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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Week 26: June 25 to July 1, 2013

Photos taken: 80

June 28: Heather's sweet Mercedez went to kitty cat heaven this morning after losing her battle with kidney dysfunction. She was 17 years old (she was Heather's high school graduation present). There is a huge whole in all our hearts. Her passing brings up memories for me of losing Charlie and Daisy I am doubly and triply saddened. 

Heather wrote: Mercedez was my high school graduation present in 1996. I had wanted a kitten my entire life, and she was the absolute BEST! For 17 years we were inseparable, she traveled with me, we even went on daily walks together. She was so cute looking out windows, waiting for me on the stairs, batting her jingle bell, playing in her kitty house, basking in the sunshine, playing hide and seek, how she daintily ate her birthday dinners at the table with me, how she always slept with me at night, her teacup of water by the bedside. Sadly, she lost her battle with kidney disease (after a long hard fight with my help, love and support) on June 28, 2013. I will forever miss my purrfect little feline daughter, and hold her memory dear in my heart, mind, and dreams. I will always love you, Sadie.

June 29: I bought a baby monitor with tv screen before eric was born. Once he stopped co-sleeping, I used the monitor almost non-stop. When Evie was born, she used the co-sleeper too, but when she moved into her big girl crib, I moved the baby monitor's receiver into her room and have used it every single night. Tonight, it broke. Evie usually crawls into bed with me around 3am and the last several nights, she has accidentally knocked the monitor on the floor from my nightstand. When I turned it on tonight, the screen was black with one strip of white light across the middle. I keep turning from the computer to look at the monitor on my nightstand and it isn't there. So, I keep having to get up and go look in her room to check on her.
But losing the baby monitor was just the beginning... next, my parents gave us their spare Twin XL bed, so Scott decided it was time to get rid of Evie's crib and changing table too. They sold on craigslist in less than 24 hours! Then he unplugged her wipes warmer and took it out of her room! Then the diaper genie went too! Next, he moved her play kitchen into her room and gave her Eric's desk (Eric got my scrapbooking desk, now I have nothing to scrapbook on) so the kids both have a good homework spots. I guess all that's left to do is get Evie computer. (I thought I had a baby, but apparently she's a big girl now!)

Monday, June 24, 2013

Week 25: June 18-24, 2013

Photos taken: 121

June 21: Today is the first day of Summer! We picked peas in the garden. Evie ate several, but Eric didn't want to try any. They were small but really sweet! 

June 22: I made some 'basic' muffins and stuffed each one with a different fruit from our farmer's market haul (and a few are stuffed with chocolate chips, lol!) I also made some plain ones to put the apricot jam on. Eric was asking me what was in each one and when I told him these over here are plain, he said, "You mean they have airplanes in them?" 

June 24:  Playdate with Jacob, we got to go to his house this time cuz it's raining today.

Interview with the kids:
Me: Eric, what is the meaning of life?
Eric: playing!
(very wise!)

Me: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Eric: A really fast runner like my daddy is

Me: What are you afraid of?
Eric: bats
Me: bats?
Eric: yes, bats!!!
Me: why?
Eric: (annoyed) because that's what i do!

Me: If you had 1 wish, what would you wish for?
Eric: lego superman... in winter, from santa

Me: What is the best thing in the world?
Eric: Clouds
(so, existential!)

Me: What makes you mad?
Eric: Nobody playing with me.
(me too)

Me: What is the meaning of love?
Eric: I love you and I give you a kiss! 
(then he kissed and hugged me)

Me: How old is Momma?
Eric: 7
Me: How old is Daddy?
Eric: 4
Me: wait, 4? how old are you?
Eric: 5
Me: and how old is Evie?
Eric: 3
Me: Ok, so how old is Daddy?
Eric: 4
(alrighty then, lol! clearly he sees me as the mature adult in the household, lol)

Me: What is Daddy's job?
Eric: go to work. he gets money so i can get more transformers AND toys!
(who cares about groceries or electricity? all you need is love... and transformers)

Me: What does Momma do?
Eric: Give them our toys who doesn't have toys (i give the kids' old toys to charity).
(awe, so sweet that he remembers)

Me: What is the coolest thing ever?
Eric: Dino Ninjas! I really want a dino ninja toy from old macdonald's, does that sound fine?
Me: We aren't going to mcdonalds today.
Eric: (walks away whining)
(d'oh! walked myself right into that one, didn't I?)

Me: Evie, what is your favorite color?
Evie: pink

Me: Evie, what do you want to be when you grow up?
Evie: a dog... and a cat!

Me: Evie, who do I love?
Evie:  EVIE!!!
Me: who does Eric love?
Evie: EVIE!!!
Me: who does Daddy love?
Evie: Bailey
Me: Bailey? really? who does Bailey love?
Evie: his toys
Me: who does Mook love?
Evie: EVIE!!!

