bumpy."  We spent Saturday and Sunday at our boat house on the lake.  Tiny Tot did great.  We set up a fence around the perimeter of the dock so she wouldn't fall into the water and she played fine all day.  We let her "swim" with her life jacket on from the boat.  She really took to floating on her back well.  She just laid back and kicked her little feet until she got so relaxed that she almost fell asleep.  I'm so glad our girls are growing up water babies.
We've enjoyed the pool at home this week, too.  It has been just warm enough to take an evening dip in the pool once Daddy comes home from work.  Princess A is jumping off the diving board and swimming all over the pool.  She has gotten tall enough to tip-toe around the shallow end.  She thinks this is fun.  It's nice that they are both so comfortable in the water.  It gives me a chance to swim about and enjoy the pool.  That was not the case last summer.  I had to sit on the side and watch everyone else play while I held Tiny Tot.  She was just too little for the water then.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Dress Rehearsal

Today was my eldest daughter's dance recital dress rehearsal.  For the purposes of this blog we will call my daughters Princess A and Tiny Tot.  So Princess A is a sheep in the Wizard of Oz for her recital.  Oh, you don't remember sheep in that one?  They were on the farm with Autie Em and Uncle Henry before the tornado.  Ok, so it is one interpretation anyway.  So she comes out and does her 42 seconds of fame with her class of other little farm animals.  These little ones are so small and fresh that the teachers are dancing on stage with them.  They are adorable nonetheless.  I trekked to the theater twice today for rehearsals and photos and will repeat it again tomorrow for a final dress rehearsal and then the performance tomorrow night.  Luckily my folks agreed to keep Tiny Tot so that I didn't have to try and keep her contained and quiet for the show.  There were enough screaming little girls without her complaining.  She is 13 months old and a living doll, but she wants what she wants and wants it NOW!  She is also teething.  That makes for enough fussiness all by itself.  We have a sitter for the performance tomorrow night.  At least I won't have to try to keep her still and quiet for 2 hours.
So, back to the sheep.  I made her costume without a pattern and am quite proud of it.  She is so stinking cute I can hardly stand it.  We walked in to rehearsal tonight and people kept commenting on how precious she looked.  She is super tiny (still in sizes 24 month and 3T), and with her curly white costume and black arms and legs, you just want to scoop her up and pet her.  And she stays in character like a pro.  She won't talk to people.  She just says, "Bahhhh."  You could just eat her alive!!  I will have to post photos of this costume later on.  I'm still new to this blogging, so I'm not sure if there is a way to post photos yet.  I'll figure it out soon enough.
The husband is out of town seeing after his mother, who had surgery today.  The girls are asleep and it's Mommy Time.  I think now is a good time to catch up on some TV and some rest.  Tomorrow should prove to be another marathon day.  Until next time...good night.


Hi!  I am a 44-year old wife and mother of two beautiful daughters.  We started our family four years ago in North Alabama.  My husband is a network engineer and I work part-time as a staff RN for two different medical practices.  We have a lovely home in the country on a mountain bluff.  We are both from big cities, so this is our little slice of paradise.  I am starting this blog as a way to keep track of the daily events of my super busy life.  With two small children, I am lucky to get to bathe most days.  I may not post often, but I will try to be thorough.  Hopefully, this will be a great venue to vent when I need to, and serve as a single place to look back at what has occurred in my life and that of my family.  I do well to remember to eat every day, so don't ask me to remember what I did 10 minutes ago.  I hope my ramblings don't bore you to much.  If so, take a nap!  Hell, have one for me while you're at it!!  Enjoy....