Thursday, March 31, 2011

Our NEARLY 23 month old

Leah has this new obsession with pretending to change her baby dolls diapers after I change her diaper. She uses the changing pad (since we don't have a changing table) and always asks for a wipe.
After I just changed her, she wanted to do this, and was in the middle of trying to re-unfold the changing pad when I tried to give her a wipe. (she MUST have a real wipe to change an unreal diaper)

I said, "Here." She said, "Minute, minute." She picks up so much!! Then, 5 seconds later, she is running to her room (after finding a baby) saying, "Minute, minute" and then asks me to get a diaper for her.

As I finish typing this, she is calling help from the playroom for me to come help her change the diaper.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

How Leah answers 3 Questions

When I am trying to get Leah to use manners, this is what I usually say,

"Leah, what do you say?" to which she replies, "Yep."

Since she didn't say what I wanted her to, I say, "Leah, how do you ask?" to which she says, "Please."

I then give her what she wanted and she says without being told, "Thank you!"

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Leah's runny nose

Yesterday, as we're sitting on the stairs putting shoes on, getting ready to go get Rebekah. I noticed that Leah's nose was running. I didn't have a tissue handy, so I told her I'd get it after we got shoes on. Before I could get one, she used her sleeve to wipe it and proudly said, "Got it!" Later that day, it happened again! Gross! Who is teaching her these things?

Friday, March 11, 2011

Rebekah, 6 years old.

As I was checking my e-mail right now, Rebekah came in and asked me when I was going to clean my room. Excuse me, I just cleaned it yesterday, I just didn't make my bed this morning. She then proceeded to make the bed, fold the "slightly worn" clothes at the end of the bed, and started cleaning up various things around our room. She then proceeded to ask me why I didn't clean up my room more often. Hmmm, let me think, maybe because I'm always cleaning the rest of the house and my room is the last thing to be cleaned. ??!!!

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Leah's new favorite phrase

"Mooshu, stop it!"

She says it a few times in a row while waving her hand at Mooshu, and she says it very clearly with a lot of authority. :~)

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Busy family weekend!

Leah went pee-pee on the potty today. Not really ready for her to do this, so I will probably not push it.

Sarah has been focusing a lot on writing letters and wanting to write words. She just walked into my room with a pad of paper and a pencil and asked me if I knew how to write in Chinese. She was very disappointed when I told her that I don't know how.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Leah can gallup!!

So cute! Not even 22 months!! I will try to post a video soon!

Sorry about the lighting of these last few pictures. The lighting is pretty dark in the play area at night, even with lights on.

The only thing Daddy is fast at, according to Sarah (almost 4)

Before we left to pick up Rebekah from school today, I stepped out the front door to get the mail. We live in a neighborhood where the mailman walks, so our mailbox is attached to the house, right outside the door. Sarah was sitting on the steps inside putting her shoes on. When I came back in, she said, "Wow, you're fast at getting the mail! Daddy's fast at getting the mail too because he's tall. It's the only thing he's fast at!!"

Hmmm, really Sarah??!!?? Is Daddy such a slow poke about everything else? I tend to agree :~)

What Rebekah does when one of her pencils break........

Rebekah looking through her Valentine box from school.

At the beginning of the school year, I bought a huge pack of pencils. I sent the required 10 to school with Rebekah and kept the rest at home to refill at a later date. A couple months in, she told me she was down to 2 pencils, so I sent the other 30 or so in for her, thinking that it would last her the rest of the year.

About a month ago, I got another notice from the teacher telling me that she was almost out of pencils. I was flabbergasted!! Me, "Rebekah, how can you be out of pencils?" Her, "They break!" Me, "So you sharpen them!" Her, "No, I throw them away."

She throws them away!! When they break, she throws them away!! I talked to her about how she needs to take the time to sharpen them and not throw them away, and bought her 12 more. I got another notice yesterday. She needs more pencils!

Come on, how many pencils are we going to use this year??!??

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

So polite!

Tonight, after we all got home from various church activities, we were sitting around the table (all but Leah, she was running around) having a snack while Bobby was eating his dinner. (He doesn't eat until after youth group, he goes straight there from his "day" job.) I got up to do something, and when I came back, Leah was sitting in my seat. I just stood next to the chair talking to the people at the table. Leah got down, grabbed my legs, and moved me toward the chair saying, "Here Mommy, Here Mommy!" Such a sweetie!! So polite!