May 6, 2009
Starting to Feel like Summer
Hattie had no problem sharing Mommy's popsicle with Mary Ellen, but she sure wasn't going to share HER purple popsicle! NO WAY!
I took this pic when Hattie was mid-sentence saying, "No, MARYYYYY!" We hear that a lot these days.
Possessive toddler plus exploring baby who loves to grab for things don't mix well.
This one is still not crawling. She can scoot a little but only backwards. I have to admit that I'm a little concerned, but a bunch of sweet mommies have reassured me over and over that she'll crawl on her own time. She's just laid-back. And I get that. If I lay her on the floor and plop a toy far in front of her, she'll try for like a second to get to it, but quickly, she gives up and just plays with her fingers or a crumb on the floor that's within her reach. Seriously. Needless to say, Mary Ellen has had lots of tummy time lately, like it or not!
She's not really mobile yet, but her verbal skills have taken off. She babbles all day long, and when I walk by, she often babbles, in a whiney, pick me up kinda way, "Mmmmma! Mmmma!" She's done this so many times that I'm sure it's not a coincidence but that she's calling for me. This makes me very happy because Hattie said "Dadda" before "Mama." I'm glad to be first this time :).
This soon to be 3 year old [sniff, sniff] has 3 more weeks of Mother's Day Out. Not sure what the summer's gonna be like. It's hard because baby sister usually takes a pretty good morning nap, which kills the morning for long excursions. I have some brainstorming to do to think of things that will keep Hattie entertained so Mama keeps her sanity!
We've been working on writing letters with Hattie quite a bit, and she can successfully write "H," "T," and "i." Can you guess what I'm trying to teach her to spell? The vowels of her name have been a bit more challenging, but I'm so proud of what she can do at this point!
As for me, I've been so into all the decorating blogs online. I've finally started to decorate our bedroom, and thanks to all the great, cheap ideas that I've seen online, I've been able to create this
for very, very cheap. All of the frames were sitting in my garage, being unused because they were gold or some other color that doesn't go with my house, so I just bought some craft paint and painted them all black and then framed some fabric that I got on clearance. And the bedding is all from Marshall's and most of it was on clearance. Next up I plan to make some curtains for the windows.
That's all for now! Hope you are all finding ways to stay cool as it heats up.
Wisdom From the Pope
“The inalienable dignity of every human being and the rights which flow from that dignity - in the first place the right to life and the defense of life - are at the heart of the church's message." Pope John Paul ended his address, saying: "In spite of divisions among Christians, 'all those justified by faith through baptism are incorporated into Christ...brothers and sisters in the Lord.'" Pope John Paul 2