Me: Evie, what do You love?
Evie: feé! (her blanket)
Me: what else?
Evie: Bailey
Me: what else?
Evie: Mook
Me: what else?
Evie: Mommie
Me: what else?
Evie: I paint! (gets up and leaves, lol!) 10 minutes later she came back and asked for a mani/pedi (actually she says "my toes, they ruined!" and that means she needs some new nail polish, lol), so she now has purple sparkle fingernails and toenails, and then sat still-ish for white flower nail art on her big toenails and ring finger nails! 

We spent the next several minutes talking about bats and how they are not scary and we looked at pictures of bats online and now Eric says, "I want a baby bat in my room so I can give him a bottle!" I asked if he was scared of bats anymore and he said, "No, I want a bat in our house! Can we please have a bat in our house? When they drink all their juice they can have some more! I love those little tiny baby bats! If they drink all that juice, they will have to go pee in the toilet." :)

Monday, June 17, 2013

Week 24: June 11-17, 2013

Photos taken:  127

June 11: I thought of one last way to get Evie to tell me where little fée has gone. I told her I would give her lots and lots of chocolate chips. She really wanted the chocolate but couldn't tell me where little fée was. I think she has forgotten where she hid it. :(

June 13: If you've seen Disney's movie CARS you know there is a mack truck in the movie named Mack. You might also know that at some point, the main character car (Lightning McQueen) goes searching for Mack and finds several Mack Trucks, but none that are his friend Mack, he even finds a big rig that is a Peterbuilt who he mistakes for Mack. Whenever we are driving in the car, if Eric sees a big rig, he says, "Look, it's Mack!" Sometimes I have to tell him it's a Peterbuilt or a Volvo. Today, we saw our first Mercedez-Benz big rig. Eric said, "Look, its Mack!" and I said, "Actually, this is one we've never seen before, it's called Mercedez-Benz." and he said, "Sadie-ben?" and I said, "Yes, they are made in a country called Germany." And he said, "It sounds like a Decepticon." (these are the bad guys in Transformers, which had me laughing so hard I was glad we were stopped at a signal, lol!)

June 15: Today I told Evie, "I love your chubby, chubby cheeks!!!" and I squished her cheeks and kissed her. She looked at me and said, "I love YOUR chubby, chubby cheeks!"  Thanks kid. Sigh.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Week 23: 2013

Photos Taken: 63

June 7: It's been about a week now that little fée has been missing (did you know that fée in French means 'fairy'). I hadn't said anything to her about it because I was concerned she would be very upset. But today, I finally got the courage to ask Evie where it was. I knew she had hidden it when over 24 hours went by and she didn't have it and was not asking for it. She was hugging her pink fée and she said, "i LOVE fée!" and I said, "Evie, where is little fée?" and she looked at me for a long time before she said, "Um, I don't know." And I said, "Yes you do, you hid it, remember? You put it in a special place." And she looked at me like 'How did you know!!!?" And I said, "Show me" and she ran into her bedroom and sat on her bed and look around. I tried to see where her eyes went, but I didn't see anything incriminating. I asked her again where it was and she said, "It's with blue fée" but I could see blue fée and so I told her it was not with blue fée. Then she ran into Eric's room and jumped on his bed and started watching TV. Sigh. 

June 9: I tried a new technique for finding the missing little fée. I showed Evie the drawer where I keep all her special stuff, like the shirt she had as an infant that says "Eric's little sister." I told her I was worried about little fée and that maybe little fée wasn't safe, but that if she found little fée and put it in the drawer, it would be safe with all the other special things. She understood, but didn't seem overly interested.

June 9: Eric and I do at least two pages kindergarten-level homework everyday (we usually take a break on the weekends), Evie also does homework, her's is pre-school and pre-k. Lately, along side of the homework packets, Eric and I have been working on his reading skills as well. We have a list hanging up near his bed with the first 100 sight words kids should learn and we go over them every day at least once. I've also been working on words that he can sound out. We watch a fun leapfrog video that explains how letters come together to make words and then we practice the words on our chalkboard. Today, when Scott came home from work, Eric sounded out and read 8 words all by himself with no help! Those words were: bat, cat, fat, hat, mat, pat, rat, and sat! WOO HOO!!!

June 10: water park with Jacob

Monday, June 3, 2013

Week 22: 2013

Photos taken: 65

May 28: Eric had another T-ball game today at 6pm. They played against the Mudcats.

May 30: We are walking thru walmart and we see a janitor with a feather duster in his back pocket. Evie is intrigued and loudly exclaims, "Look! That boy has a tail!"

June 1: Eric had his last T-ball game of the season today at 10:30am. They played against the Rockhounds. Gramma Linda, Grampa Bill, Grandpa Jim and Pam came to watch him play and get his medal and free pizza coupon. Then we all went out for pizza.