My youngest plays DJ on the morning ride to school. She’s six. This is her playlist: Shakira: Try Everything The Greatest Showman: This is Me Pink: Just Like Fire Sing!: Johnny’s I’m Still Standing I asked her this week why she picked these songs and her response was “Because I’m going to go to school … Continue reading Get Pumped Up!
Dearest P, This is a chalk drawing you did of a duck. Lately your art work is less wide brush strokes and mashing of paint colors and more of line drawings. You draw very distinct things with stories and events going on for every character you draw. We’re getting to the point where you dont have … Continue reading Notes to P
I’ve fallen into an after school routine with P for the last few weeks. She comes home from school, eats, naps, watches tv, eats, goes to bed. It’s so lame I can’t stand it! However, I’m giving myself a break because I’m at the end of my pregnancy and I’m exhausted and in pain. Today … Continue reading Easing My Guilt
We’ve been having some pretty rough weeks with P lately. I’ve become aware of these changes that she gets when I believe her brain is going through major development. A mental growth spurt really. She gets very antsy, unfocused, doesn’t listen (dramatically more so than usual), defiant and cranky. She also becomes more interested than … Continue reading When all else fails…
P is developing at a fast rate again. She’s hitting some kind of brain developmental mile marker. First, she is officially potty trained!!!! Mother of God! The excitement and relief this brings me is more than I expected. She’s very proud of herself as well. We’ve now made it past a week of no accidents … Continue reading 2.5 years = milestones
It’s been months since we went to Pierce to hike or visit the farm animals. The look on Clooney’s face was so sad when we left him behind but took the jogger. He got a great run and walk the day before so he’s ok. We spent almost three hours walking to the barn and … Continue reading Our Farm
The morning started out with P, half asleep, saying “I want a cookie” over and over again. We were all still in bed. She said she wanted a robot cookie, it was outside and she was going to get it. I woke up fast! What was she talking about? When she jumped out of bed, … Continue reading An Amazing Day
Kid’s art use to all look the same to me. Now, I’m noticing changes in P’s painting techniques. She use to handle each color separately both on her palette and on paper. Now she is mixing colors everywhere and her brush strokes are longer or smoother across the entire paper. I love watching these little … Continue reading From Picasso to Jackson
Yesterday I saw P express fear for the first time ever. I turned on the TV and Shrek was playing. She started pointing at the TV, crying and saying “no Mamma, no!”. Later that day we were in the Apple store and she started watching the “Up” video game and again started crying at the … Continue reading Fear, but not Loathing in Los Angeles
P’s first ever tea party! I saw her walking around the house gathering up dolls, not unusual. Then I saw her seat them at her table…hummm. Then I saw her grab a bottle and the play milk carton and bring them over to each baby one by one and talk to each as if she … Continue reading Tea for two…or four!