Monday, May 10, 2010

May Day

Sam - since I treat this blog as a babybook of sorts, I have to record these somewhat banal updates, and please forgive...
a) Sam has slept through the night for almost a week!!!!
b) this morning he ripped off his diaper and pooped in the potty - all on his own accord!
c) his vocabulary and sentences expand daily - but the funniest thing remains his 100 different ways to say "yes," which includes "Rar," "Rah," "Yez," "Yeah," "Jes," and more.

Josephine, meanwhile, has begun to... talk about herself in third person. I can hear her whispering to herself about herself as she does things: "And then Josephine opened the door. She looked inside..." She's NARRATING her life. Now, I remember doing this when I was about 8 years old - I'd read so many books, and I was often convinced I would be the subject of one. But I'm hilariously surprised at her doing this so young! It's soooo funny. And hopefully not a sign that she's narcisstic...

Lately, she's obsessed with death. "When will you die, Mama?" she asked me yesterday morning. I've also been asked to explain The Beginning of the World, Where is the Air, why the Sun gives Energy, and other items that I basically do not have any clue how to answer.

Gift update: I forgot to mention in my Wish List for the Kids a) art supplies (paper, glue, glitter, paint - they go through like crazy) and b) sheet sets, twin size. No Disney, please!

Sunday, May 2, 2010


If you're wondering what the kids want/need, here's a couple ideas (pitches, beggings):

- Kid science books: Josephine is constantly asking about the nature of air and everything else; we've been discussing solid/gas/liquid and watching ice; but it would sure be great to have more materials, esp. since I don't always remember...

- They Might Be Giants also has a couple albums, science-related, for kids, that would be really fun

- Swim passes for the summer (about 20 something)

- Ballet/dance classes for the fall (about 45 for six weeks)


Josephine IS a Flower Name

Yes, it's true! I overheard at the local Southern States a lady discussing the Josephine strain of clematis - and I went beserk!

Jo is thrilled that her name is a flower name - she loves flower fairies, flowers - and we just looked it up - and yes, yes, it IS PINK!!

Actually quite wild-looking - the middle park fluffs open in May.

Quite fun, and maybe I can find her one...