February 2, 2010

My Little Love Bugs

It's been a while since I've update about the girls, so here's what my little love bugs are up to as we near Valentine's Day:

* wants bangs ......... is begging for bangs!  It took me forever and lots of hair fixin' throughout the last 3.5 years of her life to grow those bangs out, so I am reluctant, but I also feel like I should give in and take her to go get them cut.  I mean, it's her hair, but ........... I like the no bangs look on her.  We'll see.  I just find it funny (and scary) that she has such an opinion about her hair at 3!  Double scary that her two best-friends at school have bangs.  Let the assimilation begin?  Or teach her to have individual style and love it?

* loves to color.  She spends about 3 hours a day just coloring; however, her record of actually finishing a page she starts to color is not good.  She starts one picture and either gets bored with it and moves on to the next one or makes one tiny mistake and can't stand it so moves on to a different picture to color.  We have a lot of half colored pictures in this house.  One of our current main arguments right now is about not wasting and finishing something you start.  I wonder if this is a glimpse of what our arguments will look like for the next 15 years.........

* is in the stage where she loves to dress herself and changes clothes 15 times a day.  Then she proceeds to change her shoes 15 times a day because the shoes have to match the outfit, even if the outfit doesn't exactly match.

* makes this excuse when she does something wrong: "But, Mommy, sorry.  I'm just little.  I didn't know any better."  Gee, she picked up on the excuse that Mommy gives for her little sister really fast!

* has informed us that she is going to marry Paul.  Paul is the cutest little cotton-blonde haired boy in her class and comes from a very nice family, but Sean and I are pondering more and more over the idea of Catholic {ALL GIRLS} School.


* does not love to color but loves to just eat the colors.  I discovered this fact the other day when I found her sitting (hiding) in a corner with a half-eaten, blue crayon in hand and blue molars in the back of her mouth.

* also loves to eat spinach.  It's a frequent affair these days that I will cook a big pan of spinach, and between her and me, there is none left by the end of dinner.

* has started biting me when she's mad at me.  This little one has quite the temper.  If she doesn't get her way, she will retaliate in the form of chomping down as hard as she can on my shoulder!  I am trying desperately to nip this in the bud.

* loves to be outside and explore.  She's our little tomboy.  She can often be found throwing fits (or biting my shoulder) when going from the car to the house or vice versa because all she really wants to do is GET DOWN and PLAY whether it's freezing, sunshine, or pouring rain.

* wants to do everything her big sister is doing.  If Hattie's playing in her room, Mary Ellen wants to be in there.  If Hattie has juice, Mary Ellen wants juice.  If Hattie is coloring, Mary Ellen wants to be eating the crayons.  It's fun and frustrating since a 17 month old can't always do what a 3.5 year old can do.

We are enjoying (most) of our days and looking forward to the days ahead!  I love watching them grow and develop and blossom before my very eyes.  They are my little love bugs!


The Joiners said...

They are just so incredibly cute!!

shalonda said...

okay i laughed so hard when i real about ME and her blue teeth! it is such a blessing to have two girls isnt it? and as for the bangs, geez, let the opinions begin! addi's best friend btw is austin and he is clearly a boy, ugh!

Penny said...

O.K. I think I can comment now! I think I have figured it out again! LOVE the posts and caught up pretty much so I am a happy Mimi!
You have to understand that folks my age may be a bit "challenged"...just wait 'til you are nearly 60! Ha! Sean just taught me how to actually read my missed cell phone messages! I am esctatic!

Beth said...

I bit my dad once and he bit me back. I never did it again. They love to tell that story. Hard to believe such a little sweetie is a biter :) They're precious!

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